Scott Deluzio has purchase Quick Checkout for WooCommerce from Impress.org. We think it's a great fit and he'll take the plugin to the next level.
As of December 1, 2018, Quick Checkout is now owned and maintained by Scott Deluzio. As announced earlier this year, part of our rebranding effort was to find a new home for Maps Builder and Quick Checkout. After several weeks negotiating multiple offers, we’re proud to announce that Quick Checkout has a new owner. Scott Deluzio is well-known in the WordPress community for his ability to maintain and develop a wide array of quality WordPress products. His current offerings include Privacy WP, Fullscreen Background Images, WP 1099, WP-CRM System, and his most popular plugin: Conditional Checkout Fields. Quick Checkout is an excellent companion plugin to Conditional Checkout Fields.
Scott’s customers know his commitment to high-quality code and technical, patient, and results-oriented technical support.
As we prepared for the sale of Quick Checkout, we ensured that any new owner would enjoy a new logo and fresh website. We’re happy to see that Scott has launched the new site with that new vision and creativity.
We also had a version 2.0 that was already far in development. As Scott indicates on his announcement post, he’ll be reviewing the 2.0 version and listening
WordPress 5.0 is right around the corner with the flagship feature, the new Gutenberg editor, set to change the WordPress landscape dramatically. Gutenberg not only impacts how you write content in WordPress, but how developers build plugins for WordPress. In this post, I cover the main parts of making your plugin compatible, if not better, with Gutenberg.
WordPress 5.0 is right around the corner with the flagship feature, the new Gutenberg editor, set to change the WordPress landscape dramatically. Gutenberg not only impacts how you write content in WordPress, but how developers build plugins for WordPress. Here at Delicious Brains we are working hard on the next version of our plugins, including making sure they are Gutenberg-compatible, but after chatting about Gutenberg the other day I thought it was high time I made sure my own plugins worked with the new editor as well.
In this post I’ll walk you through the process I took for making Intagrate, my Instagram WordPress plugin, Gutenberg-compatible, which will hopefully get you started on making your own plugins Gutenberg-ready.
Things to Consider
Although there is a way to completely disable Gutenberg on sites by using the Classic Editor plugin, if your own plugin is used on sites you don’t control (very likely if the plugins are sold or available on the WordPress plugin repository) then you will need to ensure it still functions a s expected with Gutenberg. There is also no guarantee that Classic Editor will be around in the future.
Plugins can widely differ in functionality
Here at WebDevStudios, we’re big fans of WooCommerce. In this blog post, one of our Backend Engineers highlights 10 plugins that add useful functionality and features to WooCommerce:
Here at WebDevStudios, we’re big fans of WooCommerce. Perhaps it’s no surprise that it is the #1 eCommerce solution for WordPress. This is in part due to the quality and flexibility of WooCommerce itself, but it’s also because of the rich plugin ecosystem available. In this post, we’ll be highlighting the top 10 plugins that add useful functionality and features to WooCommerce. Since we’re limiting ourselves to 10, this is far from a thorough list. For instance, if your store only sells digital products instead of physical products, your plugin needs will likely be different. (Also, note that this list is not presented in a particular order.)
1. WooCommerce Subscriptions (Premium)
With WooCommerce Subscriptions you can equip your store to earn recurring revenue. For example, you can use it to create subscriptions for monthly or weekly services or software subscriptions.
Some of the features include: free trials and sign-up fees, variable subscriptions for creating a single product with different pricing levels, and subscription switching allowing a customer to upgrade or downgrade an existing subscription.
If your store has a need for subscriptions, WooCommerce
Coming Soon/Maintenance Mode Page for your WordPress website is a must-have when your website is unavailable. With so many plugins available, which one should you choose for your coming soon page?
Coming Soon or Maintenance Mode Page for your WordPress website is a must-have when your website is unavailable. With so many plugins available, which one should you choose for your coming soon page? While each of these plugins can get you a professional-looking Coming Soon or Maintenance page, it is all about additional features, overall use and your level of expertise in the area that should be considered while making your pick. Here are our top six suggestions for you.
1. Coming Soon and Maintenance Mode
Coming Soon and Maintenance Mode is a perfect plugin for those that need their page working flawlessly in a matter of minutes.
This plugin can be used by people with no previous experience in coding, so it is our pick for bloggers, local business owners, or anyone, really. Everyone can create professional-looking Coming Soon, Landing, Sales or Maintenance page. All features are effortless drag and drop based, so no headaches.
Even though it is very simple to set up and requires no experience, it allows the end result to look impeccable. Coming Soon and Maintenance Mode plugin offers a wide variety of professional looking themes, which you can customize to fit your vision. A base
The author tested Gutenberg against the Classic Editor, Divi, Brizy, and Beaver Builder and found that Gutenberg pages are lighter and load faster than those created by page builder plugins--but are more difficult to build due to the buggy UI in Gutenberg.
After two years of development, Gutenberg (and its delivery device, WordPress 5.0) are nearly upon us and people are not happy about it. 900+ one star reviews are a clear indication that it’s not exactly beloved by the community, but those are primarily focused on its lack of polish in the user interface, missing functionality, and poor documentation. We’ve been wondering; how does Gutenberg fare in the performance department?
Back in August, we conducted a poll asking folks what their favorite WordPress page builder plugin was. We’ve compared some of the most popular plugins with Gutenberg and the Classic Editor to see how their performance stacks up.
What We Tested
In thinking about the best way to setup this test, we tried to come up with the most likely use-case scenarios for a typical WordPress user who might use a page builder rather than letting the theme handle design. We kept it simple, choosing a large featured image, four smaller featured images, and some text blocks. This was a design we could easily (well, except in Gutenberg) replicate and should be a good example of how a typical post or page might work.
We started with a baseline test
Iain's been a fan of Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) for a long time now, using it on pretty much every site he's built or worked on for the last 5 years. Two things happened recently that made him step back and realize just how important ACF has been and still is for WordPress and WordPress developers - even with and especially because of the upcoming arrival of Gutenberg. Check out the post to find out more.
I’ve been a fan of Advanced Custom Fields for a long time now, using it on pretty much every site I’ve built or worked on for the last 5 years. If you’re unfamiliar, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) is a WordPress plugin that gives you much greater control of your WordPress content, utilizing custom post meta to enrich the content with structured data. It allows you to build and configure different types of data fields that will appear in meta boxes when your content editors update posts, pages, or custom post types (and much more).
This week I started to use the plugin for something we’re doing with deliciousbrains.com and, after seeing a recent ACF blog post, I took a step back and started to realize just how important ACF has been and still is for WordPress and WordPress developers – even with and especially because of the upcoming arrival of Gutenberg. Let me explain.
How Advanced Custom Fields Works
It took me a while to get my head around what it actually does, so I’ll just show you a quick example. I’ve used it on a dog rescue charity site, where the volunteers add new dogs which need to be rehomed, as a custom post type. However, apart from
Want to add your Elementor designs to Gutenberg? Download the free extension: Elementor Blocks for Gutenberg, made by the very own Elementor team, and easily add Elementor templates as Gutenberg blocks with one click
Gutenberg is WordPress’ new post editor, scheduled for release in the next couple of months, when WordPress version 5.0 is introduced. Gutenberg is currently in Beta, and is available in the repository as a plugin. A few months ago, we released an update featuring full compatibility between Elementor and Gutenberg. Today, we are excited to take the Elementor-Gutenberg integration even further!
Introducing Elementor Blocks for Gutenberg! Elementor Blocks is a separate plugin, downloadable from the WordPress repository (it will be eventually incorporated within the core of our plugin). It allows you to embed Elementor templates inside the Gutenberg editor with one click.
There are various situations where you might want to add Elementor templates to Gutenberg. One use case is when you are writing your blog post, and want to insert a Call to Action box that you previously designed in Elementor.
Here is how to do it:
First, go to the WordPress repo, and search for Elementor Blocks for Gutenberg. Then go ahead and install and activate the plugin.
Inside the Gutenberg editor, add the Elementor Block.
Then, choose the template, and it will automatically preview in Gutenberg.
If you want
We put together a special list of the best Black Friday/Cyber Monday offers we could find for essential WordPress products. Grab 'em while the coupons are valid!
For Black Friday and Cyber Monday of 2018 we have compiled a list of special deals and promotions, offered by our partners. While we may be biased here at Freemius, as the re-sellers of all the products below, we can guarantee that all of them are kept to the highest standards of digital WordPress products and their technical support. You can rest assured that when buying any of the products here you are making a great Black Friday purchase! In the table below you can find all of the promotions available at the moment, as well as some relevant details about each deal: the discount percentage, the type of discount you’ll get if you use the coupon presented next to it. Thanks for your interest and we hope some of these products can help make your WordPress website better!
Using nulled plugins are not illegal however not the best idea is your business relies on your WordPress sites. Also, you are not supporting the plugin developers.
No one likes spending more money than necessary – it’s a human thing. Even one of the richest people in the world, Warren Buffet, still searches out discounts on the cars he buys (ok, maybe that’s an extreme example – you get the idea). Because people are always on the lookout for ways to cut costs, some WordPress users are tempted to turn to nulled WordPress plugins and themes instead of paying for the official premium version.
In this post, we’re going to tell you why using nulled WordPress plugins and themes is a bad idea…even if it’s not necessarily breaking any laws.
Nulled WordPress Plugins and Themes Aren’t Necessarily Illegal
Let’s start with the elephant in the room…
It’s unlikely that the FBI kicks down your door if you use nulled WordPress plugins or themes. That’s because, in contrast to the other content that people usually “pirate” (e.g. music, movies), nulled WordPress plugins and themes are often not breaking the law.
The reason here has to do with the GPL (General Public License). Without making this a lesson on copyright, you just need to know that part of what the GPL license allows
Stop uploading oversized images on your WooCommerce site. Most sites get the bulk of their traffic from mobile, and we have proof. Do you really need that retina 3000px image in the hero area? Probably not.
Out of curiosity, why don’t all these blog posts from affiliate sites, hosting companies, theme developers, AdSense sites, plugin owners (or anywhere else) ever grow some gumption and say _(something like)_ : “STOP UPLOADING BIG ASS IMAGES IN THE FIRST PLACE!!!”
I can’t quite say I’ve ever seen a post resembling that much truthful bluntness. So, perhaps I can add a bit of gentle rhetoric around that message while still maintaining the importance of the above text in red. Here goes.
Use a FIXED WIDTH – NOT FLUID
Every WordPress Theme is unique. Some themes have an option of fixed or fluid width. Fluid width, flexible width, or full screen width might be additional terms to use – but the result is the same. On any screen possible, the theme is designed to take up as much room as possible.
That would also be known as incredibly impossible, not possible, no way in the world, not actually going to really happen, for your own sake please stop thinking that it looks cool in-your-own perspective.
As someone told me years ago, “This is Business: Unless Y-O-U can print your own money, your own opinion does NOT mean jack sh!t. Never forsake that
Gutenberg is coming in WordPress 5.0, this article answers questions about compatibility and what does this means for Schema plugin users.
As announced; we are expecting WordPress 5.0 to be released today, Thursday 6th of December, 2018. WordPress 5.0 will be shipped with the Gutenberg plugin. This considered to be one of the biggest updates happened to WordPress. What is Gutenberg?
This new editor has been named after Johannes Gutenberg, a German publisher who introduced printing to Europe with the printing press.
Gutenberg Editor will replace the Classic Editor, it will bring new ways of content editing for WordPress, and moving towards a more intuitive site-building experience in future phases.
What the Gutenberg editor means for you
Big changes to WordPress can be difficult to accept. However, we do understand it maybe a good move for the future, but the feedback from many worries users isn’t positive since they are worried about breaking their sites. Even worst; a lot of WordPress developers are still experimenting with the new editor trying to figure out a way to make their Themes and Plugins adopt the change.
The good thing is; if you don’t want to use the Gutenberg Editor, you’ll still be able to keep the classic editor by installing the official Classic Editor plugin on your site, and keep doing
Yoast is a great tool for SEO. What happens when you have green dots all the way down, but you still aren't ranking in Google? Here's a few reasons you might not be on page one of Google.
John Locke is a SEO consultant from Sacramento, CA. He helps manufacturing businesses rank higher through his web agency, Lockedown Design & SEO. If your website is built on WordPress, you have probably used the Yoast SEO plugin.
Yoast SEO is the number one SEO helper plugin for WordPress, (and they also have a module for Drupal). Here’s how it works.
For each page or article you edit, you set a focus keyword phrase. Yoast SEO gives you an overall score for Readability and SEO.
Green dots mean “good”, orange dots mean “OK”, red dots mean “needs improvement”.
You also get a breakdown of individual areas that fall under the red, orange, and green dots. (There will be a screenshot further down of what this looks like in the back end.)
So here’s the question that I hear most often from other Yoast users:
“I have green dots in Yoast. So why am I not ranking higher in Google?”
I understand why there’s confusion. Isn’t Yoast supposed to help you rank higher?
It can, but with an asterisk.
SEO is a black box inside a moving target, and there is no transparent formula to ranking number one in Google.
But I’m here
As a WordPress plugin owner it is nice to see such subject being discussed and dealt with. There are many implications to using "pirated" WordPress plugins, including security ones. Good read.
We all know WordPress, the software, is free and great for beginners, hobby bloggers, and even serious businesses. The platform is supplemented by hundreds and thousands of plugins, themes, and extensions built by developers from around the globe. There are thousands of free plugins and themes on WordPress, that can easily be used as alternatives to the pricey versions. This makes the life of many website owners easy! But here's the thing, from time to time, we do need to run premium (paid) plugins to get those extra benefits and functions for our site. A good number of users opt to run these premium solutions nulled and pirated. Getting involved in copyright infringement, is, however, outright theft. And this is highly discouraged because it costs your site a lot more than it gives back.
Consider motives of nulled software providers
Before we delve into the consequences for users using pirated versions, let's consider what nulled hosts are obtaining from distributing paid plugins freely. Nulled plugins and themes are, for the vast majority of times, given out by individuals who cannot be identified through unsecured sites. The sites where they allow you to download free premium WordPress
The Advanced Custom Fields folks have just announced ACF blocks for Gutenberg. Creating Gutenberg blocks for ACF can now be achieved with registering with PHP code!
There has been a lot of excitement surrounding Gutenberg, the new block-based WordPress editing experience. One of its most compelling features is the ability for developers to create their own custom block types. This opens up an endless array of possibilities for customization. There’s just one little problem. Creating custom blocks is extremely complicated. How complicated? Well, even a simple testimonials block requires a massive amount of code.
The entire process is both time and code intensive. The result is that many developers will consider the custom blocks feature to be out of their reach.
While we have been hard at work to ensure metabox compatibility with Gutenberg, an idea hit us. What if we could make it easier to build custom block types for Gutenberg? Blocks that allow you to use ACF + PHP to create stunning dynamic content!
Well, it hasn’t been easy, but we are delighted to announce that our ACF Blocks feature is starting to take shape! In fact, you can now take it for spin! ACF version 5.8.0-beta1 is now available for download and includes an early stage of our ACF Blocks feature to help you create custom block types without the fuss.
Let’s take a
The WordPress Plugin Directory has over 56K plugins, many of them have entire eco-systems built around them with solid business models. Up until now you could not simply link to the plugin page or add additional visual presentation, but nothing more. But now you can easily “oEmbed” plugin URLs to present a visual representation of the plugin.
The WordPress Plugin Directory has over 56K plugins, many of them have entire eco-systems built around them with solid business models. Up until now you could not simply link to the plugin page or add additional visual presentation, but nothing more. But now you can easily “oEmbed” plugin URLs to present a visual representation of the plugin. How It made possible?
WordPress 4.4 (Clifford), released in December 2015, added the oEmbed functionality to all WordPress content. This feature makes all WordPress posts and pages embeddable by simply pasting URLs into the WordPress editor, making WordPress auto-display the preview of the pasted URL. Behind the scenes, each site can customize its embedded output, by adding the new embed.php file into the active theme’s folder.
When the WordPress Plugin Directory was upgraded to version 3, the bbPress-based system was dropped in favor of the upgraded WordPress system, built with Post Types and all the other builtin-features available in core, including the oEmbed functionality.
By the end on July 2018, the plugin repository added oEmbed support to plugin pages using custom embed.php file allowing everybody to auto embed plugin
WP Page Builder has everything in it to power a full-fledged website. It’s an all-in-one WordPress plugin for your site building needs.
People’s quest for creating websites has easily taken us to a new era of site development. Where, with the availability of robust page building tools, creating websites has become a lot more fun (especially for non-developers). The multitude of tools and plugins available to you is vast when you try building websites on WordPress. Today we’ll explore a new one, WP Page Builder. If you’re tired of the same old page builder plugins, this is one you should try out. With a lot of design elements, add-ons, functionalities like device specific responsive controls, export/import options, padding adjustment, and above all, drag & drop real-time frontend editing system, WP Page Builder has everything in it to power a full-fledged website. It’s an all-in-one WordPress plugin for your site building needs.
It’s a free WordPress page builder plugin that helps you build beautiful websites like a pro.
What’s Special About WP Page Builder?
Wondering what makes WP Page Builder so special? I would say, what doesn’t? It’s developed by the team over at Themeum, who has been creating WordPress themes since 2013. As mentioned above, the plugin is a full
The coming soon and maintenance plugin SeedProd has joined the ever growing WPBeginner/Awesome Motive family of WordPress plugins. The acquisition came about from John Turner applying to the WPBeginner accelerator fund.
Today, I’m extremely excited to announce that SeedProd has joined Awesome Motive, and it is now part of the WPBeginner’s family of products. SeedProd is the most popular coming soon and maintenance mode plugin for WordPress. Currently it is being used by over 800,000 WordPress sites.
The SeedProd free plugin allows you to quickly create a basic coming soon page or maintenance mode page for your website.
The pro version of SeedProd allows you to jump start your website with a viral coming soon page, so you can start building traffic, subscribers, and customers before your site even launches.
You can use SeedProd page builder combined with our 50+ pre-made templates and 500,000+ free stock photos to quickly create a beautiful coming soon page or maintenance page for your website.
It integrates with all popular social media platforms, so you can easily add share buttons to grow your following.
SeedProd pro also comes with subscriber management and email marketing integrations, so you can grow your email list by connecting it with your favorite email marketing service like Constant Contact, MailChimp, AWeber, and over 1000+ apps via Zapier.
On top of that, you can use SeedProd
This year we have a great collection of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals for our awesome friends of WP App Store - WordPress plugins, themes, and hosting. These deals are mostly running until the end of Monday 26th.
This year we have a great collection of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals for awesome WordPress plugins, themes, and hosting. These deals are mostly running until the end of Monday 26th. Check out the deals below.
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Advanced Scheduling Options for Appointments through your WordPress site – Simply Schedule Appointments
Simply Schedule Appointments is a really enjoyable-to-use new plugin that helps you let people schedule appointments with you on your website. It's really easy to use and quite powerful. I'm very impressed with the new features they've been launching.
Advanced Scheduling Options for Appointments through your WordPress site – Simply Schedule Appointments
There are all kinds of special cases for appointment booking like: interview appointments for a three-day job fair
a limited-time offer to your customers
preventing people from booking appointments more than 6 months in advance
teacher meetings on a parent/teacher night at school
We wanted to offer the flexibility to accommodate all these types of special events and limited availability appointments alongside the usual ongoing availability for appointments during regular business hours. So we’re introducing Advanced Scheduling Options!
Enabling Advanced Scheduling Options
Since not everyone who uses Simply Schedule Appointments will need these special features, you’ll just need to toggle them on if you want to use them. Head to your Settings screen and turn on the Advanced Scheduling Options:
Once you’ve got those enabled, when you edit your appointment types you’ll see a few new options. First up, under Availability you’ll see that you can now specify an Availability Window for when the appointments should be available:
Then, under Scheduling Options, you’ll see a new option for Advance which will limit how far into the
Elementor is leading the way among page builders by making its content available inside Gutenberg.
One of the most pressing concerns for users in the Gutenberg era is how page builder plugins will respond. Speculation about the new editor “killing off page builders” has run rampant, but these plugins are slowly evolving ahead of Gutenberg’s imminent inclusion in WordPress 5.0. In February, Elementor, one of WordPress’ most popular page builders, announced the plugin would be completely compatible with Gutenberg beginning with its 2.0 version that was released a few months later. Like many other plugins, that meant a nominal compatibility without any custom blocks built specifically for the new editor.
This week marks a major milestone for the page builder, as Elementor introduced its new Elementor Blocks for Gutenberg plugin. The plugin goes beyond basic compatibility, allowing users to insert any Elementor template into Gutenberg with one click. Its custom block functions as a pipeline to the Elementor library, pulling in content and designs the user has already created in the Elementor interface.
Elementor Blocks for Gutenberg lets users compose with the new editor while maintaining convenient access to items designed in the page builder. It makes it possible
We are happy to announce the first activity log extension for MainWP. This extension allows MainWP users to keep a log of changes that happen on the MainWP dashboard, but also to view the activity log of all child sites from one central location - the MainWP dashboard.
Today we are happy to announce the release of a new free extension – Activity Logs for MainWP. With this extension, MainWP users can keep an activity log of changes that happen on their MainWP dashboard, and also see the activity logs of all child sites from one central location – the MainWP dashboard. Before highlighting the features of this new extension we’d like to introduce MainWP, for those who are not familiar with it.
What is MainWP?
MainWP is a WordPress management suite developed to be the most effective, self-hosted WordPress central dashboard. From the MainWP dashboard a user can control virtually all aspects of WordPress management including updating all of their sites with just one click of a button, schedule automated backups, monitor their sites, manage content across their network and much more. Visit the MainWP website for more information on this great, free WordPress management system.
Why Did We Do The Extension For MainWP?
MainWP is a leading WordPress management solution, and is developed by some of the most experienced people in centralizing management of multiple WordPress websites. So there was no question if we wanted to work with them. This
Stackable – Gutenberg Blocks is a plugin that works to complement and supercharge the new WordPress editor. It adds essential blocks to Gutenberg’s arsenal and gives you an even easier design experience. It is the ultimate Gutenberg add-on with a growing number of kick-ass blocks and allows you to present messages and start an action with ease. Alongside these blocks, we also built the Stackable theme to help WordPress users in transitioning to the upcoming WordPress editor.
One of the biggest changes to WordPress is the introduction of Gutenberg or the new WordPress editor for a fresh publishing experience. This new editor takes the page building experience to a new level by using a more visual approach – featuring a clean and simple layout and using a new system to simplify the building process with the introduction of “blocks”. What is Stackable and What Does It Have to Offer?
Stackable is a plugin that works to supplement and supercharge the new WordPress Editor. It adds essential blocks to Gutenberg’s arsenal and gives you an even easier design experience. It is the ultimate Gutenberg add-on with a growing number of kick-ass blocks and allows you to present messages and start an action with ease.
With modern designs, Stackable blocks are highly versatile and are meant to be usable in all kinds of webpages – be it business sites, personal blogs, portfolios and more. We also give you the freedom to customize the designs to fit your own vision.
Our intuitive and user-friendly interface allows you to showcase your content and beautifully design webpages without needing to learn a line of code. Ease-of-use is our specialty
An interesting interview about the state of security of WordPress plugins with Hendrick Buchwald, the co founder of Code Risk. During the interview Hendrick also talks about the free online source code analyzer which they are offering to all WordPress plugin developers, hoping that it will help developers write more secure code.
Vulnerabilities in WordPress plugins have been the cause of more site hacks than vulnerabilities in WordPress core. One of the reasons why this is happening is lack of resources. Software will always have vulnerabilities, though the WordPress core code is vetted by thousands of people. Also, the foundation has resources allocated to ensure that the code is as secure as possible. On the other hand, many plugin developers do not have the resources available to ensure that their plugins’ code is secure, especially if it is a small plugin. Though that is all going to change, as Hendrik Buchwald explains in this interview. Hendrik is software engineer, security researcher, and co-founder of RIPS Technologies.
What does RIPS Technologies do?
RIPS Technologies is a high-tech company based in Bochum, Germany. We deliver automated security analysis for PHP applications as local software installation or highly scalable cloud service. Our innovative code analysis algorithms, which are specifically dedicated to the PHP language, can identify complex security vulnerabilities in modern applications like no other solution. Our mission is to provide developers and security professionals with
Post from the ManageWP blog on creating a multi language WordPress site, doing international SEO, and getting your site in front of as wide an audience as possible.