Here are the brand new features included in the EditorsKit version 1.7
The Gutenberg Plugin version 5.9.2 was released a few days ago with lots of new features and improvements. Even so, I still have so many ideas and features that I think should be added in order to use the editor to the fullest. Today, I’ve added a few more missing features of Gutenberg editor to EditorsKit plugin alongside improvements and compatibility for the latest Gutenberg version. Here are the features included in the EditorsKit version 1.7 :
Single, Selected or Reusable Block Export on the Gutenberg Editor
The only way for you to export certain block(s) is to convert it to reusable block then navigate to “Manage Reusable Blocks” dashboard. This is quite tedious and I’ve ended up having lots of reusable blocks, which by the way for some reason sometimes cause errors on the previous Gutenberg releases. Also, there is no menu on the admin navigation area to go to reusable blocks aside from the editor itself. In this case, I’ve decided to create a solution to this problem by providing an option to export any blocks and not just reusable block.
I’ve made it very easy! Just click the “Block Settings” icon on each block then click Export
A tutorial on creating a Google Map of user locations in WordPress (with the ability to search and filter) using the Profile Builder Pro plugin.
Projects where you need to add users on map in WordPress can require more time for development as you need to deal with more then just a Google Maps with some POI’s on it. While it’s not really a technical problem, the extra time can eat into the existing budget for the project or even increase it. WordPress map plugins are one thing, but to add users on map in WordPress requires a different setup:
you need the possibility for users to have their own profile and add the location themselves
once users can place POI’s on the map you need to list all the users
searching for users, or filtering them based on various information extends the functionality of your map
There are many member directory plugins, but for this tutorial we’ll use the Map field in Profile Builder Pro, then list the users using the User Listing Module.
Allow users to select a POI on the map
For this to work correctly, each users needs to be able to select his own POI that will be displayed on the map. The information inside the POI needs to be tied to his own profile, like the avatar, first and last name, etc.
We start by adding the Map field in Profile Builder -> Form Fields.
Would you like to set up a job board WordPress website focusing on employers and job seekers? Then I have eight great free Job board WordPress plugins in mind that can come in handy.
Are you considering setting up a job board WordPress website focusing on employers and job seekers? Then I have eight great free Job board WordPress plugins in mind that can come in handy. Finding an exciting job can be a difficult task for a job seeker. Likewise, for employers to find the right employees. But with a job board website, you can connect both sides to find suitable solutions.
If you use WordPress as a platform which is the most popular and most widely used CMS (Contents Management System), then there are excellent solutions such as both themes and plugins to create an attractive job board website. Currently, WordPress is used by 34.0% of all the websites in the world.
I assume you already have a domain name and a great hosting solution. Then it’s time to roll up the sleeves and set up your job board website. The first step is to find a great theme or plugin.
Best Job Board WordPress Plugins 2019
Today we focus on free job board WordPress plugins. I have put together a list of eight great plugins you can use to building a great online job website.
WP Job Manager
WP Job Manager is one of the most popular job board WordPress plugins. It has over 100,000 installations.
Episode 11 of Pressing Matters. This week we welcome our first guest! We chat to Elliot Condon, the man behind Advanced Custom Fields
This week we welcome our first ever guest! We chat to Elliot Condon, the man behind the enormously successful WordPress plugin Advanced Custom Fields, about developing a plugin, becoming a father, Gutenberg, and running a business.
We run a little longer this time round, and we could have talked for much longer! But we hope you enjoy listening as much as we did chatting.
Links & Resources
Brand new EditorsKit features to help writers, bloggers, and content creators tools to maximize the use of the new Gutenberg editor when it comes to writing flow.
A few weeks ago, I was asked a question by Sarah Gooding for a post on WPTavern about EditorsKit. A lot of folks have complained about Gutenberg being too distracting to use for writing. I’ve often wondered if the plugin ecosystem will eventually come up with a plugin that strips Gutenberg down to the bare essentials for writing. Is that something you could see fitting in with EditorsKit?
And I answered:
I’ve thought of that too, especially when my writer colleague asked me about it. But I think it’s not time for that yet, I’ll wait for more Gutenberg releases before deciding if it’s needed to be added on EditorsKit.
It’s true that I needed Gutenberg’s API to be more extensible, so that I can achieve the plan I have for writer’s bare essentials, but this doesn’t mean that I’ll wait a long time to prioritize what most of the writers need to create contents freely.
EditorsKit 1.6 aims to provide writers, bloggers, and content creators tools to maximize the use of the new Gutenberg editor when it comes to writing flow. I’ve added a lot of features to improve the editor alongside hot fixes and compatibility issues. Take a
A detailed comparison between five of the most popular membership plugins.
Looking for the best WordPress membership plugin for your site? In this post, we take a deep dive into five of the most popular options:
Paid Member Subscriptions
Restrict Content Pro
For each plugin, we’ll take a deep look at the payment side – subscription plan options, payment methods, etc. – as well as the content side – restriction options, content dripping, integrations, etc.
Let’s dig in so that you can launch your WordPress membership site in no time…
1. Paid Member Subscriptions
Paid Member Subscriptions is a complete membership site solution that comes in both a free version at WordPress.org, as well as an affordable premium version that lets you pick and choose exactly which add-ons you want to use.
You’ll be able to set up one-time or recurring paid membership plans, restrict content, and drip out your content on a fixed schedule if needed.
You can try the free version at WordPress.org. After that, paid plans start at $69 and go up to $149. That makes Paid Member Subscriptions one of the more affordable options on this list.
Subscription Plan Options
Paid Member Subscriptions gives
Did you know that WordPress creates thumbnails automatically? All images must be sharpened after resizing? And WordPress does NOT sharpen resized images?
Pop quiz! Did you know? 1) WordPress creates thumbnails automatically?
WordPress uses the larger / full-size image you upload to create smaller thumbnail images (see your WordPress Settings > Media page for the complete list of sizes).
For example: An photo gallery page will show thumbnails of the larger / full-size images you uploaded. Themes will often include the featured image you selected in a predefined size and location in the webpage.
2) All images must be sharpened after resizing?
This is so standard that Photoshop, for example, automatically applies a default amount of sharpening when resizing any image — you must specifically uncheck an option to have Photoshop not sharpen an image during the resize process!
3) WordPress does not sharpen resized images?
I bet that you didn’t know this last one… not many people do. ;-)
WordPress creates several different thumbnail images by default (see your WordPress Settings > Media page for the complete list of sizes) and potentially many more, depending on your chosen theme and active plugins. It’s not uncommon, for example, for WordPress to create a half-dozen or more thumbnail images from a single original
Here are the new features for EditorsKit version 1.5 ✅Highlighted Text & Background Color ✅ Justify and Underline Formats ✅Disable Auto Save ✅Custom Theme Supports
Since the rebranding of Block Options to EditorsKit, I’ve been working on more features to extend Gutenberg Block Editor. This latest release contains more rich text format and controls for better content creation. I’ve also added option to toggle Auto Saving and custom theme support for block sizes. Most of these features are the ones I needed the most and hopefully you, too. Take a closer look on the brand new features for version 1.5
A guide covering how to use TranslatePress to offer your content and products in multiple languages.
I think you will agree with me when I say creating a multilingual website is no easy task. Especially for a beginner. Which translation plugin do you choose? Do you translate your website manually or automatically? Do you hire a professional translator? Does translating your website affect your SEO rankings?
All these (and more) are pertinent questions to ask yourself as far as translating your WordPress website goes.
Turns out you can easily translate your WordPress website into more than 200 languages using the TranslatePress plugin.
And in this guide, we show you exactly how to install and translate your website with one of the best WordPress translation plugins of 2019 and beyond.
Read on to learn how you can use the TranslatePress WordPress plugin to offer your content and products to visitors from all over the world without breaking a sweat.
What is TranslatePress?
Before we get lost in the impressive suite of features, let us first learn more about this multilingual WordPress plugin.
What is TranslatePress? TranslatePress is a nifty WordPress translation plugin handcrafted by the same awesome guys who brought you Cozmoslabs. It is loaded to the brim with all the features you
The post shares and compares five of the most popular user profile plugins.
Looking for the best WordPress user profile plugin to give your site’s members their own great-looking front-end profiles (and/or let them edit their profiles from the front-end)? In this post, we’ll share and compare five of the top user profile plugins that will help you do just that.
Here’s a quick comparison table so that you know what to expect, and keep reading for a lot more detail!
User rating (out of 5)*
Starting price for Premium
*According to WordPress.org or CodeCanyon user ratings
Profile Builder is a very popular user profile plugin that’s active on over 50,000 sites and has a 4.7-star rating on over 490 reviews at WordPress.org.
It comes in both a free version at WordPress.org, as well as a premium version with lots of extra functionality.
At a high level, Profile Builder helps you with everything “profile related”, including front-end…
The premium version also adds support for some more advanced features, like multiple forms/profile pages, WooCommerce sync, and lots more.
Profile Builder features
Let’s start with the
Amazon is huge in the ecommerce world, especially with its affiliate program. Find out how to monetize your WordPress website more efficiently with the best Amazon Affiliate link plugins.
There are actually quite a lot of WordPress plugins that can help you publish and manage Amazon Associates affiliate links on your website into order to monetize your blog or another type of site. However, while testing out the different Amazon affiliate link plugins for this article, it soon became clear that many of these tools aren’t adequately supported or updated frequently enough, while others aren’t being sufficiently installed to get a good idea of how reliable and trustworthy they are from their users.
This post contains some affiliate links. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. See the disclosure for more details.
As these affiliate links can help you generate a sizeable revenue from your website – depending on your traffic levels of course — it’s vital that you choose a reliable and trustworthy plugin. This means selecting one that won’t tamper with your links or unexpectedly stop working and disrupt your income.
So with that in mind, here are two tried and tested options, including a free plugin and an affordable paid option to help you monetize your WordPress website with Amazon affiliate links.
The Internet has completely changed the education system. More and more learning is now done online. If you've got courses to sell or need to set up an educational site for a client then this week's post is for you.
Have you ever heard about online education? Well, you definitely have. As a matter of fact, online education is really a big deal today. More and more people prefer to study completely online or at least take some online classes or courses from time to time. Moreover, if you run an educational institution, no matter whether you provide online classes or not, a decent website is a must-have for your school, college, courses etc. So now you may wonder, “How do I make a website for my educational institution?” Well, this is exactly what we are going to figure out in this article. This post contains some affiliate links. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. See the disclosure for more details.
The Importance of Having a Website
Nowadays, having a website is a must for any company or institution. Since modern people simply do not like to waste their time, they tend to look for any information they need online. That being said, if a person wants to find language courses, for example, they would google “language schools” and find the one they like the best. So as you have probably understood, if you do not have a website, nobody will find
There is no universal number for how many plugins you can or should run. Instead, it depends on a number of factors.
It seems like one the existential questions of our time – at least, for web designers. But for years, many of us have been trying to figure out the “right” number of WordPress plugins to use within a website. I hate to break it to anyone who likes nice, round figures: There is no specific number. No threshold that defines you as either a pro or poser. I know, some people define their success by using a minuscule number of plugins. If you can get away with doing so, you get much respect from me.
For the rest of us, plugins are a tempting proposition. They can take care of so many tasks – large and small. And they’re only a few clicks away.
But add too many and it can weigh down your site’s performance. Not to mention that every single thing you install adds another layer of complexity to the mix.
While there is no one-size-fits-all number of plugins you can or should run, there are some ways to tell if you’re past the limit. Here are a few factors to help you make that determination.
The Hosting Environment
Computing power and network bandwidth are incredibly important factors in terms of performance. Yet, most often the only control designers
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
Looking for the best WordPress member directory plugin to showcase the users at your site in a public list? This articles compares 5 of the most popular options.
Looking for the best WordPress member directory plugin to showcase the users at your site in a public list? In this post, we go hands-on with 5 great options to help you find the plugin that’s right for your unique situation.
Beyond sharing each plugin’s key features, we’ll also take a look at important criteria like:
Filtering and search options – how much control you and visitors have over finding specific members.
Templating and pagination options – how much control you have over how your member directory’s looks and what information it includes.
Integrations – what other plugins you can integrate your member directory with. For example, can you show a user’s bbPress post count in your user list?
But first, let’s cover a quick rundown on what you can use these plugins for.
Use Cases for a WordPress Member Directory Plugin
Wondering what you can use these plugins for?
With a flexible WordPress member directory plugin, there are a lot of different ways a WordPress member directory can help you. You can create directories for:
Subscribers at your membership site or online course
Team members or employees of your business
It’s more relevant than ever to have location-based content. These days, location-based content is the key factor for any location-based business. If you have a shop of any kind you only get customers if they find you with their phone the moment they search for you. Most business owners are aware of this and make sure they are listed in Google Maps and have some ratings on their Google Review Page. But these are the most basic things everyone has to do to at least to get found by a direct search of their business topic, like a bakery, or copy shop in Google and Google Maps. Nowadays, Google also generates the search results based on your location and locally relevant content will rank higher in the Google search. If you have location tagged content – like any kind of post, product, members, experts, or services – this content will rank high and will add tons of search phrases to your business. That means, people will find you not only by the search for a bakery but also for example for “dark bread” because you – or even better – some user writes how great your “dark bread” is, and tag the post with your location. And that’s where location-based user-generated content comes to its full potential.
Last year I spoke at the WordCamp Europe about user-generated content (UGC) and got great feedback for that speech. Until now I get new clients telling me they got inspired by this talk and want me to help them generate user-generated content for their sites. Over the last year, some huge ideas for BuddyForms have been brought into reality – and we learned a lot on our way.
Firstly, we realised that most of our clients are in need of location-based user generated content.
For example, searching for content or members by location. Showing products, people or services for a local market only.
I read what Google is doing in their search algorithm the last time, and I believe 2019 is all about location-based business.
It’s more relevant than ever to have location-based content.
These days, location-based content is the key factor for any location-based business. If you have a shop of any kind you only get customers if they find you with their phone the moment they search for you.
Most business owners are aware of this and make sure they are listed in Google Maps and have some ratings on their Google Review Page.
But these are the most basic things everyone has to do to at least
We just launched a new free plugin for WordPress. The reason why we are sharing it here is because we've built it in a different way than other file scanning plugins, and would love to know what you think of it. The plugin identifies site structure changes (e.g. new plugin install) and alerts you of the new plugin install without raising a false alarm that hundreds of new PHP files have been added to your website. Thank you in advance for all those who try the plugin and send us feedback.
We have been toying with the idea of developing a WordPress file integrity scanning and monitoring plugin for quite some time. However, we did not want to develop just another file scanning plugin. We wanted to develop a WordPress file scanning plugin that addresses the issues existing ones have! So in January we went back to the drawing board and today we are excited to announce our new WordPress plugin – Website File Changes Monitor.
We are really proud of what we achieved with Website File Changes Monitor. We developed a WordPress file scanning plugin that does not report false positives. When you update WordPress core, a plugin or a theme it doesn’t report hundreds of file changes raising false alarms. This post explains what makes our new Website File Changes Monitor plugin different.
Introducing a Smart File Scanning Technology
The file scanning technology of the Website File Changes Monitor plugin is not limited to WordPress core, plugins and themes. Once installed on your WordPress site, it scans all the files in the root of your site. It also scans any custom applications and code you might have on your website.
Unique Scans For YOUR Website
Most of the WordPress
If you didn’t travel here via a portal from medieval times, chances are you’ve probably seen at least one or two under construction pages on the internet. Some are just plain boring and you quickly forget you ever saw them, others are flashy enough to grab your attention for valuable few seconds.
If you didn’t just travel here via a portal from medieval times, chances are you’ve probably seen at least one or two under construction pages on the internet. Some are just plain boring and you quickly forget you ever saw them, others are flashy enough to grab your attention for valuable few seconds. If you are using WordPress to run your website then you already know that those few seconds of visitor’s attention are what differs useful from useless under construction page. It takes a special kind of artistry to make a difference while being stuck in the in-between, but a good Under Construction Page will do that for you. However, we are not here to talk about a good under construction page, we’re here to talk about an awesome one – UnderConstructionPage.
UnderConstructionPage isn’t just a temporary placeholder, like so many others. It is a competent and capable tool, that will do a ton of functional work, while you are busy setting up your app, personal portfolio, or an eCommerce store. One of the main advantages of this terrific plugin is that it takes virtually less than a minute to install and fully configure, which makes it completely beginner
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
James Kemp of Iconic comes by the podcast and offers some great advice on vetting ideas and selling WooCommerce extensions.
Sponsored by: James Kemp is the founder and lead developer of Iconic, a popular WooCommerce extension shop. James has managed to do well in an increasingly saturated space. His approach to solving problems and determining if there’s a market for his new ideas is an interesting one. He offers lots of great advice on everything from research to development, and launching.
The Difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain and England Explained (CGP Grey)
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
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
This guide provides a quick and easy way to improve how your WooCommerce products look when shared on social sites and displayed in search results. And having more complete and accurate Schema markup will also improve your search ranking — significantly in some instances. :)
WooCommerce is a popular e-commerce plugin that offers a lot of flexibility with a solid and well designed codebase. WooCommerce is not an SEO plugin or a social sharing plugin, so its Schema markup for search engines and social sites is minimal — and its social / SEO meta tags for Facebook, Twitter, and other social sites are non-existent.
You may have found your way to this guide after sharing a WooCommerce product page on Facebook, Pinterest, or another social site — or maybe testing a product page using Google’s Structured Data Testing Tool — and being unimpressed with the results. This guide provides a quick and easy way to improve how your WooCommerce products look when shared on social sites and displayed in search results. And having more complete and accurate Schema markup will also improve your search ranking — significantly in some instances. :)
Common Warnings for WooCommerce Markup
Google’s Structured Data Testing Tool and/or Google’s Search Console for site owners may report the following errors for Schema JSON-LD markup provided by WooCommerce:
The aggregateRating field is recommended. Please provide a value if available.
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