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GretaThemes Releases Lightweight, Block-Ready eStar WordPress Theme – WordPress Tavern

GretaThemes launched its eStar theme yesterday. The team’s goal was to build a lightweight theme that focused on the block editor. However, it works alongside other page builders such as Elementor, Beaver Builder, and more. GretaThemes is a project of eLightUp, which is the same company behind the popular Meta Box framework, WP Auto Listings, and FitWP. The site’s focus is on selling WordPress themes, many of which are pro versions of its free theme offerings. For now, eStar is merely a free theme with no direct commercial upsells. eStar is promoted as a multipurpose… More Info

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Secure your WordPress login with these easy-to-use plugins

When it comes to managing your WordPress site, keeping your login secure and working well should be of top priority. Whether you operate an eCommerce store, or a membership site, making sure that your users utilize a strong username and password combination is essential to securing your website against outside threats and hacking attempts. And yet, some of your users may well continue to use weaker passwords and usernames for their WordPress login. Passwords such as password123 or even 1234 leave a gaping hole in your site’s defenses. However, by using a couple of plugins, you can… More Info

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200K sites with buggy WordPress plugin exposed to wipe attacks

Two high severity security vulnerabilities found in the PageLayer plugin can let attackers to potentially wipe the contents or take over WordPress sites using vulnerable plugin versions. PageLayer is a WordPress plugin with over 200,000+ active installations according to numbers available on its WordPress plugins repository entry. It can help users without developer or designer skills to build web pages using a browser-based drag-and-drop real-time editor. Bugs can lead to takeover attacks and wiped sites The vulnerabilities were reported to PageLayer’s developer by the Wordfence… More Info

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Squarespace vs. WordPress.com: Web hosting price and ease of use compared

So you want to build a website — maybe to show off your portfolio while job searching, to share information with wedding guests or to support your business (especially now that so many events have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic). Only problem is, you don’t know where to get started. Enter website building services… More Info

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New Carbon Offset Plugin Aims to Make WordPress Sites More Eco-Friendly – WordPress Tavern

photo credit: Valeriy Poltorak As developers and internet users become increasingly aware of the CO2 footprint of their data usage, renewed interest in carbon offsetting programs has cropped up in recent years. These programs allow individuals and organizations to “offset” their carbon dioxide emissions by funding environmental endeavors, which range from planting trees to clean energy projects, with lots of variety in between. Carbon offsetting schemes remain controversial, as they do not actually directly cancel out emissions. The programs allow corporations to appear… More Info

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Happy 17th, WordPress – WordPress Tavern

Seventeen. It is almost a lost year between sweet 16 and the adulthood that comes along with 18. For many, 17 is a rebellious age when they feel like they have already reached grown-up status but still have some hard lessons to learn, some growing to do. The past year of WordPress’s life has felt much the same. Our community has worked and is still working through some rough patches. We are still learning. We are still growing. For better or worse, we are still coming together to build a better web. By its next birthday, we should expect to see a much different WordPress. It… More Info

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Hosting WordPress On AWS EC2 – A Beginners Guide

The rest of this guide will use screenshots from Bluehost due to their broad appeal, pricing, and recent purchase flow redesign that makes WordPress setup even more straightforward than usual. Then, you’ll create your Bluehost billing account. When you insert the image, you’ll have a choice of what happens when someone clicks that image (the Link To section). Your clicks make keeping this guide fresh & updated worthwhile in addition to providing you with access to a year-round discount. I’ll explain. Sometimes you may need to make some modifications to a theme in order to provide… More Info

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Diving Into Automattic’s Block Experiments – WordPress Tavern

One of the repositories I have been keeping an eye on over the past few months is Block Experiments. It is a monorepo of blocks in various stages of development from Automattic. In total, five of the team’s block experiments are now available for download from the plugin directory. Three others seem to still be under development. My interest was first piqued when I saw the company’s Starscape Block plugin. The plugin essentially did something that I had needed on a separate project more than a year ago. If it had existed at the time, it would have saved me from a headache or… More Info

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3 Reasons To Choose WordPress For Your Business Website

Here are three reasons for you to consider WordPress to create a beautiful and fully-functional website for your business. If you have a website for your business, know that it sells even at times when your physical store doesn’t. Your website acts as a storefront for your business that displays your products and services that you offer. In case your website doesn’t look good, loads slow, or even if it is not mobile-friendly, your potential customers might turn away from your business. What’s more, a large part of the small business owners in India depends on their website as a… More Info

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Shinobi Blocks WordPress Plugin Adds How-To and FAQ Blocks – WordPress Tavern

Shinobi Works, a web development and illustration company based in Japan, released Shinobi Blocks last week. It is the second plugin the team has added to the WordPress plugin directory. The plugin is a block collection that currently has two blocks for creating how-to and FAQ sections on a site. Overall, the blocks work well. The developers also make sure to only load any scripts or styles on the front end when the blocks are in use, so it should not add any weight to page speed across the site. The largest downside of the plugin is that neither of its blocks has wide or full… More Info

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