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New Iceberg Plugin Brings a Distraction-Free Writing Experience to WordPress – WordPress Tavern

Ever on the hunt for a more beautiful, simplified writing experience inside WordPress, I jumped at the chance to beta test the new Iceberg plugin. Rich Tabor and Jeffrey Caradang, the same team behind CoBlocks, have created a new markdown editor built on top of Gutenberg that provides the best writing experience for WordPress since core’s retired Distraction Free Writing mode. Iceberg features a minimalist editor with four color themes, the ability to create a custom theme, and a set of typography controls. In switching to Iceberg, there is not much missing much from the… More Info

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Elementor Drives the Growth of WordPress as 7% of All WordPress Sites Are Now Built With the Platform

– 30% of Elementor’s new users are new to WordPress as the company passes the 5 million website milestone TEL AVIV, Israel, May 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Elementor, the leading WordPress website builder platform, today announced that 7% of all WordPress websites are built using Elementor. Founded in 2016, Elementor’s growth has continued to accelerate. While it took two years to reach its first million websites, this latest one million milestone took just over three months to achieve with over five million websites using its code-free, drag-n-drop platform. Major business and media sites… More Info

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WooCommerce Payments Allows Shop Owners to Manage Payments Without Leaving WordPress Admin – WordPress Tavern

Automattic-owned eCommerce platform WooCommerce launched its new WooCommerce Payments feature today. The company seeks to make it easier for plugin users to manage the entirety of their shop from a single location. For users based in the U.S. with WordPress.com-connected accounts, they can begin managing payments directly from their WordPress admin. WooCommerce Payments is available as a free download via the WordPress plugin directory. Any costs associated with the plugin are on a per-transaction basis. Fees start at 2.9% + $0.30 per transaction for cards issued in the U.S. An… More Info

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Coil Deal Boosts Functional Blockchain — And XRP

XRP-powered Coil could put crypto transactions into the hands of tens of millions with WordPress deal. But will it take? XRP and WordPress come together in a newly announced integration by Coil. Epistrophy photo The excitement over how much blockchain could do has always been outmatched by what little blockchain does do. But that may finally be changing.  Today, the San Francisco-based blockchain startup Coil announced a new integration with WordPress, the dominant publishing engine on the Web. It means that website creators could get… More Info

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Coil Expands with Launch of WordPress Plugin and New Wallet Provider Uphold

Coil Web Monetization WordPress plugin provides publishers and creators with a new way to monetize their content; Integration with Uphold enables payouts in more than 50 currencies and access to new debit card feature SAN FRANCISCO, May 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Coil, the company dedicated to building a better business model for the web, today unveiled the Coil Web Monetization plugin, providing publishers and creators on WordPress with an alternative and additive way to monetize their free and premium content. Coil also introduced its newest wallet provider, Uphold, enabling payouts in… More Info

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Elementor Drives the Growth of WordPress as 7% of All WordPress Sites Are Now Built With the Platform

30% of Elementor’s new users are new to WordPress as the company passes the 5 million website milestone TEL AVIV, Israel, May 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Elementor, the leading WordPress website builder platform, today announced that 7% of all WordPress websites are built using Elementor. Founded in 2016, Elementor’s growth has continued to accelerate. While it took two years to reach its first million websites, this latest one million milestone took just over three months to achieve with over five million websites using its code-free, drag-n-drop platform. Major business and media sites… More Info

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Elementor Drives the Growth of WordPress as 7% of All WordPress Sites Are Now Built With the Platform

– 30% of Elementor’s new users are new to WordPress as the company passes the 5 million website milestone TEL AVIV, Israel, May 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Elementor, the leading WordPress website builder platform, today announced that 7% of all WordPress websites are built using Elementor. Founded in 2016, Elementor’s growth has continued to accelerate. While it took two years to reach its first million websites, this latest one million milestone took just over three months to achieve with over five million websites using its code-free, drag-n-drop platform. Major business and media sites… More Info

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BuddyPress 6.0.0 Released with New Group and Members Blocks – WordPress Tavern

BuddyPress has entered the world of blocks with the release of version 6.0, the latest major update that has been in development since November 2019. The release, code-named “iovine’s” for a favorite pizza restaurant in Paris, introduces blocks for Groups and Members. It also marks the completion of the BP Rest API, adding the final remaining endpoints for Blogs, Blog avatar, Friends, Group Cover Image, Member Cover Image, and User Signups. The first set of blocks allow community site owners to insert a specific Member or Group from the editor into any WordPress post or… More Info

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Complete Guide to WordPress Salts and Security Keys

You must have noticed that WordPress stores your password so that you don’t have to type it out every time you want to log in? It makes logging into your website a fast and easy experience. But you might be wondering if the stored password can be stolen? Unfortunately, the answer is yes. Stored passwords can be stolen. When hackers get their hands on your password, they will use it to break into your site and wreak havoc. They can run all sorts of malicious activities like redirecting your visitors and stealing information from your website, sending spam email, storing files and folders on… More Info

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Thunderbolt Flaws, WordPress Plugin Vulnerabilities, Patriot Act Vote

In episode 121 for May 18th 2020: A new Thunderbolt flaw could let hackers steal your data in under five minutes, new vulnerabilities in a popular WordPress plugin, and details on why the US Senate just rejected a plan to require a warrant to obtain Americans’ web browsing history. ** Show notes and links mentioned on the show ** Thunderbolt flaw lets hackers steal your data in ‘five minutes’https://www.wired.com/story/thunderspy-thunderbolt-evil-maid-hacking/ Thunderbolt 3 The USB-C that does it allhttps://thunderbolttechnology.net/consumer/ Thunderspy tool to test if your PC is… More Info

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