MakeStories 2.0 Launches Editor for WordPress, Rivaling Google’s Official Web Stories Plugin – WordPress Tavern

Recipe slide from the MakeStories WordPress plugin.

Earlier today, MakeStories launched version 2.0 of its plugin for creating Web Stories with WordPress. In many ways, this is a new plugin launch. The previous version simply allowed users to connect their WordPress installs to the MakeStories site. With the new version, users can build and edit their stories directly from the WordPress admin.

Version 2.0 of the plugin still requires an account and a connection with the website. However, it is simple to set up. Users can log in without leaving their WordPress admin…

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GoDaddy’s partner business president on building a lucrative career designing and developing WordPress sites

As I mentioned last month, GoDaddy has been making a series of strategic investments into properties that are quite useful to WordPress administrators and developers. Between hosting and these investments, GoDaddy has a unique insight into the always-evolving WordPress business.

GoDaddy’s Patrick Pulvermüller

I had the opportunity to (virtually) sit down with Patrick Pulvermüller, president of the Partners Business at GoDaddy, to explore GoDaddy, GoDaddy’s involvement with WordPress, and how WordPress professionals can succeed in our…

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You Definitely Need These WordPress Plugins If you Want your Business Websites to Flourish

There are close to 57,000 WordPress Plugins from which one can choose several for their business websites. But this might make it a bit too complicated for newcomers to select a WordPress Plugin that will help their business websites in flourishing throughout. Needless to say, there have been several questions from users regarding WordPress plugins that serve several purposes like social media, SEO, speed, backups, etc. 

These are the few must-have WordPress Plugins that one absolutely needs to use for their business websites.

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WordPress deploys forced security update for dangerous bug in popular plugin

The WordPress security team has taken a rare step last week and used a lesser-known internal capability to forcibly push a security update for a popular plugin.

WordPress sites running the Loginizer plugin were forcibly updated this week to Loginizer version 1.6.4.

This version contained a security fix for a dangerous SQL injection bug that could have allowed hackers to take over WordPress sites running older versions of the Loginizer plugin.

Loginizer is one of today’s most popular WordPress plugins, with an…

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WordPress Gutenberg 9.2 – Dozens of Improvements

WordPress Gutenberg 9.2 is here and it comes with a security fix and many improvements, bringing Gutenberg closer to being a fully developed way of creating web pages.

Security Fix

This security fix addresses a particularly nasty form of attack called a Regular Expression Denial of Service (ReDoS) attack. A ReDos attack causes a server to overload CPU usage, bringing the server to a halt.

Image Alt Text Fallback

The next notable change is to add an alt text fallback for when no alt text is specified. Gutenberg will use the caption as the alt text.

It’s arguably not an ideal solution because…

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🔥 How to Add Emojis to Title Tags & Meta Descriptions in WordPress

Imagine this.

You’re zipping through the same-old generic SERP results, and you see something like this.

The inner child in you claps their hands.

Cute! Emojis.

This post could be a fun read.

So, you click it.

And you aren’t alone.

In fact, emojis in title tags and meta descriptions are known to catch attention and increase click-through rates.

If you’re interested in doing it too, this blog is for you.

In it, I’ll show you:

  • How to insert emojis in title tags and meta descriptions. (hint: it’s harder than you think!)
  • How to find the right emojis, then embed them into your HTML code.
  • The…

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How to Choose a WordPress Host for Your Business Site (INFOGRAPHIC)

You want a business website, but do you know how to choose a WordPress host? The right web hosting company will dictate the performance of your site and in turn the success of your business.

A new infographic from wpbiginner rightfully says, “Making your website better is more important than ever.” This as the number of people working and shopping online continues to increase because of the pandemic.

How to Pick the Right WordPress Host

Titled “How to Pick the Best WordPress Host,” the infographic reveals some particularly important points to consider when choosing a WordPress hosting…

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How to Create a Personal Website on WordPress

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Is Your Site SEO-Friendly? 6 WordPress SEO Tips for a Better Ranking

WordPress and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) go together like peanut butter and jelly. SEO is an integral part of WordPress websites that allows them to become visible on the web and attract new users.

With 91 percent of people finding information on the internet through search engines, this should be a significant focus for anyone looking to increase the amount of traffic to their website.

Luckily, there are a few WordPress SEO tricks you can utilize to help boost your rankings.

Keep reading this guide to learn the best WordPress SEO tips that will give your website an…

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WordPress 5.6 Release Team Pulls the Plug on Block-Based Widgets – WordPress Tavern

Current block-based widgets admin screen design.

I was wrong. I assured our readers that “the block-based widget system will be ready for prime time when WordPress 5.6 lands” in my previous post on the new feature’s readiness. I also said that was on the condition of not trying to make it work with the customizer — that experience was still broken. However, the 5.6 team pulled the plug on block-based widgets for the second time this year.

One week ago, WordPress 5.6 release lead Josepha Haden seemed to agree that it would be ready. However, things can change quickly in a…

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