Popular journaling app ‘Day One’ acquired by WordPress․com owner Automattic

You may have heard about Day One, a popular diary app available for iPhone, iPad, and Mac, as well as Android and web browsers. Now, the app is joining Automattic, which is the company behind WordPress.com and Tumblr, as announced on Monday in a press release.

The acquisition was confirmed by Automattic on the official WordPress blog, but no details about the amount of the deal were revealed. As of today, Day One is part of Automattic’s built-in apps, and the company has already confirmed its plans to integrate the app with other services.

We’re excited to welcome Day One to…

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WP Engine research reveals size of global WordPress economy –

WP Engine has announced the results of a research study examining the combined global economy for WordPress. The study estimates the WordPress economy at $596.7 billion in 2020. It is expected to grow to $635.5 billion by the end of 2021. The study also examined the economic value of the WordPress ecosystem. It also explored the social impact of the ever-expanding community of open-source developers, agencies and users.

To put the global WordPress economy in context, if WordPress were a country, its economy would rank 39th in the world according to an IMF list of…

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New Blocks, New Widgets Screen, and Pattern Directory on Deck – WordPress Tavern

WordPress 5.8 beta 1 is ready for testing. This upcoming release makes major strides towards solidifying WordPress’ site building capabilities, along with improvements to features users have enjoyed since the launch of the block editor. It is one of the most feature-packed releases in recent history and as such requires all hands on deck for testing.

New blocks in 5.8 include Page List, Site Title, Logo, Tagline, Query Loop, and Duotone. I decided to take each one for a spin this weekend on a test site, putting myself in the shoes of someone trying these blocks for the first…

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How to secure your WordPress login with 2FA

Jack Wallen shows you how to add two-factor authentication to your WordPress sites to avoid possible unwanted intrusion.

Image: Jack Wallen

Nothing is perfect. No matter what you do to lock down every account you have, you’re still at risk. However, doing nothing is akin to opening the metaphorical door and inviting trouble in. You don’t want that. Even though it might seem futile, you still want to enable every possible…

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Elementor: the best WordPress Page builder

Elementor page builder – one stop destination for WordPress page builder

Creating a website a few decades ago required a lot of back and forth between designers, copywriters, and program managers. Even negligible changes took months to reflect. Knowledge of coding is not required anymore to design attractive websites. Non-coders can easily develop any WordPress website they like with page builders available in the market. In this article, we will learn about one such page builder called Elementor, which has been ranked as the best WordPress page…

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WordPress 5.8 Introduces Support for WebP Images – WordPress Tavern

WebP support is coming to WordPress 5.8. This modern image file format was created by Google in September 2010, and is now supported by 95% of the web browsers in use worldwide. It has distinct advantages over more commonly used formats, providing both lossless and lossy compression that is 26% smaller in size compared to PNGs and 25-34% smaller than comparable JPEG images.

WebP is currently used by 1.6% of all the top 10 million websites, according to W3Techs, and usage has increased over the past five years.

W3Techs: Historical yearly trends in the usage statistics of image…

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13 Best WordPress SEO Plugins

Optimizing your web presence is no longer just a “nice to have” option. It’s a necessity.

With millions of active users interacting across the Internet at the same time, getting lost in all the noise is inevitable unless you take steps to stay relevant.

And that’s where search engine pptimization (SEO) comes into play.

SEO refers to the steps you take to ensure that your site or page are the first things to show up when a user enters a certain keyword.

The benefits of this are tremendous. You’ll see a significant boost in engagement, generate more leads, make more sales, and improve…

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