Design Lab Releases Artpop, a Block-Ready WordPress Theme – WordPress Tavern

Perhaps the fates have stepped in to prove a point. After I wrote a 2,000-word piece on the lack of quality themes in the theme directory, they decided to send a message. Not once, but twice this week, a new WordPress theme has managed to catch my eye. My rational mind knows that it was just a weird twist of timing, but I am not discounting the supernatural.

Design Lab’s sixth theme, Artpop, went live in the theme directory this week. It is marketed as a block-ready WordPress theme for blogs, portfolios, businesses, and WooCommerce shops. For the most part, it has a clean and open…


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WordPress Is The World’s Most Popular CMS With 40% Market Share

According to the latest statistics from W3Techs, 40% of the world’s websites are currently using WordPress, with the number reaching 40 million. Thus, WordPress is currently the world’s most popular website building system (CMS), providing a large number of website templates. Users can use the tools and servers of the platform to create free websites, or use templates to apply to their own sites.

Although WordPress has a lot of imitators, the ecology of the platform is already very large, occupying an absolute dominant position. Up to now, there is a total of 58,000 plugins and…


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WordPress Gutenberg Improved Site Performance

WordPress caching plugin publisher WP Rocket redesigned their site with Gutenberg and improved site performance. They found that Gutenberg writes surprisingly light code but shared that there are a few things to watch out for.

Screenshot of PageSpeed Insights Score

Editing in Gutenberg is Easier

The goal for Gutenberg has consistently been to create an editing interface that will make it easy for publishers of all skill levels to publish websites.

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Creating an intuitive interface lowers the barrier to entry, empowers almost anyone to easily create a web…


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WordPress Passes 40% Market Share of Alexa Top 10 Million Websites – WordPress Tavern

WordPress has passed 40% market share of all websites, up from 35.4% in January 2020, as measured by W3Techs. These numbers are derived from the Alexa top 10 million websites, along with the Tranco top 1 million list. By W3Techs’ estimates, every two minutes, another top 10m site starts using WordPress.

Among the top 1,000 sites, WordPress’ market share is even higher at 51.8%, and captures a staggering 66.2% for new sites. In tracking the growth rate over the past 10 years, W3Techs shows WordPress sloping steadily upwards.

Matthias Gelbmann, CEO of W3Techs…


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Best WordPress survey plugins of 2021

Best WordPress survey plugins

Fancy the need to add a survey – or a quiz, a poll, a questionnaire, anything along those lines, really – onto your website? If you’re using the popular website builder and web hosting solution that is WordPress, you can include these thanks to handy plugins, and we’ve explored five of the best to get you up and running in no time.

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1. Crowdsignal

A good free service, with numerous and highly useful paid-for features

Crowdsignal offers a simple looking tool to…


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Best WordPress survey plugins of 2021

Best WordPress survey plugins

Fancy the need to add a survey – or a quiz, a poll, a questionnaire, anything along those lines, really – onto your website? If you’re using the popular website builder and web hosting solution that is WordPress, you can include these thanks to handy plugins, and we’ve explored five of the best to get you up and running in no time.

(Image credit: CrowdSignal)

1. Crowdsignal

A good free service, with numerous and highly useful paid-for features

Crowdsignal offers a simple looking tool to…


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WordPress 5.6.1 Introduces Bug Into Post and Page Windows

WordPress 5.6.1, which many sites auto-updated to, has introduced a bug that makes it difficult to save a post. A temporary patch has been created to address the issue but it’s not an official update to solve the problem.

Changes You Made May Not Be Saved

A bug introduced into the latest version of WordPress, version 5.6.1 causes an alert to pop up when attempting to navigate away, regardless if the post has been saved or not.

The bug was reported in a WordPress support page:

“I am getting the pop up “Leave Site? Changes you made may not be saved. All the time, if I change a page or not,…


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Gatsby JS Plugin for WordPress Lets Website Owners Improve Visitor Experiences and Onsite Conversions, Drive More Search Traffic

New plugin maintains WordPress authoring experience while delivering better site performance and security

BERKELEY, Calif., Feb. 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Gatsby, Inc., creators of the GatsbyJS open-source project, today announced general availability of the Gatsby Plugin for WordPress. The Plugin is available for download and is fully supported in Gatsby Cloud. Using Gatsby as the frontend and WordPress as the backend CMS, organizations can increase onsite conversions and purchases by securely delivering great visitor experiences. Gatsby as a frontend delivers much better performance…


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Gatsby JS Plugin for WordPress Lets Website Owners Improve Visitor Experiences and Onsite Conversions, Drive More Search Traffic

BERKELEY, Calif., Feb. 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Gatsby, Inc., creators of the GatsbyJS open-source project, today announced general availability of the Gatsby Plugin for WordPress. The Plugin is available for download and is fully supported in Gatsby Cloud. Using Gatsby as the frontend and WordPress as the backend CMS, organizations can increase onsite conversions and purchases by securely delivering great visitor experiences. Gatsby as a frontend delivers much better performance than traditional WordPress sites while retaining the familiar WordPress authoring experience for content…


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How to choose the best WordPress web hosting provider

You’re searching the web for information on how to choose the best WordPress web hosting service, right? You’re determined that your website host will help search engines prioritize your website above other slower, less reliable and less secure websites. But, how do you decide?

This blog post defines the four main types of WordPress web hosting – with easy to digest merits and limitations for each. It also sets out the important, optional extras offered by the higher ranking WordPress web hosting providers. After reading our analysis, you’ll be in a great position to decide on…


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