WordPress Gutenberg 10.1 Boosts Core Web Vitals

WordPress Gutenberg 10.1, released March 3, 2021, dramatically boosts Core Web Vitals performance. WordPress now features significant page speed gains.

Gutenberg 10.1 is Released

WordPress announced the release of Gutenberg 10.1 and buried in all the little details of new features was an improvement that publishers have been waiting for.

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Best WordPress business themes of 2021

If you’ve got a business, you need an online presence. This is really no longer an optional extra. The popular website builder and optional web hosting solution that is WordPress is an excellent starting point, mainly thanks to its extreme versatility. Many companies have created themes to cater to anyone’s needs, and we’re gathered five of the best business themes to help you hit the ground running.

Bridge (Image credit: Qode Interactive)

1. Bridge

Highly powerful and versatile theme, with practically endless possibilities

The…


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Best WordPress business themes of 2021

If you’ve got a business, you need an online presence. This is really no longer an optional extra. The popular website builder and optional web hosting solution that is WordPress is an excellent starting point, mainly thanks to its extreme versatility. Many companies have created themes to cater to anyone’s needs, and we’re gathered five of the best business themes to help you hit the ground running.

Bridge (Image credit: Qode Interactive)

1. Bridge

Highly powerful and versatile theme, with practically endless possibilities

The…


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How to manually backup your WordPress website without a plugin

It’s important to understand the most fundamental WordPress tasks when running your site. Security, of course, should be one of your primary considerations. Creating a manual WordPress backup should also be in your toolbox. You should use a dedicated backup plugin or online service to automatically back up your website.

However, by knowing how to manually backup your website you’ll get a better understanding on how your website works. Also, the manual approach can save your bacon if you for example can’t access your WordPress dashboard or online service. Accidents happen, so as…


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WP Engine Launches Atlas, the Future of Headless WordPress

AUSTIN, Texas–()–WP Engine, the world’s most trusted WordPress technology company, today announced Atlas, its new headless WordPress product line. WP Engine’s Atlas is the complete headless WordPress platform, enabling exponentially faster dynamic sites with the flexibility and security that comes with headless solutions. Delighting both developers and content publishers, Atlas brings together the customer’s choice of modern development framework with powerful front-end Node.js hosting and headless WordPress all in one complete package, providing one trusted…


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WordPress Considers Dropping Support for IE 11

WordPress announced that it is opening discussions about dropping support for Internet Explorer 11. Dropping support means improvement in WordPress performance, a better user experience for users and an easier load for developers.

High Maintenance for Developers

Keeping the WordPress code usable for Internet Explorer 11 makes extra work for developers in order to support a rapidly dwindling user base.

Rather than waste resources supporting a small amount of users, WordPress is going to relieve…


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Recreating the Music Artist WordPress Theme Homepage With the Block Editor – WordPress Tavern

One of my favorite activities each week is to peruse the latest themes to land in the WordPress theme directory. Often, there are intriguing design concepts. However, much of the time, I am disappointed to learn that homepage designs of many rely on theme options instead of the block editor.

While the editor has several design limitations, theme authors have tons of room to explore. It has enough power to pull off some of these custom homepage designs with far less code work.

Music Artist was one of the latest themes to catch my eye. I loved the large hero area and several…


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WordPress 5.7 offers ‘one-click’ HTTP to HTTPS site upgrade feature

Pain relief for mixed-content headaches goes mainstream next week

An upcoming upgrade to WordPress will make it much easier for website owners to upgrade from HTTP to HTTPS.

WordPress 5.7 – currently available as a beta release and due to go mainstream on March 9 – promises to make the formerly tricky business of migration to a secure instance of the content management systems (CMS) a one-step process, as the WordPress core development team explains:

Switching a WordPress site from HTTP to HTTPS has proven to be a pain for all involved. While on…


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WordPress site 101: Free and low-cost tools to build a powerful web presence

We’ve been running a series of articles here on ZDNet about setting up and running websites. With so much change going on in the world, it’s more important than ever to have a compelling web presence.

Also: How to build a website: What you need to get started

In this article, we’re going to look at all of the components that go into creating and maintaining an actively updated, mid-level website. What I mean by mid-level is that it’s not a one-page brochure site, but it’s also not a major site on the scale of ZDNet or CNET….


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WordPress Releases Reusable Blocks, Drupal Updates Its Readiness Initiatives, & More News



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WordPress is at it again, launching a new feature in the WordPress block editor. The feature called reusable blocks, allows users to start building something and then save it for later. These reusable blocks can be edited in one place and enable users to reuse snippets of texts across posts and pages, save and reuse complex layouts, and edit things in one place. 

Unlike templates, these blocks are snippets of globally synchronized content that can be reused and inserted into any page you want. Plus, you can use the reusable blocks to structure your content. If…


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