Themes Set Up for a Paradigm Shift, WordPress 5.8 Will Unleash Tools To Make It Happen – WordPress Tavern

For much of WordPress’s history, the foundational elements of building a theme have been slow to change. Every so often, developers would get a new feature, such as child themes, featured images, nav menus, and template parts. Each of these was epic in its own way. However, theme authors had ample time to adapt to these single feature introductions.

When the block editor landed, it did so with a bang. Love it or hate it, it shifted how we think about design for the web. It was not one of those one-off enhancements, regardless of how many times we were told it would “just work”…


More Info

Wix v WordPress: usability and reliability

Bernadine Racoma, Content Manager at WorkSmartr.com, looks at the usability and reliability of two big names within the world of website building: Wix and WordPress.

We enter into a complicated relationship with our chosen website builder. If done right, it can be an incredibly productive and fruitful relationship. If, on the other hand, we choose incorrectly, we can begin to feel pinned down by an unreliable, confounding and, of course, frustrating programme.

Whether we are building a personal site or an entire platform for eCommerce, it is the nature of building a…


More Info

Don’t Launch a WordPress Site Before You Go Through This 17-Step Checklist

Raise your hand if you work on your WordPress website every day. 🙋‍♀️

Keep it raised if you have an embarrassingly large amount of plugins, unpublished blog content from early 2015, too many broken links to count, spam-filled comments, and multiple ugly URLs. 🙋‍♀️

Don’t worry; I’m guilty, too. Between my 9-to-5 gig and helping my freelance clients, ignoring my WordPress site has somehow become the norm.

But it doesn’t have to be.

Like doing taxes or crafting the perfect business plan, there are some things every small business owner should know how to do. And those…


More Info

Don’t Launch a WordPress Site Before You Go Through This 17-Step Checklist

Raise your hand if you work on your WordPress website every day. 🙋‍♀️

Keep it raised if you have an embarrassingly large amount of plugins, unpublished blog content from early 2015, too many broken links to count, spam-filled comments, and multiple ugly URLs. 🙋‍♀️

Don’t worry; I’m guilty, too. Between my 9-to-5 gig and helping my freelance clients, ignoring my WordPress site has somehow become the norm.

But it doesn’t have to be.

Like doing taxes or crafting the perfect business plan, there are some things every small business owner should know how to do. And those…


More Info

Facebook enables transferring posts directly to Blogger, WordPress & Docs

Source: FoneArena.com

There is a lot that has been happening with Facebook lately with all its “Social Audio” products, support for COVID-19 vaccination, reopening of offices and much more. Amidst all this, there is one more announcement that the company has made which involves seamless data transfers. Yes, the social media conglomerate now lets you transfer your posts and notes directly from the application to third-party services such as Google Docs, WordPress and Blogger for better productivity.

As mentioned in multiple reports, with the updation of this new data portability…


More Info

Recreating the Classic Wedding WordPress Theme Homepage With the Block Editor – WordPress Tavern

I simply do not understand it. For at least the better part of a decade, theme authors have asked for the tools to create more complex layouts with WordPress. They have asked for the ability to allow end-users to more easily recreate their demos. They have wanted methods to bypass the “restrictive” theme review guidelines.

Over the past couple of years, WordPress has consistently delivered features that theme authors have asked for. Yet, themes that use them are few and far between.

During my weekly perusal of the latest themes to land in the directory, a new wedding theme


More Info

A New Performance Plugin – WordPress Tavern

The Jetpack team has been quietly testing a new plugin called Jetpack Boost, which addresses website owners’ performance and SEO concerns. Version 1.0 was released today, one month after the final pre-release came out in March.

Boost is a separate plugin under the Jetpack brand and it does not require Jetpack core to work. The first iteration bundles three performance modules:

  1. Local Critical CSS generates optimized styles for the homepage, posts, and pages to display content faster, especially for visitors on mobile devices.
  2. Defer Non-Essential Javascript moves some tasks to…

More Info

Comparing top web builders in 2021

Having a place to call home online is pretty nice. Whether you want to run a personal blog that updates friends and family on what you’ve been up to, or you’re eager to advertise your business across the world or showcase your creative talents, a website is a great way to do all this. In the past, you’d need to know a little about website design and coding, but nowadays, solutions like Wix, Squarespace, and WordPress mean that you can enjoy design flexibility without necessarily knowing more than what looks good. Thanks to the growth in  drag and drop website builders, it makes it easy…


More Info

Facebook now allows you to transfer posts, notes to Google Docs, WordPress

Image Source : PIXABAY

Facebook now allows users to transfer their posts and notes to Google Docs, Blogger and WordPress. 

Facebook has introduced two new data portability types that will help users directly transfer their posts and notes to Google Docs, Blogger and WordPress. The social network last year enabled people to transfer their photos and videos to Backblaze, Dropbox, Google…


More Info