Automattic Launches the Blank Canvas WordPress Theme for Building Single-Page Websites – WordPress Tavern

Split Screen pattern from Blank Canvas.

On Monday, Automattic announced its Blank Canvas theme on WordPress.com. The goal is to allow end-users to build single-page websites, such as an “about me” or product landing page.

Blank Canvas is a child theme of Seedlet, which Automattic’s Theme Team has been using as a launchpad. One example is its recently-released Spearhead child theme. It also provided the foundational work for the recent Twenty Twenty-One default WordPress theme.

One-page themes are nothing new. Theme builders have been releasing them for years in various…


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Plugins Must Not Change WordPress’ Default Automatic Update Settings – WordPress Tavern

WordPress’ plugin team has publsihed a statement regarding plugins making changes to users’ update services:

Unless your plugin has the purpose of managing updates, you must not change the defaults of WordPress’ update settings.

You may offer a feature to auto-update, but it has to honor the core settings. This means if someone has set their site to “Never update any of my plugins or themes” you are not to change those for them unless they opt-in and request it.

The statement was prompted by plugins overstepping this boundary, which, up until recently, has…


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Best WordPress Google Analytics plugins of 2021

Best WordPress Google Analytics plugins

If you want to grow your online business, or just your digital presence, you can’t ignore your website’s analytics. You can hook up your WordPress site to Google Analytics but you then have to make sense of all the data that’s now coming your way.

Thankfully, there’s a raft of plugins whose purpose is to do just that – and we’ve gathered five of the best ones out there.

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1. Analytify

The a-la-carte approach to analytics


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Best WordPress Google Analytics plugins of 2021

Best WordPress Google Analytics plugins

If you want to grow your online business, or just your digital presence, you can’t ignore your website’s analytics. You can hook up your WordPress site to Google Analytics but you then have to make sense of all the data that’s now coming your way.

Thankfully, there’s a raft of plugins whose purpose is to do just that – and we’ve gathered five of the best ones out there.

(Image credit: Analytify)

1. Analytify

The a-la-carte approach to analytics


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Best WordPress Google Analytics plugins of 2021

Best WordPress Google Analytics plugins

If you want to grow your online business, or just your digital presence, you can’t ignore your website’s analytics. You can hook up your WordPress site to Google Analytics but you then have to make sense of all the data that’s now coming your way.

Thankfully, there’s a raft of plugins whose purpose is to do just that – and we’ve gathered five of the best ones out there.

(Image credit: Analytify)

1. Analytify

The a-la-carte approach to analytics


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WP Buffs Finalizes First Acquisition, Purchases WP EZI – WordPress Tavern

Earlier today, WP Buffs announced that it had acquired WP EZI, a WordPress maintenance and support service. It was a five-figure acquisition for 64 active subscriptions and 343 total customers. Paul Tselekidis, the former owner of WP EZI, is stepping away from the project.

WP Buffs offers 24/7 WordPress website management. Its team works directly with website owners and startups. They also work with white-label partners in the WordPress space. Agencies, freelancers, and hosting companies resell the WP Buffs subscription services instead of hiring a global team of their…


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WordPress Website Management Company WP Buffs Acquires WP EZI

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — WP Buffs has purchased WP EZI, previously owned by Paul Tselekidis.  The contract was signed on January 9th.  Current WP EZI clients will continue to receive maintenance from the WP EZI team. This WP Buff’s first successful acquisition.

  • This is a 5-figure acquisition for 64 subscriptions and 343 customers.
  • Paul Tselekidis is stepping away as manager of WP EZI.
  • WP Buffs is not making any major changes to WP EZI.

On November 13th, Paul Tselekidis reached out to the WP Buffs Acquisition Unit. WP Buffs and WP EZI have very similar business…


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WordPress security & hardening, the definitive guide

WordPress is massively popular. Around every one in five sites on the Internet uses WordPress in some form. Be that to run a humble blog, or a multi-site Content Management System (CMS) or eCommerce site. As a result, it is no surprise that WordPress websites are a very popular target for both experienced hackers and script-kiddies alike.

The last thing any webmaster wants is to find out that their website has been hacked; maybe taken hostage and is part of a botnet, spreading malware, or partaking in Denial of Service (DoS) attacks. In this article we’ll be sharing a number of tips…


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Best alternatives to WordPress in 2021

The thought of coming up with a website, for a beginner at least, can sound like a task that requires not just a specific set of skills, but expertise. These days, website builders have slowly been changing the game in website creation, allowing users to put together the parts that make up a stunning website without the need for coding and web development. 

Drag-and-drop website builders that are simple yet flexible make website creation less overwhelming and give entrepreneurs a better chance to get the online presence they need in order to succeed. This digital age has prompted…


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Best alternatives to WordPress in 2021

The thought of coming up with a website, for a beginner at least, can sound like a task that requires not just a specific set of skills, but expertise. These days, website builders have slowly been changing the game in website creation, allowing users to put together the parts that make up a stunning website without the need for coding and web development. 

Drag-and-drop website builders that are simple yet flexible make website creation less overwhelming and give entrepreneurs a better chance to get the online presence they need in order to succeed. This digital age has prompted…


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