Password Policy Manager for WordPress Update 2.4.1 – Weekly summary email & other improvements

We are happy to announce update 2.4.1 of the Password Policy Manager for WordPress plugin. This update includes several new features and housekeeping updates designed to improve the plugin’s functionality, usability, and performance.

Let’s dive right in to see what is new and improved in this update of our password security plugin for WordPress.

What’s new?

With update 2.4.1, we have sought to include additional security features designed to keep WordPress administrators informed and in control with the least amount of effort. With security becoming an increasingly important topic,…


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Worldwide WordPress Virtual 5K Set for October 1-30, 2021 – WP Tavern

Automattic is organizing its 2nd annual Worldwide WordPress 5K during the month of October this year. Registration for the race is free and participants will have the opportunity to donate to a charity of their choice, with Automattic matching donations up to $50,000.

Just like the first Worldwide WP 5K that was held in 2015, the race will be virtual. Anyone is welcome to run, walk, bike, or swim the 5K any time between October 1-31. The requirements are fairly loose in that you can use any exercise app to track your run if you want. Participants are also encouraged to…


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3 Best WordPress Popup Plugins to Boost Conversions (in 2021)

Do you want to know the best WordPress popup plugins to help you convert your website visitors to email subscribers and paying customers?

A report by Econsultancy shows that 50% of companies say conversion rate optimization is a crucial part of their digital marketing strategy, and that’s where popups play a big role.

Popup plugins are a wildly popular and effective way to grow your email list and collect leads on your website. But you need to choose the right one that won’t bloat your site or irritate your users.

So in this post, I’ve listed the 3 best WordPress popup plugins to…


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How to Build a Hyperfast WordPress Website

He goes on to say, “Having a website hosted on a slow server makes your users unhappy and can make it harder to crawl.”

Because your website’s performance is based on its server, InMotion Hosting created UltraStack for WordPress websites. UltraStack is a custom technology stack that is fine-tuned for speed with advanced caching.

The following components make up the WordPress UltraStack.

NGINX improves the performance of any PHP/HTML/CSS website, including WordPress, by using PHP to cache content. This means no more loading of source code for each new visitor. You can manage caching via…


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How the HubSpot CMS Compares to WordPress

This month HubSpot announced the release of CMS Hub Starter. Its economical price tag ($25/month) puts the world of website creation and editing at the fingertips of even the smallest businesses.

But you may be wondering how it compares to other popular, inexpensive options like WordPress? As you search for a CMS that fits your needs, you should be asking questions like this. After all, how will you find the best possible solution? Keep reading for a look at each platform and its features so you can make an informed decision.

What is CMS Hub Starter?

CMS Hub Starter is the latest addition to…


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MarsEdit for macOS launches version 4.5 with WordPress media syncing

Red Sweater today is releasing MarsEdit 4.5 for macOS with the long-awaited WordPress media syncing functionality.

After you refresh your blog in MarsEdit 4.5, all the existing images and files from your blog will be available for re-insertion from the Media Manager’s “Published” tab.

Developer Daniel Jalkit explains that this tab previously included only files that are uploaded from MarsEdit itself. With WordPress updating its API to support downloading a complete list of the published media files, Red Sweater was able to give MarsEdit this big update.

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Mediavine open sources its WordPress theme framework

Trellis, the WordPress theme framework used by customers of ad management platform Mediavine, has been rolled out on the open internet for beta testing and is now available for purchase by any WordPress users. A theme framework is a template within which customized child themes can be developed.

Trellis is already in use on over 1,000 sites run by publishers in the Mediavine network. 77% of these publishers are passing all three of Google’s Core Web Vitals (compared with 4% of internet sites overall). Trellis comes with multiple pre-build child themes and features…


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Gutenberg Template Library & Redux Framework Bugs Plague WordPress Sites – Threatpost

Two vulnerabilities in the site-building plugin could be useful tools in the hands of a skilled attacker, researchers warned.

Two vulnerabilities have been found in the Gutenberg Template Library & Redux Framework plugin for WordPress, which is installed on more than 1 million websites. They could allow arbitrary plugin installation, post deletions and access to potentially sensitive information about a site’s configuration, researchers said.

The plugin, from developer Redux.io, offers various templates and building blocks for…


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WordPress Translation Day 2021 Kicks Off September 1, Expanded to Month-Long Event – WP Tavern

WordPress Translation Day 2021

WordPress Translation Day kicked off today, and the event has been expanded to run from September 1-30 this year. WordPress Polyglots contributors from all over the world will be hosting mini-events throughout the month where they will be translating themes, plugins, apps, meta, docs, and other important projects. Events will also focus on recruitment, virtual training for new PTEs/GTEs, and general process improvements.

In the past, the event has been a boon for the Polyglots contributor base. In 2020, the teams hosted more than 20 local events,…


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WordPress website builders: the best plugins in 2021

With the best website builders, you can create a new site with next to no experience or technical knowledge. Many website builders, such as Wix and Weebly, use their own content management systems (CMSs) and provide all-in-one solutions. But others, such as Elementor and Divi, are designed to be used in combination with the WordPress.org CMS. 

This guide looks at the latter option—plugins, or WordPress website builders. Most  can be installed from the WordPress plugin library, and our step-by-step guide on how to build a website with WordPress spells out the process. Some are free,…


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