The Ins and Outs of One of WordPress 5.8’s Most Powerful Features – WP Tavern

WordPress 5.8 is on deck for July 20, just a mere 10 days from now. The release is geared up to be the most feature-packed update the community has seen in a while. Block-based widgets, the pattern directory, WebP image support, template-editing mode, and many more tools are nearly ready to ship to the masses.

However, one of the most powerful features is the Query Loop block.

If you are unfamiliar with the terms “Query” and “Loop,” they are vital concepts within WordPress. Traditionally, they were only necessary for theme and plugin development. However, through the…


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WordPress.org Meta Team Fixes Search Snippet Issue with Download Page Promoting WordPress.com – WP Tavern

Yesterday evening Chris Klosowski, Sandhills Development Partner and Director of Technology, tweeted out a problem with the way WordPress.org’s Download page was appearing in Google’s Search results snippets when searching for “WordPress.” Underneath the link, the preview text referenced WordPress.com’s hosting:

WordPress.com is the easiest way to create a free website or blog. It’s a powerful hosting platform that grows with you. We offer expert support for your WordPress site.

Others reported seeing the intended description when Googling, which is designated in…


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Gutenberg 11.0 Includes Over 70 Bug Fixes, Continues Improving With WordPress 5.8 Just Two Weeks Away – WP Tavern

Gutenberg 11.0 landed yesterday with a pile of changes. The development team has been moving fast, and it shows.

For a two-week cycle, version 11.0 includes an insane number of bug fixes. Contributors squashed over 70 in this release alone. This seems to be in preparation for WordPress 5.8, which is expected to land on July 20. The upcoming block-based Widgets screen had the lion’s share of bugs. However, the block library had nearly two dozen, many of those issues with new theme-related blocks.

The downside of such a massive release is that there are too many features and not…


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Ten Top WordPress Ecommerce Themes for 2021

As more people shift to online shopping, small businesses and retailers have been pressured to build their own ecommerce stores to keep up.

The good news is that creating an ecommerce store is fast and easy with WordPress. With the WooCommerce plugin and a WordPress theme installed, you can easily launch a functional ecommerce store.

That said, WordPress has 11,000 themes from Theme Forest alone. So, how do you choose which one is best for your business?

In this article, we’ve compiled a list of ecommerce WordPress themes to make your search easier.

How to Choose the Ideal WordPress…


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10Web raises $2M to automate WordPress website building, Hosting

July 8, 2021 – 12:53 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net10Web, an Armenian startup that automates website hosting and building with AI, announced a $2M funding round for its Automated WordPress Platform from Sierra Ventures and AI Fund.

10Web’s story started back in 2011 when a small team of engineers led by Arto Minasyan established a WordPress plugin company that grew into a successful business with 1M users. This experience helped Arto, a serial entrepreneur and co-founder of Krisp, and his team identify the biggest problems in web development.

“Tens of millions of WordPress websites are built…


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Private Note-Taking and Journaling With the Hypernotes WordPress Plugin – WP Tavern

Ella van Durpe, a core WordPress contributor and software engineer at Automattic, released a note-taking plugin earlier today. Hypernotes is a simple custom post type that allows end-users to take private notes or serve as a journaling tool.

I have seen similar plugins in the past. I even began building one years ago before ultimately abandoning it for a simple Markdown solution in a private repository.

What makes Hypernotes unique is its handling of “folders,” which essentially work like categories. However, each folder gets its own sub-menu link under the Notes section in…


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10 WordPress Mistakes to Avoid

WordPress is an amazingly powerful and flexible tool. But like any tool, its wide array of options means it’s easy to make mistakes using it.

While all of these mistakes will adversely affect your website, some can be absolutely devastating. That’s why it’s so important to know what they are so you can avoid them.

In this article, you’ll find 10 common WordPress mistakes and how to avoid them.

1. Using Poorly-Coded Themes

This is the first and most important thing to look at because it forms the foundation for your SEO efforts, and frankly, most themes suck in this regard.

Whether your…


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