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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Best WordPress contact form plugins of 2021

Getting people to contact you is pretty much the reason your WordPress website or blog exists. It’s all well and good if you’re using one of the most popular website builders around, but if you get no interaction, you might as well not bother. Comments are great of course, but if you’re running a business, then it’s essential your contact form works as intended.

We’ve rounded up five plugins which aim to give your visitors the best contact form experience around.

(Image credit: Everest)

1. Everest Forms

A lot’s on offer for a free plugin and the add-ons could tempt many to pay for…


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Best WordPress contact form plugins of 2021

Getting people to contact you is pretty much the reason your WordPress website or blog exists. It’s all well and good if you’re using one of the most popular website builders around, but if you get no interaction, you might as well not bother. Comments are great of course, but if you’re running a business, then it’s essential your contact form works as intended.

We’ve rounded up five plugins which aim to give your visitors the best contact form experience around.

(Image credit: Everest)

1. Everest Forms

A lot’s on offer for a free plugin and the add-ons could tempt many to pay for…


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Best WordPress contact form plugins of 2021

Getting people to contact you is pretty much the reason your WordPress website or blog exists. It’s all well and good if you’re using one of the most popular website builders around, but if you get no interaction, you might as well not bother. Comments are great of course, but if you’re running a business, then it’s essential your contact form works as intended.

We’ve rounded up five plugins which aim to give your visitors the best contact form experience around.

(Image credit: Everest)

1. Everest Forms

A lot’s on offer for a free plugin and the add-ons could tempt many to pay for…


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How To Bulk Convert Classic WordPress Posts To Blocks? – WordPress Tavern

I was wondering if you could help me. I want to convert all of my old posts (about 600) to Gutenberg blocks. Do you know an easy way to do that?

Philip

I often get these short questions via private messages. I always try my best to help other WordPress users whenever I can. This was an easy solution in Philip’s case. After a quick chat, he actually learned that he did not need to migrate his posts to the block system. I thought it would be best to open this topic to a wider audience. Maybe it would help someone else along the way.

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TasteWP Spins Up Free WordPress Testing Sites in Seconds – WordPress Tavern

TasteWP is a newcomer among online WordPress sandboxing solutions. The site allows users to spin up a new WordPress instance in a matter of seconds. Web-based sandboxes like these have been popular for a long time, since they are convenient to fire up and destroy when performing a quick test on a plugin or theme. It’s easier than maintaining a local development environment, which many casual WordPress users have not taken the time to set up.

TasteWP’s temporary testing sites are hosted for 48 hours for non-logged-in users and 7 days for those who are logged in. The one-click…


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How Did The Parler Hack Happen? WordPress Security Issues Lead the Way

Parler, the Twitter rip-off that served as one of the main organizing tools for the Donald Trump fanatics who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, has been largely offline for more than a week. But even in suspended animation, the preferred online home for QAnon, the Proud Boys, and other elements of the American far-right is still creating trouble.

Decisions by Amazon, Apple, and Google to quit hosting the site and forbid mobile users to download the app have triggered cries of Big Tech censorship. First Amendment and internet regulation politics aside, the way Parler gushed data on…


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7 Steps to Secure a WordPress Site

Many companies operate under the assumption that their WordPress sites are secure — and that couldn’t be anything further from the truth.

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WordPress sites account for more than one-third of all websites on the Internet, including some of the most highly trafficked sites and numerous e-commerce sites. So it stands to reason that companies would spend a lot of time and resources on protecting site security, right?

Unfortunately, says Ted Harrington, executive partner at Independent Security Evaluators (ISE), too many organizations believe that because WordPress runs on open source,…


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Biden White House Sticks with WordPress for Website Relaunch – WordPress Tavern

President Joe Biden took office today and unveiled a new whitehouse.gov that has been relaunched on WordPress. The previous administration switched from Drupal to WordPress in 2017, and technologists working with the Biden administration decided to stick with the same CMS.

In keeping with the multilingual and accessibility features implemented on the Biden-Harris transition team website, whitehouse.gov launched with toggles for contrast and font size, along with a Spanish language switcher. The relaunched site also includes an accessibility statement with a commitment from the…


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