Squarespace vs. WordPress.com: Web hosting price and ease of use compared

So you want to build a website — maybe to show off your portfolio while job searching, to share information with wedding guests or to support your business (especially now that so many events have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic). Only problem is, you don’t know where to get started. Enter website building services…


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New Carbon Offset Plugin Aims to Make WordPress Sites More Eco-Friendly – WordPress Tavern

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As developers and internet users become increasingly aware of the CO2 footprint of their data usage, renewed interest in carbon offsetting programs has cropped up in recent years. These programs allow individuals and organizations to “offset” their carbon dioxide emissions by funding environmental endeavors, which range from planting trees to clean energy projects, with lots of variety in between.

Carbon offsetting schemes remain controversial, as they do not actually directly cancel out emissions. The programs allow corporations to appear…


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Happy 17th, WordPress – WordPress Tavern

Seventeen. It is almost a lost year between sweet 16 and the adulthood that comes along with 18. For many, 17 is a rebellious age when they feel like they have already reached grown-up status but still have some hard lessons to learn, some growing to do. The past year of WordPress’s life has felt much the same. Our community has worked and is still working through some rough patches. We are still learning. We are still growing. For better or worse, we are still coming together to build a better web.

By its next birthday, we should expect to see a much different WordPress. It…


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Hosting WordPress On AWS EC2 – A Beginners Guide

The rest of this guide will use screenshots from Bluehost due to their broad appeal, pricing, and recent purchase flow redesign that makes WordPress setup even more straightforward than usual. Then, you’ll create your Bluehost billing account. When you insert the image, you’ll have a choice of what happens when someone clicks that image (the Link To section).

Your clicks make keeping this guide fresh & updated worthwhile in addition to providing you with access to a year-round discount. I’ll explain. Sometimes you may need to make some modifications to a theme in order to provide…


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Diving Into Automattic’s Block Experiments – WordPress Tavern

One of the repositories I have been keeping an eye on over the past few months is Block Experiments. It is a monorepo of blocks in various stages of development from Automattic. In total, five of the team’s block experiments are now available for download from the plugin directory. Three others seem to still be under development.

My interest was first piqued when I saw the company’s Starscape Block plugin. The plugin essentially did something that I had needed on a separate project more than a year ago. If it had existed at the time, it would have saved me from a headache or…


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3 Reasons To Choose WordPress For Your Business Website

Here are three reasons for you to consider WordPress to create a beautiful and fully-functional website for your business.

If you have a website for your business, know that it sells even at times when your physical store doesn’t. Your website acts as a storefront for your business that displays your products and services that you offer. In case your website doesn’t look good, loads slow, or even if it is not mobile-friendly, your potential customers might turn away from your business. What’s more, a large part of the small business owners in India depends on their website as a…


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Shinobi Blocks WordPress Plugin Adds How-To and FAQ Blocks – WordPress Tavern

Shinobi Works, a web development and illustration company based in Japan, released Shinobi Blocks last week. It is the second plugin the team has added to the WordPress plugin directory. The plugin is a block collection that currently has two blocks for creating how-to and FAQ sections on a site.

Overall, the blocks work well. The developers also make sure to only load any scripts or styles on the front end when the blocks are in use, so it should not add any weight to page speed across the site.

The largest downside of the plugin is that neither of its blocks has wide or full…


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Blocksy Review – An Innovative, Gutenberg Ready and 100% Free WordPress Theme


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If you’re on the lookout for a fresh Gutenberg WordPress theme that will make your website look great but also give you rich customization options, then perhaps you should give Blocksy a look.

In this Blocksy review, we take a deep dive into what this Gutenberg theme brings to the table, what its key features are, what it can do in the wild, and whether you should use it or not.

What is Blocksy?

Blocksy is a “forever free” WordPress theme that’s optimized to work with the new block-based…


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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Business Impact – WordPress Site Management Software Market Industry Analysis, Trend and Growth, 2019-2032 – 3w Market News Reports

The global WordPress Site Management Software market study presents an all in all compilation of the historical, current and future outlook of the market as well as the factors responsible for such a growth. With SWOT analysis, the business study highlights the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of each WordPress Site Management Software market player in a comprehensive way. Further, the WordPress Site Management Software market report emphasizes the adoption pattern of the WordPress Site Management Software across various industries.

The WordPress Site…


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Local Brings Back Support for Apache and Site Cloning – WordPress Tavern

Flywheel’s Local development app has received several major updates during the past month. The most recent release brings back support for Apache as a web server choice (version 5.5.1), in response to user feedback. This was the most highly requested feature on the app’s community voting board.

Although nginx is the leader in web server market share for the top 10k, top 100k, and top 1M sites, Apache is still used by more of the web. Lack of support for Apache was a deal breaker for many Local users who support clients on shared hosting, which often runs Apache and MySQL. It…


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