The WordPress.org Homepage is Getting a Redesign (wptavern.com) A WordPress.org homepage redesign is now in the works with a strong focus on marketing to new users. As the face of the open source project, the site is long overdue for some design attention. Mark Uraine, a designer at Automattic, posted on the Make/Meta blog about how quickly the project is coming together.
The Risks and Rewards of Supporting The WordPress Community (torquemag.io) Have you ever imagined what WordPress would be like without the community? What if there weren’t WordCamps or Meetups? What if there were no volunteers dedicating their time to building the core software?
WordPress as we know it would not exist. A more pressing question is how do we continue to encourage an environment of contribution while not alienating these individuals and companies that currently give so much?
17 Free Yet Powerful Tools To Check Your WordPress Website Regularly (codeable.io) So your website is up and running and you need to check its health status on a recurring basis to uncover issues you might never have thought of. But where should you look? Well, even if every website has its own story to tell, we think we're safe when outlining the following common types of elements for a recurring check of all websites.
Why You Should Be Using a WordPress Content Locker Plugin (www.wpexplorer.com) Content lockers can be an effective way of growing your email list, gaining more followers on social media and getting your content shared with a wider audience. But what exactly is a content locker and how can you use them on your WordPress website?
In this article we discuss what a content locker is and how they can help your site convert against its goals.
A Guide to WordPress Theme Frameworks (And Why You Should Use Them) (torquemag.io) Theme frameworks are akin to a starter culture. They feature essential core functionality, and give developers the flexibility to design without worrying about building a foundation with poor coding practices.
In this post, we’ll explore the basics of theme frameworks, and discuss the benefits and drawbacks of using them for developing WordPress sites. Finally, we’ll wrap things up with a selection of some of the most popular ones out there.
How to Block Language Spam in Google Analytics and WordPress (kinsta.com) Nobody likes spam, and it can be a very frustrating for WordPress site owners as it typically involves taking time to setup filters and researching the best way to block it. However, in the past couple months there has been a new approach to this, in the form of what everyone is now calling language spam. Follow our tutorial below on the best ways block language spam and prevent it from skewing your traffic and analytics statistics.
The Power Users Guide to WordPress Navigation Menus (premium.wpmudev.org) The humble navigation menu. It’s an important part of your WordPress site that lets your visitors find their way around and helps to structure your content. Every theme will have a slot for it somewhere at the top of each page.
But are navigation menus just for your site header? The truth is that they can do much more.
In this post, we're going to show you some of the options you have at your disposal for using navigation menus in a more powerful way.