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News & Articles
Matt Mullenweg Announces Tech and Design Leads for New Focus-Based Development Cycle (wptavern.com) WordPress core development is kicking off in 2017 with the new focus-based development process that Matt Mullenweg announced during the 2016 State of the Word. The new approach to releases shifts WordPress from the familiar time-based release cycle to one that is more project-based. The idea is that design and user testing will lead the way and upcoming releases will ship when significant user-facing improvements are ready.
17 WordPress Web Design Trends We Can Expect in 2017 (torquemag.io) The end of the year is in sight. 2016 has come and gone, and that means it is time to reflect on what this year has brought us. In that vein, we thought it would be a good idea to try and make some predictions about how web design will change in the coming year. Two years ago we published a similar article for 2015 and because design is always changing, we thought it would be a good time to do it again.
OptinMonster Review From a Pro Account (www.competethemes.com) Not sure if you should get OptinMonster?
We won’t yammer on about our opinions. How about we show you everything there is to see in OptinMonster instead?
Below you’ll find our detailed OptinMonster review including over 70 screenshots showing everything it has to offer.
A Guide to Designing Better Buttons and CTAs for WordPress (premium.wpmudev.org) Designing buttons can be tricky. There are many design factors to consider when designing buttons – size, color, icons, shape, placement, and text — and call-to-action buttons are even more critical to get right.
In this post, we’ll cover the basics of designing buttons for your WordPress website. We’ll also consider the factors to take into account when your buttons will be used as part of a call-to-action. Finally, we’ll leave you with code you can use to create buttons and show you how to use that code with WordPress.
How to Protect Your WordPress Site Using Wordfence Security (themeisle.com) There are a wide variety of tools designed to help its users secure their sites from top to bottom. And as far as we’re concerned, Wordfence Security is one of the best options out there for anyone who just wants their WordPress site security taken care of.
In this article, we’ll dig into what makes Wordfence Security a good choice to protect your WordPress site. Then, we’ll guide you through the process of setting it up and configuring it properly, to make sure your site is safe.