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How to Install a WordPress Plugin: Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners

This is a step-by-step tutorial for beginners on installing a WordPress plugin. Soon after you install WordPress, you’ll find out that for a lot of functions your website needs plugins. Wanna display your photos in neat galleries, sell directly from your site or integrate social media sites? Forget “There’s an app for that.” In the WP universe, it’s “There’s a plugin for that.” But before you can use the exact right plugin for the task, you have to install it. You can go about it a couple of ways. Here goes: 1. Install a Plugin Using WordPress Plugin Search This method only works for free plugins, the only ones that show up in the WP repository. To install a plugin using WordPress plugin search, click on the “Plugins” to the left of your WP dashboard and click “Add New:” Then search for whatever it was you were looking for in…

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Product Update: New Pricing Scheme and Features

We have some major good news! A lot of stuff regarding pricing scheme and features has been updated. Let me walk you through the changes. New 10Web Pricing Scheme Since we offer most anything you could ask for in a website – plugins to back up service, SEO to high class security – we attract a great diversity of customers with their unique needs. Now our pricing scheme fits the mold, too, offering something for everyone. We have three main plans: Starter Our users have to know what they’re signing up for which is why we’ve made the Starter plan entirely free. You get 1 GB of backups, a monthly quota of 1000 image optimizations, performance and SEO services, along with a unified dashboard to make managing your site even easier. In the very near future this plan will give you access to even more features and services soon to…

Product Update: New Dashboard Features, SEO and Performance Services Released

We have some good news to present to you! This update touches upon 10Web team’s main releases in the recent weeks. We added SEO and Performance, two new services, to the dashboard, as well as developed a cool new feature to connect a site to dashboard in one click. Our team also managed a huge amount of work and released major updates of Photo Gallery and Google Analytics plugins. New dashboard features Connect site in one click 10Web dashboard is a unified tool to manage all your WP sites. It saves you time by helping maintain and control multiple sites from one place. Thanks to it you can backup/restore site data, manage plugins/themes and optimize images with incredible ease. Until now, in order to add a website to the dashboard, users needed to download 10Web manager plugin, install it on the WP site, and log in to dashboard from the plugin. Now…

Product Update: Photo Gallery Demo, Instagram Feed WD Features, Form Maker Improvements

This is the opening post of the 10Web News rubric. The series will keep you posted regarding updates on the products and services we provide and other interesting stuff about all things WordPress. We’re excited to announce the new demo site for Photo-Gallery, improvements on Form-Maker, and major updates of Instagram Feed WD plugin. New demo site for Photo Gallery plugin Our most popular product, Photo Gallery plugin, currently used by almost 400k users, has a new demo site! The previous demo site was 2 years old and we felt like it was time to update it. We worked hard and overhauled all the layouts, features, and views displayed on the Demo site. The new demo displays all the basic layouts of the Gallery, including thumbnails, masonry, mosaic, image browser, slideshow, carousel and blog style galleries. The site displays them the way they look with default options and styling.  …

WordPress Gets New Gutenberg Editor: What You Should Do as a Developer

WordPress, the go-to 15-year-old content management system (CMS), still grows and experiences significant changes and improvements. During the last 2 years, 5 major versions have been released. Their focus was on editor, customizer, widgets and other minor improvements of UX. I would describe these improvements, released after the REST API in WP 4.4, as well-liked by both ordinary users and developers. However, the release coming very soon is a major fundamental change of the core WP experience, content editing. This change affects every WP user. For years, WP relied on tinyMCE editor, which is a quasi-WISIWIG editor with an extensible list of buttons to add and edit rich content. Now, the core team behind WP has set a kickoff goal: to create a completely new post and page editing experience. Need to adapt to these changes and stay up-to-date As a plugin or theme developer, you may consider how this…

Best WordPress Image Optimization Solutions

  Images often account for most of the data downloaded online, so if you constantly use high-resolution images on your website it can cause several issues. First and foremost, high-resolution images can cause long load times, which will boost your bounce rate, and consequently have an adverse impact on your conversions. Long load time can also impact SEO. Slow websites are generally ranked lower by the search engines. Secondly, if you have a high-volume website load, it will consume huge internet bandwidth from your visitors and will cause real problems for those who have a limited bandwidth. All these issues are particularly notable for smartphone and tablet users. The solution to these problems is optimizing your website’s images. There is a number of techniques for image optimization on the web, but today we will focus on solutions available for websites created with WordPress. Images can be optimized in a number…

Why You Should Build and Manage Your Website with WordPress

Almost everyone who has ever been interested in building a website or even just in the comings and goings of internet has probably heard about WordPress from a friend or seen it mentioned in a blog post at least once. So what exactly is WordPress? Why and how did it become so popular? What drives developers and businessmen alike to choosing this platform? Let’s deep dive into all those reasons. I like to think I have all the answers. If you want to imagine just how popular WordPress is, a single fact will do: WordPress quietly powers 29% of all the websites in the world and 60% of the CMS (Content Management System) market. WordPress is the populist king of content management systems.     If you are a novice in this field, there are likely a bunch of questions you need answers to: What’s CMS? What other choices do…

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