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How to Create a Custom WordPress Theme Without a Line of Code

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There is definitely no shortage of WordPress themes. Both free and paid themes are available, whether you go looking in the official depository or turn to third-party marketplaces and independent theme developers. These WordPress themes make creating a website for your clients relatively easy. However, there are times when you need a more custom design. In such situations, the obvious solution is to create a custom WordPress theme yourself. The only issue is that creating a custom WordPress theme from scratch can take a while due to the coding that’s involved. If you’re on a tight deadline, that’s not a feasible solution. But what if you could create a custom WordPress theme without coding? The good news is that you can. Thanks to 10Web’s AI Builder, you can quickly create a custom theme and deliver a website on time for your client. In this article, we’ll talk about various WordPress…

What’s New in PHP 8 (Features, Updates & Changes)

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PHP 8.0 is a major update that was released on November 26, 2020. It came with many new amazing features and optimizations such as named arguments, union types, attributes, constructor property promotion, match expression, nullsafe operator, JIT compiler, improvements in the type system, error handling, and consistency. With 10Web, you can easily update your PHP to the PHP 8.0 version. If you don’t want to go into the details, scroll down to see how to enable it on 10Web. Others are welcome to learn about all the new features of PHP 8 and about the JIT compiler in particular. New features Let’s discover the new features introduced by this new major update. Here’s what we’ll cover in this article: Named Arguments Attributes v2 Constructor Property Promotion Union Types 2.0 Match expression v2 Nullsafe operator Saner string to number comparisons Consistent type errors for internal functions Type system and error handling…

WordPress Default Theme: What It Is and How to Change It

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Every year, WordPress releases a new default theme that ships with every WordPress installation. The WordPress default theme typically shows off new features that have been added to the platform. However, the WordPress default theme is often lacking in features that are crucial for a small business website. That’s why it’s so common for WordPress users to change the default theme of their websites. If you’re wondering what the default WordPress theme is and how to change it, you’re in the right place. In this post, we’ll explain everything you need to know about the WordPress default theme, how and why you should change it, and share how you can create a website without installing an advanced theme. What is the WordPress default theme? WordPress default theme is the theme that comes preinstalled when you first install WordPress on your site. As mentioned earlier, this theme is used to show…

Headless WordPress: How to Create Web Applications Using REST API

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Some time ago I wrote an article about using WordPress without GUI via CLI, where I mentioned that you actually can do anything without using the WP dashboard. In this article, I’ll take another approach, leaving only the WordPress dashboard, and introduce you to installing a decoupled WordPress. Let’s dive in! Monolithic WordPress WordPress has come a long way, from being used in small blogs to becoming the #1 CMS solution. It grew, developed a big market of plugins and themes that can extend its functionality and enhance its look and user experience. From the very beginning, WordPress has had a “Monolithic” architecture, which means that it has the backend and the frontend in one application. When we install WordPress, we get one of the default themes as the frontend of our website and a dashboard accessible via /wp-admin/ URL as the backend. We can create posts and pages, install…

How to Build a WordPress Sales Funnel

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If only I had counted how many hours we’ve spent cooped up in the conference room trying to create the perfect sales funnel. Don’t get me wrong, brainstorming and developing an efficient sales funnel is another level of satisfaction but looking back, had I known some basic principles, my life would’ve been so much easier. Jokes aside, in this article, I want to share with you some key principles that will help you build a kickass WordPress sales funnel. But before we move forward, per usual, let’s get our definitions straight. I personally love RingDNA’s definitions: The sales funnel (also known as a revenue funnel or sales process) refers to the buying process that companies lead customers through when purchasing products. The definition also refers to the process through which a company finds, qualifies, and sells its products to buyers. The WordPress sales funnel has stages and just like with…

502 Bad Gateway Error and How to Fix It

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HTTP 504 Gateway Timeout and HTTP 502 Bad Gateway errors are the most common server errors for WordPress website visitors and owners. In my previous article, we’ve already discussed the causes of a 504 Gateway Timeout error and possible solutions for it. In this article, we’ll come to understand what a 502 Bad Gateway error is, talk about the reasons for a 502 Bad Gateway error, and explore some tips for troubleshooting this type of errors. What does 502 Bad Gateway mean? Before we define what a 502 Bad Gateway error is, let’s deep-dive into server infrastructure and find out the meaning of some terms, like web server, proxy server or gateway, and upstream server. Let’s first discuss how hosting a modern web application works. For this we need three actors: The web application The gateway The web server In the picture below you can see the PHP modern web…

How to Add Google Analytics to WordPress (With and Without a Plugin)

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Here are instructions on how to add Google Analytics 4 to WordPress that’ll save you lots of headaches. If you’re reading this article, you either have no clue how to do it or you’re torn between adding it via a plugin or without. Don’t you despair. We’re here to guide you through this process. So what is Google Analytics 4? Your regular Google Analytics is all about tracking your website’s performance. Google Analytics 4 is exactly that with a few added cherries on top. For example, this new version includes features such as cross-platform (web and app) tracking, AI-generated recommendations, and an enhanced Firebase data model that allows you to track your users based on their “events” that are now called “hits” instead of the previous model based on sessions and pageviews. Having cleared this up, let’s tackle the next important question: Why is adding Google Analytics 4 to your…

WordPress Cache and How It Can Improve Your Website Speed

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Nearly half of the World Wide Web is powered by WordPress, but somehow there’s a common misconception that WordPress websites are slow and laggy. In this article, we’ll give you full information about one of the techniques that can highly improve your website performance, WordPress caching. Caching is a technique that allows you to store the result of a long-running task in a fast access memory, and then reuse that result without actually doing the task. This means that cached content is displayed a lot faster than content that’s loaded directly from the server. It’s like memorizing your multiplication tables. Once you have memorized it, it’s so much faster to recite the answer to a multiplication problem off-hand than trying to calculate the answer all over again. Caching can be performed in different stages of a running web application, so every stage is called a cache layer. We’ll go through…

504 Gateway Timeout Error and How to Fix It

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An HTTP 504 Gateway Timeout error is the most common error encountered by website developers. And in many cases, it can become a real pain. Generally, it’s difficult to find out the reason for a timeout error because the server response has no helpful information about the error cause. In this article, we’ll find ways to troubleshoot timeout errors and find solutions for them, while giving you a better understanding of timeout errors and their causes. What is a 504 Timeout error? To deeply understand what a 504 Gateway Timeout error is let’s first have a look at server and client relationships. What happens when the client sends an HTTP request to the server? When the server receives the request, it processes it, and–depending on whether the result is successful or unsuccessful–returns a response with the corresponding HTTP status code in the HTTP response headers. HTTP status codes are a…

WordPress 5.7: New Features from the Latest Release

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“I know that you know but I’ll sing it again,” WordPress has a new release and this time around it honors yet another jazz genius Esperanza Spalding, the original source of that quote. Before diving into the nitty gritty of WordPress 5.7, let’s answer two important questions upfront: When will WordPress 5.7 be officially released? It’s already out. The official release date was on March 9, though its beta version had been rolled out before that. What’s new in WordPress 5.7? A bunch of things. But to cut it short, there are Gutenberg improvements that simplify the editing workflow, allowing users to create professional blocks with less coding and more drag-and-drop. Users also have more customization options that are easier for users to find. You could say that WordPress 5.7 is under the overall theme of simplified editing, advanced color palettes with “fresh” colors, and other improvements that will be…

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