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WordPress 5.6: New Features and Tips You Can’t Miss Out On

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“It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life” for WordPress! No, we’re not just giving you an earworm for no reason. This article is all about introducing WordPress 5.6 “Simone” (the successor of WordPress 5.4 “Adderley” and WordPress 5.5 “Eckstine”), and it just so happens that this update pays tribute to the mesmerizing jazz and blues icon Nina Simone. Our inner fangirl is showing, huh? Good! And, rest assured, nothing will tamp down our enthusiasm for this update – and not just because of our eternal love for Nina Simone. This update includes block editor improvements, a brand new default theme, automatic WordPress core updates to increase security, and a bunch of other goodies. Let’s explore the most exciting new features and all that jazz together! Block Editor Improvements The New Twenty Twenty-One Default Theme Automatic WordPress Release Updates Application Passwords for REST API Other updates…

A Simple Guide on How to Create WordPress Custom User Roles and Capabilities

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Creating WordPress custom user roles and capabilities you’re bound to experience the agony of choice. Your head will be spinning from endless opportunities. Basically, you may have no clue which roles and capabilities you should create and how to best combine them. That’s why we’re here to tell you why you need custom user roles and capabilities to begin with, what you should consider when assigning roles and capabilities, and, last but not least, how to create them. But before we delve into all that, let’s understand what WordPress custom user roles are all about. For starters, assigning multiple user roles allows you to share the burden of website management with other users. At the same time, it gives these users separate access to your website meaning they don’t have to use your login credentials. This enhances the safety of your website. WordPress offers a set of 6 pre-defined user…

AI Website Builder: Fully Automated WordPress Website Creation in a Few Minutes

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In case you’re not already acquainted, please allow us to introduce you to something life-altering for website owners everywhere and groundbreaking for the web development industry in general: the very first AI website builder, a service you won’t find anywhere else on the market. Our phenomenal team of software and machine learning engineers has been working on this product for more than 2 years and is now ready to include this feature in all our hosting plans. But what exactly is an AI website builder and what is it good for? Think about your regular website builder, and now imagine 90% of your manual website building process being automated. That’s what an AI website builder does. It allows you to recreate a website in a matter of minutes and with almost no effort whatsoever. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. This article is here to introduce you to this…

6 Best WordPress Drag and Drop Builders Compared (2021)

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Let’s do some name dropping. This article is here to introduce you to 6 WordPress drag-and-drop website builders that’ll make sure your agency provides the most awesome websites out there to your clients. Why does your agency need a drag-and-drop builder, to begin with? Besides the higher functionality, it’ll bring to your website, our list of drag-and-drop website builders ensures user- and SEO-friendliness, mobile responsiveness, and offers a bunch of themes and templates that cater to all of the above-mentioned criteria. But don’t all website builders offer these attributes, you may be wondering. Maybe they do, maybe they don’t. That’s beside the point. The most significant reason why every agency needs a WordPress drag-and-drop website builder is the fact that it saves you from the tedious task of coding. All you have to do is choose a website template and then simply manage your websites via drag and drop. You…

How to Convert Any Website to WordPress in 3 Steps Without Coding

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We’ve all been there. Back in those golden days, you created your website with cool static HTML code, but before you knew it, HTML was no longer cool and your website was no longer modern and competitive. You can sit and ponder how fast the world changes and how unpredictable it can get…Or you can think up ways of converting your website to the newer and more flexible CMS: the famous WordPress. So in this post, we’ll tell you why exactly you should convert your website to WordPress and what are the easiest ways to do so. Stay tuned, and let’s start with the most basic question: Why should you convert your website to WordPress? Popularity One of the biggest reasons to join WordPress is its popularity across the internet. WordPress is used by the 60.4 % of all CMS users, which means that 33.5% of all the websites use…

How To Manage Multiple WordPress Websites

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Managing a single website is a tough job. Imagine having to deal with a couple of them. Ordinary hosting platforms won’t do the trick, you need special tools or special services to be able to manage multiple WordPress sites. Should you use a WordPress Management tool to manage multiple WordPress sites? Well if you’re a WordPress developer or an agency that needs to create and maintain several websites then you probably want to keep them all on a single dashboard. You should also have a bunch of tools to ease up your workflow and make your work faster. That’s why this article will present the parameters of a good WordPress management solution one by one. Parameters of a good WordPress management solution you should look for as an agency Starting with the first and one of the most important parameters: All-in-one dashboard The work of an agency or a freelance…

SASS for WordPress developers: here’s everything you MUST know

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Although CSS can be fun, using proper preprocessors like SASS (Syntactically Awesome Stylesheet) – not to be confused with being sassy – will make the job of the developer even easier. If you’re wondering why exactly you need Sass and what it’ll give you, buckle up, cause we’re going to cover all the aspects of Sass in WordPress and go over its additions one by one. But first of all, let’s make a few definitions clear. What is Sass? Basically, Sass is a CSS preprocessor which makes writing with CSS neater and more comprehensible, and that can solve a lot of problems. It’s a very useful tool to incorporate into your projects to make your workflow faster and better organized. Here’s what we’ll cover in this article: In which cases can WP developers benefit from Sass What additions does Sass bring to CSS Variables Nested rules Partials Modules Mixins Extends/inheritance…

What’s New: 10Web Speed Optimizer Update

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The 10Web Speed Optimizer Here we go again! Moving forward in the same light, we have more improvements and bug fixes in the 10Web Speed Optimizer. Here is What’s New. JPEG Images To speed up websites, we have enabled by default to automatically encode large JPEG images to a progressive method. This will compress the size of your image and show the entire image while simultaneously loading it. Thus, providing a better user experience and a faster loading page. Option to Minify HTML Speed up your website by choosing to minify the HTML. This will remove the white space and comments, reducing the size. Option to Preconnect External Sources Preconnection works much like prefetching. When this option is checked, let’s say for Google Fonts, the DNS lookup, the TLS and TCP communication will be done before the page loads; thus, speeding up the load time of your pages. Option to…

68 Time-Saving WordPress Keyboard Shortcuts to Boost Your Efficiency

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We all know how important time is and how fast it flies. That is why we try to make our webpage as fast as possible with various WordPress performance plugins, in order to save our visitors’ time. But what about us, the website owners? Here is when WordPress keyboard shortcuts come to help. Why waste time on useless mouse clicks? If you work with WordPress knowing the list of most useful keyboard shortcuts will save you a bunch of time on a daily basis. Of course, you might think it’s just a trivial change which only saves you milliseconds, but all of those milliseconds actually add up and become rather significant at the end of the day. So this post is here to tell you about all those secret shortcuts that will make your workflow much faster. Here’s what we’ll guide you through: What are WordPress keyboard shortcuts ? Browser…

Everything You Must Know About WordPress 5.5

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From a trumpeter to a singer: WordPress Adderley has been updated to WordPress Eckstine. Named after the famous American jazz singer Eckstine, the new WordPress 5.5 update takes us to the swing era by making WordPress as smooth as Eckstine’s voice. What’s new in WordPress 5.5 ? Now back to the more technical questions. WordPress 5.5 “Eckstine” was released on August 11th, 2020, so it’s already available to the public. This new version brings a bunch of block editor improvements such as integrated block directory, UI changes in the block editor, edit images inside the block editor, introduction of block patterns and the ability to add your own plugins to the Block Directory. We’ll go through all of them one by one. The Block Editor Improvements Integrated Block Directory With this new WordPress 5.5 version if you decide to add a block which is not available on your site, you…

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