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

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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-WYSIWYG 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…

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WordPress 5.0: Getting Your Site Ready for Gutenberg

3 MIN READ

You may have heard whispers and rumors – who are we kidding, more like gradually intensifying buzz, from WordCamp 2017 to the myriad of articles spawned – around WordPress 5.0 and its main feature, Gutenberg editor. Forewarned, as we know, is forearmed. Let’s discuss what to expect from the update and what steps to undertake to prepare your WordPress site for a smooth transition. Checking plugins’ and themes’ compatibility Since the core update promises to divide the WordPress world into a “before” and “after,” it’s crucial to make sure all of your site’s plugins and themes are compatible with it. Here’s how to go about it. Check the plugins’ “Tested up to” field on wp.org. For plugins, in contrast to themes, there’s a really easy way to check compatibility. Take a look at your plugins’ wp.org page first for an indication of up to which version the plugin has been…

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10 Reasons Why You Should Use WordPress to Run Your Business Website

7 MIN READ

There are over 76.5 million WordPress websites out there. Here are 10 reasons 👍 why you should use WordPress for your business website.

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How to Configure Form Confirmations and Notifications on WordPress

3 MIN READ

Web forms are an essential part of most websites. Configuring their confirmations and notifications will let you monitor the stats of the replies, drop a thank-you note or send out an automated email in an attempt to “humanize” your site. The initial step is installing and activating Form Maker plugin. Here’s a beginner’s guide on how to do it. In this step-by-step tutorial, you will learn how to configure the “communicativeness” of the contact form we created in a previous tutorial using WordPress Form Maker plugin. But these instructions will work on any form really. Configuring Form Confirmations and Notifications A form confirmation is what your website visitor sees after they submit the form. It could be a thank-you message or a redirection to a relevant page. Alternatively, you could choose not to have one, keeping the users on the form page. After clicking the left menu’s Form Maker, picking the form, and pressing Form…

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10 Photo Clichés Found in Every Photographer’s Portfolio

5 MIN READ

My lucky guess is it somewhat irks you that these days every other person with a camera calls herself or himself a photographer. Seems unfair that some spend years learning all those cool tricks and techniques while others just take a few mundane shots, start promoting their art right from the get-go, and get popular in narrow circles. So, is all the time and effort one has to put in to become a professional photographer worth it if others get an equal share of “fame” without the struggle? My answer’s a definite yes. To start with, photography is so much more than the climactic button press. It’s a form of art, a new language with an alphabet you need to know in order to read and speak freely and comprehensively. Only then will you be able to formulate new concepts in the language rather than just going on repeating the…

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How to Create a Donation Form on WordPress

3 MIN READ

Are you looking to create a donation form for your website? WordPress Form Maker plugin is perfect for accepting donations on your site. You can view the submissions for each form, track overall statistics, edit the list of donors, filter submission data and export it in csv or xml formats. The plugin lets you set up Email Options to send submissions both to users and website owners. There is an option to add multiple recipients, as well as CC or BCC addresses. The users get an email notification initially when they donate a certain amount, and when the donation is complete. Let’s delve into creating your first WordPress donation form. Creating your first donation form Firstly, you should install and activate Form Maker plugin. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do it. Once it is activated, go to Form Maker > Forms, then click Add New. Give a title…

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How to Add a Contact Form to WordPress Sidebar Widget

3 MIN READ

Do you want to add a contact form to your WordPress sidebar? This article will tell you exactly how to add a contact form widget to your WordPress sidebar with the help of WordPress Form Maker plugin. Why have a contact form on your WordPress sidebar? Seriously, why does one even need a contact form on a site sidebar? Having a contact form on your WordPress sidebar widget gives users the option to contact you about your products and services from any page on your website, so so the frustrated user doesn’t have to get progressively more frustrated searching for the contact page. If she comes to have questions or needs help, she can simply contact you using the form on the sidebar. It’s pretty convenient and effective in making the user feel heard. So, what’s to be done? Firstly, you should install and activate Form Maker plugin. Here is a…

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How to Promote Your Book Before You Even Write It

7 MIN READ

So, how should you use the web to establish and grow your readership? Cinderella is actually a story about a novice writer who, after a series of failed trials, stumbles upon a great publisher. Suddenly, the book is on everyone’s shelves and the already-bestselling writer is distributing autographs on every city step. Yeah, those fairy tales are really appealing and even motivating but what about snapping back to reality? The grey reality is that famous promoters don’t usually wander the streets accidentally crashing into talents. Nowadays it’s all about releasing your book to an already existing online readership. Of course, it may well be that you’re one of the luckiest people in the world, but it usually pays to put trust in the power of taking control of one’s life. You know, just in case. So let’s go ahead and discuss the easy steps and measures that one should undertake…

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

4 MIN READ

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

6 MIN READ

10Web offers a new pricing 💰 scheme. Since we offer almost anything you could ask for in a website – plugins to back up service, SEO to high-class security 🛡️.

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