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PHP and How It’s Used in WordPress

2 MIN READ

PHP is the open source programming language in which WordPress is written. According to W3Techs, PHP is used by over 83% of all websites using server side language over the internet. Wikipedia says PHP is “a server-side scripting language designed for web development.” Let’s break down the definition.

10 Awesome Websites Made with WordPress

9 MIN READ

Back in May 27, 2003 Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little created WordPress, a platform which was to change the direction and trends of all websites. WordPress has kept climbing higher and higher on the ranking lists of top CMS ever since. At the age of 15, WordPress, with 75 million websites and 58.7% market share is, without doubt, the leading CMS on the market. Small blogs and personal photography websites, startups and world’s top companies alike have decided on WordPress when creating their websites. Here is a list of 10 absolutely gorgeous websites you probably have heard about, but might not know were created with WordPress. 1. Katy Perry “This is the part of me That you’re never gonna ever take away from me Throw your sticks and stones, Throw your bombs and your blows But you’re not gonna break my soul,” sang Katy Perry once and has lived according to…

25 Plugins vs One-Stop Shop: What Does Your WordPress Site Need?

6 MIN READ

Soon after setting up your WordPress site, you’ll find out you need plugins for a lot of the things you want to have on your site, be it SEO or backups or a gallery. Initially downloading a bunch of plugins seems like the easiest and most straightforward solution but could it be that going with one-vendor services is the better way? Let’s examine WordPress history and stats to determine if there really is a shift from single plugins to more unified solutions. WP plugins: history & stats There are more than 50,000 plugins just in the WP directory right now and the number keeps growing. As the general quality of websites keeps increasing, so do the demands we place upon the extended functionality plugins can provide. For example, e-commerce and, subsequently, use of the most popular WP e-commerce plugin WooCommerce has grown tremendously in the last years. WP users integrate…

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…

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…

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…

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

3 MIN READ

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.  …

Why You Should Build and Manage Your Website with WordPress

15 MIN READ

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 you have…

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