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Script & Style Show: Episode 28: “Get Off My Lawn”, and Other Software Stories with Eric Brandes

CSS Selection Styling The goal of CSS is to allow styling of content and structure within a web page.  We all know that, right?  As CSS revisions arrive, we're provided more opportunity to control.  One of the little known styling option available within the browser is text selection styling ...
/ David Walsh

Script & Style Show: Episode 26: Web Games with ExcaliburJS with Erik Onarheim and Kamran Ayub

CSS Transforms CSS has become more and more powerful over the past few years and CSS transforms are a prime example. CSS transforms allow for sophisticated, powerful transformations of HTML elements.  One or more transformations can be applied to a given element and transforms can even be animated ...
/ David Walsh

4 Best WooCommerce Alternatives – Better Solution for Specific Needs

Are you looking for the best WooCommerce alternatives for your website? While WooCommerce is the most popular eCommerce plugin for WordPress, it may not be the perfect tool for everyone. Depending on your needs, there are better alternatives that gets the job done faster and easier. In this article, we will show you the best WooCommerce alternatives that you can use to sell online. Why and Who Needs WooCommerce Alternatives WooCommerce is the most popular ...

How to Use User Generated Content in WordPress to Grow Your Business

Did you know that user-generated content can tremendously help you grow your business? User generated content is both relatable and authentic, that’s why it’s a big winner with millennials and Gen Z. In this article, we will show you how to easily use user-generated content in WordPress to grow your business. What is User-Generated Content? User generated content (UGC) is the content generated by user activities on your website. This includes comments, testimonials, guest blog ...

6 Important Reasons Why You Should Use WordPress for Your Website

One of the questions that we often get asked is: Why should I use WordPress? Isn’t my old site good enough? Why do I need to switch to WordPress from another platform? If you’re asking these questions, then you’re at the right place. In this article, we will share 6 important reasons why you should use WordPress. We will also cover all the different type of websites you can create with WordPress as well as ...

WPBeginner Income – How Much Money Does WPBeginner Make?

Since I started WPBeginner (almost 10 years ago), one of the most asked questions I get from readers is how much money does WPBeginner make? Some of you might think that I’m making this up, but I’m not. If you were to search WPBeginner in Google, you’ll notice that one of the top related search keyword is “wpbeginner income”. Now I know that several popular bloggers share detailed income reports, and some of them have ...

10 Website Marketing Data You Must Track on Every WordPress Site

After launching a website, most small business owners rely on their best guesses to make important marketing decisions. Not only does that add huge risk, it also significantly slows down growth. In this guide, we will share the top website marketing data that you must track on every WordPress site, so you can make data-drive decisions to grow your business. Why You Need to Track Marketing Data in WordPress? We believe it’s easy to double ...

5 Best WordPress Coupon Code Plugins for Your Online Store

Are you looking for the best WordPress coupon code plugin for your online store? Coupon codes are great for promoting your online store, reducing cart abandonment, and increasing overall sales. In this article, we have hand-picked the 5 best WordPress coupon code plugins for your eCommerce website. Note: This article is focused on WooCommerce coupon code plugins. Some of these plugins will also work on other WordPress eCommerce websites. However if you’re looking to create ...

WooCommerce SEO Made Simple – A Step-by-Step Guide to Ranking #1 in Google

Do you want to improve your WooCommerce SEO, but not sure how to get started? Search engine optimization (SEO) for your eCommerce store is an equivalent of having someone standing on every street corner in the real world, spinning signs with your store’s name and direction. If you have not optimized your WooCommerce store for SEO, then you are missing out on a lot of sales. We have created this ultimate WooCommerce SEO guide to ...

Object.fromEntries

The Object object has been buffed with useful methods over the past few years.  Object.keys, Object.values, Object.freeze, and Object.assign all address frequently desired functionality.  One of the new Object methods is fromEntries, which accepts a Map or map-like array nesting and converts it to a useful object literal! Convert Map to Object Converting a Map to a key:value object is simple with Object.fromEntries: Object.fromEntries(new Map([["a", "b"], ["c", "d"]])); // Object { a: "b", c: "d" } Convert a ...
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How to Clone a WordPress Site in 7 Easy Steps

Generally speaking, cloning is considered an unethical practice. However, when you think of cloning in terms of making a duplicate WordPress site, a whole new world of completely ethical possibilities can open up for your business. In this article, we will show you how to easily clone a WordPress site in 7 easy steps. What is Cloning, and Why Use It? The idea behind cloning a WordPress site is simple: you make an exact copy or ...

Turn Bluetooth On and Off from Command Line on macOS

Bluetooth has been a revelation in wireless technology: wireless mice, headphones, streaming devices, and a variety of home and office environments.  It goes without saying that wireless peripherals are so much easier to manage than wired counterparts, especially mice, that I usually have my MacBook's bluetooth turned on. There are times, however, that I move my laptop away from the mouse (OK, I admit:  the kitchen) where the bluetooth connection is still in range but ...
/ David Walsh

Introducing the First Round of WPBeginner Growth Accelerator Companies

In August, we decided to do something that had never been done before in the WordPress community. We created the WPBeginner Growth Accelerator, first-ever growth fund for WordPress-focused businesses. Today, I’m extremely excited to announce the first round of WPBeginner accelerator companies. Aside from announcement, I will also be sharing behind the scenes details and process at the end of this article (so keep on reading). 1. CaseProof aka MemberPress and Pretty Links CaseProof is ...

Download a YouTube Channel’s Videos

YouTube is an endless source of entertainment, be it stuff you're proud to share you like or stuff you would rather others not know about (see: David's history of watching old WWE Royal Rumbles).  I watch a lot of YouTube in hotels and on flights when I don't have internet access, so I use youtube-dl to download YouTube videos; it's quick, easy, and makes online content available offline. While youtube-dl allows you to download single ...
/ David Walsh

How to Test a WordPress Site in Different Browsers (Cross Browser Testing Made Easy)

Do you want to test your WordPress site in different browsers? Cross Browser Testing is extremely important when changing WordPress themes or implementing a new design because it helps you make sure that your website looks good on all different browsers, screen sizes, operating systems, and mobile devices. In this article, we will show you how to easily test a WordPress site in different browsers. What is Cross Browser Testing? Cross Browser Testing is a ...

Get Up and Win

Down on my hands and knees, I crawl around, bleeding out.  I'm resigned to my fate.  A kind stranger, a new friend, rushes over to me and kneels to help, reviving me at a time that didn't require it.  Just as I'm revived, the kind stranger says "Get up and win".  I get up and I win. I've always loved video games and many of my best childhood memories involve video games, whether it was ...
/ David Walsh

WordPress 5.0 Beta 3

WordPress 5.0 Beta 3 is now available! This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site to play with the new version. There are two ways to test the WordPress 5.0 Beta: try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”), or you can download the beta here (zip). WordPress 5.0 is slated for release on November 19, and ...
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25 Best Martial Arts WordPress Themes

Are you looking for the best WordPress themes to create your martial arts website? While building a karate or martial arts website, you need a theme that can prominently showcase your training sessions, events, and schedules. In this article, we have hand-picked some of the best martial arts WordPress themes that you can use. Making a Martial Arts Website with WordPress WordPress is the most popular website builder in the world. It is easy to ...

How to Start Your Own Podcast (Step by Step)

Are you looking to start a podcast? Want to know what does a perfect podcasting setup look like? In this guide, we will show you how to start your own podcast with WordPress – step by step. You will learn about how podcasts work, the best podcast equipment, the podcast WordPress plugin that you absolutely need, and more. No matter your age or technical skill set, you can easily start your own podcast by following ...

How to Easily Add a Client Feedback Form in WordPress (Step by Step)

Do you want to add a client feedback form on your website? Client feedback is very helpful in improving your products and services. In this article, we will show you how to easily add a client feedback form in WordPress. Why Do You Need a Client Feedback Form? A client feedback form or a customer feedback form is a contact form that your customers can use to give direct feedback about your product or service ...
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