Website Development

Beginners experiences on converting my graphic design skills and static page layout skills to a full content management system, starting with wordpress ….

 

How to Take a Screenshot for Your Blog Posts (Beginner’s Guide)

Do you want to add a screenshot to your blog post, but not sure of the best way to do it? Screenshots allow you to share an image snapshot of your desktop or mobile screen in your blog posts. In this article, we will show you how to take a screenshot for your WordPress blog posts. Taking a Screenshot for Your Blog Posts Since there are so many different ways to take a screenshot, we ...

Script & Style Show: Episode 21: Third Party JavaScript and Web Performance with Charlie Vazac

PHP Woot Checker – Tech, Wine, and Shirt Woot If you haven't heard of Woot.com, you've been living under a rock. For those who have been under the proverbial rock, here's the plot: Every day, Woot sells one product. Once the item is sold out, no more items are available for purchase. You don't know how many ...
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How to Properly Move from Squarespace to WordPress

Do you want to move your Squarespace website to WordPress? Many users start their websites using different platforms. Sooner or later they discover the limitations of the platform and want to move to a better and more flexible option, like WordPress. In this article, we will show you how to properly move from Squarespace to WordPress. Why You Should Move from Squarespace to WordPress Squarespace provides an easy to use platform to create and build ...

30 “Expert Tips” that I Wish I Knew Before Starting a Blog

Starting a blog for the first time can be a nerve-wrecking experience. There’s a lot of excitement, but at the same time there’s a fear of unknown. You want to do everything the RIGHT way and avoid all major pitfalls, so your blog can be successful. In our 12+ years of blogging, we have made countless mistakes and learnt from them. Over the last decade, our blogs have received well over a billion pageviews. In ...

Twilio: the Ultimate Communication Tool

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6 Best Places to Hire WordPress Developers

Are you looking for the best places to hire WordPress developers? WordPress is a popular platform, and you’ll find thousands of people offering WordPress development services. Not all of them have the same skill set, experience, and expertise. In this article, we will show you the best places to hire WordPress developers with the right skills and experience for the job. Why and When You Need to Hire a WordPress Developer WordPress is quite easy ...

Beginner’s Guide to WordPress User Roles and Permissions

WordPress comes with a user role management system which defines what a specific user can and cannot do on your website. Knowing these user roles and permissions are essential as your WordPress site grows. In this beginner’s guide to WordPress user roles, we will compare each WordPress user roles and permissions in an easy to follow infographic. Out of the box when you install WordPress, there are five default user roles: Administrator Editor Author Contributor ...

Popular Web Tools and Services Among Designers & Developers (Sponsored)

Today we will present you the most popular 30 web tools and services among designers and developers. We handpicked solutions that are offering the best functionalities, support, and pricing on the market. You will find probably the best logo design creating software, the very well-known Hotjar, Landigi that can be used by non-programmers to build brilliant landing pages that quickly convert, a huge icon library and many other different solutions. Check them and let us ...
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How to Change the WordPress Admin Email (2 Methods)

Do you want to change the WordPress admin email for your website? By default, WordPress uses the first email address you provide as your website’s admin email. It is also used as the email address of the first admin account. In this article, we will show you how to easily change the WordPress admin email address. Why and When You Need to Change The WordPress Admin Email? Normally, beginners use their personal email address when ...

Aliases with JavaScript Destructuring

Destructuring in JavaScript has totally changed the way JavaScript is written these days;  code is more concise to write but but, from a visual standpoint, the syntax of the language has changed so much.  Any good developer knows, however, that change is the constant we live in. The basic idea behind destructuring in object literals is as follows: const obj = { x: 1 }; // Grabs obj.x as { x } const { x ...
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11 Top Reasons Why WordPress Sites Get Hacked (and How to Prevent it)

Recently, one of our readers asked us why do WordPress sites get hacked? It is frustrating to find out that your WordPress site has been hacked. In this article, we will share the top reasons why WordPress site gets hacked, so you can avoid these mistakes and protect your site. Why is WordPress Targeted by Hackers? First, it is not just WordPress. All websites on the internet are vulnerable to hacking attempts. The reason why ...

Object.freeze: Immutable Objects

One of my favorite part of JavaScript has always been mutability of objects.  I loved that MooTools and likewise frameworks could modify native prototypes to enhance them with functionality we knew the language need; in fact, I credit MooTools with pushing the web forward. There are cases, however, where you don't want an object to be modifiable; you don't want values for existing properties to be changed, added, or removed.  That's where Object.freeze can help -- ...
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4 Best Plugins to Convert a WordPress Site into a Mobile App

Are you looking for a solution to convert your WordPress site into a mobile app? More and more people prefer to browse the internet and shop online using their mobile devices. Apps are a convenient way to deliver your content and offer better mobile experience. In this article, we will show you the best plugins to convert WordPress into mobile app. Why Create a Mobile App for Your WordPress Site? If you check your website ...

How to Disable Gutenberg and Keep the Classic Editor in WordPress

Do you want to disable Gutenberg and keep the classic WordPress editor on your site? Gutenberg is an upcoming WordPress editor which will replace the classic WordPress editor. While it looks modern, a lot of users are finding it hard to use and would prefer to keep the classic editor. In this article, we will show you how to easily disable Gutenberg and keep the classic editor in WordPress. What is Gutenberg? Gutenberg is an ...

What is WordPress VIP? What are the Benefits? (And 3 Alternatives)

Recently, one of our readers asked us about WordPress VIP and its benefits? WordPress VIP is a managed WordPress hosting service for enterprise and large-scale websites. In this article, we will explain what is WordPress VIP, what are the benefits, and what are some good alternatives for it. What is WordPress VIP? WordPress VIP is a high-end managed WordPress hosting platform for enterprise and large-scale websites. It is said to be the fastest, most secure, ...

Beginner’s Guide: How to Choose the Best WordPress Plugin

Plugins make WordPress a dream come true for beginners. However, with over 56,000 WordPress plugins available in the official plugin directory, users find it difficult to find the right WordPress plugin for the job. In this article, we will show you how to choose the best WordPress plugin by following the same checklist that our team at WPBeginner and other WordPress experts follow. Disclaimer: While these factors won’t guarantee that you’ll pick the right plugin ...

Repeat Bash Prompts

I'm sure you wont be surprised when I tell you it's my job to automate things in our my household.  My wife is tech savvy but she relies on me to make tech matters easy for everyone; I guess it's flattering that she trusts me to do that.  One easy task she's trusted me with is make it easy to grab music from YouTube so she can put it on her phone or rock to on ...
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How to Start a Travel Blog (to Make Money or Otherwise) in 2018

Do you want to start a travel blog but don’t know where to begin? Travel blogs are a popular medium to share your travels with not just family and friends but also with the rest of the world. In this guide, we will walk you through how to properly start a travel blog and even make money from it without any special technical skills. What do you need to start a travel blog? There are ...

Slides Review: Create Awesome Animated Websites

Many of the impressive product websites I see these days are single-page sites with elegant animations and responsive elements;  responsive images, responsive font-sizes, and responsive backgrounds.  Whenever I see these sites I wonder how these sites were made, and what CSS units and JavaScript magic went into their creation.  At the end of the day, however, the tech behind the site doesn't so much matter as the fact that the end product looks stunning.  I ...
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6 Best Stripe Payment Plugins for WordPress (2018)

Are you looking for the best Stripe payment plugin to accept payments on your WordPress site? Stripe is one of the most popular payment processing companies in the world. It allows you to easily accept credit card payments on your website. In this article, we will share the best Stripe payment plugins for WordPress sites. Why Use Stripe to Accept Payments on WordPress? If you want to accept credit card payments on your WordPress website, ...
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