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4 “Must Know” Rules About WordPress Logo & Trademark (Explained)

As a user of WordPress and blogger writing about the platform, there are some rules about the WordPress logo and trademark that you need to keep in mind. WordPress is an open-source software, but it is still protected by copyright and trademark laws. Many beginners don’t know them, and they may accidentally violate the guidelines. In this article, we will explain the rules you need to follow when using the WordPress logo and trademark. We ...

12 Tips to Get a 100% in WordPress Site Health Check Score (Easy)

WordPress introduced a site health check feature in version 5.1 which was further improved in WordPress 5.2 to include a site health check score. This feature helps website owners keep an eye on the performance and security issues that may affect their site. Many of our readers have asked us about how to properly utilize the site health feature, and what it can or cannot do. In this article, we will show you how to ...

Mercurial Tips

While most of the world seems to be using git for version control, Mozilla continues to use Mercurial (hg) to manage the Firefox source code. As a git and GitHub lover, it took me a while to get used to Mercurial. I don't consider myself a hg expert but I know enough to complete 99% of the tasks required...which is probably about how much I know about git. Just enough to be dangerous, I guess ...
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Data URIs

Data URIs

We're all familiar with traditional URI protocols like https, http, ftp, and file, but data URIs have become a large part of our online strategy. We can use them to display images, the Mac camera and webcams, and more. But what if we simply want to use a data URI to convey basic data? Typing a data URI shouldn't be difficult, and it isn't. As someone that works on the Firefox DevTools Debugger, I'm often ...
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25 Best Free WordPress Business Themes

Are you looking for the best free WordPress business themes? WordPress repository has thousands of free themes for all kinds of businesses. However, with so many choices it can become quite overwhelming to find the perfect theme. For most business websites, you want a theme that looks good, is easy to customize, and helps you grow your business. In this article, we have handpicked some of the best free WordPress business themes for you to ...

How to Manage and Delete Transients in WordPress

WordPress plugin and theme developers often use transients API to store timely information in your WordPress database. This allows them to reuse this information and make their plugins function faster. While this is an incredible performance technique, sometimes it may affect your website during testing or development. For example, you may realize that certain elements like popular posts or Twitter widgets are not changing despite emptying WordPress cache. That’s usually because the transient for that ...

How to Get WordPress.com Features on Self-Hosted WordPress Blogs

If you recently switched from WordPress.com to your own self-hosted WordPress.org website, then you may not see all the widgets, stats, and other WordPress.com features in the new user interface. But don’t worry, there’s an easy way to get those features back. Actually, you can have even more powerful features with your self-hosted WordPress blog. In this article, we will show you how to get WordPress.com features on self-hosted WordPress blogs. Adding WordPress.com Features to ...

How to Choose the Best Web Design Software in 2019 (Compared)

Are you looking for the best web design software to make beautiful websites? Most experienced web designers have their own preferred software for different design tasks. However, if you’re just starting out, then it can take some time to find that perfect combination. In this article, we will show you the best web design software for different use-cases, so you can make the right decision for your need. Why You Need The Best Web Design ...

How to Use the SEO Writing Assistant in WordPress to Improve SEO

Many of our readers ask us about how to write better content for SEO? Some ask whether they should focus on Yoast SEO green light or not? Well when it comes to SEO content optimization, we don’t focus on Yoast SEO’s score. Instead we use a different SEO writing assistant. This helps us optimize our content for SEO, so we can rank higher in search engines. In this article, we will show you how to ...

How to Display Recent Tweets in WordPress with Twitter Widgets

Do you want to display your recent Tweets in WordPress? Integrating Twitter to your WordPress website helps increase engagement on both platforms. Your blog visitors discover your tweets which helps you get new followers on Twitter. On the other hand, your Twitter followers discover more of your content, which increases traffic to your website. In this article, we’ll show you how to easily display recent tweets in WordPress. We will also cover how to show ...

People of WordPress: Amanda Rush

You’ve probably heard that WordPress is open source software, and may know that it’s created and run by volunteers. WordPress enthusiasts share many examples of how WordPress changed people’s lives for the better. This monthly series shares some of those lesser-known, amazing stories. Meet Amanda Rush from Augusta, Georgia, USA. Amanda Rush is a WordPress advocate with a visual disability. She first started using computers in 1985, which enabled her to turn in homework to ...

How to Turn Off Comments Notifications in WordPress

Do you want to turn off comment notifications on your WordPress site? By default, WordPress notifies the site administrators when there is a new comment on the site. If you are just starting a new blog, then this feature will alert you of new comments that you can respond to and increase user engagement. However, these comment notifications could become annoying as your blog grows because you would start getting a lot of them. Luckily, ...

How to Crop Videos

During a recent episode of the Script and Style podcast, I had noticed that the video recording had showed a bit of our internal chat that wasn't necessary for our viewers to see. While there's nothing wrong with giving viewers a peek into the show preparation, presenting the best possible video is our priority. So how can we crop a video via command line? The amazing ffmpeg utility allows engineers to crop videos with one ...
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How to Create Compact Archives in WordPress

By default, WordPress comes with a widget called Archives, which allows you to display monthly blog post archive links. Now, if you started a blog few years ago, then this list becomes too long to fit in your WordPress sidebar. You can choose to show archives as a drop-down menu, but that makes them less noticeable. In this article, we will show you how to create compact archives that fit in anywhere you want and ...

How to Run a Giveaway / Contest in WordPress with RafflePress

You may have seen many popular blogs and websites running contests to get more engagement on their website. The truth is that running a giveaway is one of the fastest way to get more subscribers, customers, and users on your website. Even with just a few users and the right tool, you can make a viral giveaway and reach out to a larger audience. In this article, we will show you how to easily run ...

Say Hello to RafflePress – The Best WordPress Giveaway and Contest Plugin

During the WPBeginner 10th birthday giveaway, many of you asked me about which WordPress plugin are we using to run the contest? It was a new plugin that my team had built called RafflePress, but it wasn’t available to the public. But now it is. Today, I want to introduce you to RafflePress, a WordPress giveaway plugin that’s both EASY and POWERFUL. I believe it’s hands down the best WordPress giveaway / contest plugin in ...

The Complete Social Media Cheat Sheet for WordPress (Updated)

If you are serious about your website or blog, then you simply can’t ignore social media. The problem is that each of these platforms has different requirements for cover photos, profile image, article cover, etc. This makes it quite overwhelming for new users to get started. What if there was an easier social media cheat sheet that you can follow to quickly setup all social media profiles, the right way? Something that acts as a ...

then on Objects

Promises were a revelation in JavaScript development, allowing us to enjoy async processing and avoid callback hell. Many new APIs like Battery API, Cache API, and others use the promise API. One fact you may not know is that you can add a then method to any object to make it Promise-like! Let's create a generic object with a then method that accepts a resolve function as its argument: j = { then: resolve => ...
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7 Best Mailchimp Alternatives of 2019 (with Better Features + Fair Pricing)

Are you looking for a Mailchimp alternative? Mailchimp is a popular email marketing service, and it used to be an industry favorite. However due to the recent changes in Mailchimp pricing and continuous decline in the quality of service, many users are looking to switch from Mailchimp. The good news is that there are a lot of great email marketing services that offer better features, service, and more business friendly prices. In this article, we ...
The Month in WordPress: July 2019

The Month in WordPress: July 2019

This month has been characterized by exciting plans and big announcements – read on to find out what they are and what it all means for the future of the WordPress project. WordCamp Asia Announced The inaugural WordCamp Asia will be in Bangkok, Thailand, on February 21-23, 2020. This will be the first regional WordCamp in Asia and it comes after many years of discussions and planning. You can find more information about the event ...
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