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Welcome SeedProd to the WPBeginner Family of Products

Today, I’m extremely excited to announce that SeedProd has joined Awesome Motive, and it is now part of the WPBeginner’s family of products. SeedProd is the most popular coming soon and maintenance mode plugin for WordPress. Currently it is being used by over 800,000 WordPress sites. The SeedProd free plugin allows you to quickly create a basic coming soon page or maintenance mode page for your website. The pro version of SeedProd allows you to ...
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How to Add Age Verification in WordPress

Do you want to add age verification to your WordPress website? Some website owners may want to ask their site visitors for age verification before accessing content due to the nature of content and the legal requirements. In this article, we will show you how to easily add age verification on your WordPress site. The first thing you need to do is install and activate the Age Gate plugin. For more details, see our step ...

Change System Volume from Command Line on Mac OS

Oftentimes the awesome GUI applications we love are simply gloss over a command line functionality.  While I do love a visual app, it's always good to know how to do things from command line, if only for the sake of automation.  I've covered loads of command line secrets, most notably Mac Camera Access, so I wanted to figure out if I could control volume from command line. Change Mac System Volume The secret to changing ...
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Script & Style Show: Episode 25: AR, VR, and Mozilla Reality with Chris Van Wiemeersch

Send Text Messages with PHP Kids these days, I tell ya.  All they care about is the technology.  The video games.  The bottled water.  Oh, and the texting, always the texting.  Back in my day, all we had was...OK, I had all of these things too.  But I still don't get ...
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6 Best WordPress Security Plugins to Protect Your Site (Compared)

Recently one of our readers asked us which is the WordPress security plugin? Using a WordPress security plugin protects your WordPress site from malware, brute force attacks, and hacking attempts. In this article, we have hand-picked the best WordPress security plugins that you can use to protect your website. Why Use a WordPress Security Plugin? There are around 18.5 Million websites infected with malware at any given time each week. An average website is attacked ...

How to Add Image Icons With Navigation Menus in WordPress

Do you want to add image icons in your WordPress navigation menus? Recently, one of our users asked for an easy way to add menu icons. In this article, we will show you how to add image icons with navigation menus in WordPress. Why You Should Add Image Icons with Navigation Menus? Usually, WordPress navigation menus are plain text links. These links work for most websites, however, you can make your navigation menu look more ...

How to Easily Move Your Site from Joomla to WordPress (Step by Step)

Do you want to move your website from Joomla to WordPress? While Joomla is a good content management system, it is NOT as powerful, flexible, and user-friendly as WordPress. Often users might start with Joomla, but they eventually switch to WordPress. In this article, we will show you how to easily migrate your website from Joomla to WordPress. Why Switch From Joomla to WordPress? Both Joomla and WordPress are open source software. They are both ...

13 Ways to Recover WooCommerce Abandoned Cart Sales

Are you looking for ways to recover WooCommerce abandoned cart sales? On average 60 – 80% of people who “add to cart” do not end up buying. This means if you have an online store, then you’re losing out on a lot of sales. In this article, we will share proven tips to recover WooCommerce abandoned cart sales with real examples. Why Recover Abandoned Cart Sales in WooCommerce? When a user adds a product to ...

CSS Hero Review: WordPress Design Customization Made Easy

If you’re one of the many beginners who want to customize your WordPress site design without touching CSS, then you’re in luck. CSS Hero plugin for WordPress allows you to make design customization without touching a single line of code. In this updated CSS Hero review, we will show you how to use CSS Hero to customize your website, and why we believe it’s one of the plugins every WordPress beginner should try. Our CSS ...

How to Get and Set CSS Variable Values with JavaScript

CSS variables are a very welcome addition to the language, despite them being incredibly basic.  Sure we could use SASS or stylus but languages should never count on developers relying on frameworks and toolkits to accomplish what we know we need.  And just like every other part of a webpage, you can get and manipulate CSS variable values -- let's check out how! Setting and Using a CSS Variables The traditional method of using native ...
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Script & Style Show: Episode 24: Meme Sites, Developing for Fun, and Podcasts with Lemon!

Facebook Open Graph META Tags It's no secret that Facebook has become a major traffic driver for all types of websites.  Nowadays even large corporations steer consumers toward their Facebook pages instead of the corporate websites directly.  And of course there are Facebook "Like" and "Recommend" widgets on every website.  One ...
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6 Best Voice Message Plugins for WordPress

Are you looking for the best voice message plugins for WordPress? Adding audio / video features to your website can help boost engagement. In this article, we have hand-picked the best voice message plugins for WordPress that you can try. 1. Joy of Text Joy of Text is a free WordPress plugin to send text and voice messages. It has the ability to create groups allowing you to send voice notes to multiple clients in ...

9 Common WordPress Myths Debunked (with Explanation)

Despite WordPress being the most popular website builder in the world, there are a lot of misinformation about WordPress on the internet. Some of these common WordPress myths and misconceptions end up confusing users and leading them to choose the wrong platform. In this article, we will debunk the top WordPress myths with detailed explanations, so you can choose the best website platform for your needs (whether it’s WordPress or not). Note: When we say ...

How to Create a WooCommerce Product Image Gallery (Step by Step)

Do you want to create WooCommerce product galleries and add them to your blog posts or pages? WooCommerce product galleries are an easy way to display your products outside your shop pages. In this article, we will show you how to easily create a WooCommerce product image gallery (step by step). Why You Should Create WooCommerce Product Galleries? WooCommerce is the most popular WordPress eCommerce plugin in the market. It allows you to sell products ...

How to Style the WordPress Comment Form (Ultimate Guide)

Do you want to change the style of WordPress comment form on your website? Comments play an important role in building user engagement on a website. A good-looking user-friendly comment form encourages users to participate in discussion. That’s why we have created the ultimate guide on how to easily style the WordPress comment form. Before Getting Started WordPress themes control the appearance of your website. Each WordPress theme comes with several files including template files, ...

Get 73 Premium WordPress Themes for Free with WPForms Bundle

We have partnered with CSSIgniter and WPForms (our sister product) to create a limited-time unique bundle offer for WPBeginner users where you can get 73 premium WordPress themes and premium plugins for free. Note: This is a crazy good deal, so we are only going to keep it live for the next 7 days or until we run out of voucher codes (whichever happens first). If you’re interested, then you need to read thoroughly and ...
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Script & Style Show: Episode 23: Blogging, CodePenning, and Podcasting with Chris Coyier

How I Stopped WordPress Comment Spam I love almost every part of being a tech blogger:  learning, preaching, bantering, researching.  The one part about blogging that I absolutely loathe:  dealing with SPAM comments.  For the past two years, my blog has registered 8,000+ SPAM comments per day.  PER DAY.  Bloating my database ...
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How to Create WordPress Backup Using JetPack (formerly VaultPress)

Do you want to create WordPress backup using JetPack (formerly VaultPress). VaultPress help you create automatic real-time WordPress backups and store them in the cloud. In case of a mishap, you can easily restore your WordPress website with just a few clicks. In this article, we will show you how to easily create real-time WordPress backup using JetPack (formerly VaultPress). Why Use WordPress Backups by JetPack (VaultPress)? VaultPress is one of the best WordPress backup ...

How to Switch from Blogger to WordPress without Losing Google Rankings

Do you want to migrate your blog from Blogger to WordPress? While Blogger is a neat free tool to start blogging, many beginners soon realize its limitations, and they want to switch to WordPress to get access to more powerful features. In this article, we will show you how to properly switch from Blogger to WordPress without losing Google rankings. Why Move From Blogger to WordPress? Blogger is a popular blogging platform created by Google ...

Team Management with monday.com

Experimenting with monday.com was an eye-opening experience; I always knew that team management was difficult but it always seemed like you'd need half a dozen pieces of software to bring it all together; think HR, team management, task management, CRM, billing...organization of all of these things, even for a small business, can be a costly nightmare.  monday.com made these tasks easy, integrated, and tie all of these important aspects of business into a single, intuitive ...
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