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Why Should You Develop Free Plugins? – WordPress Website Design Article

There are many great reasons to develop a free-to-use plugin for WordPress. What may not be as obvious is the value a person or company can receive from the unpaid venture. The benefits of this seemingly free work can provide positives such as exposure, cross-promotion, market testing, upselling opportunities, and adding to name recognition. Giving Back to Community Let’s start with the altruistic reason: giving back. We’ve all stood on the shoulders of a dedicated community for years. Most developers…

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Announcing a New Scholarship for LGBTQ+ WordPress Community Members – The WordPress.com Blog – WordPress Website Design Article

Announcing a New Scholarship for LGBTQ+ WordPress Community Members Automattic announces a scholarship for the LGBTQ+ WordPress Community to provide financial support in attending a WordCamp flagship event. Niesha Sweet The Queeromattic Employee Resource Group, Automattic’s LGBTQ+ internal organization, is proud to announce a scholarship for LGBTQ+ WordPress Community members who need financial support to attend a WordCamp flagship event for the first time.  For those unfamiliar with WordCamps, they are informal, community-organized events that are put together by WordPress users…

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News – People of WordPress: Mary Job – WordPress.org – WordPress Website Design Article

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.  How it all began Mary Job at WordCamp Kampala 2020 Mary remembers when cybercafés started trending in Nigeria. She had just finished high school and was awaiting her results for admission to university. She spent all of her…

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News – People of WordPress: Kori Ashton – WordPress.org – WordPress Website Design Article

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. The beginning Kori Ashton In 1998, Kori created her very first HTML website. Her dad was creating websites for a living at the time. She needed a website for her band because she wanted to be a rockstar.…

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News – People of WordPress: Robert Cheleuka – WordPress.org – WordPress Website Design Article

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 Robert Cheleuka Robert is a self-taught graphic and motion designer turned web designer (and aspiring web developer) from Malawi, Africa. Over the years, he has grown fond of WordPress and has become a loyal user. Still, the…

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Nominations Now Open for Plugin Madness 2020 – WordPress Website Design Article

Is there a WordPress plugin you can’t live without? An awesome tool that helps you promote your site or optimize images? Perhaps there’s an administrative plugin that’s saved you hours of work? Now is the time to say thanks! Torque’s Plugin Madness 2020 is taking nominations from now until January 26. Nominate your favorite plugins by going to PluginMadness.com. Plugins will be divided into four categories: MarketingMaintenanceOptimizationeCommerce. We’ll take each of your top nominations and put them through a bracket-style competition…

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News – WordPress Leaders Nominated for CMX Awards – WordPress.org – WordPress Website Design Article

Two members of the WordPress leadership team were nominated for excellent work in their field in the first ever Community Industry Awards. Andrea Middleton is nominated for Executive Leader of a Community Team and Josepha Haden Chomphosy is nominated for Community Professional of the Year. CMX is one of the largest professional organizations dedicated to community builders. The awards were open to public nomination, and finalists were chosen by panels of their peers in the CMX community. Andrea has been…

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10 Plugins to Help Service Businesses Capture and Nurture Leads in 2020 – WordPress Website Design Article

Many marketers agree that lead generation is a major struggle Lead capture and nurture plugins can take a lot of the stress away while helping your business generate more customers. These plugins are quick and convenient tools that integrate directly into your WordPress website. They give you the ability to create opt-in forms, segment subscribers, capture users before they exit, push data to your CRM, follow up with leads over time, and more. Keep reading if you’d like to learn…

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Optimize Your Site With Great Deals During Web Week 2019 – WordPress Website Design Article

Historically, the week between Christmas and New Years brings in the lowest traffic of the year. This makes it the perfect time to try out new things on your site without risking the loss of customers or upsetting readers. If something breaks, there are fewer eyes on it, giving you more freedom to experiment a little. Add some new plugins, fix something you’ve been putting off, or try out that design element you’ve been wanting to. Now is the time to make…

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News – People of WordPress: Jill Binder – WordPress.org – WordPress Website Design Article

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 Jill Binder Jill Binder never meant to become an activist. She insists it was an accident. Despite that, Jill has led the Diversity Outreach Speaker Training working group in the WordPress Community team since 2017. This group…

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News – People of WordPress: Kim Parsell – WordPress.org – WordPress Website Design Article

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 Kim Parsell We’d like to introduce you to Kim Parsell. Kim was an active and well-loved member of the WordPress community. Unfortunately, she passed away in 2015. Lovingly referred to as #wpmom, she leaves behind a legacy…

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A New Way to Earn Money on WordPress.com — The WordPress.com Blog – WordPress Website Design Article

A New Way to Earn Money on WordPress.com With Recurring Payments, your supporters become your sustainers, and a reliable income stream frees you to push your creative boundaries. It’s hard to be creative when you’re worried about money. Running ads on your site helps, but for many creators, ad revenue isn’t enough. Top publishers and creators sustain their businesses by building reliable income streams through ongoing contributions. Our new Recurring Payments feature for WordPress.com and Jetpack-powered sites lets you do just…

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News – Empowering Generations of Digital Natives – WordPress.org – WordPress Website Design Article

Technology is changing faster each year. Digital literacy can vary between ages but there are lots of ways different generations can work together and empower each as digital citizens. No matter whether you’re a parent or caregiver, teacher or mentor, it’s hard to know the best way to teach younger generations the skills needed to be an excellent digital citizen. If you’re not confident about your own tech skills, you may wonder how you can help younger generations become savvy…

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The Second Edition of Our “Learn User Support” Workshop Is Open for Signups — The WordPress.com Blog – WordPress Website Design Article

The Second Edition of Our “Learn User Support” Workshop Is Open for Signups Starting August 19, we’ll offer another virtual course for women interested in a technical-support career. Back in January, we partnered with Support Driven and launched the first version of the Learn User Support Workshop, which helps women in the Asia-Pacific region develop the skills they need to succeed in a technical support role. We had 24 students enrolled in our first cohort. Today, we’re happy to share that…

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Torque Toons: Headless WordPress Costume – WordPress Website Design Article

Torque is a news site featuring all things WordPress. We are dedicated to informing new and advanced WordPress professionals about the industry. Check in daily for tutorials, interviews, news, and more. No thanks, I want to miss out on amazing content This is only a snippet of a WordPress Website Design Article written by Doc Pop Read Full Article

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When Experienced Women Engineers Look for New Jobs, They Prioritize Trust and Growth — The WordPress.com Blog – WordPress Website Design Article

When Experienced Women Engineers Look for New Jobs, They Prioritize Trust and Growth Automattic, WordPress.com’s parent company, set out to learn how to boost applications from women and non-binary developers. How can we increase gender representation in software engineering? Our Developer Hiring Experience team analyzed this topic in a recent user-research study. The issue resonated with women engineers and a strong response enabled the team to gain deeper insight than is currently available from online research projects. Seventy-one engineers who identified…

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Join us in a Digital Climate Strike — The WordPress.com Blog – WordPress Website Design Article

Join us in a Digital Climate Strike This September, millions will take to the streets to demand an end to the age of fossil fuels. Show your solidarity by displaying a digital climate strike banner for the month. Jack Lenox With fires raging in the Amazon, hurricanes ripping across the Atlantic, and typhoons flooding Japan, our planet and our climate are sending us a message: We can no longer continue with business as usual. The week starting September 20th, 350.org is…

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10 Easy Tips to Successfully Take Over an Existing WordPress Website – WordPress Website Design Article

Taking over a website from another designer sounds like good deal. No need to build anything from scratch, just get the login information, check in every once in a while and write regular invoices. Easy money, right? However, when you do take over an existing website, the reality is quite different. Websites don’t exist in a vacuum, there are lots of moving parts and many steps to it. To help you avoid forgetting anything and make the process as smooth…

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2019 WordCamp Europe Works to Empower Future Developers – WordPress Website Design Article

This year’s WordCamp Europe is putting on a focus on the future of WordPress by holding a session for kids to create their own sites. This will be on top of the regular childcare services during the conference. The kids’ workshop will take place on the 20th of June during Contributor Day and is open to all 8-14-year-olds. You can register your child here. According to organizers, “This workshop will be run by Petya Raykovska, a Senior Project Manager at…

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Celebrating Pride Month with WordPress.com — The WordPress.com Blog – WordPress Website Design Article

Celebrating Pride Month with WordPress.com Happy Pride Month! At Automattic, we strive to be a platform that democratizes publishing so that anyone can share their stories. This month is a great reminder for why we work hard to expand the open web. Happy Pride Month! My favorite parts about celebrating this month are the stories shared from LGBTQ+ folks, their loved ones, and organizations looking to show support. At WordPress.com, we strive to be a platform that democratizes publishing so that…

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Trans-inclusive Design – A List Apart – Website Design Article

Late one night a few years ago, a panicked professor emailed me: “My transgender student’s legal name is showing on our online discussion board. How can I keep him from being outed to his classmates?” Short story: we couldn’t. The professor created an offline workaround with the student. Years later this problem persists not just in campus systems, but in many systems we use every day. Article Continues Below To anyone who’d call that an unusual situation, it’s not. We…

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Trending Cybercrime: Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) vs Decryptors – WordPress Website Design Article

This past Valentine’s Day, millions of friendly and romantic email messages were exchanged around the world. Unfortunately, some of them were exploited by cybercrime groups aiming to infect personal computing devices and networks with GandCrab ransomware. Information security researchers at Mimecast Threat Labs noticed a considerable uptick of activity in the world of Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS), a cybercrime business model that has been on the rise for nearly a year. More interesting, perhaps, are emerging details surrounding this threat. eMafioso? The…

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How Tech Provides Platforms for Hate – A List Apart – Website Design Article

As I write this, the world is sending its thoughts and prayers to our Muslim cousins. The Christchurch act of terrorism has once again reminded the world that white supremacy’s rise is very real, that its perpetrators are no longer on the fringes of society, but centered in our holiest places of worship. People are begging us to not share videos of the mass murder or the hateful manifesto that the white supremacist terrorist wrote. That’s what he wants: for…

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Torque Toons: No Spoilers – WordPress Website Design Article

Who needs crime novels when researchers at Wordfence keep sharing nail biting articles like this. Doc Pop Doctor Popular is an artist and musician living in San Francisco. As a full disclaimer, he is neither a doctor nor popular. The post Torque Toons: No Spoilers appeared first on Torque. https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js This is only a snippet of a WordPress Website Design Article written by Doc Pop Read Full Article

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Nothing Fails Like Success – A List Apart – Website Design Article

A family buys a house they can’t afford. They can’t make their monthly mortgage payments, so they borrow money from the Mob. Now they’re in debt to the bank and the Mob, live in fear of losing their home, and must do whatever their creditors tell them to do. Welcome to the internet, 2019. Buying something you can’t afford, and borrowing from organizations that don’t have your (or your customers’) best interest at heart, is the business plan of most…

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How to Get Featured Snippets for your Blog Posts – WordPress Website Design Article

When you first started a blog you may not have realized how hard it would be to get traffic. Google’s search results page is a busy location with ads, carousels, knowledge panels, and featured snippets all working to push results down the page. Unlike the rest, featured snippets are available to any site with great content and structure, and you can use them to get above the fold and claim the top spot in search results. We’re going to dive…

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Electric Literature Moves to WordPress — Here’s How an Indie Publisher Thrives on the Open Web — The WordPress.com Blog – WordPress Website Design Article

Electric Literature Moves to WordPress — Here’s How an Indie Publisher Thrives on the Open Web Lessons from 10 years of publishing essays and fiction. Electric Literature launched 10 years ago in Brooklyn, New York, as a quarterly print journal with a mission to make literature more relevant, exciting, and inclusive. And today they’re celebrating the launch of a new website on WordPress, at electricliterature.com. Surviving (and thriving) for ten years as an independent publisher is no small feat. Over the…

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How Tech Provides Platforms for Hate · An A List Apart Article – Website Design Article

As I write this, the world is sending its thoughts and prayers to our Muslim cousins. The Christchurch act of terrorism has once again reminded the world that white supremacy’s rise is very real, that its perpetrators are no longer on the fringes of society, but centered in our holiest places of worship. People are begging us to not share videos of the mass murder or the hateful manifesto that the white supremacist terrorist wrote. That’s what he wants: for…

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Torque Toons: Daylight Savings Time – WordPress Website Design Article

Torque is a news site featuring all things WordPress. We are dedicated to informing new and advanced WordPress professionals about the industry. Check in daily for tutorials, interviews, news, and more. No thanks, I want to miss out on amazing content This is only a snippet of a WordPress Website Design Article written by Doc Pop Read Full Article

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WordPress Support Workshops for Women in the Asia-Pacific Region — The WordPress.com Blog – WordPress Website Design Article

WordPress Support Workshops for Women in the Asia-Pacific Region We’re offering free workshops to encourage women in the Asia-Pacific Region to apply for a career in WordPress Support. Deborah Beckett Automattic wants to build a new web, and a new type of workplace.  We want to deliver world-class 24/7 support to our users, and an innovative, exciting, and healthy work environment for our staff worldwide. As a part of  this, we recruit from all timezones so that everyone has the freedom…

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