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Automatic Theme and Plugin Updates Slated for WordPress 5.5 – WordPress Tavern – WordPress Website Design Article

Automatic updates column on the plugin management screen. Today, Jean-Baptiste Audras announced the WordPress Auto-updates feature plugin. The project seeks to bring automatic plugin and theme updates to WordPress version 5.5. It was originally slated as a feature project in 2019, but it was later bumped to the 2020 roadmap. The WordPress Auto-updates plugin is available for beta testing in the plugin directory. The plugin is currently marked to work with sites running PHP 7.2 or later, which is odd…

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What’s new in WordPress 5.4? (Blocks, Accessibility & Site Health) – WordPress Website Design Article

What’s new in WordPress 5.4? (Blocks, Accessibility & Site Health) appeared first on WPeka. In this fourth major release since WordPress 5.0, we’ll see more exciting improvements in the block editor. The first beta was released last week. We took it for a spin and found that this release too will bring some exciting changes to the block editor. Want to find out what’s new in WordPress 5.4? Keep … What’s new in WordPress 5.4? (Blocks, Accessibility & Site Health)…

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Goodbye Featured Themes, For Now – WordPress Tavern – WordPress Website Design Article

Front page of the theme directory, featuring popular themes. Yesterday, the featured themes page was quietly removed from the WordPress theme directory. Previously, it was the primary page users would see when visiting the directory. It has now been replaced with the popular themes list. This change is only reflected on the WordPress.org website and not directly in the WordPress admin for end-users. This is the first major change with the featured list since it was switched to a randomized…

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WooCommerce Partners With Square to Expand Services for CBD Merchants – WordPress Tavern – WordPress Website Design Article

WooCommerce, the open-source eCommerce platform developed and supported by Automattic, announced a partnership with Square payment solutions yesterday. The partnership expands services for merchants who are selling CBD products online. While it is a small step toward making it easier to sell CBD products, there are still many restrictions and pitfalls that merchants must overcome. Cannabidiol, known as CBD, was removed from the U.S. federal list of controlled substances in December 2018. It is one of 100s of identified cannabinoids…

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Syed Balkhi on Awesome Motive’s acquisition of All In One SEO • Post Status – WordPress Website Design Article

Syed Balkhi joins me to discuss the acquisition of AIO SEO.All in One SEO is one of the most widely used plugins in the WordPress ecosystem, with more than two million installs.In the announcement post, Syed says the entire All in One SEO team is joining Awesome Motive, aside from founder Michael Torbert: Transcribed by https://otter.ai Brian Krogsgard 0:02 This episode of the Draft podcast is brought to you by Jilt. Jilt is email marketing built for eCommerce stores. Go…

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Major Vulnerabilities And Lower WP Engine Prices – WordPress Website Design Article

Hey WordPress friends, we are checking in with our first batch of WordPress news for 2020 with the January 2020 edition of The WordPress Update. If you’re not already familiar with The WordPress Update, it’s our monthly WordPress news roundup where we share everything that’s happening in the WordPress community, as well as our thoughts on the latest stories. Then, we post it here on the blog and send it out to our newsletter subscribers. If you want to stay…

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Ahmad Awais Launches Script to Automatically Deploy WordPress Plugin Updates – WordPress Tavern – WordPress Website Design Article

Today, Ahmad Awais launched WP Continuous Deployment, a continuous deployment pipeline for updating plugins hosted on WordPress.org via GitHub actions. It is a Node.js-based CLI script that simplifies the process of keeping plugins updated. Developers only need to type out a single line in their terminal or command prompt. Other than setting up a couple of secret keys on GitHub, the script handles everything in just a few moments. “We live in the age of agile workflows,” wrote Awais in…

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GoDaddy Goes All-In With New Logo Design And Identity – Website Design Article

Ah, GoDaddy. The father of loads of website domains and the place of website hosting. GoDaddy has been around for a long, long time. For 23 years to be exact. And it was about time they got a little facelift. GoDaddy was established back in 1997 and is a website registrar and web hosting company. The company hosts over 19 million users, and if that’s not impressive enough, let me hit you with this statistic. 78 Million website domains have…

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GiveWP Plugin Users Raised Over $100 Million in Donations in 2019 – WordPress Tavern – WordPress Website Design Article

GiveWP plugin users raised $106 million in donations in 2019. This is the first time donation amounts have crossed the $100 million threshold in a year. Matt Cromwell, GiveWP’s COO, made the announcement on Facebook last week. This is a jump from the $88 million and $41 million raised in 2018 and 2017, respectively. “I’m constantly amazed at what we’ve been able to accomplish at GiveWP,” said Cromwell. “The team continues to excel as experts in their fields, the platform…

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Introducing a new chapter, with Cory Miller as Post Status partner • Post Status – WordPress Website Design Article

Cory Miller is now a co-owner and Partner of Post Status. He’s purchased half of the business and will help run and grow it moving forward. I created Post Status in January 2013 and started the Club in January 2015. January 2020 marks another huge milestone for this community and business. I’m very excited to share that Cory Miller is now an equal partner of Post Status. Cory purchased half the business and will be working with me in the…

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Upcoming Tailwind CSS 1.2.0 Includes Grid Support and New Utilities – WordPress Tavern – WordPress Website Design Article

Adam Wathan, creator of the Tailwind CSS, published the early release notes for the upcoming version 1.2.0 update to the framework. The new version will include the much-anticipated support for CSS grids and several other useful features for app and website designers. There are no planned breaking changes with the update. Tailwind CSS is a utility-first CSS framework that is quickly gaining support from designers and developers. Some WordPress themes are starting to pop up in the public sphere that…

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Pods Framework Loses Primary Sponsorship, Seeks Donors To Fund Project – WordPress Tavern – WordPress Website Design Article

Scott Kingsley Clark, lead developer of the Pods Framework, announced the project was seeking new donors on Thursday. Automattic, the primary sponsor, dropped out after funding the project since 2012. This has put the team in a position to seek help for maintaining and supporting the project. Automattic was previously covering around 90% of the costs. The Pods Framework is a WordPress plugin that allows end-users or developers to create and extend custom post types, content types, users, media, and…

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What is CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act) and who does CCPA apply to? – WordPress Website Design Article

The CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act), starting January 1, 2020, is also considered as “California’s GDPR” by many. Since the CCPA act has been proposed, many companies are racing against time to update their privacy policies and systems.  Thousands of businesses, which collect personal data of California residents, their households and devices, will be impacted by the new requirements of CCPA.  The ongoing amendments to the CCPA, latest additional substantive amendments were signed into law as late as October 11,…

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Double WordPress Updates + WordPress Economics – WordPress Website Design Article

Howdy WordPress fans, we’re checking in with the last batch of WordPress news for the year 2019 edition of The WordPress Update. If you’re not already familiar with The WordPress Update, it’s our monthly WordPress news roundup where we share everything that’s happening in the WordPress community, as well as our thoughts on the latest stories. Then, we post it here on the blog and send it out to our newsletter subscribers. If you want to stay on top of…

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WordPress Theme Review Team Announces Alpha Color Picker for the Customizer – WordPress Tavern – WordPress Website Design Article

Using the color picker in the customizer. The WordPress Theme Review Team announced its color picker control today. The project is a single package that allows theme authors to include an advanced color control in the customizer. The control allows users to select a hex color with an optional alpha channel to handle transparency. The color control is the fourth feature package released by the team in 2019. The idea for feature packages took off in June. Feature packages are…

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Popular design news of the week: December 23, 2019 – December 29, 2019 – Website Design Article

Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers.  The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply to check out the Webdesigner News site, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of the most popular designer news that we curated from the past week. Note that…

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The New Facebook Logo and Reasons Behind This Change – Website Design Article

[source] Facebook has been around for 15 years and we all know that it needs little to no introduction. With a boasting 1.63 billion daily active users, Facebook is easily the most popular app to date. Since 2004, Facebook has been connecting friends and family from all over the globe. We probably all use it, and we probably use more Facebook apps than we think. Facebook is the parent company of 74 companies total, which include some of the most…

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Rank Math SEO Plugin Adds WordPress Block Editor Support – WordPress Tavern – WordPress Website Design Article

The team behind the Rank Math SEO plugin released an update that includes full support for the block editor on December 18. The update includes around two dozen features, improvements, and fixes. The biggest feature update was the inclusion of a new plugin sidebar for the block editor. Some of the new features include a filter for unlimited focus keywords, an email notification each time the plugin is automatically updated, and a warning when using the review Schema type. It…

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Popular design news of the week: December 16, 2019 – December 22, 2019 – Website Design Article

Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers.  The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply to check out the Webdesigner News site, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of the most popular designer news that we curated from the past week. Note that…

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Progress on WordPress’ 2019 Projects Sets 2020 Roadmap – WordPress Tavern – WordPress Website Design Article

Josepha Haden, Executive Director of WordPress, published an update of WordPress’ goals in 2019. The focus for WordPress over the past year has been on nine primary projects. Of the nine projects, WordPress only managed to ship two in 2019. This means that the focus in 2020 will be much the same as the community continues building on the progress it has made toward the existing projects. Currently, there are three planned major releases for WordPress in 2020: Version 5.4…

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Popular design news of the week: December 2, 2019 – December 8, 2019 – Website Design Article

Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers.  The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply to check out the Webdesigner News site, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of the most popular designer news that we curated from the past week. Note that…

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WordPress 5.3 Release + Google Site Kit – WordPress Website Design Article

Hey WordPress friends. Now that the Americans among us have hopefully recovered from stuffing themselves on Thanksgiving, we’re here to share the latest WordPress news in our November 2019 edition of The WordPress Update. If you’re not already familiar with The WordPress Update, it’s our monthly WordPress news roundup where we share everything that’s happening in the WordPress community, as well as our thoughts on the latest stories. Then, we post it here on the blog and send it out…

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Black Friday Sale (Perfmatters + WP Coupons) – WordPress Website Design Article

Better late than never! 😉 You might have noticed we’ve been a lot quieter on the woorkup blog this year, but that is because we’ve been pouring a lot of our time and effort into improving our WordPress plugins (as you’ll see below). We are running a Black Friday sale on our Perfmatters and WP Coupons plugins through December 2nd. Use the discount code: BLACKFRIDAY for 30% off! Perfmatters Plugin Slow WordPress sites have higher bounce rates and fewer conversions.…

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Popular design news of the week: November 25, 2019 – December 1, 2019 – Website Design Article

Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers.  The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply to check out the Webdesigner News site, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of the most popular designer news that we curated from the past week. Note that…

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2019 Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals for WordPress products • Post Status – WordPress Website Design Article

Get one of these great deals on WordPress products and services for 2019 Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. People enjoy these, and we’re not one to want to disappoint the people. So, low and behold, our roundup of all the deals our Post Status members have sent us. Warning, it’s a lot. In addition to these deals, Post Status Club Members always have access to great deals on our deals page. 25% off everything at Gravity View Everything at…

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Top Black Friday WordPress Deals – WordPress Website Design Article

Looking for Back Friday & Cyber Monday WordPress deals? You’ve reached the right page. Black Friday is your don-miss-out chance to save a fortune. Every year we bring you the best deals from around the WordPress world. And 2019 is no different. Check out the best Black Friday & Cyber Monday WordPress deals for 2019. WPeka is a premium WordPress plugin club with 20+ plugins. Want more than one plugin? WPeka also offers monthly and annual club memberships. Check out…

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Popular design news of the week: November 18, 2019 – November 24, 2019 – Website Design Article

Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers.  The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply to check out the Webdesigner News site, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of the most popular designer news that we curated from the past week. Note that…

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10up Releases GitHub Actions for Simplifying WordPress Plugin Deployment – WordPress Tavern – WordPress Website Design Article

10up announced the public availability of two GitHub Actions geared toward WordPress plugin developers yesterday. The first Action allows developers to deploy plugin updates directly to the WordPress.org plugin directory by tagging a release on GitHub. The second Action handles readme file and asset updates. On November 14, GitHub announced the public launch of their GitHub Actions feature. GitHub Actions are a way for developers to automate workflows from their Git repositories. Actions can also be shared with others, reused…

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Pizza Websites And eCommerce Hosting – WordPress Website Design Article

Howdy, WordPress friends. We’re back with yet another edition of The WordPress Update for October 2019. If you’re not already familiar with The WordPress Update, it’s our monthly WordPress news roundup where we share everything that’s happening in the WordPress community, as well as our thoughts on the latest stories. Then, we post it here on the blog and send it out to our newsletter subscribers. If you want to stay on top of the latest WordPress news and make…

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