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Prefix everything.

It is an adage that is old as the WordPress software itself. Prefixing has been a standard for WordPress developers for so long that it's hard to imagine doing anything different. But, the time has come for something new. Well, it is long past due, but WordPress lags a bit behind in standard practices in the larger PHP world.

Prefixing is the practice of creating a code-friendly version of your project name [...]

Mon, Nov 11, 2019
Source: WP Tavern Category: GENERAL

WordPress theming has a rich history. Over the years, theme authors have brought a plethora of features to the platform. In part, it is because they have often had to solve foundational issues with WordPress to create the features that end users want.

The post and body classes all theme authors use today? Those were originally in a theme called Sandbox.

Featured images? Those were popularized by magazine themes a decade [...]

Fri, Nov 08, 2019
Source: WP Tavern Category: GENERAL
The Pingdom Tools website.

For your WordPress website to be a success, you'll need to focus on more than just its content and design. Regular maintenance is also required, to keep your site secure and running smoothly. Over time, however, these maintenance tasks can start to accumulate and feel a bit overwhelming.

The good news is that there are a handful of simple tactics and tools you can use to make performing these critical [...]

Fri, Nov 08, 2019
Source: Torque – WP news, community experts, info and how-tos Category: WORDPRESS
Creating a Facebook giveaway on your WordPress website

Do you want to boost engagement on your website while increasing your Facebook followers?

If your answer is yes, then you need to run a Facebook contest. A giveaway can help direct users' attention to your Facebook page and help you get more likes / followers on Facebook.

In this guide, we'll show you how to properly add a Facebook giveaway in WordPress to boost engagement and get more likes / views.

Why Run a Facebook [...]
Fri, Nov 08, 2019
Source: WP Beginner Category: GENERAL
Screenshot of the Oklahoma Watch website's homepage, featuring local news stories.
Homepage of the Oklahoma Watch website on Newspack.

Oklahoma Watch is the first U.S. publication to relaunch and the second publication to go live on Newspack, a platform created this year to bring WordPress to newsrooms. Newspack announced the relaunch today. The announcement includes the list of 34 new publications that will work with the Newspack team during its second phase.

Newspack is a project of Automattic, the parent company of WordPress.com. Its [...]

Thu, Nov 07, 2019
Source: WP Tavern Category: GENERAL

Getting to know WordPress can be quite daunting. Especially if you don't have a background in engineering. That's why we — team Yoast — created a brand new free online training course to teach you how to get started with WordPress. We'll cover all the basics from “What is a page builder?” to “How do I install a plugin?” In each lesson, there are a lot of videos, a ton of reading material and at [...]

Thu, Nov 07, 2019
Source: Torque – WP news, community experts, info and how-tos Category: WORDPRESS
Duplicator PRO

Are you looking for the best WordPress migration plugin to move your website?

While it is super-easy to start a new WordPress site, moving an existing website to a new hosting company is not as simple.

You need to move the database, files, plugins, and theme. At the same, you also want to reduce downtime, so your users don't see [...]

Thu, Nov 07, 2019
Source: WP Beginner Category: GENERAL

I would tell you that when Chris Lema, VP of Products at Liquid Web, is speaking, you should listen. But, there is no need to say that. He has an infectious quality that grabs your attention and doesn't let go. I found myself hanging onto every word in his session, The Content Framework that Powers Stories, Landing Pages, & More, via the WordCamp U.S. livestream this past weekend.

Telling stories is a [...]

Wed, Nov 06, 2019
Source: WP Tavern Category: GENERAL
How WP Mail SMTP works

Do you want to set up email logs on your WordPress or WooCommerce website?

Email logs allow you to monitor the emails sent by your WordPress site to the users. This helps you troubleshoot issues and check the status of email notifications sent by your WordPress website.

In this article, we will show you how to easily set up WordPress email logs and WooCommerce email logs.

After following this tutorial, you'll be able to view [...]

Wed, Nov 06, 2019
Source: WP Beginner Category: GENERAL
User password sent in clear text over email

Today we are announcing Password Policy Manager 2.0! We are very excited about this release. Finally, WordPress multisite network administrators can also enforce strong password policies.

In this update we have also added the new first time login password change policy. In addition to these new features, we have added several other plugin improvements, as we highlight in these release notes.

WordPress multisite network support

Typically, multisite networks have many users. In most cases the network's administrators do [...]

Wed, Nov 06, 2019
Source: WP White Security Category: TUTORIALS