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Last week Amazon launched Alexa Skill Blueprints that allow anyone to publish new skills to the Alexa Skills Store without having to have any coding knowledge. The blueprints are templates that provide a starting point where users can create a new skill by filling in the blanks and then publish it to the store for US customers.

This first round of blueprints is targeted at content creators, bloggers, and organizations. It includes [...]

Mon, Feb 18, 2019
Source: WP Tavern Category: GENERAL

All WordPress developers want their projects to run stress-free. While you can't guarantee that throughout the entire project, you can manage things more smoothly by onboarding your clients carefully.

This is a step that many developers skip over, mainly because it involves a lot of work and patience. However, onboarding is vital, especially for large projects where the final product is likely to be used by a lot of people. It helps everyone get on the [...]

Mon, Feb 18, 2019
Source: Torque – WP news, community experts, info and how-tos Category: WORDPRESS
TranslatePress

WordPress is used by millions of non-English websites around the world. You can use WordPress to create a website in any language that you want.

However, WordPress does not come with the built-in capability to create a multilingual websites. Luckily, there are some powerful WordPress translation plugins that allow you to easily add multilingual content to your site.

In this article, we will show you the best WordPress translation plugins that you can use [...]

Mon, Feb 18, 2019
Source: WP Beginner Category: GENERAL
Jeff Jones

Social media stories were introduced by Snapchat, Instagram jumped on board, and then other major social channels- Facebook, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger- followed suit. They enable social media users to share short, fun, videos of them with their social media friends and followers, with the video disappearing automatically after 24 hours. This new trend bottom lines the importance of visual content on social media.

Statistics show that users on Facebook are viewing Facebook Stories more than [...]

Fri, Feb 15, 2019
Source: Torque – WP news, community experts, info and how-tos Category: WORDPRESS
Susan Saurel

If you want your content to reach readers outside your own audience, you need to make sure it is shareable. Your content needs to be something that anyone can connect to and want to share with their friends and coworkers. So how do you know if you're providing engaging content? Here are some tips to make sure your content is not only read, but also shared around the web.

The secret ingredients of shareable content

There are [...]

Fri, Feb 15, 2019
Source: Torque – WP news, community experts, info and how-tos Category: WORDPRESS
Adding and properly aligning images in WordPress

Images bring life to your WordPress posts and pages by making them more engaging. However, many beginners struggle with aligning images just the way they like.

The new WordPress block editor (Gutenberg) solves this problem by making it easier to add and align images in WordPress.

In this article, we will show you how you can easily add and align images in the WordPress [...]

Fri, Feb 15, 2019
Source: WP Beginner Category: GENERAL
Mikel Bruce

“If your WordPress website is not properly maintained, then getting hacked is not a matter of IF, but WHEN.” This is a common saying in the WordPress community.

Unfortunately, if you forgo the basic tune-ups on your WordPress website, it's just a matter of time before your site is compromised.

The good news is that if you treat your website like you would your car, and stick to regular maintenance along with these best practices below, your [...]

Thu, Feb 14, 2019
Source: Torque – WP news, community experts, info and how-tos Category: WORDPRESS

Matt Mullenweg is teasing out a new website at distributed.blog with the tagline “The future of work is here.” It's not clear yet whether subscribers to the mystery blog will be on board for blog posts, a new podcast, or a book promotion, but the site has piqued curiosity.

This should be fun… (take 2 with working form) https://t.co/RpAfb8jvg5

— Matt Mullenweg (@photomatt) February 14, 2019

Mullenweg recently recorded a talk [...]

Thu, Feb 14, 2019
Source: WP Tavern Category: GENERAL

In the midst of online businesses and the rise of online consumers, there are two types of business owners today:

Those who need a website but don't have time or money to do so Those who have a website but it doesn't garner enough traffic from limitations (appearance or content)

Regardless of what kind of business owner you are (or even what kind of website owner you are!), the best solution is WordPress. However, why is WordPress the [...]

Thu, Feb 14, 2019
Source: Torque – WP news, community experts, info and how-tos Category: WORDPRESS
Easily undo changes in WordPress with post revisions

Did you know that WordPress comes with a built-in feature that allows you to undo changes and go back to a previous version of a post. This feature is called Post Revisions or simply Revisions.

Most of us make mistakes when writing. Sometimes you might wish that you hadn't deleted what you wrote earlier. Revisions allow you to fix that by going back in time and undoing the changes.

In this article, we will show [...]

Thu, Feb 14, 2019
Source: WP Beginner Category: GENERAL