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WordCamp Europe 2017 organizers are counting down 50 days until the largest planned WordPress event to date. Speaker announcements continue to roll out and the recommended hotels are getting booked up at the height of tourist season. As of yesterday, more than 300 of the 500 tickets for Contributor Day have been claimed.

This year organizers are experimenting with sponsor workshops, a perk targeted at the highest levels of sponsorship, [...]

Tue, Apr 25, 2017
Source: WP Tavern Category: GENERAL
Maintenance Page Ideas for WordPress

Are you looking for maintenance page ideas for your WordPress site? While nobody likes putting up a maintenance page, sometimes adding a maintenance page becomes unavoidable. In this article, we will share some creative examples of different types of maintenance pages. We will also show you how to easily add one to your WordPress site.

Why and When Do You Need a Maintenance Page in WordPress?

Normally you can do most things on your WordPress site [...]

Tue, Apr 25, 2017
Source: WP Beginner Category: GENERAL

Over the weekend, Matt Mullenweg announced that the upcoming WordPress 4.8 release will drop support for IE versions 8, 9, and 10. Core contributors have been discussing browser support for the past two months in relationship to setting technical requirements for the new editor.

Microsoft discontinued support for IE 8, 9, and 10 in January 2016, which means these versions no longer receive security updates. Mullenweg said [...]

Mon, Apr 24, 2017
Source: WP Tavern Category: GENERAL

If you work with WordPress every day you may have learned to tune out the recommended plugins in the admin by now, but the “Add Plugins” screen is an important part of the new user experience. WordPress developers Joey Kudish and Nick Hamze have released a plugin that brings better recommendations to the admin.

Hamze contends that the first plugins that appear in the featured section have a smaller, niche audience, and [...]

Mon, Apr 24, 2017
Source: WP Tavern Category: GENERAL
How to add hreflang tags in WordPress

Do you want to add hreflang tags in your WordPress posts and pages? If you publish content in multiple languages or for different regions, then hreflang tag helps you improve SEO for those regions and languages. In this article, we will show you how to easily add hreflang tags in WordPress without writing a single line of code.

What is hreflang tag?

Hreflang tag allows you to tell search engines which page to show for a [...]

Mon, Apr 24, 2017
Source: WP Beginner Category: GENERAL

After the controversial changes to Twitter's @reply feature, which no longer counts usernames towards the 140-character limit, Mastodon registrations rose sharply. Mastodon is a free, open source, decentralized network that has many similarities to Twitter. The software, named in honor of its creator's favorite metal band, was launched in October and registered 24,000 users in the first six months. A strong negative reaction to Twitter's changes has fueled a [...]

Sat, Apr 22, 2017
Source: WP Tavern Category: GENERAL
Influx Responds to Customer

It's been seven months since Grant and Clay Griffiths, founders of Headway Themes, apologized to customers for failing to communicate on a regular basis and provide adequate customer support. In the apology, the founders admit that the company was experiencing financial difficulties and noted that competition in the WordPress drag-and-drop page-builder space was tough. The duo vowed to communicate more, provide better customer support, and continue to develop Headway 4.0. Has anything changed [...]

Sat, Apr 22, 2017
Source: WP Tavern Category: GENERAL

HeroPress has teamed up with Alex Denning, Fred Meyer, and David Hayes of WPShout to offer 10 copies of Up and Running Second Edition at the deluxe tier. The deluxe tier is valued at $249 and includes everything the course has to offer including video tutorials, creating a theme and child theme, screencast series, creating a WordPress plugin, and more.

The scholarship applications are geared towards three groups of people:

Those in financial [...]
Fri, Apr 21, 2017
Source: WP Tavern Category: GENERAL

Checathlon is new business theme on WordPress.org that was designed to seamlessly integrate with Easy Digital Downloads. The name is a combination of the words checkout and decathlon, according to its creator Sami Keijonen.

Checathlon combines elegant typography with a bold, pink accent color to showcase products and services on a business or e-commerce website. The theme was designed by Finnish designer Toni Suni and is Keijonen's 13th theme to [...]

Fri, Apr 21, 2017
Source: WP Tavern Category: GENERAL

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Fri, Apr 21, 2017
Source: WordPress Daily Post Category: GENERAL