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25 Facts about WordPress

Want to know some cool WordPress facts? WordPress turn 14 years old today, so we thought what best way to celebrate the world's most popular website building software than to create a top 25 facts about WordPress infographic. Here are 25 most interesting facts about WordPress that you may not know.

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Sat, May 27, 2017
Source: WP Beginner Category: GENERAL
In Case You Missed It Featured Image
photo credit: Night Moves(license)

There's a lot of great WordPress content published in the community but not all of it is featured on the Tavern. This post is an assortment of items related to WordPress that caught my eye but didn't make it into a full post.

WordPress Turns 14 Years Old

WordPress turns 14 years old tomorrow. David Bisset celebrates the occasion and mentions four things he wants to [...]

Fri, May 26, 2017
Source: WP Tavern Category: GENERAL

Before the release of PHP 7 in 2015, many WordPress managed hosting companies looked to Facebook's HHVM to provide better performance. Pagely, WP Engine, and SiteGround added HHVM hosting options in 2014 and early 2015. However, PHP 7 performance gains have been enough to preclude wider HHVM adoption.

WordPress core developer John Blackbourn announced yesterday that the project has removed HHVM support in the Travis test suite after April 2017 stats showed a mere [...]

Fri, May 26, 2017
Source: WP Tavern Category: GENERAL

Rainmaker Digital, formerly known as Copyblogger Media, has entered into a letter of intent to partner with Nimble Worldwide, a marketing agency based in Dallas, TX. Assets from both companies will be combined into a new entity with Rainmaker Digital being the majority owner. Brian Clark, CEO of Rainmaker Digital, says the partnership enables them to transform from a Software as a Service provider to Software and Services.

“People need sophisticated marketing technology, [...]

Fri, May 26, 2017
Source: WP Tavern Category: GENERAL

For other help:
If you're not new and are looking for support or feedback, the Community Pool is the place for you!

For technical questions, visit the WordPress.com Support Forums.

To learn more about blogging, take a Blogging U. course.

To find, copy, and paste your link:
Head to your blog's home page — not your dashboard, your blog itself. Click on the title of your post to open the individual [...]

Fri, May 26, 2017
Source: WordPress Daily Post Category: GENERAL
Creativo

Are you looking for a WordPress theme for authors? As an author, you want to offer a better reading experience for users while allowing them to connect with you and purchase your books. In this article, we will show you some of the best WordPress themes for authors that you can use on your website.

Building a WordPress Site for Authors

WordPress is an ideal platform to build websites for authors and writers. It allows you [...]

Fri, May 26, 2017
Source: WP Beginner Category: GENERAL

WordPress core contributors have started collaborating more around their JavaScript efforts this year with regular core-js meetings. One item on the most recent meeting's agenda was discussion on choosing a new JavaScript framework for use in core as an alternative to Backbone.

Contributors began by summarizing the criteria for evaluating framework options, includes factors like stability, longevity, maturity, adoption, accessibility, proven in a WordPress context, and extensibility, among others. Most of the discussion centered [...]

Fri, May 26, 2017
Source: WP Tavern Category: GENERAL

JSON Feed, a project created by Manton Reece and Brent Simmons, launched last week. It's a syndication format similar to RSS and Atom but built with JSON.

“The premise was simple: the time is right for a JSON-based approach to feeds,” Reece said. “We hope that JSON Feed is straightforward enough to be implemented quickly, and capable enough to push the next decade of blogging software forward. We love [...]

Thu, May 25, 2017
Source: WP Tavern Category: GENERAL
How to uninstall and reinstall WordPress

Recently, one of our users asked us how they can uninstall and reintsall WordPress? Reinstalling WordPress can solve issues when all other troubleshootings tips fail. In this article, we will show you how to safely uninstall and reinstall WordPress without losing your data or SEO.

When Do You Need to Reinstall WordPress?

Reinstalling WordPress should never be the first option. Most common WordPress errors are [...]

Thu, May 25, 2017
Source: WP Beginner Category: GENERAL

In this episode, John James Jacoby joins me to discuss the news of the week. We give our take on the new WordPress.com commercials and whether or not they hit the mark. We share what's new in Storefront 2.2.0 and the problems some people are facing trying to get visas to attend WordCamp Europe. Last but not least, we discussed the Customizer having a variable width in WordPress 4.8. Beginning with episode 275, Jacoby [...]

Thu, May 25, 2017
Source: WP Tavern Category: GENERAL