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A Review of GenerateBlocks: Extending WordPress with Blocks

Today, I want to review GenerateBlocks, a plugin that is still in Alpha. GenerateBlocks has the idea of creating powerful WordPress blocks, without all the bloat. What that means is that it’s a small collection of lightweight WordPress blocks that can be used to accomplish nearly anything. What is GenerateBlocks? GenerateBlocks is created by the […]
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Turning a Page with Page Layouts

Need to add a new page to your site but don’t know where to start? Making a brand new site on WordPress.com and want to design a homepage quickly? There’s a new addition to the WordPress experience that’ll help with exactly that. Let’s take a look at Page Layouts! They’re …
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How to Code a Website (Complete Beginner’s Guide)

Do you want to learn how to code a website? Behind the scenes, most website code contains HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. As a beginner, learning these programming languages (even at a beginner level) requires hours of studying and practice. The good news for business owners… Read More »
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People of WordPress: Mary Job

In the March edition of our "People of WordPress" series, you'll find out how Mary Job grew from a timid, curious cat into a public speaker and organizer of WordPress Meetups and WordCamps.
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People of WordPress: Mary Job

In the March edition of our "People of WordPress" series, you'll find out how Mary Job grew from a timid, curious cat into a public speaker and organizer of WordPress Meetups and WordCamps.
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7 Best Free Autoresponder Tools of 2020 (Pros & Cons Compared)

Are you looking for the best free autoresponder tools to start sending automated emails? The good news is that there are lots of ways to get started without paying. You don’t need to delay building and growing your email list until your site starts making… Read More »
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20 Ways to Get More Clients

“How can I get more clients?” It’s a question that plagues every small business and startup and while many “experts” claim to have the silver bullet to grow your customer base, it takes time and dedication to steadily increase your client list. Now, before you stress too much, there are a few simple things you […]
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How to Properly Add Google AdSense to Your WordPress Site

Google AdSense is one of the most popular ways to monetize your website. It allows you to automatically sell your website’s ad space to advertisers and get paid. AdSense is one of the easiest way to start making money online with your website. In this… Read More »
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7 WordPress Security Best Practices

As hacks and security breaches become more of a concern for anyone running a WordPress website, it’s important to know you can drastically improve your security by using a few WordPress security best practices. If you don’t already have a WordPress security strategy in place, this post will help you understand seven ways you can […]
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New One-Click WordPress Security Check in iThemes Security

The latest version of iThemes Security Pro (6.4.2) & iThemes Security Free (7.6.1) includes a new “one-click” WordPress Security Check for your WordPress site. The Security Check feature is designed to help save you time and ensure your site is using the recommended security settings. Features/Settings Enabled by Security Check With just one click of […]
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New One-Click WordPress Security Check in iThemes Security

The latest version of iThemes Security Pro (6.4.2) & iThemes Security Free (7.6.1) includes a new “one-click” WordPress Security Check for your WordPress site. The Security Check feature is designed to help save you time and ensure your site is using the recommended security settings. Features/Settings Enabled by Security Check With just one click of […]
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Combat WordPress Brute Force Attacks with the iThemes Brute Force Protection Network – Free in iThemes Security

A new way to combat WordPress Brute Force Attacks just arrived with the new iThemes Brute Force Protection Network. This new brute force protection setting is available in the latest version of iThemes Security — free to download on the WordPress.org Plugin Directory. Understanding Brute Force Attacks Unlike hacks that focus on vulnerabilities in software, brute […]
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WordPress 5.4 is Coming and, it’s Time to Ditch the Classic Editor

WordPress 5.4 is tentatively scheduled to be released on March 31, 2020, and you should be excited. The number of improvements that will be included in the forthcoming release may even persuade the Gutenberg holdouts among you to ditch the Classic Editor. Need help getting started with the block editor? Check out the WordPress Gutenberg […]
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6 Reasons Why WPBeginner Switched to SiteGround Hosting

Earlier this year, we switched WPBeginner website to SiteGround web hosting. Several readers noticed the change in our footer area which now says “WordPress hosting by SiteGround” and asked us to write about why did we make the switch. When it comes to running an… Read More »
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WordPress 5.4 Release Candidate

The first release candidate for WordPress 5.4 is now available! This is an important milestone as we progress toward the WordPress 5.4 release date. “Release Candidate” means that the new version is ready for release, but with millions of users and thousands of plugins and themes, it’s possible something was missed. WordPress 5.4 is currently […]
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18 Ways to Grow Your Email List

While it may have been around for a while, email marketing remains one of the most effective marketing strategies for delivering an impressive return on investment. Although some skeptics have continued to proclaim that email marketing would eventually become extinct, there has been no evidence to indicate that to be the case. If anything, email […]
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How to Create a Separate Page for Blog Posts in WordPress

Do you want to create a separate page for blog posts in WordPress? By default, WordPress displays your blog posts on the homepage. However, if you are making a business website or simply want to customize your homepage, then you may want a separate page… Read More »
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A Review of KadenceWP Blocks: Extending WordPress Blocks

We continue our journey looking at block collection plugins today with KadenceWP. We’ve previously covered KadenceWP in our 12 Days of Giving giveaways last December. If you’ve ever spent any time in the block editor, you’ll understand how limiting it can be when it comes to designing layouts. Especially when you come from building sites […]
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How to Use Cookie Retargeting in WordPress to Show Custom On-Site Messages

Do you want to use cookie retargeting in WordPress? Cookie retargeting is the secret tool already used by many of the most popular websites. It allows you to show custom on-site messages to your users based on their past behavior which helps you boost sales.… Read More »
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The Month in WordPress: February 2020

February 2020 was a busy month in the WordPress project! Most notably, there was an outpouring of sentiment in response to the unfortunate cancellation of WordCamp Asia. However, the team continues to work hard in the hopes of making WordCamp Asia 2021 happen. In addition, there were a number of releases and some exciting new […]
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61 Best Free WordPress Blog Themes for 2020

Are you looking for a free WordPress blog theme for your website? There are thousands of free blog themes for WordPress making it harder for beginners to choose one for their sites. These blog themes are further divided into different niches and categories. In this… Read More »
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How to Easily Create a Multilingual WordPress Site

Do you want to translate your WordPress site in multiple languages? WordPress powers more than 35% of all websites on the internet. Many of them serve non-English or multilingual audiences. In this article, we will show you how to easily create a multilingual WordPress site.… Read More »
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WordPress Vulnerability Roundup: February 2020, Part 2

New WordPress plugin and theme vulnerabilities were disclosed during the second half of February, so we want to keep you aware. In this post, we cover recent WordPress plugin, theme and core vulnerabilities and what to do if you are running one of the vulnerable plugins or themes on your website. The WordPress Vulnerability Roundup […]
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How to Enable Maintenance Mode for WooCommerce

Recently some of our readers asked us if it’s possible to put a WooCommerce store in maintenance mode without affecting other parts of a website? The good news is that it’s not only possible, but it’s also very easy to do. In this article, we’ll… Read More »
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WordPress 5.4 Beta 3

WordPress 5.4 Beta 3 is now available! This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site to play with the new version. You can test the WordPress 5.4 beta in two ways: Try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (choose “bleeding edge nightlies” […]
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BackupBuddy: How to Restore Your WordPress Database

It goes without saying that every single website needs a backup. And many freelancers and web designers are even using backups as an additional revenue stream for their businesses. iThemes revolutionized the industry when we created BackupBuddy and we have made restoring backups to a WordPress site even simpler. BackupBuddy has the capability of restoring […]
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10 Ways to Save Time & Make Money With BackupBuddy

BackupBuddy is a pretty great tool. We created it because we needed it. We’d lost our site and never wanted to go through that again. Turns out we’re not the only ones. We made BackupBuddy because we knew it could save us time and make us money. The same is true for you. BackupBuddy is […]
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WordPress vs Joomla vs Drupal – Which One is Better?

While WordPress powers more than 35% of all websites on the internet, it’s not the only open-source content management system (CMS) in the market. There are other poplar software like Joomla and Drupal. All three of them have a lot in common and many significant… Read More »
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A Review of Atomic Blocks: Gutenberg WordPress Block Collection Plugin

As we continue our review of block collection plugins, it’s always good to go over what we’ve already reviewed. We’ve reviewed Stackable and CoBlocks. Today we’re going to look at the block collection plugin called Atomic Blocks. It was originally developed by developer Mike McAllister of Array Themes fame. Mike recently joined the Studio Press […]
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How to Create a Contract Agreement Form With Digital Signatures in WordPress

Do you want to add a contract agreement form to your WordPress website that people can e-sign? Typically to get contracts signed, you either have to manually print / scan the signature, or pay for an expensive third-party e-sign service. Wouldn’t it be nice if… Read More »
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A Guide to WordPress User Roles and Permissions

WordPress is by far the most popular blogging and web creation tool available. Third-party apps and documentation for the platform are enormous. With each new update, WordPress coders continue to keep core features up to date while exploring new CMS horizons. At the heart of WordPress are user roles and permissions. The system defines each […]
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A Guide to WordPress User Roles and Permissions

WordPress is by far the most popular blogging and web creation tool available. Third-party apps and documentation for the platform are enormous. With each new update, WordPress coders continue to keep core features up to date while exploring new CMS horizons. At the heart of WordPress are user roles and permissions. The system defines each […]
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7 Best Countdown Plugins for WordPress (Easy to Use)

Readers often ask us how to add a countdown timer to their website. Countdown timers are a great way to build anticipation, excitement, and create FOMO effect on your website. There are lots of different countdown plugins out there that let you create a countdown… Read More »
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Pop-Up Livestream on February 22

As mentioned in this post, Matt will host a livestream on February 22 during Bangkok daylight hours. He opened an invitation to any speaker who was affected by the cancellation, and the livestream will include the following fine people: Imran Sayed, Md Saif Hassan, Muhammad Muhsin, Nirav Mehta, Piccia Neri, Umar Draz, and Francesca Marano […]
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How to Install a WordPress Plugin – Step by Step for Beginners

After installing WordPress, the first thing every beginner needs to learn is how to install a WordPress plugin. In simple words, WordPress plugins are like apps for your WordPress website. They allow you to add new features to WordPress like a contact form, slideshow, shopping… Read More »
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7 Best Free Ecommerce Platforms for 2020 (Compared)

Are you looking for the best free eCommerce platform to build your eCommerce website? In the early days, eCommerce platforms used to cost thousands which kept many small businesses from creating an online store. Luckily now there are several popular eCommerce platforms that offer free… Read More »
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7 Best Free Ecommerce Platforms for 2020 (Compared)

Are you looking for the best free eCommerce platform to build your eCommerce website? In the early days, eCommerce platforms used to cost thousands which kept many small businesses from creating an online store. Luckily now there are several popular eCommerce platforms that offer free… Read More »
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WordPress 5.4 Beta 2

WordPress 5.4 Beta 2 is now available! This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend running it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site to play with the new version. You can test WordPress 5.4 beta 2 in two ways: Try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (choose the “bleeding edge nightlies” option) Or download […]
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What is iThemes Hosting?

Imagine if you no longer had to worry about plugin updates or backups? iThemes hosting offers all the benefits of managed WordPress hosting, without the cost of managed services! It is always our intent to offer customers everything needed to run, launch and manage WordPress sites and now we can! If you’re running plugin updates, […]
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How to Create Custom Post Types in WordPress

Do you want to learn how to easily create custom post types in WordPress? Custom post types transform a WordPress site from a blogging platform into a powerful Content Management System (CMS). Basically, they allow you to go beyond posts and pages by creating different… Read More »
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A Review of Stackable – Gutenberg Blocks: Extending WordPress with Blocks

In our ongoing series about the new WordPress block editor, we found it fitting to offer reviews of WordPress block collection plugins. These are WordPress block plugins that contain a series of blocks and features that enhance your experience with the block editor, also known as the Gutenberg Editor.  As more and more people begin […]
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What’s Coming in WordPress 5.4 (Features and Screenshots)

WordPress 5.4 is scheduled to be released on March 31, 2020. It will be the first major release of the year and will ship with some significant improvements. We’ve been following the development closely and testing the first beta to try out new features that… Read More »
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People of WordPress: Kori Ashton

You’ve probably heard that WordPress is open-source software, and may know that it’s created and run by volunteers. WordPress enthusiasts share many examples of how WordPress changed people’s lives for the better. This monthly series shares some of those lesser-known, amazing stories. The beginning In 1998, Kori created her very first HTML website. Her dad […]
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What is Lead Generation? A Beginner’s Guide

Most people have a passing knowledge of what a business lead is, but what is lead generation? Given the importance of leads, a passing knowledge of both of these important topics isn’t enough. Lead generation strategies can make or break a business in today’s competitive digital warfare between businesses. Without a solid understanding of both […]
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15 Best and Most Popular CMS Platforms in 2020 (Compared)

Are you wondering what CMS platform to use for building your website? A CMS (Content Management System) platform lets you easily create a website without understanding any code (at least for most of them). There are lots of CMS options available, which means you might… Read More »
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How to Grow Your Email List

When choosing between billable work or marketing to create new business, solopreneurs often choose to focus on the paying clients. We get it! But there’s a way to do both by utilizing a few simple tools. For example, AJ Morris and Nathan Ingram recently shared some great tips for how to use the iThemes Combo […]
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