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WordPress Vulnerability Roundup: February 2020, Part 1

New WordPress plugin and theme vulnerabilities were disclosed during the first 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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WordCamp Asia Cancelled Due to COVID-19

I’ve arrived at the difficult decision to cancel the inaugural WordCamp Asia event, which was planned to take place in Bangkok on February 21st. The excitement and anticipation around this event have been huge, but there are too many unknowns around the health issues unfolding right now in the region to explicitly encourage a large […]
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WordPress 5.4 Beta 1

WordPress 5.4 Beta 1 is now available for testing! 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 the WordPress 5.4 beta in two ways: Try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (choose the “bleeding edge nightlies” […]
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Ultimate WordPress SEO Guide for Beginners (Step by Step)

Improving your WordPress SEO is crucial for getting more traffic to your website. Sadly most WordPress SEO guides are too technical for new users to get started. If you are serious about increasing your website traffic, then you need to pay attention to the WordPress… Read More »
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A Review of CoBlocks: Extending WordPress Blocks

When the new WordPress editor was first released, we were all introduced to the idea of blocks. The idea of using a modular system to create pages was something we now had to endure. It puts more focus on your content while leaving behind the most conventional way of writing your content. The Gutenberg project […]
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How to Add Google Optimize in WordPress (2 Easy Methods)

Are you looking to add Google Optimize on your WordPress site? Google Optimize is a free tool by Google that helps website owners optimize their sites by running A/B split tests. This allows you to compare two versions of a page and see which one… Read More »
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A Guide to iThemes Security Pro Lockouts

iThemes Security Pro lockouts are a way to harden your website against external attacks, including WordPress brute force attacks. In this guide, we’ll cover iThemes Security Pro lockouts and how to use them. Keep reading for tips to avoid the dreaded lockout screen (in case you or your client has accidentally locked yourself out of […]
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24 Must Have WordPress Plugins for Business Websites in 2020

Looking for the best WordPress plugins to take your business to the next level in 2020? There are over 55,000+ WordPress plugins that you can choose from. This makes it extremely overwhelming for new users to find the right plugin for their website. We are… Read More »
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How to Prevent Scope Creep

What happens when a client project moves into work activities and related costs that weren’t previously agreed upon? In the software and website development world, scope creep is the primary cause of projects running over time and budget. In a recent webinar with project management guru Beth Livingston, we learned how to minimize scope creep […]
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How to Clear Your Cache in WordPress

Recently, one of our readers asked us how to clear cache in WordPress? Your web browser, hosting server, and caching plugins can all serve cached content which can make it difficult for you to see the changes you made to your website right away. Clearing… Read More »
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WordPress Plugin Roundup – February 2020

Each month, we recap the best WordPress plugins that were added or updated within the last 30 days on the WordPress Plugin Directory. Here’s a list of our favorite new or recently-updated plugins for February 2020. A Notice for Those Who Use CodeCanyon Plugins For some time, plugin purchases on CodeCanyon have supplied automatic updates […]
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Best Blogging Niche – 7 That Will Make Money (Easily)

Are you thinking about starting a blog but not sure which topics or niche to choose? Choosing the right niche for your blog makes it easier to create engaging content and even make money online. In this article, we’ll explain how to easily choose the… Read More »
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New: Block Editor Support for Landing Pages and BoomBar Now Included with List Building Combo

Whether you are already crushing 2020 or just getting started, this release is going to help you with one of your biggest goals in your business: growing your email list. Today, we are excited to release an update to our List Building Plugin Combo Pack that gives you all the WordPress tools you need to […]
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WordPress.com vs WordPress.org – Which is Better? (Comparison Chart)

Did you know that WordPress.com and WordPress.org are actually two very different platforms? Often beginners confuse WordPress.com and WordPress.org, which leads them to choose the wrong blogging platform for their needs. Even those who know that they are two different platforms are not aware of… Read More »
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How to Uninstall and Delete a WordPress Theme (Step by Step)

Do you want to delete a WordPress theme but are worried that it might be unsafe? If you have recently switched your WordPress theme, then you may want to delete the old one. You may also have a few other WordPress themes that come pre-installed… Read More »
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The Month in WordPress: January 2020

Following an action-packed December, 2020 is off to a fine start with some new releases and announcements. Read on to find out what happened in the WordPress project in January. Release of Gutenberg 7.2 & 7.3 Gutenberg 7.2, the first Gutenberg release of 2020, was deployed on January 8th and included over 180 pull requests […]
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iThemes Security Setup Essentials (January 2020)

iThemes Security Pro has a multitude of settings to help you secure your WordPress website. In this webinar, iThemes Associate Product Manager Michael Moore provides in-depth explanations of each security feature and a walkthrough of how to customize iThemes Security Pro for your needs. Watch the Video: How To Set Up the iThemes Security Plugin […]
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23 Best WordPress Themes for Membership Sites (2020)

Are you looking for the best WordPress themes for membership websites? Unlike blogs and business themes, membership websites need a wide variety of templates to use in different membership areas. In this article, we have hand-picked some of the best WordPress themes for membership sites.… Read More »
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WordPress News Roundup – January 2020

Here’s a recap of the latest developments in the WordPress ecosystem, from WordPress core updates and Gutenberg news to more plugin news. ? This post is from the recent WordPress News Roundup – January 2020 webinar hosted by Nathan Ingram. In this webinar, Nathan walks through each of these news items in more depth. Register for […]
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What, Why, and How-To’s of Trackbacks and Pingbacks in WordPress

Recently a user asked us about trackbacks and pingbacks in WordPress. They also wanted to know how these two features can be used more effectively. Trackbacks and pingbacks are modes of communication between WordPress blogs. They have been around since the early days of blogging,… Read More »
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WordPress Vulnerability Roundup: January 2020, Part 2

New WordPress plugin and theme vulnerabilities were disclosed during the second half of January, 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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7 Best WordPress Activity Log and Tracking Plugins (Compared)

Are you looking for an activity log and tracking plugin for your WordPress site? If multiple users log in to your website, then keeping an activity log helps you monitor all user activity on your website. In this article, we’ll show you the best WordPress… Read More »
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10 Tips to Get the Most Out Of BackupBuddy

Every WordPress website needs a solid WordPress backup plan. Enter BackupBuddy, the powerful and feature-packed WordPress backup plugin. BackupBuddy makes it easy to backup, restore and move your WordPress website with automatic, scheduled and even real-time backups. But how do you get the most out of BackupBuddy? In this post, we’ll cover some tips for […]
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Forget PowerPoint, How to Create Presentations in WordPress

Are you looking to create a PowerPoint presentation on your WordPress site, but not sure where to start? What if we told you that you can now use WordPress to design and share presentations and leave PowerPoint behind. In this article, we will show you… Read More »
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How to Enable Author Tracking in WordPress

Do you want to enable author tracking on your WordPress website? If you run a multi-author WordPress site, then you’re probably wondering which of your authors write the most popular posts. In this article, we’ll share how to enable author tracking in WordPress, so you… Read More »
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People of WordPress: Robert Cheleuka

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. Meet Robert Cheleuka Robert is a self-taught graphic and motion designer turned web […]
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20 Ideas To Grow Your Business In 2020

As any business owner knows, sustaining a business is much harder than starting one. Long-term success requires daily business planning, process managing and client satisfaction. That said, if your business has made it through 2019, your chances of succeeding in 2020 aren’t guaranteed. A new year for business means having to come up with new […]
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Starting 2020 Right: 20 Goals to Start the New Decade

As we transition into a new decade, we’re doing so with more tools than any entrepreneur has ever had in history. Living in the age of technology and digital content means that we have more access to resources and education to catapult our businesses into massive success. Once we fully recognize and embrace the benefits […]
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WordPress Plugin Roundup – January 2020

Each month, we recap the best WordPress plugins that were added or updated within the last 30 days on the WordPress Plugin Directory. Here’s a list of our favorite new or recently-updated plugins for January 2020. 1. BetterDocs – Best Documentation & Knowledge Base Plugin BetterDocs – Best Documentation & Knowledge Base Plugin BetterDocs will […]
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A Guide to WordPress PHP

Looking to understand WordPress PHP? In this post, we’ll unpack what PHP is and how it works with WordPress. Understanding PHP and how it integrates with WordPress will help with site maintenance, troubleshooting errors and WordPress development in general. What is PHP? . PHP allows you to do many powerful things, such as interacting with […]
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WordPress Leaders Nominated for CMX Awards

Two members of the WordPress leadership team were nominated for excellent work in their field in the first ever Community Industry Awards. Andrea Middleton is nominated for Executive Leader of a Community Team and Josepha Haden Chomphosy is nominated for Community Professional of the Year. CMX is one of the largest professional organizations dedicated to […]
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WordPress Vulnerability Roundup: January 2020, Part 1

New WordPress plugin and theme vulnerabilities were disclosed during the first half of January, 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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New! iThemes Hosting Now with Multiple Site Plans

Over the last few months, we’ve been working on a number of little projects to help get your 2020 off to a great start! We’ve already told you about how we released new iThemes Training membership plans for those who want WordPress and business training  to grow your freelance and web design agencies. We even […]
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New! iThemes Security now includes Security Check Pro and CCPA changes in Pro

Not every site is the same; that is why we have always been hesitant to take a blanket approach to WordPress Security. For example, several sites are behind some proxy. When a site is behind a proxy, it could appear that every visitor is coming from the same IP address. When malicious actors seem to […]
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Introducing Freelance Leap Year & iThemes Training!

When I was getting started in web development, I couldn’t wait until the start of a new year. There were always people or companies that were launching new courses that would help my career out. I could learn anything, web development, marketing, even sales! I used this time as an excuse to get started in […]
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The Month in WordPress: December 2019

As 2019 draws to a close and we look ahead to another exciting year let’s take a moment to review what the WordPress community achieved in December. WordPress 5.3.1 and 5.3.2 Releases The WordPress 5.3.1 security and maintenance release was announced on December 13. It features 46 fixes and enhancements. This version corrects four security […]
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On the Twelfth Day of Giving: AirPods Pro

Have you ever thought to yourself that you needed some quiet space inside of a coffee shop? Or maybe you wanted to listen to your movie on a plane without having to hear the constant white noise or the person snoring next to you? Well today, you are in luck! We’re giving away the hottest […]
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WordPress 5.3.2 Maintenance Release

WordPress 5.3.2 is now available! This maintenance release features 5 fixes and enhancements. WordPress 5.3.2 is a short-cycle maintenance release. The next major release will be version 5.4. You can download WordPress 5.3.2 by clicking the button at the top of this page, or visit your Dashboard → Updates and click Update Now. If you have sites that support […]
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WordPress 5.3.1 Security and Maintenance Release

WordPress 5.3.1 is now available! This security and maintenance release features 46 fixes and enhancements. Plus, it adds a number of security fixes—see the list below. WordPress 5.3.1 is a short-cycle maintenance release. The next major release will be version 5.4. You can download WordPress 5.3.1 by clicking the button at the top of this page, […]
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People of WordPress: Jill Binder

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. Meet Jill Binder Jill Binder never meant to become an activist. She insists […]
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The Month in WordPress: November 2019

November has been a big month in the WordPress community. New releases, big events, and a push for more contributors have characterized the work being done across the project — read on to find out more! The release of WordPress 5.3 “Kirk” WordPress 5.3 was released on November 12, and is available for download or […]
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