WordPress.com which is the business side of WordPress has announced that it is entering the custom premium website development business called Built By WordPress. This is part of Automattic Inc., an American global distributed company founded in August 2005 which runs websites that include WooCommerce, Gravatar, Jetpack, and Akismet, among others. This new year announcement has however not been well received by the WordPress web development community who view this as their business being cannibalized or taken over by WordPress who they believe should just be running the ecosystem. Happy 2021 folks! What is a blog?, its history and its difference with a website One user has already branded Automattic and WordPress the Amazon of web development business given the controversy of how A...
WordPress 5.6 Simone is the latest WordPress version release. The plugin is named after the legendary performer Nina Simone, who is known for tunes like “Feeling Good”, “Young, Gifted and Black”, and “Four Women”. Fire up a playlist with her best work and read on to discover what we have in store for you. What's new with WordPress 5.6 Simone? Here is what is coming up with this great WordPress update. REST API authentication with Application Passwords This is by far the biggest and riskiest improvement. WordPress 5.6 will now allow external applications or third-party apps to request permission seamlessly to connect to your website and generate a password specific to that application. This update means that once the application is granted access, it can perform certain specific actions
PHP 8 is buzzing-in fast in the news and is expected to be released in December 2020 and it comes with a promise of some powerful features and great language improvements, warnings, and error notifications. It is the programming language that powers WordPress sites, this PHP’s latest version offers new features and improvements that developers will find useful and promise to greatly enhance the security and performance of websites. Although most RFCs have already been approved and implemented, PHP 8 is still under development and will be for two or more years after launch. so it’s time for us to dive into some of the most exciting additions that should make PHP faster and more reliable. As we always advise our readers, for any new development and new versions of WordPress, plugins
A deal is in the offing, and it's going to merge into one of the largest domain registries in the world. Donuts Inc., the global leader in next-generation top-level domains (TLD) and digital identity, has announced an agreement to purchase Afilias, Inc. for an undisclosed sum. The transaction, which will not include Afilias' mobile software and registrar businesses, is expected to close in Q4 2020, following successful completion of regulatory requirements. If you remember the recent fight for the soul of the .org registry, PIR, now Donuts will own the registry which is currently operated by Afilias. Read our blog, Why you might soon buy .Org for Non Profit domains at higher prices "The Afilias and Donuts teams share a commitment to security, stability and reliability," Donuts CEO Akra...
Have you ever wondered what your domain name was worth? or really want to know how much your domain is worth? This is surely an important question that’s worth answering. You might be having a domain that’s about to expire or are eager to sell it off to that domain name buyer who has been contacting you out of the blue. It is very important to get an accurate domain valuation for your name through the use of a Domain Appraisal tool. What is the value of a domain name? The value of a domain name is the price one has to pay in order to purchase a name for their website. Domain name costs could range from a one-digit number like 5$ to as large as 6- or 7-digit numbers, for example, 100, 000$. This depends on several valuation factors that have been developed using Domain Appraisa
Digital Marketing!, we all hear about this term every day, but what is it really and how do we successfully employ it to create engagement and end up selling services? Remember that your aim should always end up generating leads. Therefore it is key to optimize with a target in mind. However, unfortunately, it's not as simple as just having a "Click Here" button on your home page or blog post and watching the leads pour in, you have to do several things to achieve the engagement. What is Digital Marketing? Digital marketing is any form of marketing products or services that engages or involves electronic devices, think of it more or less as the internet in this modern age. Digital Marketing has been around for decades it is not a new phenomenon, however, due to social media platforms,...
Hey, welcome to my YouTube channel. It is common to hear this now especially after COVID 19 struck the world. We are now seeing many self-made video channels and vlogs covering topics from cooking, gourmet, fashion, beauty, self-help, DIY, education, and learning a foreign language, among others. However YouTube does not give you are very memorable URL as you begin, it is actually quite long, but with time, you are able to get your own short URL, for example, our YouTube channel for short WordPress-related URLs would be youtube.com/wpchase or youtube.com/c/wpchase. By the way, you are welcome to subscribe to our channels. At first, you get something like https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXzRT2Xu4XchHqE_WK8KqMw/ It is however possible and quite easy to change and customize your You
In our previous tutorial, we learned how to create a new page in WordPress. In this tutorial, we will show you how to set the Featured Image in the Gutenberg Editor in WordPress. With just a few clicks, you can create a page that has a featured image with little effort. The Featured Image, also called the Post Thumbnail per the WordPress Codex, is the main representative image of a post or page. A featured image is very important for your website posts and pages, because this is most often what will show when shared on social media, or other platforms. It will also become the image used to represent the post when a specific theme may call for the featured image. For example, if your website theme has a section to show multiple images representing posts, then the featured ima
In this tutorial, we will show you how to create a WordPress page and how to add it to your website’s navigation menu. With just a few clicks, you can create a page in WordPress with little effort. The length of the post may make the process seem daunting, but it’s really not that difficult. Once you do it a few times, you’ll get the hang of it. How to Create a Page in WordPress. The first thing you’ll want to do is, log in to your WordPress website’s admin area. Once you have done that, click on the “Pages” menu item in the left navigation menu. This will take you to a list of all your pages. Build your first ever blog 20 minutes, 3 Simple Steps To get started adding a new page to your WordPress site, find the Pages menu in the WordPress Dashboard Navigation menu. Click
Last Friday, the internet was abuzz with news that Apple successfully forced WordPress to monetize its free app thereby forcing it to sell premium plans and custom domain names seemingly just so that Apple could get its traditional 30 percent cut. Apple has finally backed down this latest developer fight, and apologized to WordPress after it tried to force the website-builder to add in-app payments As a free, open-source platform, WordPress, is used by thousands of website owners and creators. WordPress.com the commercial wing of the business sells premium domain names and web hosting services. These options were not on offer through the free WordPress app, and so Apple's demand was seen by some as forcing WordPress to monetize a free-to-use app so as to take a cut of the payments. It