Hey, WordPress friends. This week was fairly quiet in the world of WordPress, with no big news items, releases, or acquisitions. As usual, though, we
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Hey, WordPress friends. We are back with you after taking off a couple of weeks for the holidays. We enjoyed our break and we hope
Hey, WordPress friends. This week, we shared some more information on raising money for Walter Lopez’s son – check it out if you want to
Hey, WordPress community. This post is a bit of a departure from our usual focus on the WordPress software because the humans behind that software are also
As WordPress alternatives go, there’s no denying that the Ghost blogging CMS seriously takes some beating. In fact, it may even be fair to say
Hey, WordPress friends. Two big bits of news this week. First off, WordPress 5.6 is officially out as of December 8th. It’s a major release,
Hey, WordPress friends. We hope you got your fill of WordPress Black Friday deals last week. There are still a few deals straggling on, but
Hey, WordPress fans. Hopefully, the Americans among us have recovered from Turkey day because it’s officially Black Friday. That means some amazing deals on WordPress
If you were looking to build a business website, start an online store, or simply improve your existing website, there is no better time than
Hey, WordPress fans. This week, WordPress 5.6 gets ready for prime time with its first release candidate. The official release is currently scheduled for December
Hey, WordPress fans. This week, Envato, the company behind the popular ThemeForest and CodeCanyon marketplaces, officially passed $1 billion in community earnings since its launch
Howdy, WordPress friends. Last week, there was a problem with the WordPress auto-update system, which caused some sites to be mistakenly updated to an alpha
Hey, WordPress fans. There was a lot going on this week… First off, WordPress has a new security release, WordPress 5.5.2 – you should apply
Hey, WordPress friends. This week, we get our first look at WordPress 5.6 in the first beta release. However, there are no block-based widgets, which
Hey, WordPress friends. This week was fairly quiet in terms of WordPress news. Most notably, there was a vulnerability in the popular WPBakery Page Builder
Hey, WordPress friends. Last week, we told you about Cloudflare’s new web analytics tool. This week, Cloudflare launched something even cooler – affordable optimization specifically
Hey, WordPress friends. The biggest news this week is not WordPress-specific, though it’s definitely something of interest to WordPress users. Cloudflare, the popular free CDN/security
Hey, WordPress friends. This week, we got the first sneak peek of Twenty Twenty-One, the next default theme for WordPress. It looks pretty great, especially
Hey, WordPress fans. This week, there was another big acquisition in the WooCommerce space. GoDaddy acquired SkyVerge, the company behind over 60 different WooCommerce add-ons.
Hey, WordPress friends. This week, Gutenberg 8.9 (the plugin version) is out with a new block-based approach to widgets. Beyond that, Meta Box published an
Hey, WordPress friends. In big news this week, iThemes acquired the popular Restrict Content Pro plugin from Sandhills Development, the same company behind Easy Digital
Hey, WordPress fans… This week, Elementor, the most popular page builder and the one we use here at WPLift, released its latest major version. It
Hey, WordPress fans. Last week, WordPress 5.5 officially launched. It’s one of the bigger major releases in a long time in terms of features, which
Hey, WordPress fans. In the biggest news this week, WordPress 5.5 “Eckstine” is officially out with a bunch of new features and improvements. Give it
Hey, WordPress friends. Last week, we shared that WordCamp US 2020 was officially canceled (not just moved online). This week, things got even worse –
Hey, WordPress fans, Are you familiar with Google’s Core Web Vitals initiative? If you’re not, you’ll be hearing this term a lot more in 2021.
Hey, WordPress fans. This week, the WordCamp Europe team already made the decision to move the 2021 event online. For now, the plan is to
Hey, WordPress friends. ManageWP.org is no more (the news aggregator, not the multiple WordPress site management dashboard), but the WordPress community already has a replacement.
This week, we got one step closer to that neat image editing tool in the block editor – it’s now available as part of the
Hey WordPress fans… This week, WordCamp Europe 2020 Online was a big success, drawing over 8,600 registered attendees. Beyond that, Matt Mullenweg and Matias Ventura
Hey WordPress fans, this week, WordCamp Europe released the schedule for the 2020 online event. You can pin the events that you’re interested in and
Hey WordPress fans, if you have a WooCommerce store, the WooCommerce team is trying to make it easier for you to manage payments without leaving
This week, WP Engine announced the release of Genesis Pro. It’s currently just for WP Engine customers, but it will be rolling out to the
Hey WordPress friends… This week, Freemius has an interesting look at how COVID-19 is affecting WordPress theme and plugin shops (with some data). Brainstorm Force
Hey WordPress friends, it’s another quiet week as much of the world is locked down and not focused on WordPress. We hope you’re still healthy
Hey WordPress friends, if you were saddened by the cancellation of WordCamp Europe 2020, I have good news – the event will officially be moving
Hey WordPress friends, we hope you are all safe and staying indoors as much as possible. This week, we have some tips and tutorials to
Hey WordPress friends, we hope you’re staying safe with the pandemic. Sometimes (rarely), WordPress is not the most important topic in the world. But that
In the biggest news this week, WordCamp Europe 2020 in Porto has officially been canceled. The organizers used the term “postponed” because it will be
Big news in the WordPress business space – Elementor, the page builder plugin that we use here at WPLift, raised an impressive $15 million from
Hey WordPress fans, welcome to this week’s roundup of WordPress news. First, some good news – though WordCamp Asia’s inaugural 2020 event was canceled due
Hey WordPress friends, this week we learned that WordPress might have native lazy loading in the core as soon as WordPress 5.4 in March. Currently,
Hey WordPress friends, this week, GiveWP users reached an impressive milestone – they have collectively raised over $100 million via PayPal and Stripe. Beyond that,
Howdy WordPress friends, we’re checking in with the last bit of WordPress news in 2019. We’ll be taking the next two weeks off for the
Howdy WordPress friends, this week brought us a brand new WordPress release. WordPress 5.3.1 is a maintenance and security release, so you’ll want to update
This week, WordPress 5.3 was officially released on November 12. It’s a major update, so you’ll want to do some testing before updating. But in
This week, we have lined up some scary Halloween WordPress deals for you. Furthermore, there’s big moves in WordPress hosting as GoDaddy launched an eCommerce
This week, we got the latest beta of WordPress 5.3 as it chugs towards release. The US Supreme Court also opted not to hear the
This week, we get a first look at the new Twenty Twenty theme that we mentioned in last week’s news roundup and you can also
This week, a hacker group is targeting WordPress sites running more than 10 separate plugins to create rogue admin accounts. On a lighter note, we
If you missed our blog post about it, we’re giving away three copies of the flexible Jupiter X theme – you have until Tuesday to
Back in January 2019, we reviewed the Jupiter X theme, which is a super flexible theme powered by the WordPress Customizer and a detailed Elementor
This week, there was another big WordPress acquisition, with Ninja Forms’ parent company acquiring Caldera Forms, another popular WordPress form plugin. On the topic of
This week, we learned that WordCamp Asia is officially a go. It’s going to be in Bangkok, Thailand from February 21-23 in 2020 and the
Hey WordPress fans, it was a quiet week this week in terms of WordPress news, but we’ve got some posts about recently discovered plugin vulnerabilities,
It’s the United States’ birthday. And while I certainly know that the international nature of our audience means that not all of you will be
In one of the biggest WordPress acquisitions ever, WP Engine announced that they’ve acquired Flywheel, another popular managed WordPress host. The numbers aren’t public, but
Can you sell CBD via WooCommerce? That was a big question this week. The answer is yes…kind of. You can use WooCommerce itself, but you
EasyThemePacks has gone through some huge changes. We’ve done a website overhaul, created 13(!) new templates and pricing has been simplified: $29 for access to
This week, Joost de Valk stepped down from his position as the WordPress Marketing lead, and CodeinWP also released the results for their 2019 WordPress
You know that we’re big fans of Elementor here at WPLift, even using it to design our site. That’s why our lede this week is
This week, Automattic made another big acquisition in the WooCommerce space, snapping up Prospress, the company behind the popular WooCommerce Subscriptions plugin. Beyond that, we
This week, we got a new major WordPress release – WordPress 5.2 “Jaco”. It includes fatal PHP error protection, recovery mode, some accessibility improvements, and
Hey WordPress fans, in case you missed it over the last few days, the release date for WordPress 5.2 was pushed back to May 7th,
Hey, WordPress fans. Nothing too big happened this week, but there are lots of small news drops, like WooCommerce 3.6, some #wpdrama with plugin vulnerabilities,
Last week, we briefly mentioned the malicious code found in pipdig theme’s Pipdig Power Pack helper plugin. This week, we have more news on that
Howdy, WordPress friends. This week, there was some controversy over the Jetpack plugin injecting itself into the in-dashboard WordPress.org plugin search results, including CTAs to
We got you! Don’t take this article too serious as this was an April Fools’ joke ;-) Since its initial release in WordPress 5.0, WordPress
Hey WordPress fans, this week we got a first look at the next major WordPress release – WordPress 5.2. The first beta is out, which
This week, WordPress officially ended its support for out-of-date PHP versions…kind of. You can still use PHP 5.6, but WordPress no longer supports anything under
This week, we got WordPress 5.1.1, a security and maintenance release that fixes a cross-site scripting vulnerability. If you haven’t updated yet, you should do
The Gutenberg block editor is going mobile! Well, kind off… A stripped-down version of the block editor is now in beta testing for mobile apps,
In the biggest news this week, we got the next major WordPress release – WordPress 5.1 “Betty”. As we told you last week, Betty implements
This week saw the release of the WordPress 5.1 Release Candidate. The official release date for this version is scheduled for Thursday, February 21. Beyond
This week, we get a look at the latest version of Gutenberg (it adds some new blocks). Wordfence also launched a new product that will
This week, iThemes debunks 5 WordPress security myths (like hiding the WordPress version number…that doesn’t do anything!). Beyond that, beta 3 is out for WordPress
Howdy folks, let’s start with some housekeeping. If you participated in our Jupiter X theme giveaway last week, head here to see the winners (you
Howdy, WordPress folks. We’re checking in a little late this week thanks to a fun few days with gastroenteritis, but we think the wait is
A few weeks back, we reviewed the latest version of the popular Jupiter theme – Jupiter X. Jupiter X brings an awesome approach based on
When the core team announced the tentative WordPress 5.0 release date of November 19, they said that date could move by up to 8 days
The target release date for WordPress 5.0 is less than two weeks away and, well, some people are pointing out some reasons why it might
The New “We Got Your Back” Program By Freemius Propels WordPress Plugin & Theme Businesses Through Branding (For Free!)
The Freemius team had just announced (earlier today) that it is launching a special program, which they have named: “We Got Your Back” Club. So
This week, you can check out a sneak peek of the upcoming Twenty Nineteen theme for WordPress 5.0. It looks pretty cool! We also put
True to its roadmap, Automattic is starting to roll out the Gutenberg editor at WordPress.com. For now, it’s only available to a small segment of
This week, we rounded up some of the most essential WordPress plugins that all sites need. Beyond that, Hurricane Florence rained out WordCamp Wilmington, and
Since launching the Try Gutenberg prompt, the Gutenberg plugin is now officially active on over 200,000+ sites, which is well over the 100,000 sites that Matt
It was kind of bound to happen – but Scott Bowler went ahead and hard forked WordPress into ClassicPress because of Gutenberg. Beyond that, there’s
After a short hiatus for some much-needed vacation, we’re back with more great WordPress news! First up, EasyThemePacks just released two new premium Elementor templates
As part of WordCamp Europe, Matt Mullenweg laid out the roadmap for Gutenberg over the next three months. In July, there will be a prompt
If you are looking for the trendiest WordPress themes that can be bought at the discounted price, then you have reached the right place. One
This week, we got the release of WordPress 4.9.6. True to the numbers, it’s technically a minor privacy and maintenance release. But because it adds
There’s something exciting about knowing a secret, right? And when it comes to business, what’s more secret than a private business’ income numbers? Most private
Looking for some examples of big brands using WordPress? You can find a lot of these posts littered around Google. But one thing that I
You probably already know that WordPress is pretty popular. But just how popular is “pretty popular”? Have you ever wondered more about WordPress’ usage stats
As far as WordPress news goes, this week was pretty quiet. WPTavern did spot some issues with using Gutenberg on iOS devices. And Ionut from
This week, Elementor, the page builder that we use here at WPLift, got a massive new feature. Elementer Pro now offers full theme building. You
The Gutenberg Editor is getting closer to primetime – in WordPress 4.9.5, users will see a dashboard prompt that nudges them to Try the new editing
This week, TechCrunch launched a redesign in the “form of a single page style React app, decoupled from its WordPress backend.” A pretty cool look
This week, there’s a big post from Alexander Mat, the co-founder of MotoPress, about the challenges of running a WordPress plugin and theme business in
There wasn’t much WordPress core news this week – perhaps everyone was too busy with Valentine’s plans. We do have some good articles on offering
In the biggest news this week, Liquid Web, a huge hosting provider, purchased iThemes in an all-cash deal. This is big news, and congrats to
Ever wondered how Pippin Williamson built a million dollar plugin business with offerings like Easy Digital Downloads, Restrict Content Pro, and more? Wonder no more
This week, we have two separate 2017 in review posts – one from ourselves and one from Pippin Williamson. Both are worth checking out! Beyond
A few days ago, I shared a recap of some of the biggest events that happened in the WordPress world in 2017. Now, I want
Happy new year, folks! As the slow train that is time chugs along, we’ve slipped across the barrier into a new year. And as we
This week, there was big news as a popular plugin at WordPress.org was found to have a backdoor. We also have some articles on starting
This week was a bit light on WordPress news – perhaps people are too busy gearing up for the holidays! There’s plenty more Gutenberg talk.
Podcasting has been rising in popularity each year. In fact, you may not realize it, but the podcast audience is bigger than you think. With
First off – I hope you were all able to snag some awesome Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. Now that the plugin and theme
If you’re one of Netflix’s 104 million subscribers, you know that paying one fixed price for access to a huge library of content is pretty
In the biggest news this week, WordPress 4.8.3 dropped to fix a vulnerability. Make sure you update quickly! There’s also a good article on the
It was a quiet week in the WordPress community. Not much news of note, beyond continued development and discussions about Gutenberg. We did a find
WordPress.com and Jetpack users just got an awesome new feature. Now, you can use Google Photos directly from your WordPress dashboard (only with the WordPress.com
It has been kind of a quiet week. The Gutenberg Editor train is, of course, still rolling along. We have a couple of articles on
There’s big news this week as Gutenberg 1.0.0 dropped. Matt Mullenweg also published an article about Gutenberg, and Gregory Schoppe has a good response to
Welcome to the brand new WPLift! I am excited to welcome you today with our new website design! I decided to freshen up the branding,
The first thing I want to share with you: next week we’re going live with the new design of WPlift! I can’t wait to show
On August 7th, WordPress.com announced that Business plan users can now install third-party themes and plugins. It’s a pretty big shift and a major opportunity
With the release of the Gutenberg beta plugin to the public, this past week has been packed full of Gutenberg reviews and reactions. You can
In case you didn’t already hear the news, the new Gutenberg Editor is now available as a public BETA plugin on the WordPress.org plugin directory.
After an eventful past week with the launch of WordPress 4.8, things were a bit quieter this week. You can check out Apply Filters interview
This week, Wordfence put out an interesting report detailing how hackers are using compromised routers to attack WordPress sites. The plugin directory also made some minor tweaks to the new layout, most notably bringing back plugin stats.
In the biggest news this week, the new WordPress plugin directory design went live. In addition to new aesthetics, it also boasts a much-improved search algorithm.
If you’ve been wanting to learn WordPress development but haven’t quite found the right resource, be sure to check out Colin’s review of the Second Edition of Up and Running, a recent release from the guys at WPShout. It takes you through everything you’ll need to finally get a grasp on WordPress development.
After last week’s rollout of the new import from Google Docs feature, WordPress.com and Jetpack users get another awesome new feature: A new, distraction free editor.
Well, I guess we’re all installing Jetpack. WordPress just released an amazing new collaborative editing feature. Instantly bring in posts from Google Docs on wordpress.com or Jetpack-connected websites.
While not specific to WordPress, the biggest news this week was definitely the Amazon S3 outage, which managed to take down a large chunk of the web (either fully or partially).
The Zerif Lite saga is over. What was once wordpress.org’s most popular theme has made its return to the theme directory. There’s also a nice discussion on WP Tavern of how to figure out how people actually use WordPress.
You don’t need the name Aldrich Ames or Hercules Mulligan to be considered a great spy on the internet. What’s even better is that you won’t be thrown in jail for treason if you get caught peeking in on what your competitors are doing. In fact, spying on your competitors is one of the more prudent strategies you can follow, considering there’s a good chance your competition has knowledge that you’ve yet to discover.
This week, Colin discusses whether or not there’s such a thing as “too many WordPress plugins”. You can also check out an early prototype of the new Gutenberg Editor for WordPress. It looks very interesting.
If you’ve visited WordPress.org sometime this week, you’ve probably seen the biggest bit of news: A brand spankin’ new WordPress.org homepage. In other news, Matt
Today’s review is a bit different in that I won’t be reviewing a theme or plugin. Instead, I’ll be looking at Codester, a marketplace for buying/selling WordPress themes and plugins (as well as other platforms).
After WordCamp Philadelphia, next year’s WordCamp US got an official location: Nashville, TN. WP Engine also released big news about a one-tap payment system for WordPress eCommerce. There’s also some news about two cool new WordPress 4.7 features.
Just a couple weeks ago, I told you how you how to add Google AMP to WordPress. I talked about how it can speed up your mobile site, get you featured in Google’s AMP articles carousel, improve your readers’ user experience, and still make you a bit of money. But, as some recent news articles have discovered, publishers are increasingly finding out that this “little bit of money” is nowhere near how much they make from the non-AMP versions of their mobile sites.
The biggest news from this week was a dust up between Matt Mullenweg and Wix over Wix’s use of some WordPress code. You can check
Today we are talking with Jesse Ness, the marketing manager at Ecwid. Ecwid is home to the leading eCommerce shopping plugin, also called Ecwid. Here
There’s been some drama with the official WordPress theme repository after GoDaddy managed to get their theme approved surprisingly fast. There’s also a chance child
In just one day, WordPress 4.6 is slated to be released to the public. That means that tomorrow, you should be seeing that nice update
Earlier this year, WordPress surpassed the 26% mark, and now it powers more than a quarter of all the websites. Last year, after an incredible acquisition of WooThemes, people speculated about many such takeovers in the future. It was no later than WooMattic turned one that Matt Mullenweg once again stepped up to the plate and officially declared Automattic’s acquisition of the .blog domain name. In case you don’t already know, Automattic is the company of WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg which is responsible for WordPress.com. Today, in this post, I am going to talk about. Blog domain extensions and their impact on WordPress.
We got some new information about WordPress 4.6 features in the form of a broken link detector. Also, a couple of editorials on the WordPress admin area and WordPress “Porn” (ok – that title is a little clickbaity). And finally, if you care about the security of your WordPress site, stay tuned to WPLift. Ahmad will be taking you through every aspect of WordPress security in a massive 14-post series. Keep your eyes peeled for that.
In this Gateway Plus theme review, we will be looking in-depth at this advanced and elegant WordPress theme. Created for a variety of uses, from
The WordPress plugin repository is a platform which seeks the interest of almost every user who has toyed around with WordPress in one way or
This week’s news includes a huge list of WordPress affiliate programs and a relevant discussion about affiliate marketing and WordPress.
Looking for a WordPress theme for a new project? Well, today you’ve got a chance to get one for free! We have partnered up with our friends at TemplateMonster to give away 5 themes to our readers.
Plenty of WordPress changes are brewing with the release of WordPress for Android Version 5.5, WordPress 4.6 Beta 1, and an open beta for the new plugin repository design.
Our friends at CSSIgniter reached out to us to offer our readers the chance to win a lifetime subscription. This competition gives you the opportunity
As the title states, this was the week when WPLift changed owner. Oli and I have been working very hard to get me up to
The auction for WPLift on Flippa finished this week and after a crazy last day I have found a suitable buyer for the site who
Today we are looking at a new theme by Themely, named Integral, it is a one page parallax WordPress theme designed for freelancers, businesses and