How to give users temporary access to your WordPress website

Once you conquer the initial WordPress learning curve – how to login to the dashboard and navigate around it a little bit – it soon becomes apparent that the WordPress backend is packed with a lot of options and menus. And at some point thereafter, especially if working with guest authors, many WordPress users confront a sticky question: What do you do when you need…

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The cost of the Gutenberg transition for small WordPress businesses and independent developers

I’ve been watching the development of Gutenberg closely since June 2017, it was when I noticed that it’s going to be so much more than just an improved editor. I’ve also been a vocal critic of the Gutenberg introduction since then. This is not because I don’t like the idea behind Gutenberg or because I’m against it. For the record, I actually like Gutenberg in…

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Envato includes WordPress products in Envato Elements

This morning I’ve received an email from Envato. It’s an announcement that starting next week Envato will include WordPress products in their annual subscription plan at Envato Elements. This certainly is great news for Envato and a huge upgrade to Elements. However, it also may be seen as a new highlight in the race to the bottom within the WordPress economy. It will be interesting…

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Why you should consider WordPress for ecommerce websites

WordPress came a long way from its humble beginnings as a simple blogging platform. Nowadays, it powers more than 27% of all websites, including some of the most popular brands and websites like PlayStation, TechCrunch, BBC, NY Times, Bloomberg, Forbes and many more. In the early days of WordPress, it was hard to imagine WordPress being used for anything else other than a simple blog.…

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Blogger vs. WordPress: Which platform is best for blogging?

Which content management system or blogging platform is best if you want to start a blog? When you’re a brand new blogger, one of the first things you have to decide is how to build your site. One of these choices you can make as a new blogger is to decide between Blogger vs. WordPress. Today, you’ve got more choices than ever, which is a…

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Joomla vs. WordPress: Which content management system (CMS) is better?

One of the first challenges many new bloggers and site owners stumble over right out of the gate is the choice of which platform should power the new site. There are many Content Management Systems (CMSs) in existence, and each have their own unique advantages and drawbacks. That being said, however, the two most popular choices for new sites these days are Joomla and WordPress.…

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Gutenberg – Is using WordPress really difficult and hard to learn?

WordPress has been praised for years as an easy to use content management system. This was not only because of its famous 5-Minute Install marketing slogan. However, currently there are voices expressing that WordPress is rather difficult. It’s even getting to a point where major parts of WordPress are being reinvented. But is WordPress difficult to use? Let’s try to find out! Gutenberg – an…

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Gutenberg and why WordPress may have a marketing problem

As you probably have noticed, a lot is going on at the moment and it seems WordPress is slowly trying to reinvent itself. While this is great and surely necessary to make it future proof, it also raises some questions and concerns. Does WordPress development go into the right direction? Is it clear what WordPress wants to be? Or does WordPress even have a marketing…

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How to offload WordPress images to Amazon S3

WordPress media items, such as images, videos and audio files, tend to take up a lot of space on your server’s storage drive. This can lead to a decline in your site’s speed over time, especially if you’re someone who publishes a lot of content with high-quality images. Fortunately, you can integrate your WordPress site with Amazon S3, Amazon’s cloud storage service that’s a part…

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How to deal with ad blockers on your WordPress website

Generating an online revenue source from placing advertisements on your WordPress website can be challenging enough. This task is increasingly made more difficult due to the rapid increase in popularity of Ad Blockers. Ad blockers have been single-handedly changing how the landscape of the internet looks. This is set to continue despite the best efforts of a variety of global online industries to bring its…

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