Top ArticlesManageWP.orgBest WordPress themes for a multilingual business site<img src="http:files/wpthemes-580x290.jpg"><br />One of the first steps after choosing WordPress as your CMS platform of choice is to select a theme fit for promoting your business. And, if you&rsquo;re an internationally minded business owner or entrepreneur, then we&rsquo;re guessing that at some point your goal is to reach new audiences. With this in mind, you&rsquo;ll want to look for a WordPress theme provider that works perfectly for creating a multilingual WordPress site. You&rsquo;d be right in thinking website translation is no longer an option, it&rsquo;s a must have if you&rsquo;re looking to do business with other countries. Or maybe you do business in a country that speaks more than one language? Or, perhaps you don&rsquo;t realize you&rsquo;re doing business in a country with more than one language. Surprise fact alert&hellip;if you work within the US and think the English language is your only target market, you might be interested to learn that it&rsquo;s the world&rsquo;s second-largest Spanish-speaking country, following only Mexico. So, as we move towards a world that&rsquo;s becoming ever connected, where the countries we do business in are not only multilingual speaking, but the demand for purchasing productsGoogle Site Kit is Now Available for All WordPress Sites<img src="http:files/Site-Kit-1.0-main-dash-580x290.jpg"><br />Today, we&rsquo;re announcing that Site Kit is available for everyone to install from the WordPress plugin directory. Site Kit is Google&rsquo;s official WordPress plugin &ndash; it enables you to setup and configure key Google services, get insights on how people find and use your site, learn how to improve, and easily monetize your content. At WordCamp EU in Berlin in June 2019, we released Site Kit as a developer preview. Thanks to the thousands of developers who installed it and provided valuable feedback over the past 6 months on GitHub! We&rsquo;ve drastically simplified the setup flow, fixed lots of bugs, and polished the main user flows. Who is Site Kit for? Site Kit makes it easy for WordPress site owners to understand how their site is doing and what to do next. As a WordPress site owner, Site Kit offers you: Convenient and easy access to relevant stats directly in your WordPress dashboard. We save you time &mdash; see the key information right when you sign in. Cross-product insights &mdash; Google Search Console, Google Analytics, PageSpeed Insights, AdSense &mdash; are combined into a single, intuitive dashboard. We help you make informed decisions, quickly. No source codeHow to Automatically Translate WordPress Site (fast and with minimal costs)<img src="http:files/Automatically_translate_WordPress_site-580x290.jpg"><br />Creating a multilingual WordPress site is a pretty laborious task. You first need to figure out what languages you want your site to be available in, then find the best translation plugin for your project. Only after this you&rsquo;ll get to the part where you actually translate your site content. This process is probably the most time consuming of all the above. Automatically translating your WordPress site is a excellent way to speed up the translation process and use automatic translations as a starting point for your multilingual content. You can have everything translated in minutes, not days or weeks. In this tutorial we&rsquo;ll go through how to automatically translate WordPress sites fast and with minimal costs by using TranslatePress. TranslatePress offers both automatic and manual translations. What sets TranslatePress apart from other multilingual solutions is that you can to translate all your site content directly from the front-end, by using a visual translation interface. Let&rsquo;s get started&hellip; Why you should Automatically Translate WordPress Site Translating your WordPress site automatically is an excellent choice that will allow you to go multilingual, whileJoshua Strebel Interview - CEO of Pagely and WordPress Innovator<img src="http:files/joshua-strebel-interview-1024x512-580x290.jpg"><br />Hey guys, did you miss our interviews? If you did, we are back with another piece featuring the CEO of Pagely, mister Joshua Strebel. Just like every entrepreneur, he&rsquo;s a busy man, but we finally managed to make him answer a few curiosities we had about his business and approach to life. Before getting to today&rsquo;s topic, let&rsquo;s recap our last discussion with Jack Lenox from Automattic/WordPress VIP. If you want to hear more about web sustainability and energy-efficient websites, check out the video from #WCEU together with its transcript here. But this is Joshua&rsquo;s interview, so let&rsquo;s get to know him better. If you&rsquo;ve been part of the WordPress community for some time now, you&rsquo;ve probably heard about Pagely before. What probably only a few know is that Pagely was the first company to launch a managed WordPress hosting service. So he&rsquo;s one of the guys to thank for bringing innovation in WordPress. Joshua has been the leading brain behind this business for around 13 years now, together with his longtime wife, Sally. He is the man good at everything in his company, a WordCamp speaker, and who believes integrity is what keeps a team united. AndHow to Write Product Descriptions That Convert (5 Examples)<img src="http:files/product-descriptions-featured-image-580x290.jpg"><br />Looking for actionable information about how to write effective product descriptions? You&rsquo;ve come to the right place. In this 4,000+ word product description guide, we&rsquo;ll take a look at: Product Description Examples What Is A Product Description? A product description is the most important, high-touch marketing copy that helps your website visitors understand whether a product is for them and will influence the outcome of their purchasing decision. This is the perfect opportunity for you to showcase who the product is for and who it isn&rsquo;t by not only presenting features but also the benefits, in such a way that it will compel your ideal customers to make a purchase. Sadly, product descriptions are often overlooked and kept very simple or stuffed with generic blocks of text that just describe a product and not only harm your reputation but also affect your website&rsquo;s ability to rank for a particular keyword. The great thing is you can do something about it. While we can&rsquo;t promise that this guide will help you write the perfect product description for your eCommerce website every single time or your clients&rsquo; eCommerce websites, it certainly the bestGravity Forms to PDF: The Complete Guide to Fillable PDFs<img src="http:files/567434_FeaturedImage-GravityFormsPDF_Op2_102419-1-580x290.jpg"><br />Learning how to export Gravity Forms to PDF is a huge timesaver. Rather than having to manually fill out PDF documents or collect information directly from your website&rsquo;s visitors, you can set up a data collection form and automatically generate a Gravity Forms PDF from form submissions. While there are plenty of potential use cases, exporting Gravity Forms to PDF is especially helpful for&hellip; Contracts Applications It will not only save you time, but it will also create a better user experience for your visitors, who have a much more streamlined way to provide their information to you. In this post, you&rsquo;ll learn how to export Gravity Forms to PDF in a visual, privacy-friendly manner. You can take a form like this: And automatically turn all the entry data into a signed PDF like this: You won&rsquo;t need to create your own form template using HTML and PHP. Instead, you just upload your fillable PDF document and visually map Gravity Forms fields to fillable fields in that PDF. You&rsquo;ll be able to preserve the existing style of your PDF file, and you&rsquo;ll also be able to include signatures directly in the PDF, which is great for generating contracts. ImportantDebunking 3 Project Management Myths<img src="http:files/Maintainn-Blog-Social-Template-85-580x290.jpg"><br />Have you ever heard any project management myths? Have you encountered them yourself? By the end of this article, the goal is to help debunk some common project management myths and help share some helpful knowledge along the way. Wikipedia describes project management as: &hellip;the practice of initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing the work of a team to achieve specific goals and meet specific success criteria at the specified time. The primary challenge of project management is to achieve all of the project goals within the given constraints. While every project is unique and has its own special characteristics, the project management team at WebDevStudios follows this project life cycle to meet the desired deliverables. The goal is to exceed our client&rsquo;s expectations. Anyone can manage a project, but in order to effectively project manage, it requires an infusion of effective communication skills, strong leadership skills, a scoop of curiosity, a blend of interpersonal skills and some organizational magic to be successful. Let&rsquo;s get to debunking common project management myths now. Myth #1: The role of a project manager is just to create documentation.How to Build a WordPress Business Directory Using Avada and GeoDirectory<img src="http:files/we-are-open-unsplash-scaled-580x290.jpg"><br />These days, most people won&rsquo;t set foot in a store or an office without looking it up online beforehand. With online directories, such as Google Maps, Yelp, and TripAdvisor, you can learn everything you need to know about any business right from your phone. Online business directories might seem complicated at first; however, at the core, they all require a common framework and functionality to deliver marketable information. You should be able to share business locations, reviews, photos, prices, and any other vital information with your audience. And with the right WordPress theme, plugin, and approach, you can set up your online business directory as a marketing and public service powerhouse. In this article, we&rsquo;ll talk about why starting your own business directory is a lot easier than you may think. We&rsquo;ll discuss what features every great directory needs, and teach you how to pull it off using the Avada WordPress theme and the GeoDirectory plugin. Let&rsquo;s get started! At their core, business directories are all about listings. You gather the relevant information about a business, add it to your directory list, and that&rsquo;s about it: In practice, however,Is WordCamp Dying…or Not? Valuable Takeaways from WCUS 2019 in St. Louis<img src="http:files/wcus-2019-st-louis-shareable-image-580x290.jpg"><br />This WordCamp, I heard some pretty tough feedback from other attendees, especially from veteran campers that have been attending WordCamps for years. In particular, I heard that the venue was too spread out because it was so big, the speaking rooms and events felt &ldquo;disconnected&rdquo; from each other because you had to travel far to get to them (within the massive conference center and to external events), and quite a few people commented that it was &ldquo;more of the same old thing&rdquo;. This is some pretty harsh criticism of an event that is supposed to bring people together and normally be pretty fun&hellip; I&rsquo;m always someone to take things pretty lightly, so I felt like my opinion was in the middle of all this feedback. I thought the St. Louis City Museum was a pretty whacky place for everyone to go for the after-party &ndash; in a good way (even though it was out of the way). Also, comparing it to the experience I had in WordCamp EU earlier this year in Berlin, the energy of the event was a bit more &ldquo;sleepy&rdquo;. Did anyone else feel that way too? Overall, I had a great time, but I think it&rsquo;s still worth asking: Is WordCamp Dying? Maybe it was theIntegrating Advanced Custom Fields + Gutenberg Into wd_s<img src="http:files/Maintainn-Blog-Social-Template-79-580x290.jpg"><br />With version 5.8 of Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), a new way to build Gutenberg blocks was introduced. The mission statement of ACF with this pivotal update was to: &hellip;radically change the perception of block development in Gutenberg by reducing learning time, hurdles, environment setup and JavaScript knowledge to an absolute minimum. They have done exactly that. For quite some time now, our wd_s starter theme has been powered in part by Advanced Custom Fields. Using the Flexible Content Field, we were able to create a page builder-esque experience for users. This experience lived on the backend when editing posts and pages. We didn&rsquo;t set out to create a full-on page builder or content builder like the ones we&rsquo;ve used in the past. We simply understood the need for users to have full control over their content, the placement of that content, and the overall structure of their posts and pages. And it worked! It worked for a long time. In fact, it still works beautifully. With the advent of WordPress 5.0, Gutenberg became the hot topic when discussing the CMS. Some absolutely loved the new experience while others reviled it for myriad reasons, such as it felt rushed, itNew ACF PRO Pricing for 2020<img src="http:files/acf-pricing-tiers-2019@2x-580x290.jpg"><br />It&rsquo;s been a while since we last reviewed our pricing. In fact, you could argue we never have! Our premium plugin journey began back in 2011 with the release of the Repeater field &ndash; our claim to fame, so to speak. Priced reasonably for the time, the Repeater field sold well and paved the way for another three add-ons to be developed; Options Page, Flexible Content field and Gallery field. In 2015, we streamlined our product offering by combining those four premium Add-ons into a single professional plugin; ACF PRO. We used a similar approach in pricing, adding together the cost of each individual feature for the &ldquo;unlimited&rdquo; license. That same price still stands today &ndash; $100 AUD (a one-time purchase) &ndash; even with the additions of new groundbreaking features such as ACF Blocks. It&rsquo;s safe to say that pricing has never been at the forefront of our roadmap. Instead, we have stayed focused on more exciting things like developing new features, fixing bugs, and helping our users. But with an ever-growing user base, our &ldquo;classic&rdquo; pricing model is no longer helping our cause &ndash; to Build anything with WordPress. In light of this, we areWhat's File Integrity Monitoring? (+ Why You Need to Know More About It)<img src="http:files/file-integrity-monitoring-580x290.jpg"><br />A default and up-to-date WordPress installation with a strong password is quite secure. However, to survive on the internet that is not enough. That&rsquo;s where File Integrity Monitoring (FIM) comes into play. A File Integrity Monitoring tool or plugin monitors your site&rsquo;s files and alerts you for any changes like file uploads, edits, removals, and so on. File integrity monitoring helps you stay ahead of security breaches and identify errors that could leave your website exposed to hack attacks. In this post, we&rsquo;ll provide you with a thorough introduction to file integrity monitoring and explain how it can improve your site&rsquo;s security. We&rsquo;ll also share a few different tools and plugins you can use to implement this security solution on your WordPress site. Let&rsquo;s get started! An Introduction to File Integrity Monitoring When it comes to protecting and maintaining infrastructures such as websites and servers, File Integrity Monitoring is key. This solution validates the integrity of a given environment, namely, it checks to see whether the contents of your site&rsquo;s files have changed unexpectedly. You can use File Integrity Monitoring to detect fileHow to Have a $100k+ WordPress Product Launch<img src="http:files/100k-product-launch-vito-peleg-shareable-image-580x290.jpg"><br />Have you ever heard of a WordPress plugin (or theme) that made over $100,000 in its first 30 days after launch? After spending hours Googling for successful plugins in the WordPress space that we could learn from, I couldn&rsquo;t find any. As a big believer in transparency and knowledge sharing, I promised myself that if we met our goal of making $100k+ during our launch, I would share everything that we learned so other plugin and theme developers would be able to replicate the &ldquo;recipe&rdquo; we used to bootstrap our business. Spoiler alert &ndash; we ended up making over $100,000 during the launchMatt Mullenweg's State of the Word, 2019 • Post Status<img src="http:files/matt-mullenweg-wordcamp-us-2019-752x501-580x290.jpg"><br />Matt Mullenweg just completed the 2019 State of the Word, where he offered a comprehensive overview of the last year of all things WordPress. WordCamp US 2019 completes its first year in St. Louis, Missouri, where more than 1,300 WordPress community members and leaders are gathered. It&rsquo;s been the year of Gutenberg in 2019, and in this State of the Word, Matt highlights what has been accomplished, and what comes next. Matt kicks off the event with the premiere of Open: The Community Code, a film about the open source WordPress community. Open was really well done, and makes a great intro for this year in review. In the film, Matt said that $10 billion flow through the WordPress economy per year. Yet, it&rsquo;s just one of the things that make the WordPress community. WordPress is more than code, more than business. Matt said, &ldquo;it&rsquo;s more than a tool,&rdquo; and that it&rsquo;s more like a canvas that, &ldquo;anyone can paint on.&rdquo; Open is a film about WordPress, and what WordPress really is &mdash; not only software, but people, a community, and a mission. Open is, &ldquo;is a documentary short created by Producer Andrew Rodriguez and Director Sean Korbitz. ​ExecutiveWooCommerce memberships: how to create a membership site<img src="http:files/plugin-republic-facebook-memberships-580x290.jpg"><br />In this article I&rsquo;m going to guide you, step by step, through the process of creating a simple WooCommerce memberships site. There&rsquo;s a fully functional demo site so you can see exactly what we&rsquo;re building with this tutorial. The demo site even has different user accounts so that you can experience the site from the point of view of different membership levels. WooCommerce memberships: the complete guide to creating a membership site This tutorial will take you from start to finish through setting up a WordPress membership site, using WooCommerce and WooCommerce Members Only. You can use the menu below to navigate around the article, or just read it from start to end. Our memberships site&rsquo;s requirements and settings Let&rsquo;s start at the beginning. In our imaginary scenario, we&rsquo;re a well-known food blogger and we&rsquo;d like to expand our WordPress website into a membership site. We&rsquo;ve got a large online following and we&rsquo;d like to starting monetising that. So we&rsquo;ve decided that we&rsquo;ll starting creating members-only content, e.g. recipes, blog content, and products. We&rsquo;d also like to offer certain benefits, like exclusiveWordPress 5.3 Release Candidate, Curated Featured Themes, BuddyPress 5.0<img src="http:files/november-2019-wordpress-news-580x290.jpg"><br />Hi, WordPress friends, welcome to our roundup of November 2019 WordPress news and get ready for an exciting collection of cool stories and announcements from the WordPress ecosystem. In case you missed our last edition, you can catch up quickly by going through the topics here. Now that you&rsquo;re up to speed, let&rsquo;s move to the most recent events! This month, the WordPress 5.3 release candidate is out for testing, the Featured section in the WordPress theme directory will get a curated overhaul, BuddyPress is embracing the block editor, and the PHP limitation for plugins is up to PHP 7.2. But that&rsquo;s just the tip of the iceberg. Stay with us for a few more minutes and read all the awesome news that has been circulating around the WordPress community. Let&rsquo;s begin! WordPress 5.3 is almost here. As we&rsquo;re waiting for the final adjustments, we have the chance to try out the third release candidate, which is as close as possible to the official version that will be out on November 12. The WordPress core team is asking for your help in tracing the potential issues and errors, so they can clean everything in a timely manner. You can test by installing the WordPressGutenberg, One Year In: A Fresh Look at the Pros and Cons of Gutenberg • WPShout<img src="http:files/1-Gutenberg-e1512503855438-580x290.jpg"><br />This week, we&rsquo;re happy to present guest author Eric Karkovack&rsquo;s thoughtful and balanced take on the Gutenberg editor, one year into its inclusion in WordPress core. With WCUS 2019 done with, the Gutenberg block editor has now been a part of WordPress core for a year. (Sticklers: technically, that&rsquo;s on December 6, but no more releases between now and then.) This milestone seems like a perfect time to revisit one of the most anticipated and controversial features ever to be added to the world&rsquo;s most popular CMS. Even after a year of Gutenberg, there are still a lot of questions, misconceptions and (of course) opinions. Meanwhile, some developers have happily moved over to the block editor as their go-to solution. But the transformation hasn&rsquo;t been completed, as others have stuck with the trusted Classic Editor and aren&rsquo;t in a hurry to switch. With that in mind, I wanted to take a fresh, objective look at Gutenberg&rsquo;s features and usability in comparison with the alternatives. So, what are the pros and cons of Gutenberg one year into its run? Let&rsquo;s dig in and find out! Gutenberg at One Year: The Pros First, let&rsquo;s look at what I feelHeadless WordPress: Taking Posts Anywhere<img src="http:files/Maintainn-Blog-Social-Template-77-580x290.jpg"><br />What Does Headless WordPress Mean? WordPress as a content management system (CMS) is a platform for creating and managing your digital content. Your digital content can take the form of blog posts, events, products, team members, locations, and essentially anything you consider content that you wish to store and share. As an all-in-one system, WordPress is equipped with a backend admin interface to manage all your content as well as a frontend to display content to your users which leads us into what it means to go &ldquo;headless&rdquo; and what it has to do with WordPress. When you take your website headless, you are separating the backend (admin interface) and frontend (user interface) or &lsquo;heads&rsquo; from each other. With a separated backend and frontend, you gain the freedom to continue to manage and author content in WordPress while freeing up your content to be available for use in other applications that are written in Angular, React, and Vue.JS, or integrated into mobile apps. When You Should Go Headless One of the primary reasons to consider going headless is if you plan on having your content available across multiple websites and platforms at the same time. This isWordPress Vs Medium: What's Best For You in 2020<img src="http:files/WordPress-Vs-Medium-580x290.jpg"><br />Many people have found a way to express their passion through blogging. Others have found ways to make it an income source. You will find so many topics on religion, sports, relationships, parenting advice, among others. Companies are also embracing the use of blogging to give more information about their products. It has become an integral way of growing audience bases and consumer engagement. For you which platform is better? Let&rsquo;s see the battle: WordPress Vs Medium. You will find many bloggers on the WordPress platform because that is what was previously available to them. They got to control the content and the platform on which they would share it. We now have so many options available, including Medium, and that is the basis of our article. We will look into, which is the better option between the two, and hopefully, you can decide which one works for you. Understanding the Medium Platform Medium is a platform which allows users to share their blog content to their subscribers. It will enable you to reach many subscribers at one go. The people on the platform are like-minded and get to share their content with people who appreciate the kind of content they have. 1. BloggingKoko Analytics<img src="http:files/dashboard-1024x772-580x290.jpg"><br />An analytics plugin for WordPress that respects your visitors privacy. View on Contribute on GitHub Features Koko Analytics allows you to keep track of the essential statistics for running a WordPress website, without needing any external services. No dependencies or external services: data is yours and yours alone. No personal information or anything that could lead back to the visitor is tracked. Incredibly performant. Koko Analytics can handle thousands of daily visitors or sudden bursts of traffic without breaking a sweat. Completely open-source, GPL-3 licensed. View on Contribute on GitHubSEO for Small Business (15+ Actionable SEO Tips)<img src="http:files/SEO-for-Small-Business-580x290.jpg"><br />Search Engine Optimization(SEO) has continued to gain relevance for anyone to have a presence on the online platform. Yet, many people continue to think that it is something that only applies to big businesses. This is not the reality, and there is a lot you can do to improve your SEO skills for small businesses. Our article will teach you how to optimize for SEO, thereby making your business more visible to the search engines. We will teach you how to do the same on your social media sites. 1. Focus On a Niche As a small business, you may struggle with trying to stand out above your competition. You will, therefore, benefit by finding a niche area to focus on. It could be about your brand, products, or services. It will help you compete against the larger, more established brands. You must also determine what kind of words your customers use to describe what you are offering. With the right SEO, your business will become more visible anytime someone types in a particular keyword. Ensure you use a specific short and long-tail keyword. It will increase the chances of search engines finding you. There are many online tools you can use to your advantage when searching for keywords. 2.How to translate Beaver Builder WordPress sites with Weglot<img src="http:files/Slice-2-1-580x290.jpg"><br />Choosing the right CMS platform to build your website is always going to be a difficult choice. With numerous options out there for no-code tools, it&rsquo;s often easier to pick a CMS that allows you to build aesthetically pleasing websites without the need for any developer knowledge. Whilst WordPress is currently the CMS of choice for more than 34% of the internet &ndash; not everyone is as confident at building a website on this website technology if they lack HTML knowledge. Luckily there are a number of well known WordPress page builders that take the hassle out of creating a WordPress site by allowing you to create beautifully designed pages without any code. In this article we&rsquo;ll take a look at Beaver Builder, which is currently being used on more than a million WordPress sites. With their simple drag-and-drop WordPress site builder and a choice of 30 themes, you can take control of the layout and design of your site through easy customization options &ndash; taking the hard work out of WordPress website development. And, if you&rsquo;re creating a WordPress website one of the things you might be hoping to do is add multiple languages so you can target numerous markets.Kinsta Is Boosting WordPress Performance for Everyone up to 200%<img src="http:files/gcp-c2-unrivaled-wordpress-performance-1-580x290.jpg"><br />The performance of your WordPress sites has always been a top priority for our team. It&rsquo;s one of the main reasons clients choose us today over our competitors, and we&rsquo;ve proven this time and time again. We&rsquo;re consistently one of the first in the industry to release the latest software such as PHP 7.3, and Review Signal has awarded us &ldquo;top tier&rdquo; performance five years in a row. Kinsta was also the first managed WordPress host to utilize Google Cloud Platform (GCP) exclusively, and we keep a close eye on their newly released infrastructure. We&rsquo;re always trying to push the boundaries, and today we&rsquo;re taking it to a whole other level. We are excited to announce that we are moving to GCP&rsquo;s next-generation compute-optimized virtual machines (C2). We&rsquo;ve developed our WordPress hosting platform to be completely scalable, from our Starter plans all the way up to our Enterprise plans. This means we aren&rsquo;t just moving a select few to this new hardware or limiting their use to our higher-tier plans. We&rsquo;re making the new GCP machines available for everyone at Kinsta. It doesn&rsquo;t matter whether you&rsquo;re a casual blogger orHow To Improve WooCommerce Related Products<img src="http:files/related-products-580x290.jpg"><br />This in-depth guide will arm you with the most up-to-date information on WooCommerce related products. Including what they are, how they work, and step-by-step instructions for how to add related products in your WooCommerce store. We&rsquo;ll also go into how you can improve your related products with a WooCommerce cross-sell plugin. The plugin mentioned in this guide is available as part of our All Access Bundle, offering a massive 91% discount: Iconic Sales Booster for WooCommerce &ndash; Allows you to add a &lsquo;frequently bought together&rsquo; module to product pages, alongside other cross-selling techniques Instant Access to All of our WooCommerce Plugins Save up to a massive 91% on our full collection of WooCommerce plugins. Everything you need for your WooCommerce store. Get the bundle If you want to jump to certain points in the article, just click on one of the following links: What are WooCommerce related products? What are WooCommerce related products? In WooCommerce, products can be related to each other in three different ways: up-sells, cross-sells, or by having the same tags or categories. Up-selling is a sales technique that invites your customer to purchase an additional