Monday, 20 November 2017

Tailor Page Builder Plugin Discontinued due to Gutenberg & Competition


Enclavely, Inc., the owners of the Tailor Page Builder plugin, have announced that they will be discontinuing its development effective immediately. Andrew Worsfold, the original developer, launched Tailor in April 2016 and the plugin received an enthusiastic reception from the WordPress community. After performing a critical review of the major page builders available to users in September 2016, Pippin Williamson found only three that he could happily recommend to his customers: Tailor, Pootle Page Builder, and Beaver Builder. This recommendation was based primarily on code quality, usability, and compatibility with other plugins.
The plugin came under new management in July 2017 after the original developer no longer had enough time to dedicate to the project. Worsfold sold it to Enclavely, whose owners were early and enthusiastic users of the plugin, for what he said was “a nominal amount.” Three months later, the new owners cite the cost of keeping up with Gutenberg and other competitors as the primary reason for discontinuing its development:
Gutenberg is going to be bundled with WordPress itself. That’s definitely going to give a tough time to all 3rd party page
Source: https://managewp.org/articles/16661/tailor-page-builder-plugin-discontinued-due-to-gutenberg-competition




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How to Fix Dropping Indexed Pages in Google Webmaster?


If all of sudden, Google Webmaster start dropping indexed pages of your site, then you are at right place. Read below to know how to fix this problem. To resolve this problem, we had examine all the possible reasons for the decrease in Indexed Pages like
Ensured proper redirect and use of canonical url
Ensured there is no penalty or manual action in the Google Webmaster
Ensured there is no error in the submitted sitemap and
Ensured https links are appearing in the sitemap
But still sitemap’s indexed pages was dropping. This was happeing in both our WordPress site where we recently installed free SSL Certificate.
Of course, we had added both version of websites to Google Webmaster. We had also checked whether ‘http index was decreasing and https was increasing?‘ But this was not the case. There was no such movement.
So what was the reasons for such dropping indexed pages?
Dropping Indexed Pages
The reason was url rewrite http to https after installing SSL Certificate. Yes you heard it correctly. It was https site which was creating this problem.
But if all url are getting redirected to https site then how this could be possible?
It was possible because sitemap url was
Source: https://managewp.org/articles/16660/how-to-fix-dropping-indexed-pages-in-google-webmaster




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BobWP Video Demos of the Features in WordPress 4.9


Last Wednesday, WordPress 4.9 came out and by now you might have seen a few posts on it. I decided to create a few videos to break it up into some of the features you will find. So pick and choose what interests you. My WordPress 4.9 Update: Success!
On the day after the release, I updated our site here at BobWP. In this video, watch as I update the live version of my site (not normally recommended, butI had a backup in place and ready to go if I needed it).
Themes and the Customizer
In this walk-through, I show you how to select, preview and switch themes via the customizer. I also show you the new features for setting theme customizations via the customizer as a draft and to schedule as well.
As promised, here is the screen shot of the scheduled change. (And yes, it really worked and I didn’t cheat here.)
Widget Stuff
There are some nice additions here in the widget area, including the new gallery widget, the oEmbed features and the ability to add short codes to the text widget.
CSS and Code Warnings
Even if you don’t get into CSS that much, you might want to watch this as it will help you if you cut and paste CSS into the CSS customizer section. Also, you will see the
Source: https://managewp.org/articles/16658/bobwp-video-demos-of-the-features-in-wordpress-4-9




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7 Ways to Get Your Site Ready for Black Friday [+Template Kit]


We are getting closer to that time of the year – Black Friday. This is the date where every business owner can accumulate the biggest sales of the year. But other than giving a discount, what can be done to guarantee more sales on Black Friday? According to Adobe, 2016’s Black Friday brought in a record breaking $3.34 billion in online spending. 2017 holds a promise to be even better.
In this post, I want to suggest 7 ideas that you can easily implement in your site to get more sales on Black Friday. These ideas include: Hero, countdown, price table, coupon, promotion bar, single product sale offer and banner. This tutorial is published alongside the release of our Ultimate Black Friday Kit, and includes examples from the very same kit.
Let’s go over these examples, and see how to get your website ready for Black Friday in no time!
The hero section of your homepage is the one section that is most viewed by your first time visitors. This is the section that will set what kind of impression the user gets about your company and your product.
This is what makes it the perfect location to promote your special Black Friday offer. Using Elementor, you can quickly change your current hero to
Source: https://managewp.org/articles/16657/7-ways-to-get-your-site-ready-for-black-friday-template-kit




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How to celebrate the little wins


Most people in the WordPress space work pretty hard. Whether we’re freelancing, working at an agency or running our own businesses, we’re usually moving pretty quickly and getting things done.
I can tell you from personal experience that this can get pretty hectic.
On more than a number of occasions, I’ve looked up from my laptop after a few hours and felt like I’d been warped forward in time. We sometimes get so dialed into our work that time seems to effortlessly pass us by.
This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Of course, it’s important to organize your day and work on the things that are going to truly help you move forward. But there are times when you just have to go, go, go.
When you’re running through your day and things are going well, this adrenaline rush can be the best feeling in the world.
But things aren’t always going well. When you run into challenges and walls and forks in the road, things can feel downright hellish if you’re just mindlessly hammering out a to-do list.
Staying motivated can be hard. That’s why it’s important to celebrate the little wins.
Celebrate with the team
No matter the size of the
Source: https://managewp.org/articles/16656/how-to-celebrate-the-little-wins




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A Page Builder Creator’s Opinion of Gutenberg – Benjamin Intal


People say it’s a page builder killer. And being that I’ve created my own page builder (Page Builder Sandwich – which is currently having a major rebuild btw), I’m obviously concerned. How will it impact my business? My competitors’ business? Will it kill all page builders?
I don’t know. But if it does then I’m in big trouble.
Last time I checked out Gutenberg, it was just a short demo and wasn’t available for download as a plugin. That was a long time ago, and I’ve been thinking that I need to check it out ASAP to see whether I should be worried or not.
I don’t know much about the current progress of the project. From what I know and what people are saying, Gutenberg is the NEXT WordPress.
Trying It Out
I downloaded Gutenberg from the WordPress plugin directory and tried it out. Here’s my first impression:
Everything’s suddenly in blocks. This is quite different from how it was before, where it was a text editor.
If you’ve used a page builder, then it’ll feel familiar. Page builders kinda do this as well, mainly because it’s easier to manage different types of content in a “blocky”
Source: https://managewp.org/articles/16655/a-page-builder-creator-s-opinion-of-gutenberg-benjamin-intal




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Using the WordPress transients API


Your website’s speed matters a lot, because when your site is slow, your visitors will quickly go away and look for a competitors site that doesn’t waste their time. But computers are fast. Very fast. Yet, there are operations that are computationally intensive, network latency that increases access times, or complex database queries that can bring a even a powerful server to its knees. In such cases, a level of caching should be implemented where possible, so that a stored, pre-computed result is served to your visitors. When will this cache get refreshed is a matter of use-case, but as a general rule of thumb, it should be updated as rarely as possible. WordPress provides us with two distinct but similar APIs that help us implement caching. One one hand there’s the Cache API that provides us with a set of straightforward CRUD functions to easily implement caching, but doesn’t offer persistence out of the box. On the other hand, there is the Transients API, a set of functions that utilizes the Cache API under the hood (so, it’s a super-set) but also provides persistence out of the box. The latter is the one we’re going to investigate in this tutorial.
Source: https://managewp.org/articles/16654/using-the-wordpress-transients-api




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