Best Notification Bar Plugins to Promote and Inform Users


I think you’ll agree with me on this one: Popups are annoying. Despite how effective they are at building lists and converting missed ecommerce sales, they can still frustrate and degrade your visitors’ user experience (remember – annoying doesn’t mean ineffective!). If you want a way to communicate with your users in a slightly less The post Best Notification Bar Plugins to Promote and Inform Users appeared first on WPLift.

Google to Penalize Pages with Intrusive Popup Ads Starting January 2017


photo credit: Wilfred Iven Google announced today that it will begin penalizing pages with intrusive interstitials, commonly known as popup ads, beginning in 2017: Pages that show intrusive interstitials provide a poorer experience to users than other pages where content is immediately accessible. This can be problematic on mobile devices where screens are often smaller. To improve the mobile search experience, after January 10, 2017, pages where content is not easily accessible to a user … Check out the source»

A Simple Route to Writing a React.js App in a WordPress Plugin


We’ll start this article with a demo: (In my mind, the correct answers are “C” for question one, and either “A” or “B” for question two, but it’s really up to you. Also, please feel free to download the plugin I used to make the quiz!) Today I’ll teach you how to begin learning JavaScript app creation inside a familiar WordPress environment, without tangling with other complex technologies. So what was that? It was a … Check out the source»

Introducing CSS’ new font-display property


We take web fonts for granted these days. We didn’t always have the option of setting our text in almost any typeface. I mean, we could, but then we’d have to sigh and say, “Well, that’ll look good on about five people’s computers. Hope everyone else likes Verdana!” Web fonts brought some much needed variety to the seen, a few abuses of typography, some extra page weight as the fonts themselves were loaded, and flashes … Check out the source»

Disqus Adds Support for Akismet


Last week Disqus announced that the company has partnered with Akismet to combat comment spam. The blog comment hosting service processes 1.8 million comments per day and approximately 15,000 (0.8%) are spam. “It only takes one spam comment to create an eyesore in a lively discussion so, in a sense, stopping all these varying spam comments can be like ‘finding a needle in the haystack,’” Disqus Product Support specialist Danny Matteson said. In an effort … Check out the source»

ZPLUS Theme Review – Lots of Customization at an Affordable Price


Brace yourselves. This one’s gonna be a big one… Today, I’m checking out the ZPLUS WordPress theme from Zolo Themes. It’s got a massive amount of customization options, so bear with me as I try to dig into everything. ZPLUS comes with Visual Composer + Ultimate add ons and Slider Revolution built in. Its goal is The post ZPLUS Theme Review – Lots of Customization at an Affordable Price appeared first on WPLift.

Thinking About Getting a .blog Domain Name? Here’s What You Need to Know


So Automattic, the company behind, is getting into the domain business. This fall, you can register your site with a new top-level .blog domain. But why would you want to do that? In this post, I’ll help you decide whether it’s worthwhile picking up one of these new domains. But First, Some History: Generic Top-Level Domains, aka TLDs I won’t bore you with the original six TLDs since you’re way too familiar with them: COM, … Check out the source»

Should You Use Object Interfaces For WordPress Development?


Lately, I’ve written extensively about object-oriented PHP, from class inheritance and visibility, to design patterns and magic methods. In all of these discussions, I’ve talked about classes without taking into account object interfaces. Interfaces, often referred to as contracts or agreements, set up rules for classes in which a class that implements an interface has to follow those specific rules. Interfaces put constraints on your classes that improve your code. In this article, I’m going to discuss what interfaces are … Check out the source»

VersionPress Co-Founder Shares His Thoughts on Mergebot


Mergebot is a new SaaS solution by Delicious Brains Inc., that simplifies the database merging process making it somewhat similar to VersionPress. Although he hasn’t used the service as it’s still in early beta, Bernard compares the two and provides insight into how Mergebot possibly accomplishes database merging at a technical level. “On the outside, VersionPress and Mergebot are vastly different”, Bernard said. “One is an open source project that you run locally on your … Check out the source»

VersionPress Will Offer Optional Services to Fund Plugin Development


Version Control Featured Image Borek Bernard, co-founder of VersionPress, published an update on the company’s blog that details the progress of version 4.0. According to Bernard, the team is making headway on providing third-party plugin support which is a major feature of 4.0. Composer workflows will be in the release and the team has hired a user experience expert and a React developer to explore ways to improve the plugin’s workflows. The company also announced … Check out the source»