WordPress Theme Authors Experiment with New Pricing on ThemeForest


Envato has been rolling out author-driven pricing across ThemeForest categories throughout 2016. The new pricing options have finally hit the WordPress category and authors are now experimenting with pricing changes outside of the average $35-65 range. Ben Chan, executive General Manager at Envato, explained why the company is extending author-driven pricing to ThemeForest after successfully launching it on GraphicRiver more than a year ago: We’ve also come to understand that fixed, Envato-controlled pricing works as … Check out the source»

Addressing the WordPress Is Not Secure by Default Argument


WordPress being an open source script has its code publicly available. It means anyone willing to contribute can build on top of others’ work. This is how WordPress software gets developed. The WordPress security team cannot always be on top of security vulnerabilities because it is difficult to address something which is not even discovered yet. The post Addressing the WordPress Is Not Secure by Default Argument appeared first on WPLift.

Why WordPress Projects Need A Proper Database Abstraction


A golden rule of WordPress development is “always use a WordPress API when possible.” We want to use classes and functions provided by WordPress to communicate with the database to ensure the right hooks are fired, and our code is as protected against changes made in future versions of WordPress. This also means we need to create a database abstraction on top of WordPress APIs. Doing so early on in a WordPress plugin, theme, or … Check out the source»

Building a Welcome Page for Your WordPress Product: Code Part 2


In my previous post of this series, I started building a welcome page for a WordPress plugin. In this final article, I’ll discuss the remaining plugin files along with the plugin’s practical implementation. Towards the end of this article, you’ll be acutely aware of the process of coding your first welcome page for a WordPress plugin.

11 Best Sales Page WordPress Themes for Marketers


Are you looking for the best sales page WordPress theme for your marketing campaign? Sales page or landing page WordPress themes help marketers convert visitors into paying customers. In this article, we have hand-picked some of the best sales page WordPress themes for marketers. Why and When You Need a Landing Page or Sales Page Theme? Studies conducted by MarketingSherpa show that 48% marketers create new landing pages for each campaign and 68% of online … Check out the source»

Building Social: A Case Study On Progressive Enhancement


    We talk a lot about progressive enhancement and how it improves backwards compatibility. But how straightforward is it to apply progressive enhancement concepts to a real-life project? When designing a rich interactive experience, it can be difficult to determine what can be implemented purely using HTML and CSS and what absolutely requires JavaScript. Through this case study on redesigning the Building Social website, we’ll share some simple yet often overlooked front-end techniques that … Check out the source»

Aesop 1.9 Adds Hero Gallery Type, Updates Parallax Component


For the past several months Hyun Supul, new owner of Aesop Interactive LLC, has been diligently improving Aesop Story Engine and today he’s released version 1.9. This release includes a new gallery type by Paul Eiche called Hero. Options for the Hero Gallery Type Users can configure the Hero gallery type to fill the window or container vertically or horizontally. You can also apply styles to text or use HTML tags using the new ‘Content’ option. … Check out the source»

W3 Total Cache 0.9.5 Packages XSS Vulnerability Patch with Major Update


W3 Total Cache 0.9.5 was released early this morning, the first major update to the plugin since 2014. Users were expecting a security release after an XSS vulnerability was reported in the plugin last week but were surprised to find the release is packed full of new features. In addition to the patch for the vulnerability, 0.9.5 introduces support for Opcode Cache, Redis, fragment caching, and improved PHP 7 compatibility. The release adds support for … Check out the source»

WordPress to Take Center Stage During Website Weekend Los Angeles October 22-23


If you live in the Los Angeles, CA area and are skilled in user experience design, WordPress development, copyrighting, and more, there’s a new event that could use your help. It’s called Website Weekend and takes place October 22-23 at OpenX in Pasadena, CA between the hours of 9am and 6pm. Organized by Alex Vasquez and Natalie MacLees, in association with the Los Angeles chapter of Girl Develop It, Website Weekend will pair around 15 nonprofit organizations with dedicated teams … Check out the source»

The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Fix Hacked WordPress Websites


This entry is part 11 of 16 in the series Security September SeriesMore often than not, I get to read about certain data loss horror story from WordPress users. “I was about to publish an article when my website crashed — I was unable to log in! Now I can’t get my data back no The post The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Fix Hacked WordPress Websites appeared first on WPLift.