WordPress image optimization with Smush

We all know how important fast sites are nowadays. Small page sizes are essential to minimize loading times, making sure that both users and search engines like your site. A slow site means that visitors will probably abandon it in favor of a competing one before it even loads, and search engines will lower its rank in order to provide a better experience for their audience. This is especially true for mobile users which are getting more every day. Modern landline connections might be fast and consistent enough to minimize the impact of a slow site, but this is not always true for mobile networks. While modern wireless networks are very fast, low coverage areas with spotty connections will always exist. A fast site even under these conditions might be the key to your success.

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All our eCommerce themes now support WooCommerce 3.8

A few days ago WooCommerce 3.8 was released. The new version brings new product blocks, PHP 7.4 support, a new widget template file and many minor improvements. It is most likely the last minor update for this year and thus it is backwards compatible, you should be able to just update it and continue on with your life. Below we’ll take a brief look at the new features.

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WordPress Plugins: How many is too many? + Tips on finding a plugin.

A question that has come up time and time again, how many plugins are too many WordPress plugins? There’s pretty much a WordPress plugin to add whatever functionality you require, be it a premium plugin or a free one.

That’s the beauty of WordPress. Talented developers answering user needs and coming up with something exceptional.

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New features for all our framework based themes

Last March we released Moliere, our first theme based on our brand new theme framework, since then we have released three more themes based on it, Convert, Projektor and Korina, which have enjoyed a great reception by all of you. A few months ago new features were added to the framework to make working with our themes an even better experience. We’re happy to announce that even more features were added to the framework and all themes based on it, let’s take a closer look.

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How to hide tags or categories from your site

Sometimes you might have a category or tag that you want to prevent from displaying on category list widgets, tag clouds, the post’s meta, or anywhere else for that matter. For example, in our popular blogging theme Public Opinion we use the tag featured to denote the posts that will appear on the theme’s featured section. We did not want to display this tag on places tags are listed since it’s there just to help you manage your featured post with ease and not provide any info to the site’s visitor. Today we’ll create a small plugin to help us hide a category or tag on any theme.

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Extended typography controls for Nozama & Decorist

We have added extended typography controls to two of our most popular WooCommerce themes, Nozama and Decorist. This great new feature gives you more control over your theme’s typography making it easier to choose the perfect font family and settings for your site. Let’s take a closer look.

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Brand new features for the AudioIgniter plugin

As promised back in March, we’ve been continued improving AudioIgniter, our free audio plugin for WordPress, adding new features and upgrades based on the feedback of its many happy users. Today we’re excited to announce a few minor tweaks for the free version (in anticipation for more free features) and two long-awaited features for the AudioIgniter PRO version, namely: Playback rate control and Track skipping.

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