Things to consider when updating a WordPress theme for Gutenberg

With Gutenberg getting close to being ready for a beta release and ultimately being merged into core WP, its API and patterns are at a level mature enough that theme authors (and theme shops!) can start planning ahead for the inevitable adoption of the new block system.

In this post we’ll see what the average theme author should have in mind when updating a theme for Gutenberg compatibility and ponder about the future in theme and plugin editing.

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4 Pros and Cons of Partnering with a Content Marketing Vendor

If you are serious about content marketing, as you should be, you need to work constantly on providing high-quality content that will resonate with your target audience and engage them in your brand. The key to accomplishing that is to have a team of experienced content writers and marketers who fully understand your audience and know exactly how to connect with them and provide them with the answers they are looking for.

Partnering with a content marketing vendor may just be the way to go, but it does have both advantages and disadvantages that you should consider. Read on to weigh up all the pros and cons of engaging in this kind of content outsourcing venture.

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Project Gutenberg – Technology decisions

Gutenberg, the new and modular editing experience for WordPress, has been in rapid development throughout the past year and will soon arrive to our WordPress installations. Gutenberg will be released along with WordPress 5.0 (which is the next major release), and although no official date has been set for that, it’s safe to assume that it’s not very far away especially judging by the remaining features for MVP completion.

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Getting ready for the Gutenberg transition

Gutenberg is right around the corner with a speculated release in the second quarter of 2018, but what is Gutenberg? In short it’s the new editor experience for WordPress. The project aims to give you broader, better, and more consistent control on your content, and later, along the way your entire page layouts. The aim, at least at the beginning is to unify all content elements into what are called blocks. In the current editor experience, text, media items, shortcodes, links, offer quite different experiences when creating and customizing them. The introduction of Gutenberg blocks aims to make things more consistent for users that just want to create content without even knowing what a shortcode is.

If you are interested to learn more about the project (as you should because it will be in a WordPress installation near you pretty soon) you can check out the project’s page here.

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Should I use a custom theme or a plugin for my WordPress site customizations?

If you’ve ever built a WordPress site from the ground-up, chances are that at some point you needed to do something that your theme and plugins couldn’t or wouldn’t do. You probably already know that you can add code directly to your theme, in a child theme, or in a site-specific plugin. But each approach comes with its pros and cons. Do you know when and why you should choose each one?

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Grow your audience with the right subscription form!

Your WordPress site is awesome.

But what makes it ultra-awesome is that it enables you to convert first time visitors into subscribers and into potential customers. How? Add stunning signup forms and popup subscription boxes anywhere you deem necessary, in order to increase conversions.

Moosend, the popular email marketing service provider has just released their breezy subscription forms for creative marketers! You can grow your list fast and effectively, with a signup form that is worthy of your beautiful website.

“Why are subscription forms all that important in the first place?”, you might ask.

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Writing effective CSS for WordPress

WordPress is undoubtedly a great content management platform and for the many use cases it covers it brings a lot of developer benefits on the table. Among the benefits, however, there are a handful of thorns sticking out and one of the sharpest ones is arguably CSS authoring which unfortunately can’t be blunted by the core team because it’s not inherently a fault within WordPress itself.

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Should I use WordPress for my photography website?

Should I use WordPress for my photography website?

It this article we’ll try to find out if WordPress is a good match for websites aimed at photography professionals. But first, let’s start from the basics.

Do I need a website in the first place?

Many photographers think that a website is not necessary in their line of work. They tend to think that displaying their work on platforms like 500px, flickr or instagram, and having a Facebook page for their business is enough. Is it though?

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10 Best WooCommerce Themes for 2017

WooCommerce is, without a doubt, the most popular eCommerce solution for WordPress-based websites. With so many WooCommerce themes out there, finding the most suitable one isn’t an easy task. Here’s a list of 10 handpicked premium WooCommerce themes with extensive functionality that will help you build a successful eShop.
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