The big change is coming to WordPress this year and we all have to prepare for it. I’m talking about WordPress new content editor – Gutenberg. It’s been in the works for some time now and this year it’s planned to be added to the WordPress 5.0 core. If you running WordPress site and don’t have any idea what I’m talking about this post is for you.
If you are looking for free photos for your blog or business site, today you have quite a few options to choose from. There are hundreds of sites that are offering photos for free. Below I listed few sites that I found most useful and use for my projects or recommend to friends and clients. Maybe you will find them useful too.
If you are using Contact Form 7 plugin on your site, Contact Form 7 Database plugin will be the handy addition. As you can probably guess from the plugin name, it saves all submitted messages from your site’s “Contact Form 7” form to the database. It can be useful if you want to have an organized way for collecting information about your users and their messages in one place.
WordPress has an interesting way of handling user profile images – avatars. Let’s see in more details how it works and how to improve it.
In WordPress, profile images are powered by Gravatar, a free service run and supported by Automattic. If you don’t know what Gravatar is, in short, it’s a service that allows you to create a profile and associate avatar images to their email addresses. Once you create a profile on the Gravatar website, your Gravatar image will automatically follow you whenever you participate in any WordPress site. For example, if you leave a comment with an email on a WordPress site, it pulls your avatar image from Gravatar servers and displays it next to your comment. It’s a good service and it helps you be more organized and consistent with your avatars and have unified online identity.
Currently, WordPress is powering 27.5% of all websites on the internet. It is one of the biggest open source projects in the world.
This didn’t happen overnight, WordPress became popular for few reasons — it’s flexible, open source, free and it has a big community behind it. People who contributed many hours of voluntary work to improve WordPress and make it more awesome, in my opinion, is the main reason why WordPress became so popular. And if you are using WordPress today and it makes your life easier or it helps you to find new customers and grow your business, consider giving something back. You can do it even if you don’t know how to code. Read more