How to Update Your Old WordPress Posts with Gutenberg Block Editor

Wondering how to update your old blog posts with Gutenberg, the new WordPress block editor? If you haven’t upgraded to WordPress 5.0, then you’re not alone. A lot of readers are concerned because Gutenberg is a completely new experience. The good news is that your old articles are safe even after upgrading to Gutenberg. In this article, we’ll show you how to update your old articles with Gutenberg, the new WordPress Block editor. You may also want to know what will happen to your existing content after upgrading your blog to Gutenberg. What’s The Difference Between Classic Editor and Gutenberg Editor? Before we get started, let’s first discuss the major differences between the old Classic Editor and the new Gutenberg Editor. The Classic Editor was a text editor that looked very similar to Microsoft Word. It had a single editing...

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Best of Best WordPress Tutorials of 2018 on WPBeginner

The year 2018 is about to come to an end. It was a great year overall for WPBeginner, WordPress community, and for many of our users who started new websites and businesses. We want to thank all of you for your continued support of WPBeginner. To continue our tradition, in this article, we will share our staff-pick of the best of best WordPress tutorials on WPBeginner. We will also share an overview of the success that our team had in 2018. WPBeginner Recap 2018 by Syed Balkhi Like every year, 2018 has been the best year ever for me both personally and professionally. WPBeginner YouTube channel passed over 100,000 subscribers (currently at 122k subscribers). This was one of my goals for 2018, and I’m very glad that we met it. We switched WPBeginner to HTTPS and added Browser Push Notification....

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How to Add a Countdown Timer Widget in WordPress (3 Methods)

Do you want to add a milestone countdown in WordPress? A countdown timer helps you showcase important achievements, anniversaries, upcoming events and more. In this article, we will show you how to easily add a countdown timer in WordPress (even the evergreen timers). When and Why you Need a Milestone Countdown Widget? Milestone countdown widgets are a useful tool to remind your audience about an important milestone in your business, an upcoming event, product launch, or a sales events. This helps build anticipation among your customers and improves user engagement. Following are some common scenarios where you can effectively use a milestone countdown widget: Before launching your website on a coming soon page. During website maintenance to let visitors know when the website will be available again. Before introducing a new product or service. When hosting an event or conference....

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How to Properly Move from Medium to WordPress

Do you want to move your Medium blog to WordPress? While Medium is a decent blogging platform, it is certainly no match for the flexibility of WordPress. In this article, we will show you how to properly move your blog from Medium to WordPress without losing your content. Why You Should Move from Medium to WordPress? WordPress is the most popular blogging platform in the world. It powers more than 32% of all websites on the internet. WordPress is very easy to use, incredibly powerful, and easy to customize. To learn more about WordPress and what you can do with it, see our complete WordPress review with pros and cons. Now, when we say WordPress, we are talking about self-hosted WordPress.org. Not to be confused with WordPress.com, which is a hosted platform. For a full comparison see our article on...

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How to Scan Your WordPress Site for Potentially Malicious Code

Often we get asked by our users, is there a way to scan your WordPress site for potentially malicious code? The answer to that question is YES, YES, and YES. There are both free and paid tools available to scan your WordPress site for potentially malicious or unwanted code. Usually, malware and malicious code can go unnoticed for a long time unless you regularly scan your website. In this article, we will show you how to easily scan your WordPress site for malware and potentially malicious code. When To Scan Your WordPress Site for Malware and Malicious Code? The best time to scan your WordPress site for malware and malicious code is now. Many beginners don’t install a WordPress security scanner right away, this means that a malware or malicious code injection can go unnoticed for a long time. Many...

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What is RSS? How to use RSS in WordPress?

As a blogger, you have likely come across an orange icon labeled RSS feed. If you have ever wondered what is RSS and how you can use RSS to grow your WordPress site, then you’re in the right place. In this article, we will explain what is RSS, what are the benefits of RSS, and how to use it to grow your WordPress blog. What is RSS? RSS is a type of web feed that allows users and applications to receive regular updates from a website or blog of their choice. The acronym RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary. It is sometimes referred to as the feed or RSS feed. In the early days of internet, if you wanted to keep track of updates on your favorite website, then you had to bookmark it and then...

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How to Add Dark Mode to Your WordPress Admin Dashboard

Do you want to add dark mode to your WordPress admin dashboard? A dark mode color scheme makes it easier to work during late hours by reducing white light emitting from the screen. In this article, we will show you how to easily add dark mode to your WordPress admin dashboard. What is Dark Mode and Why Use it in WordPress? If you often work late at night, then the bright screen light of your computer causes strain on the eyes. Many apps, websites, and even operating systems come with a dark mode color scheme as an alternative. Popular websites like YouTube also offer a dark color scheme. This allows users to watch videos late at night with a more comfortable viewing experience. WordPress comes with admin color schemes, but none of the default color schemes reduce white light coming...

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How to Test a WordPress Site in Different Browsers (Cross Browser Testing Made Easy)

Do you want to test your WordPress site in different browsers? Cross Browser Testing is extremely important when changing WordPress themes or implementing a new design because it helps you make sure that your website looks good on all different browsers, screen sizes, operating systems, and mobile devices. In this article, we will show you how to easily test a WordPress site in different browsers. What is Cross Browser Testing? Cross Browser Testing is a process of testing websites across multiple browsers, operating systems, screen sizes, and mobile devices to ensure that your website works correctly on all different web browsers. Why Test a WordPress Site in Different Browsers? Google Chrome is the most popular web browser in the world with 65% market share on desktop computers and 57% on mobile devices. However, other browsers like Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Safari,...

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How to Show Google, Facebook, and Yelp Reviews in WordPress

Do you want to display social media reviews on your WordPress website? You may have business reviews from your customers on different social sites like Google, Facebook, etc. These reviews are excellent social proof that you can use to attract new visitors towards your business. In this article, we will share how to display business reviews from Google, Facebook, and Yelp in your WordPress site. Why You Should Display Business Reviews in WordPress? Your customers often leave positive reviews about your business on social platforms like Google, Facebook, or Yelp. These reviews are excellent social proof and can be used alongside customer testimonials on your website. You can show these business reviews on your WordPress site to build trust and boost conversions (Bonus: see 29 more ways to use social proof to increase conversions). Normally, you would need to install...

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What is VoIP and Do You Need It for Your Business Website?

Are you considering using VoIP but are not entirely sure if your business truly needs it? VoIP is a term used for internet phone service which allows you to use advanced call management features using a software on your computer or mobile phone. It is a perfect business phone solution for small businesses. In this article, we will explain what is VoIP and highlight the benefits to help you decide if it’s the best solution for your WordPress business website. What is VoIP? VoIP or Voice over IP is a term used to describe internet phone service. Unlike a traditional phone service which uses the landline, VoIP services use the internet to receive and make calls. Benefits of using VoIP Following are just some of the benefits of using VoIP for your business. You can receive phone calls using computers,...

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