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Yep, you read it right! WPMU DEV is offering free memberships! This gets you inside to where all those fabulous themes and premium plugins are available for download, as well as access to the member support forum.
Join for free and without obligation you can keep and continue to use every plugin and every theme WPMU DEV provides forever on as many sites as you like. You will be asked for a credit card, as they do hope you will stay on as a member, but you can cancel anytime during your trial period and avoid any charges.
So if you have been wanting some of their fabulous themes, or help with a project, now is the time to get inside the minds and products of the WPMU Dev developers! Sign up today!
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WPMUDEV recently sent me a reminder about a free plugin they offer: Custom Sidebars. It is available to download for free from WordPress.org. I wrote about this plugin back in 2014, but wanted to put it out there for those of you that are new to the Adult Blog Builder website. The plugin lets you display different content to different users in your sidebar and footers.
With Custom Sidebars you can create as many unique sidebar configurations for your site as needed – show one set of sidebars to first-time visitors and another to members, set up sidebars for specific pages or categories, or for special landing pages, you name it – and trigger them to display as needed.
With this plugin you can customize every widget area by setting new default sidebars for a group of posts or pages easily, keeping the chance of changing them individually.
For example, you can change…
Sidebars for all the posts that belong to a category.
Sidebars for all the posts that belong to a post-type.
Sidebars for archives (by category, post-type, author, tag).
Sidebars for the main blog page.
Sidebars for search results.
It’s a must-have plugin, especially if you’re running a membership site and want to personalize the browsing experience for new and returning visitors. WPMU-DEV also offers a pro version of the plugin that is included free with a WPMU-DEV membership.
Tags: custom sidebars, personalize sidebar, widgets, WPMU-DEV
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If you move your WordPress website to a new domain name, you will find that internal links to pages and references to images are not updated. Instead, these links and references will point to your old domain name. The Velvet Blues Update URLS plugin fixes that problem by helping you change old urls and links in your website.
* Users can choose to update links embedded in content, excerpts, or custom fields
* Users can choose whether to update links for attachments
* View how many items were updated
Using this plugin is very simple. Once it has been activated, navigate to Tools -> Update URLs and follow the instructions. Get support for this plugin by going to the Velvet Blues Update URLs plugin page. Post all questions as comments.
Tags: replace urls in WordPress, update urls in WordPress, Velvet Blues Update URLS plugin
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The team at Wordfence security has been working on an online training program for webmasters and developers that will teach you how to secure your WordPress sites.
Today we are launching the WordPress Security Learning Center. It includes tutorials from beginner to advanced and developer level. Everything from WordPress Security basics, security threats and attack types to guides for developers to help them avoid writing vulnerabilities and to penetration test their own code.
The Learning Center is a completely free resource. No registration is required and absolutely no payment is needed. We have put this together as a resource for the WordPress community to do our part to help secure WordPress as a platform.
Click here to visit the WordPress Security Learning Center and start learning how to secure your website and your online presence.
Wordfence Founder & CEO
Tags: Wordfence Security Program, wordpress security, WordPress Security Learning Center
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Which WordPress themes are on sale? All of the Premium Press Themes are discounted when using Coupon Code: FEBSPECIAL2015
WOW! 30% discount off the original price. These themes aren’t just about a fancy design, as these themes let you build custom sites for specific purposes. There is a Coupon Code website, Directory website, Classifieds Theme, Shopping Cart theme, and a Real Estate theme. Now these can be adapted for a different product, but the foundation is already in place for you to get the theme installed and start setting up your website without having to do a lot of custom work and deal with a bunch of plugins to get the functionality you’ve been wanting.
Once you buy the theme, it is yours to use as many times as you wish. I’ve purchased their directory theme, and the staff has been top notch for support, plus there are some very clear, and detailed videos available to walk you through every step in getting your site set up. And if you still want or need help, there is a very active community forum on the Premium Press site. If you have been wanting an Adult directory, a main stream money maker, or just need a shopping cart site/program to sell DVDs or your grandma’s prized jam, now would be a great time to save some $$ to get that site up and running.
This Premium Press discount is valid from Jan 18th – Feb 28th 2015 and be sure to use Coupon Code: FEBSPECIAL2015
Tags: classified ads theme, coupon site theme, directory theme, PremiumPress, real estate theme, shopping cart theme, Wordpress
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The bounce rate. You see this stat in Google Analytics, but what exactly does it mean? Well, it’s quite simple actually. It’s the percentage of people that come to your site and then navigate away from it after viewing only one page.
Every single time a visitor does this it increases your bounce rate, in turn affecting your search engine rankings a little bit. High bounce rates are bad, but you must understand that every industry has its own average benchmark for bounce rates, so sometimes comparing to other companies is not always the best thing.
Keeping your bounce rate down is all about testing and implementation. It’s definitely a trial and error process, but you shouldn’t let that discourage you. In fact, let that motivate you into pursuing ever greater heights with your website. It’s a New Year, so set yourself a goal and try to reach that goal by implementing a few of the tips outlined in an excellent article by Brenda Barron that I found over on the WooThemes website.
Brenda goes over some things I hadn’t even considered as being something that could affect how long a visitor stays on my sites. I’ve listed a few of the topics discussed in her Understanding Bounce Rate article.
Grab Those Accidental Visitors
Clean Up Those 404 Pages
Speed Up Your Site
Ensure That Content is Relevant
So check it out, and get to work on keeping those potential buyers on your sites just a little bit longer, or at least long enough to hit a link to go buy something!
Tags: bounce rate, Brenda Barron, Google analytics, woothemes
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It may be a New Year, but the hackers haven’t taken a holiday. Thanks for the heads-up from the Wordfence Security team!
1. The popular Pods content development framework for WordPress has a XSS and CSRF vulnerability. This was fixed in version 2.5 which was released on 30 December. Please upgrade immediately. (plugin is popular with over 200,000 downloads)
2. The CformsII plugin suffers from a remote code execution vulnerability via unauthorized file upload. Please upgrade immediately to version 14.8 which contains a fix if you’re using this plugin. (plugin has approximately 20,000 downloads)
3. The Banner Effect Header plugin has a XSS and CSRF vulnerability . This has been fixed in version 1.2.7 so upgrade if you’re using this plugin. (plugin has approximately 20,000 downloads)
Please use the links to download newest versions and upgrade immediately if you are using any of these plugins.
Tags: Banner Effect Header, Cforms II, hacker, plugin, Pods plugin, security alert, wordfence, Wordpress
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