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WPBeginner Turns 10 Years Old – Reflections, Updates, and a WordPress Giveaway ($124,000+ in Prizes)


Wow, it’s the tenth fourth. Today, WPBeginner is officially 10 years old — feels unreal to type this!

Like every year, I want to take a few minutes and do a quick recap of all the major things happening in business as well as my personal life.

Bonus: I’m also doing a huge WordPress giveaway with over $124,000+ in prizes from my favorite WordPress products and services.

On top of that, you can also win our exclusive WPBeginner 10th anniversary shirt, and an all expense paid trip to visit me in Palm Beach, FL to get 1-on-1 mentorship from me.

Yes, there are two separate giveaways happening (Birthday Giveaway and Ultimate Fan Giveaway)

WPBeginner Turns 10 Years Old

Since this is a long article, you can easily skip to the section you’re most interested in:

  • Personal Updates
  • WPBeginner Updates
  • Product Updates
  • WPBeginner Stories
  • Birthday Giveaway
  • Ultimate Fan Giveaway

WPBeginner Story

I started using WordPress when I was 16 years old and started WPBeginner at age 19 with a single mission: make WordPress easy for beginners.

Since then WPBeginner has become the largest free WordPress resource site for beginners.

For those of you who’re new, you can read the full WPBeginner story on our about page and use the Start Here page to get the most out of WPBeginner.

Personal Updates

My son, Solomon, is now 2.5 years old. He’s growing up fast and I’m enjoying every bit of time with him. Amanda (my wife) and Solomon have been joining me on a lot of my business trips, and we have taken several fun trips as well.

Since the last WPBeginner anniversary post, we went to Spain, Italy, Puerto Rico, St. Maarten, Mexico (Tulum, Punta Mita, Cozumel, Costa Maya), Canada, and did several trips within USA including the memorable roadtrip through Utah where we saw the top national parks.

Syed, Amanda, and Solomon

Last week, we did our all company retreat in Orlando, FL where we celebrated WPBeginner’s 10th birthday a bit early. Here are some photos from that:

WPBeginner Retreat Photo

WPBeginner Updates

Going into the 10th year, WPBeginner has continued to grow in double-digit percentage (year over year). Aside from tons of amazing WordPress tutorials on our blog, there have been several notable updates from last year, that I’d like to highlight.

1. We launched the WPBeginner Engage Facebook Group

WPBeginner Engage - Facebook Group

A lot of you have been asking for this, so last week we finally launched our Facebook Group.

WPBeginner Engage is a great place to share and learn tips for using WordPress while getting to know other users.

Aside from peer-to-peer support and knowledge sharing, we are also going to be doing exclusive prizes and giveaways through out the year.

What are you waiting for? Go ahead and join the WPBeginner Facebook Group. I look forward to connecting with you :)

2. New Hosting Infrastructure

In celebration of WPBeginner’s 10th birthday, I got a nice present from our WordPress hosting partner, HostGator. They completely overhauled our hosting infrastructure to make it even more robust and fast.

Here’s an overview of what the new setup looks like:

WPBeginner Hosting Infrastructure

I will be doing a more detailed write up on this in the coming weeks to explain how cool it is, and the performance improvements we have seen.

The additional server resources will be very helpful with our upcoming new tools section on WPBeginner.

I have been a HostGator customer since 2007, and WPBeginner website has been hosted with them since day 1 (see my full HostGator review). I want to thank their entire team that helped us with the upgrade.

Note: WPBeginner is using a custom HostGator cloud setup (not shared hosting). We started with shared hosting when we were small, but as our website grew, we upgraded to the higher plans.

3. Free Courses on YouTube + 141,305+ subscribers

Many of you already know that I’m obsessed with our YouTube channel.

We recently passed 141,305 subscribers.

On top of creating video tutorials for our blog posts, we are now creating exclusive YouTube only content.

Think of these as free mini-courses on: how to grow your email list, how to make money blogging, how to get better at SEO, etc.

WPBeginner YouTube Preview

Seriously, check out all the awesome work our team is doing on YouTube (specially the new Playlists area).

4. Instagram and Pinterest

Several of you asked me why WPBeginner is not on other social media networks outside of Twitter and Facebook.

I didn’t have a good answer because I knew that we should be on these social networks.

Well now we are.

If you love Pinterest, then you can follow WPBeginner on Pinterest to learn about WordPress as well as see other business related tips in our various boards.

If you like using Instagram, then please follow WPBeginner on Instagram to stay up to date with WordPress tips as well as exclusive videos / stories from me.

5. WPBeginner Growth Accelerator Fund

Last year, I created the first ever WordPress focused Growth Accelerator Fund.

The goal was simple: invest in WordPress product and service companies to help them grow their business while creating amazing products for our users.

My first investments as part of the growth fund included: MemberPress, Pretty Links, Affiliate Royale, Formidable Forms, and SeedProd.

Working closely with and mentoring such talented entrepreneurs have been an extremely rewarding experience for me.

WPBeginner Growth Accelerator Mastermind

I plan to open up the growth accelerator applications again next month for our second round of investments. If you have a WordPress focused product or service business, and want to work closely with me, then make sure you subscribe to WPBeginner.

Product Updates

One of the questions that I often get asked via our contact form is what is WPBeginner’s income, and how does WPBeginner make money by giving away all WordPress tutorials for free.

Well, we make money indirectly through our suite of premium WordPress plugins that are now running on over 9 million websites.

WPForms

WPForms is our drag & drop WordPress form builder plugin which turned 3 years old earlier this year.

It is now being used by over 2 million websites and has a 4.9 out of 5 star rating average with over 4200 five star ratings.

This past year, we introduced distraction-free Form Landing Pages and Conversational Forms, two of my favorite addons.

Aside from that, we worked with Google to make WPForms AMP friendly. We also added several powerful features like AJAX form submission, Google reCAPTCHA v3, smart email field, smart phone field, tons of language translations, and a whole lot more.

You can download the free version of WPForms or get WPForms Pro to unlock even more powerful features.

MonsterInsights

MonsterInsights is the most popular Google Analytics plugin for WordPress. It helps you see all the stats that matter right inside your WordPress dashboard.

This past year, we added several new features to MonsterInsights including expanded page insights, front-end page insights, easy scroll-depth tracking, automatic integrations for ThirstyAffiliates, Pretty Links, LifterLMS, and MemberPress, along with many other powerful features.

MonsterInsights is my most favorite plugin in the world because it helps me easily setup analytics, so I can make data-driven decisions and grow our business with confidence.

You can download the free version of MonsterInsights or get MonsterInsights Pro to unlock more powerful features.

OptinMonster

OptinMonster is the best WordPress plugin to convert regular website visitors into subscribers and customers.

Simply put, it helps you get more email subscribers.

This year we added several exciting features into OptinMonster including: Spin a Wheel gamification campaigns, attention activation, Monster Leads, chatbot integrations, and a whole lot more.

OptinMonster truly is the #1 most powerful conversion optimization toolkit in the world. It will help you instantly boost leads and grow revenue by converting and monetizing your existing website traffic.

TrustPulse

TrustPulse is the best social proof activity notification app in the world.

You have likely seen activity notifications on various websites (specially eCommerce) where they say John from Florida just bought X product.

These social proof notifications can immediately increase your website conversions. Learn more about how TrustPulse work.

You can get started with TrustPulse for free to see the uplift in conversion.

WPBeginner Stories

Several of my friends and well-known entrepreneurs were kind enough to record short videos about WPBeginner’s 10th birthday. Thank you so much y’all, it means a lot to me :)

Over 12 videos in the playlist so far!

Mega WPBeginner Birthday Giveaway

To celebrate the 10th birthday of WPBeginner, I asked my favorite WordPress plugins, themes, and hosting companies to contribute prizes, and the response was just amazing.

We have $124,000+ worth of premium WordPress plugins, themes, and hosting licenses. There are over 735+ prizes, so yes there will be literally over 700 winners (scroll below to see all prizes).

Winners will be chosen randomly using a random generator script.

All you have to do is enter the giveaway using the widget below:

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Remember we’re doing two separate giveaways. Above is the birthday giveaway where you can enter to win prizes from top WordPress plugins, themes, and hosting companies.

The ultimate fan giveaway where you can win an all expense paid trip + 1-on-1 mentorship from me requires separate entry. Click here to see more details.

Full List of Prizes for WPBeginner Birthday Giveaway:

We have over 70 companies that contributed prizes for our birthday giveaway. Below is the full list of prizes available:

WordPress Hosting:

10 annual licenses of the following hosting products:

  • 1 year of Shared Plus Hosting from Bluehost
  • 1 year of Standard WordPress Cloud Hosting from HostGator
  • 1 year of GoGeek Hosting Plan from SiteGround
  • 1 year of Startup Hosting Plan from WP Engine
  • 1 year of Unlimited Shared Hosting from Dreamhost
  • 1 year of Lite Hosting Plan from A2 Hosting

WordPress Plugins:

10 annual licenses of the following premium WordPress plugins:

OptinMonster / WPForms / MonsterInsights / SeedProd / MemberPress / Pretty Links / Affiliate Royale / AdSanity / AAWP / Advanced Coupons / Advanced Custom Fields Pro / Affiliate Coupons / All in One SEO Pack / Beaver Builder / BirchPress / Blogvault / Booking Robin / Churnly / Complianz GDPR / CSS Hero / Delivery Drivers for WooCommerce / Delivery Fees for WooCommerce / Envira Gallery / Full Text Search / Google Fonts for WordPress / Imagely / InfiniteWP / LifterLMS / Malcare / Maps Maker / ProfilePress / PublishPress / Revive Social / Soliloquy / Start Booking / Sugar Calendar / ThirstyAffiliates / UpdraftPlus / Visual Composer / Weglot / Widget Options / WP Rocket / WPML / WP Security Audit Log / Yoast SEO Pro

5 annual licenses of the following premium WordPress plugins:

Formidable Forms / Ultimate Member / Groundhogg / WP Dispensary

WordPress Themes:

10 annual licenses of the following premium WordPress themes:

Astra Theme / Elegant Themes / ThemeIsle / Themify / CSSIgniter / Anariel Design / AccessPress Themes / Organized Themes / Pankogut Themes / Pixelemu / PremiumCoding / Visual Modo / WPZoom / MH Themes / Blogging Theme Styles

Services and Training:

Following companies have donated 10 licenses of their services / training:

Sucuri / LiveChat Inc / ShortPixel / WP Allied / Mfy Messenger Bot Automation / Gutenberg Course by Creator Courses

WPBeginner Swag:

We will also be giving away 100 WPBeginner stickers + our exclusive 10th anniversary shirt.

Syed Wearing WPBeginner T-Shirt

Ultimate WPBeginner Fan Giveaway

Over the last 10 years, I have had the pleasure to meet thousands of WPBeginner readers across the world and learn their WPBeginner story. It’s extremely motivating to hear the impact WPBeginner has on so many people’s careers and businesses.

During these in-person meetings, many of you ask about how I manage multiple companies, my traffic / growth strategy, and in general how everything runs behind the scenes.

That’s why this year, I want to do something special that I have never done before. I’m calling it the ultimate WPBeginner fan giveaway.

Prize:

All expense paid trip for one WPBeginner reader to visit me in Palm Beach, Florida. You will get to spend time with me, get 1-on-1 mentorship + business advice, and enjoy my favorite food / places.

Included in this are:

  • Roundtrip Flight from anywhere in the world*
  • 3 nights hotel stay
  • Meals and Transportation through the duration of your stay
  • Free license for all WPBeginner products

* You must have a valid visa to travel to USA, and you must be 18 years old.

How to Enter:

I want to hear your WPBeginner story.

Tell me where you’re from, how did you first find out about WPBeginner, what have you learned from WPBeginner, what impact has it had on your blog, business, or career, and lastly tell me about your blog / business + your aspirations.

1. Record a short video sharing your WPBeginner story and upload it on YouTube (public or unlisted). Don’t worry about making it professional quality. It can be as simple as you holding your phone camera up and recording.

2. Send me the YouTube video link using the form below.

Unlike the birthday giveaway, winner is NOT chosen randomly. I will watch each video and hand-pick the winner based on your WPBeginner story.

The deadline to submit your WPBeginner story is: July 19th, 2019 Midnight EST.

Please add your YouTube video link along with any message that you may want to send.

Thank You Everyone

I want to say thank you to everyone who has supported us in this journey. I really do appreciate all of your retweets, personal emails, content suggestions, and the in-person hugs / interactions at the events.

You all are AMAZING and without you, there is no WPBeginner.

I look forward to another solid year ahead of us.

Syed Balkhi
Founder of WPBeginner

P.S. We’re hiring for several roles as our company grows. If you or someone you know would be interested in being part of our fast-growing team, then please apply here.

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How to Choose the Best Business VoIP Provider in 2019 (Compared)


Are you looking to choose a business VoIP provider but not sure which one is right for your needs?

VoIP is a term used for business phone service which allows you to use advanced call management features on your computer or mobile device.

Unlike the old school bulky phone setup, business VOIP is a perfect phone solution for small businesses. You can cut down phone costs while enjoying all the powerful tools to grow your business.

In this article, we will explain what is business VoIP, and how to choose the best business VoIP provider for your company. Since we had to choose a VoIP provider for our own business, we will also share our best VoIP phone providers for small and growing businesses.

Best business VoIP services compared

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 a business VoIP phone system:

  • You can receive calls using computers, VoIP phonesets, and even cell phone.
  • You can share one number with several employees.
  • You can easily track call duration, hold times, wait times, and overall usage.
  • Most business VoIP services come with call forwarding, caller ID, call waiting, call routing, and more.
  • You can use the same number anywhere you want.
  • It gives you a business phone number, so you don’t have to share your personal cellphone number with clients.
  • Business VoIP offers cheaper local and international calls.

The business VoIP technology offers a lot of flexibility and freedom, and it has made it easy for businesses of all sizes to have a business phone number. Whether you’re a small 1 person company, a growing 10 people team, or established business with over 100+ people, you can use business VoIP.

However if you don’t choose the best business VoIP provider, then you can run into some serious challenges.

For example, the voice quality on VoIP calls varies depending on the internet connection and the service provider you’re using. Unlike landlines, you’ll loose VoIP connection during a power outage or internet disruption, but this shouldn’t impact most small businesses if you’re well prepared.

Having said that, let’s discuss when is the right time to start thinking about a business VoIP solution.

Does Your Business Need VoIP Business Phone Solution?

In any business, giving people a way to contact you is helpful in building trust and boost your sales.

When starting a website, most business owners add a contact form, which makes it easy for users to contact you via email.

However depending on the industry, sometimes customers may prefer more instant communication.

This is why many businesses offer live chat or phone number on their websites. Giving users more than one way to communicate with your business can improve customer support and result in more sales.

Whether you run an online store to sell products or a business website to sell services, a VoIP based business phone service can help you grow your business without the high costs.

Your website visitors can easily call you to request a quote, ask a pre-sale question, or even request support.

In short, business VoIP phone enables you to better manage and track your calls, collect customer information, and build stronger relationships with your customers.

How to Choose The Best VoIP Service Your Business

There are a lot of large companies offering business VoIP services, and it’s a very competitive space. The abundance of choices and highly competitive nature of advertising makes it difficult for business owners to choose the best VoIP provider for their business.

If you are just starting out, then you may be looking for the cheapest VoIP business phone service. However, you need to be careful when going down this route because they may lack certain features, which you’d later discover to be essential for your business.

Then there are some business VoIP services that are not easy to implement, transfer, or simply too expensive.

When comparing business VoIP providers for our business, we looked for a balance of features and reasonable cost. Here’s a quick checklist that we used:

  • Cost of local vs international calls. Most business VoIP services offer different plans for international calls. You need to choose a provider based on the geographic location of your customers.
  • Features available in the VoIP plans. Many companies offer different features while some sell them as separate add-ons which would increase your costs.
  • Mobile apps and features that you can share among multiple users.
  • Third-party integrations that you can use to connect your VoIP service to other tools like your CRM software, email marketing service, and more.

That being said, let’s take a look at our pick of the best business VoIP providers.

1. Nextiva

Nextiva

Nextiva is the best business VoIP service on the market. We can say this confidently because while researching for a VoIP service for our own business, we ended up choosing Nextiva.

Their business VoIP service offers all the essential features needed by a growing business including call routing, free domestic calling, voicemail to email and text, online fax, and more.

Other standard features include free number porting, caller ID, call forwarding, custom greetings, hold music, and more.

They also offer a free local or toll-free number with their plans.

We were able to quickly setup professional sounding welcome message with directory and phone routing which helps make our small business compete with the big guys.

What we really liked about Nextiva was their support team was extremely helpful from pre-sales all the way to onboarding and setup.

Even though we didn’t need any fancy desk phone sets, they gave us a full demo and showed us how we can easily use Nextiva with traditional desk phones or conference phones as our business grows.

The best part was they went above and beyond even though we’re a relatively small customer for them considering they help large businesses like Taco Bell, Ashleys Furniture, Conan, and others.

Pricing: Starts from $20 / per user / per month. Unlike other business VoIP providers, they don’t require annual contracts. However you can get discounts on buying pre-paid packages, and you can also get lower rates when you add more users to your plan.

2. RingCentral

RingCentral

RingCentral is another excellent business VoIP provider. With RingCentral, you get all the standard feature you would expect from a reliable business VoIP provider like call forwarding, advanced routing, call waiting, caller ID, hold music, and more.

They offer easy integrations with third-party services like Dropbox, G Suite, Salesforce, and more.

Other notable features include online meetings, video calls, screen sharing, conferencing, and an easy to use web-based administration panel.

We first discovered RingCentral organically because they are very well known and a fairly large company in the business VoIP space. While their feature offering is great, their pricing is a bit on the higher end unless you sign the annual contract.

Pricing: Starting from $34.99 / per user every month for the first user. Their monthly pricing drops significantly when you add the second user to $24.99 per user every month. You can also save 40% by switching to the annual plan.

3. GrassHopper

Grasshopper

GrassHopper is a popular business VoIP service suitable for startups and growing businesses.

They offer virtual phone numbers over VoIP platform, allowing call forwarding to any numbers or devices. The downside is that you’ll need a landline for outgoing calls.

They offer all the features you will expect like call waiting, forwarding, hold music, advanced routing, voicemail to email, and more. You can manage it from a computer using your web browser or mobile phone apps.

It works with local, toll-free, vanity numbers, and you can choose from the US, Canada, or UK based numbers.

Pricing: Starting from $29 per month with 1 number and up to 3 extensions. They offer a 10% discount if you sign an annual contract.

4. Phone.com

Phone.com

Phone.com is another popular choice among small business VoIP service providers. They include many European countries and Canada in their local call minutes. If you are operating in those locations, then it could be a cheap business VoIP service for your needs.

Their service includes call forwarding, routing, waiting, custom greetings and music, conferencing, and more. You can also integrate your VoIP plan to popular CRM software like Salesforce or Zoho.

Pricing: Starting from $12.99 per month with 300 monthly minutes. Their unlimited plan starts at $29.99 per month per user extension.

5. Vonage

Vonage

Vonage is famous for offering residential VoIP however they also offer business VoIP services for small to medium-sized businesses as well as enterprise clients. They offer a wide range of business communication tools including VoIP.

It includes all the usual features such as call forwarding and routing, caller ID, waiting, and more. Apart from that, they also offer team messaging and chat, conference calling, CRM integration, automatic call attendant, call recording, and more.

They offer different plans each with different features and limitations.

Pricing: Their base plan starts from $19.99 per month per line.

Which is the Business VoIP Provider for You?

Above we have shared the best business VoIP providers in the market today. Each of them offer a slightly different product and service at different prices.

When looking for a business VoIP solution for our company, we did extensive research to compare each of these companies, their ratings on top user review websites, and even what their employees were saying about them.

At the end, we ended up choosing Nextiva for our business.

We recommend using Nextiva as the best business VoIP provider. Their plans are suitable for businesses of all sizes with an impressive set of features and great customer service.

They offer fair pricing, do not require annual contracts, and their customer service is top-notch.

RingCentral came as a close second. They offered a lot of the same features, but at the end it came down to pricing where Nextiva clearly won.

We hope this article helped you find the best business VoIP provider for your business. You may also want to see our list of most useful tools to manage and grow your website.

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9 Best News Aggregator Websites (+ How to Build Your Own)


Do you want to read the latest news and updates from your favorite blogs all at one place?

If so, then news aggregator websites are the best option for you. These websites automatically show the latest content from your favorite websites on one single page.

This way you can get all your news and blog updates quickly without missing anything.

In this article, we will share our pick of the best news aggregator websites to use in 2019. We will also show you how to build a news aggregator website of your own using WordPress.

Best News Aggregator Websites and How to Create Your Own

What are News Aggregator Websites?

News aggregator websites allow users to view news and updates from various sources at one convenient location. They fetch the data, organize them in tags / categories, and display it in the right order for easier consumption.

You can also think of them as a compilation of news and updates presented according to user’s preference.

Using news aggregators, you don’t need to visit different websites for their latest content. Instead, you can find all the content in one place.

There are different types of content aggregators on the internet. Some are like Google News which simply gather articles from popular online newspapers and display them in related categories.

On the other hand, there are others like Feedly, which offer a more personalized experience. They allow you to create your own feed with your selected publishers.

Subscribe to a website using Feedly

Most of the news aggregators don’t publish their own content. They fetch articles from other websites using their RSS feeds, which is why they are called feed readers as well.

With that said, let’s take a look at the best news aggregator websites.

1. Feedly

Feedly News Aggregator  Website

Feedly is one of the most popular news aggregator websites on the internet. It allows you to create a news stream of your own with latest content from your favorite publishers.

Using this platform, you can subscribe to content about a wide variety of topics. You can use their content suggestion engine to discover new websites by topics.

You can also manually add your favorite news websites or blogs. For example, you can subscribe to WPBeginner for WordPress related articles.

Feedly is available in both free and paid versions. The free plan lets you subscribe to 100 sources and create up to 3 personal feeds.

You can use Feedly in the browser or download it as a mobile app or browser extension.

2. Google News

Google News Aggregator

Google News is a powerful news aggregator powered by Google’s sophisticated search technologies, AI, and user’s own search history. By default, it shows you top news stories based on your geographical location.

It offers the latest news and updates for local, regional, international, business, technology, entertainment, sports, science, and health news.

You can save topics, sources, and searches, to customize your feed.

Google News is a free news aggregator that you can use on the web, your Android, and iOS devices.

If you are looking for a non-Google alternative then Bing News and Yahoo News offer the similar functionality.

3. Alltop

AllTop News Aggregator Website

AllTop aggregates news and blog articles from the world’s most popular websites like TechCrunch, Mashable, BBC, CNN, and more. It curates and displays content in the real-time.

There are separate categories for politics, tech news, sports, entertainment, lifestyle, business, etc. Upon clicking on those categories, you can find the most popular stories, as well as top stories from the top sources in the related topic.

Besides the most recent news, it has a viral category where it showcases the latest viral content and trends.

4. News360

News360 News Aggregator Website

News360 is one of the most popular news aggregator apps on the internet. It lets you find world news as well as stories around your interests. It is an excellent alternative to Google News and Feedly.

As you sign up to News360, you can choose the topics you are interested in, and then it will show you the latest content on those topics. This gives you a healthy news stream out of the box, which you can further customize by adding or removing topics and sources.

News360 lets you get the most important news from over 100,000 trusted sources on the internet.

You can read News360 in your browser, iOS, and Android devices.

5. Panda

Panda Content Aggregator Website

Quite different from the above news aggregators, Panda aggregates content useful to web designers, developers, and tech entrepreneurs. It gathers content from Dribble, Behance, TechCrunch, Wired, and other similar websites.

As a niche news aggregator, Panda displays the news in a more engaging layout allowing you to discover the most interesting content. The content feed for sources like Dribble, Awwwards, is a smart grid of thumbnails.

6. Techmeme

Techmeme Tech News Aggregator

Techmeme is a tech news aggregator website. It covers top stories about technology from various reliable sources like TechCrunch, Wired, New York Times, and more.

The homepage features top trending news in the tech sphere, sponsor posts, jobs, and upcoming tech events. Users can also switch to the River view for updates as they come or the Leaderboard view which shows content by topics.

Techmeme is a good starting point for anyone looking for an easier way to stay up to date with the latest tech news.

7. Flipboard

Flipboard Blog Aggregator Website

Flipboard is an excellent blog aggregator site that allows you to create your own content feed based on your interests. It includes a wide range of topics, including business news, tech news, travel, politics news, beauty, and more.

You can also use Flipboard as a local news aggregator because it has feeds for almost all the cities in the world.

Flipboard has a stunning magazine style layout which comes with interactive options to like, comment, and share content across your social media profiles.

Flipboard is available via browser or mobile apps for Android or iOS devices.

8. Pocket

Pocket News Aggregator Website

Pocket is another news aggregator app where you can explore the most popular content across the internet. It also lets you create your own reading space by saving the content you like.

Pocket features different types of content, including articles, videos, and stories from a wide range of publications. It has various content categories like must-reads, trending, tech, finance, health, etc. for easy browsing.

It allows you to save content to read later while on the go, and it is available as browser extensions as well as mobile apps.

9. Inoreader

Inoreader

Inoreader is a powerful Feedly alternative and excellent feed-reader software. Available on the web, iOS, and Android devices, Innoreader allows you to easily add your favorite websites or find new blogs to subscribe.

It offers tons of options to curate, rearrange, and display content in different layouts and color schemes.

If you are already using a news reader, then you can easily import your subscriptions. As your reading list grows, you’d also be able to manage subscriptions in bundles and topics.

Honourable Mentions

Well, that was our list of news aggregators to follow in 2019! But there are many more news aggregators. Here are some honorable mentions you may want to check out.

How to Build a News Aggregator Website with WordPress

News aggregator websites are immensely useful, and there are so many niches that are completely untapped. By creating a news aggregator website catering to those niches, you can easily make money online by selling subscriptions, sponsorships, and advertisements.

The best part is that you’ll be curating the content, instead of creating your own original content. You would be able to offer highly useful information to your users from the top sources.

Let’s take a look at how to easily create your own news aggregator website step by step.

Step 1: Setting up Your News Aggregator Website

You can make a news aggregator website using other website builders or writing your own custom code. Both options are quite difficult for a beginner level user with no programming skills.

The easiest way to do this is by using WordPress.

There are two types of WordPress websites, WordPress.com and WordPress.org. You’ll need WordPress.org because it gives you full freedom and flexibility out of the box.

To learn more, see our guide on the difference between WordPress.com vs WordPress.org.

To start with WordPress.org, you’ll need a web hosting account and a domain name.

Normally, a domain name costs $14.99 / year and WordPress hosting plan costs $7.99 / month. And now since all websites need SSL, you can add an additional $69.99 / year to that total. This is quite a lot of money.

Luckily, Bluehost has agreed to offer our users discount on hosting with a free domain name + free SSL certificate. Basically you’ll be able to get started for just $2.75 / month.

Simply visit the Bluehost website to complete the purchase, and then head over to our guide on how to create a WordPress website for step by step setup instructions.

Step 2: Install and Activate WP RSS Aggregator Plugin

After you have setup your WordPress website, the next step is to install and activate the WP RSS Aggregator plugin. For more details, see our step by step guide on how to install a plugin in WordPress.

WP RSS Aggregator is the best WordPress plugin to turn a WordPress website into a content aggregator. It allows you to import, merge, and display RSS feeds on your WordPress website without any coding.

Upon activation, visit RSS Aggregator » Settings from your dashboard to configure the plugin settings.

WP RSS Aggregator Settings

The default settings would work for most websites, however, you still need to review and change them if needed.

Step 3. Add Feed Sources to Import Feed Items

Now your website is ready to start displaying news feeds. You just need to add the sources that you want to display on your website.

WP RSS Aggregator can fetch and display content from any website that has an RSS feed. Most news and blog websites have an RSS feed.

First, go to RSS Aggregator » Feed Sources page from your dashboard, and then click on the Add New button.

Add New Feed Source in WP RSS Aggregator

After that, you can add your feed source. Enter the name of the feed source website, for example, WPBeginner.

Next, you need to enter the feed source URL. In most cases, you can simply enter the website URL.

You can click on the ‘Validate feed’ link below the URL field to test the RSS feed validity.

RSS Feed Validation Service

If the link is valid, then you can publish your feed source.

Once done, the plugin will immediately start to import feed items (depends on feed processing interval).

You can see the imported feed items by going to RSS Aggregator » Feed Items.

WP RSS Aggregator Feed Items in WordPress Dashboard

After that, repeat the process to add more feed sources to your website.

Step 4: Publish Your Content Aggregator Live

Now that you have feed items imported, you can publish your aggregated articles live on your website.

Create a new page or post to publish your content feed. Next, you will need to click on the Add New Block icon and choose the WP RSS Aggregator block under Widgets section.

Add WP RSS Aggregator Block in WordPress Page

Once done, the plugin will automatically load your WordPress feed.

RSS News Feed Added in WordPress Page

Now you can publish your page, and view your content feed live. Here is how it looked on your demo website.

RSS News Feed in WordPress Site Demo

Step 5: Add More Features to Your WordPress Content Aggregator

WP RSS Aggregator lets you add more features to your WordPress content aggregator with its premium addons. You can view the available addons by going to RSS Aggregator » More Features from your dashboard.

WP RSS Aggregator Plugin Addons

Using these addons, you can import your feed items as WordPress posts, and make a news aggregator website with a lot more features. The Feed to Post addon lets you add that functionality making each feed item its own independent content.

You can also display post thumbnails and excerpts with feeds. To add this feature, you need to use the Excerpts & Thumbnails addon.

For a detailed guide on the advanced features of the plugin, see our complete guide on fetching feeds in WordPress using WP RSS Aggregator.

We hope this article helped you learn about the best news aggregator websites and how to build your own in WordPress. If you’re a content publisher, then you may also want to see our guide on optimizing your RSS feed. This will help you get more traffic from news aggregator websites displaying your feed.

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WordPress Post Revisions Made Simple: A Step by Step Guide (2019)


Did you know that WordPress comes with a built-in feature that allows you to undo changes and go back to a previous version of a post?

This feature is called Post Revisions or simply Revisions.

Most of us make mistakes when writing. Sometimes you might wish that you hadn’t deleted what you wrote earlier. Revisions allow you to fix that by going back in time and undoing the changes.

In this article, we will show you how to easily undo changes in WordPress with post revisions. We will also show you how to easily manage post revisions in WordPress.

Managing the WordPress post revisions

Here is an overview of the topics we’ll cover in this guide:

  • What is post revisions in WordPress
  • Why you should use post revisions
  • How to use post revisions to undo changes in WordPress
  • Limiting post revisions in WordPress
  • How to delete old post revisions in WordPress
  • How to completely disable post revisions in WordPress

What is Post Revisions?

Post revisions is a WordPress feature that allows you to undo changes and go back to an earlier version of your posts and pages.

For each draft you are working on, WordPress automatically saves a temporary revision. This type of revision is called auto-save.

WordPress stores an auto-save every 60 seconds. It also automatically replaces the older version with the new auto-save.

Autosave revisions in WordPress

The autosave feature helps you restore the content if something goes wrong before you can save it. For example, if your browser crashed or your computer hanged while writing, then you can restore your latest draft from the autosave.

WordPress also saves post revisions each time a user clicks on the save, update, or publish button. Unlike auto-saves, these revisions are permanently stored in the WordPress database.

You can locate, browse, and revert back to any of these revisions from the post edit screen.

Why You Should Use Post Revisions

Almost every WordPress user can benefit from post revisions. Writing great content requires a lot of tweaking and edits. Post revisions allow you to see your process and take a bird’s eye view of how your post has evolved.

You can then switch between different states of your draft, make changes, and make your article perfect for publishing.

For multi-author WordPress sites, post revisions allow editors to easily manage the work of multiple authors. You can see who made changes to an article, what changes they made, and so on.

That being said, let’s take a look at how to use post revisions to improve your WordPress posts and pages.

How to use Post Revisions to Undo Changes in WordPress

WordPress displays the number of revisions under the ‘Document’ panel on the post/page edit screen.

You can find that on the right-hand side of your post editor screen. Clicking on the ‘Revisions’ will take you to post revisions screen.

Post revisions in WordPress

The post revision screen will show you the latest revision of the post with a scrollbar on top. Sliding the button on the scroll bar will take you to earlier revisions of the post.

Switching between post revisions

Changes made in each revision will be highlighted in green and pink colors. On the top, you can see the user who made these changes, time, and other information.

WordPress will also let you know if a revision is an autosave or a draft.

Restore autosaves aswell as revisions

You can use the next and previous buttons to move around revisions.

Plus, you can check the box on top that says ‘Compare any two revisions’. Doing so will split the scrollbar button into two, and you can take each button to a different revision and compare the difference between two distant revisions.

Compare any two revisions

To restore a revision, you can simply click on Restore This Revision or Restore This Autosave button.

WordPress will restore the selected revision as your current post revision, and you can then save it as a draft.

Restore revision point

Keep in my mind that restoring to an earlier revision will not delete the latest version of your post. Instead, WordPress will store it in the database as another revision.

Using post revisions with Classic WordPress editor

In case you haven’t upgraded your WordPress to Gutenberg and still using the Classic Editor, then you’ll find the post revisions in the publish meta box on the right panel of the post/page edit screen.

Browsing post revisions in classic editor

To view the post revisions, you can simply click the ‘Browse’ link next to the number of revisions. Apart from this, the post revisions work similarly in both the Classic Editor and Gutenberg.

Limiting Post Revisions in WordPress

All post revisions are stored in your WordPress database. Due to this, many users worry that too many revisions can slow down their websites.

It is not true.

WordPress skips post revisions when making database calls on the front end. It only looks for revisions on the post edit screen, or when you are actually browsing revisions.

You can still control and limit post revisions in WordPress. We’ll show you two different methods to do that you can choose one that best suits you.

1. Limit post revisions in WordPress using plugin

The easiest way to manage WordPress post revisions is by using a plugin. This allows you to control revisions from the WordPress admin area.

First thing you need to do is install and activate the WP Revisions Control plugin. For more details, see our step by step guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.

Upon activation, you need to visit Settings » Writing page and scroll down to WP Revisions Control section.

WP Revisions Control settings

From here you need to enter the number of revisions you want to store for each post type and then click on the ‘Save Changes’ button to store your settings.

WP Revisions Control will now limit the post revisions stored in your WordPress database.

The plugin also allows you to delete revisions for an individual post. Simply edit the post where you want to delete revisions and scroll down below the editor.

Purge revisions

You can limit the revisions for this post only or delete them by clicking on the ‘Purge these revisions’ button.

2. Limit WordPress post revisions manually

WordPress allows you to control how many revisions you want to keep for an article. To limit post revisions, simply add this code to your WordPress site’s wp-config.php file.

define( 'WP_POST_REVISIONS', 10 );

Don’t forget to replace 10 with the number of revisions you want to keep for each post.

How to Delete Old Post Revisions in WordPress

Old post revisions are perfectly harmless, and you don’t need to delete them in most cases. However, if you have a very large website with thousands of articles, then deleting old post revisions can help you reduce backup sizes.

First, you’ll need to install and activate the WP-Optimize plugin. For more details, see our step by step guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.

Upon activation, go to WP-Optimize » Database page and check the box next to ‘Clean all post revisions’ option.

Clean post revisions

Now click on the ‘Run optimization’ button to delete all post revisions. You can uninstall the plugin after you have deleted the revisions.

Once you have cleaned up revisions, feel free to uninstall and delete the plugin.

Deleting WordPress post revisions via phpMyAdmin

Advanced users can also delete WordPress posts revisions via phpMyAdmin.

First, make sure that you have created a complete WordPress database backup.

After that, simply login to your WordPress hosting control panel and click on the phpMyAdmin icon.

Next, you need to select your WordPress database from the left column. PhpMyAdmin will now display tables in your WordPress database.

PhpMyAdmin

After that, you need to click on the SQL tab from the top menu.

This will load phpMyAdmin’s SQL interface. From here you can manually run commands on your WordPress database.

You need to enter the following code.

DELETE FROM wp_posts WHERE post_type = "revision";

Don’t forget to replace wp_ with your own WordPress database prefix. After that, click on the Go button to run the command.

Deleting revision via MySQL

PhpMyAdmin will now delete all revisions from your WordPress database.

Note: Deleting revisions will not stop WordPress from saving revisions for your future posts.

How to Completely Disable WordPress Post Revisions

We don’t recommend disabling WordPress post revisions. However, some users may want to disable revisions to reduce their WordPress database size.

The easiest way to do this is by installing Disable Post Revision plugin. For more details, see our step by step guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.

Upon activation, go to Settings » Writing page and select the post types where you want to disable revisions feature.

Disable revision plugin

Don’t forget to click on the save changes button to store your settings.

If you don’t want to use the plugin, then you can also do the same thing manually by adding this code to your wp-config.php file.

define('WP_POST_REVISIONS', false );

This code disables WordPress post revisions feature on your website. It will still allow WordPress to save one autosave and one revision in your browser storage.

We hope this article helped you learn how to use WordPress post revisions to undo changes and how to manage post revisions for larger sites. You may also want to see our beginners guide on managing your editorial workflow in WordPress.

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How to Disable PHP Execution in Certain WordPress Directories


By default, WordPress makes certain directories writeable so that you and other authorized users on your website can easily upload themes, plugins, images, and videos to your website.

However this capability can be abused if it gets in the wrong hand such as hackers who can use it to upload backdoor access files or malware to your website.

These malicious files are often disguised as core WordPress files. They are mostly written in PHP and can run in the background to gain full access to every aspect of your website.

Sounds scary, right?

Don’t worry there is an easy fix for that. Basically, you’d simply disable PHP execution in certain directories where you don’t need it. Doing so, any PHP files will not run inside those directories.

In this article, we will show you how to disable PHP execution in WordPress using the .htaccess file.

How to Disable PHP Execution in Certain WordPress Directories

Disabling PHP Execution in Certain WordPress Directories Using .htaccess File

Most WordPress sites have a .htaccess file in the root folder. This is a powerful configuration file used to password protect admin area, disable directory browsing, generate SEO friendly URL structure, and more.

By default, the .htaccess file located in your WordPress website’s root folder, but you can also create and use it inside your inner WordPress directories.

To protect your website from backdoor access files, you need to create a .htaccess file and upload it to your site’s /wp-includes/ and /wp-content/uploads/ directories.

Simply create a blank file on your computer by using a text editor like Notepad (TextEdit on Mac). Save the file as .htaccess and paste the following code inside it.

<Files *.php>
deny from all
</Files>

Create htaccess File with Code to Disable PHP

Now save the file on your computer.

Next, you need to upload this file to /wp-includes/ and /wp-content/uploads/ folders on your WordPress hosting server.

You can upload it by using an FTP client or via File Manager app in your hosting account’s cPanel dashboard.

Upload htaccess file to your WordPress site

Once the .htaccess file with the above code is added, it will stop any PHP file to run in these directories.

Using this .htaccess trick helps you harden your WordPress security, but it is not a FIX for an already hacked WordPress site.

Backdoors are cleverly disguised and can already be hidden in plain sight.

If you want to check for possible backdoors on your website, then you need to activate Sucuri on your website.

Sucuri

Sucuri is the best WordPress security plugin on the market. It scans your website for possible threats, suspicious code, malware, and vulnerabilities.

It also effectively blocks most hacking attempts to even reach your website by adding a firewall between your site and suspicious traffic.

Most importantly, if your WordPress site gets hacked, then they will clean it up for you. To learn more, you can check our Sucuri review because we have been using their service for years.

We hope this article helped you to learn how to disable PHP execution in certain WordPress directories to harden your website security. If you are looking for a complete guide, check out our ultimate WordPress security guide.

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25 Most Successful WordPress Businesses and Companies Today


WordPress is one of the best examples of how businesses can thrive in an open source ecosystem. With contributions made by thousands of ingenious developers and entrepreneurs worldwide, WordPress is growing fast by attracting thousands of new users every day.

As of today, WordPress powers more than 34% of all websites on the internet. Many companies make their entire revenue by providing WordPress related products and services. The WordPress business ecosystem generates several billion dollars each year.

Although WordPress itself is free, users need a variety of services to make a website including domain name, web hosting, premium WordPress themes, plugins, maintenance, and more. These are the services top WordPress companies are selling.

In this article, we will highlight some of the most successful WordPress businesses and companies today. Hopefully, this will inspire others to start their own WordPress focused businesses.

Most successful WordPress businesses and companies

1. Automattic

Automattic Most Successful WordPress Company

Founded by WordPress co-founder, Matt Mullenweg, Automattic is the company behind the popular blog hosting service WordPress.com (See the difference between WordPress.com vs self-hosted WordPress.org).

Automattic is also the parent company of several other popular WordPress products and services like WooCommerce, JetPack, Akismet, VaultPress, and Gravatar.

Here are some stats and facts about top Automattic products.

Automattic heavily contributes to open source WordPress.org, bbPress, and BuddyPress projects. In terms of influence, revenue, and the overall user base, Automattic is definitely among the top WordPress businesses and companies.

2. WP Engine

WP Engine - Most Successful Managed WordPress Hosting Company

WP Engine is the most popular managed WordPress hosting company in the market. It offers hassle-free, fast, and secure web hosting service for WordPress sites of all sizes.

Loved by developers, site owners, and venture capital firms, WP Engine is among the fastest growing companies in WordPress.

Here are some important stats and facts about WP Engine.

  • WP Engine is one of the first and most successful companies to offer managed WordPress hosting.
  • It powers more than 500,000 websites online today.
  • Last publicly announced annual revenue was over $132 million ARR.

Besides hosting services, WP Engine is also the parent company of popular WordPress design and theme company StudioPress (acquired in 2018), and Torque WordPress blog.

WP Engine hosting plans come with the popular Genesis design framework and 35+ premium themes worth $2000 by StudioPress for free.

3. Awesome Motive

Awesome Motive - Most Influential WordPress Business

Awesome Motive is the parent company of WPBeginner, the largest free WordPress resource site. WPBeginner features the most beginner-friendly tutorials and guides for WordPress.

Founded by Syed Balkhi, the company sells several WordPress related products like WPForms, MonsterInsights, SeedProd and the best-selling lead generation software OptinMonster.

Here are some important stats and facts about Awesome Motive and their products:

  • Over 9 million websites use their software and training videos for growth.
  • Their products WPForms and MonsterInsights are among the most popular WordPress plugins ever built (over 2 million active installs for each).
  • OptinMonster is the #1 most powerful lead generation software which is used by over 700,000 websites.

Besides, it runs IsitWP, a WordPress technology lookup tool and blog, and other free plugins like Insert Headers and Footers.

4. Yoast

Yoast - Most Successful WordPress SEO Company

Started by Joost de Valk, Yoast is the most successful WordPress SEO (Search Engine Optimization) business. It provides a full package of SEO products and services, helping millions of users with the optimization of their WordPress sites.

Yoast is the company behind the immensely popular WordPress SEO by Yoast plugin. In addition to their standard SEO plugin, they offer many related SEO plugins like Local SEO, Video SEO, News SEO, WooCommerce SEO, and other plugins like Yoast Comment Hacks, SlideShare for WordPress, etc.

Here are some important stats and facts about Yoast and their products.

  • Yoast SEO is undoubtedly the #1 WordPress SEO plugin with over 5 million active installations.
  • They help thousands of people learn SEO via Yoast Academy’s online SEO training.

Yoast also offers website SEO, conversion reviews, and auditing services. Their client lists include some of the world’s biggest brands.

5. Envato

Envato - Most Popular WordPress Theme and Plugin Marketplace

Envato runs the popular marketplace websites ThemeForest and CodeCanyon. These are probably the second most popular destination for WordPress themes and plugins.

Despite the license controversies in the past, Envato is one of the most influential WordPress businesses today.

Here’re some important stats and facts about Envato and their products.

  • Envato’s theme marketplace ThemeForest features more than 11,000 premium WordPress themes by third-party theme authors worldwide.
  • As of today, 7 of the themes on ThemeForest have been sold more than 100,000 times each. The top 3 best-selling themes Avada, X theme, and Enfold have 520,000, 200,000 and 180,000 sales respectively.
  • The plugin marketplace CodeCanyon includes over 6,000 premium WordPress plugins, of which two have been sold more than 300,000 times.

In addition to the premium themes and plugins, Envato offers a wide range of web design products, including logo maker, video maker, tutorials, stock photos, and more.

6. Elegant Themes

Elegant Themes - Top WordPress Theme Development Company

Elegant Themes is one of the most successful WordPress theme development companies in the world. They are the people behind the most popular WordPress theme Divi and the WordPress page builder plugin Divi Builder.

Moreover, it features Bloom email optin plugin, Monarch social sharing plugin, and several other plugins and themes.

Here’re some important stats and facts about Elegant Themes and their products.

  • Divi helps more than 500,000 happy customers worldwide to create their stunning websites.
  • According to stats from BuiltWith.com, Divi is the second most widely used WordPress theme after Genesis theme framework.

Apart from the themes and plugins, Elegant Themes also runs a popular WordPress blog where they publish helpful tutorials and guides.

7. Caseproof

Caseproof - Top WordPress Development Company

Caseproof is the parent company behind popular WordPress plugins MemberPress, Pretty Links, and Affiliate Royale.

MemberPress is the best WordPress membership plugin used by thousands of users to create a membership site in WordPress. Pretty Links helps to turn your ugly long affiliate links into short trackable links. And, Affiliate Royale plugin lets you create a complete affiliate program of your own.

Here are some important stats and facts about Caseproof and their products.

Caseproof, with its brilliant products, is the industry leader for membership and affiliate plugin companies.

Note: WPBeginner founder, Syed Balkhi, is an investor in CaseProof.

8. Modern Tribe

Modern Tribe WordPress Development Company

Modern Tribe is a WordPress design and development agency with a twist. They are a collaborative organization of all freelancers and experts. It is a company of 72 talented teammates in 5 countries and 45 cities.

The company offers a wide range of services, including WordPress expertise, strategy, user experience design, and more. They are also the creators of The Events Calendar plugin.

Here are some important stats and facts about Modern Tribe.

  • They work on more than 20 simultaneous projects on average. They have already built several hundred websites.
  • The Events Calendar plugin is the #1 event management plugin for WordPress (15 million downloads and counting).

They have designed websites and built software for fortune 500 companies, government institutions, as well as start-up companies. Their clients include Harvard, eBay, Mozilla, MTV, and more.

9. IncSub

IncSub - Successful WordPress Theme and Plugin Company

IncSub is the company behind WPMU DEV, CampusPress, and Edublogs. The WPMU DEV site offers managed WordPress hosting, support, site management, and plugins.

The CampusPress helps universities and other academic institutions build and manage websites in WordPress. And, Edublogs is the blog platform for individual teachers and students.

Here are some important stats and facts about IncSub and its products.

  • WPMU DEV has more than 750,000 active members.
  • Their product Smush Image Compression and Optimization is one of the best image compression plugins with more than a million active installs.
  • Edublogs powers more than 4 million education blogs by students and teachers worldwide.

IncSub is one of the most influential companies in WordPress speed optimization and leader in WordPress for education.

10. SkyVerge

SkyVerge - WooCommerce Extension Development Company

SkyeVerge is the company behind over 50 premium extensions for WooCommerce and the Jilt eCommerce email marketing tool.

They are the leading partner developer for WooCommerce.com. They have built 66 free and paid WooCommerce extensions including WooCommerce Memberships, WooCommerce Google Analytics Pro, and more.

Here are some important stats and facts about SkyVerge and their products.

  • The SkyVerge team has made over 400 WooCommerce core contributions.
  • Their free plugins on WordPress.org have more than 2 million downloads.

Their other product Jilt is an email marketing and automation tool for the popular eCommerce platforms WooCommerce, Easy Digital Downloads, and Shopify.

11. Sandhills Development

Sandills Development - Successful WordPress eCommerce Business

Founded by Pippin Williamson, Sandhills Development is the company behind the immensely popular Easy Digital Downloads, AffiliateWP, and Restrict Content Pro plugins. The company was formerly known as Pippin’s Plugins.

In a short period, the company has developed a huge customer base and a strong following among the WordPress community.

Here are some vital stats and facts about Sandhills Development and its products.

  • Their plugin Easy Digital Downloads is the second most popular WordPress eCommerce plugin after WooCommerce.
  • Easy Digital Downloads has over 2 million downloads, over 100 extensions and themes, and more than 180 project contributors.

Their other plugins are also popular among WordPress users. Restrict Content Pro is one of the best membership plugins for WordPress. AffiliateWP lets you create a full-featured affiliate program (a good alternative to the Affiliate Royale plugin).

12. WordFence

WordFence - Most Popular WordPress Security Plugin Company

WordFence is the global leader in WordPress security. It is the most popular WordPress firewall and malware scanner plugin in the market.

Here are some important stats and facts about WordFence.

  • WordFence plugin protects over 3 million active WordPress websites.
  • It blocks more than 4 billion attacks and over 75,000 malicious IPs monthly in average.

It also provides WordPress site cleaning and audit services.

13. Human Made

Human Made - Popular WordPress Design Company

The UK based WordPress design and development agency, Human Made is an official WordPress.com VIP partner. They specialize in enterprise scale development for global brands like News UK, USA Today, TechCrunch, Sony, PayPal, Skype, Airbnb, and many more.

Here are some important stats and facts about Human Made.

  • Awarded as one of the top B2B companies and top WordPress developers 2018 by Clutch.
  • They also contribute to the open source WordPress community. They contributed to 12 WordPress.org teams, and 53 talks at open source events in 2018.

They also offer several free and paid WordPress plugins like WPRemote, BackupWordPress, WPThumb, and WordPress Menu Exporter.

14. Web Dev Studios

Web Dev Studios - Design Company for WordPress

Web Dev Studios is one of the leading WordPress design and development agencies. They have authored several books on WordPress and are actively involved in the WordPress community.

They have also contributed to several top-rated WordPress plugins like Custom Post Types UI, CMB2, Automatic Featured Images from Videos and many more.

Here are some important stats and facts about Web Dev Studios and their products.

  • Their plugin Custom Post Type UI is one of the top 100 free plugins on WordPress.org, with over 700,000 active installs.
  • Another plugin CMB2 is one of the most loved free plugins ever built (4.9 average rating).

Their clients include several big name brands like Microsoft, Viacom, Time, MSNBC, NBC, and WPEngine.

15. WP Media

WP Media - WordPress Optimization Service Provider Company

WP Media is the company behind the popular caching and speed optimization plugin WP Rocket. They are also the people behind Imagify, online image compression tool.

Here are some important stats and facts about WP Media and their products.

  • WP Rocket has more than 96,000 happy customers and used to optimize more than 700,000 WordPress websites.
  • Imagify has already optimized more than 700 million images and actively installed on more than 200,000 WordPress sites.

Also, they are the creators of WP Quick Install, which helps you install WordPress, themes, and plugins in an instant.

16. WPML

WPML Best WordPress Multilingual Plugin and Company

WPML is the #1 WordPress multilingual plugin, which lets you create multilingual website in WordPress.

Here are some important stats and facts about WPML.

  • WPML powers more than 600,000 multilingual websites on the internet.
  • WPML clients and websites are located in more than 100 countries and translate into the similar number of languages.

WPML is a product of a company named OnTheGoSystems. Apart from WPML, they run ICanLocalize, a translation service with professional human translators.

17. UpdraftPlus

UpdraftPlus - Best WordPress Backup Plugin Business

UpdraftPlus is the most trusted WordPress backup plugin in the market. It is used by world’s top organizations like Microsoft, NASA, NBA, P&G, Princeton University, and more.

Most popular WordPress blogs like WPBeginner, Torque, WMPU DEV, Elegant Themes recommend UpdraftPlus for creating WordPress backup.

Here are some important stats and facts about UpdraftPlus.

  • UpdraftPlus powers more than 2 million WordPress websites online.
  • It lets you store your backup in many remote storage locations like Dropbox, Google Drive, and more. It also has its own embedded storage location UpdraftVault.

They also offer UpdraftMigrator tool for simple WordPress migration and UpdraftCemtral for backing up multiple websites at one place quickly.

18. Imagely

Imagely - WordPress Product Company for Photographers

Imagely is the industry-leading provider of WordPress products and services for photographers. They have created many top-selling WordPress photography themes and plugins.

NextGEN Gallery is one of the most popular image gallery plugins for WordPress. The core plugin is free, but you need to buy its paid extensions to get its full features.

Here are some vital stats and facts about Imagely and their products.

  • NextGEN Gallery plugin is a widely used plugin, actively installed on 900,000 WordPress websites on the internet today.
  • They are also creators of most popular WordPress photography theme Photocrati, used on more than 18,000 websites.

Imagely also owns a renowned WordPress theme company Tesla Themes, which features more than 60 professional WordPress themes, used on more than 125,000 websites.

19. Elementor

Elementor

Elementor Ltd is the company behind the popular WordPress page builder, Elementor. Their drag and drop page builder is now powering over 2 million websites, and it is one of the fastest growing plugins in WordPress right now.

Elementor is also behind a popular theme shop called Pojo themes.

20. Themify

Themify - Successful WordPress theme and plugin Business

Themify is a premium WordPress theme and plugins shop. They are the people behind the powerful drag and drop page builder plugin Themify Builder.

Themify offers WordPress themes in different categories, catering to the needs of various industries.

Here are some important stats and facts about Themify and their products.

  • Themify features 48 themes, 12+ plugins, 25+ Builder addons, Photoshop files, and more.
  • Themify themes and plugins help more than 90,000 customers to make beautiful websites in WordPress.

Themify also offers a club membership where users can access all their products with a subscription program.

21. Beaver Builder

Beaver Builder plugin

Beaver Builder is the best drag and drop page builder plugin for WordPress. It lets you create stunning WordPress landing pages easily and quickly.

Beaver Builder includes 30+ professional templates for landing pages and content pages. It also includes Beaver Builder theme framework for its Pro plan users.

Here are some important stats and facts about Beaver Builder.

  • Beaver Builder page builder is used by over 1 million live WordPress websites.
  • The Beaver Builder theme powers over 175,000 WordPress websites.

Started in 2014, Beaver Builder is one of the fastest-growing WordPress products in the market.

22. 10up

10up - Web Design Firm

10up is a web design and consulting firm specializing in open source platforms like WordPress.

10up contributes hours of development back to the WordPress project by submitting patches and employing dedicated staff to work on the WordPress.org project.

Here are some important stats and facts about 10up.

  • 10up has developed 6 free plugins and contributed to over 20 free plugins on WordPress.org.
  • They also contributed to core jQuery project and sponsored jQuery Foundation by supporting their website.

10up is also one of the featured WordPress.com VIP partners. The company has an impressive list of clients with brands like TechCrunch and organizations like the World Economic Forum.

23. GoDaddy

GoDaddy WordPress Hosting Company

GoDaddy is the world’s largest domain name registrar with more than 78 million domain names under its management. It is also a provider of cheap shared hosting for WordPress.

In addition to the domain and hosting services, GoDaddy also runs popular WordPress products and services like ManageWP, and Sucuri.

Here are some important stats and facts about GoDaddy and their products.

  • ManageWP is the first and most successful WordPress website management service with 60,000 loyal customers (over 1 million websites managed).
  • Sucuri is the most powerful WordPress plugin for security and firewall which cleans more than 700 websites daily.

Sucuri is trusted by top WordPress companies like WPBeginner, Yoast, WP Engine, as well as the top organizations like Miami University, HarperCollins, and more.

24. Bluehost

Get started with Bluehost

Bluehost is one of the best WordPress hosting providers in the world. They are an official WordPress.org recommended hosting provider.

Bluehost is one of the subsidiary brands of Endurance International Group. The company is also the parent company of several brands like HostGator, Constant Contact, Domain.com, and many more.

Here are some important stats and facts about Bluehost and other Endurance company products.

  • Bluehost powers more than 2 million websites on the internet. It is a dedicated WordPress hosting provider as well as core contributor.
  • Constant Contact is the largest and most beginner-friendly email marketing service in the world.

Endurance also owns the MOJO Marketplace which features tons of commercial WordPress themes and plugins.

25. SiteGround

SiteGround - WordPress and WooCommerce Hosting Company

SiteGround is another WordPress hosting company officially recommended by WordPress.org. It offers fast and secure hosting plans for WordPress.

SiteGround also provides managed WooCommerce hosting service for WordPress based online stores. It includes hassle-free WooCommercce integration as well as migration.

Here are some important stats and facts about SiteGround.

  • SiteGround hosts more than 2 million websites on its powerful web hosting infrastructure.
  • WooCommerce hosting by SiteGround is recommended by WordPress experts like WPBeginner, and Yoast.

SiteGround offers speedy customer service, and it is top rated for customer satisfaction.

Wrapping Up

The WordPress ecosystem is evolving rapidly, and new companies are appearing regularly. Many of them will soon grow to become an influential WordPress business in their own niches.

There is plenty of room for new businesses to join the WordPress ecosystem, and hopefully, we will see many more new companies rise to the top soon.

We hope this article helped you to find out the most successful WordPress companies and businesses today. You may also want to take a look at our list of the top brands using WordPress.

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How to Embed Actual Tweets in WordPress Blog Posts


Do you want to embed individual tweets in your WordPress blog posts? Embedding Tweets in your blog posts allows you to easily quote tweets inside your posts as well as make them more engaging.

You may have seen many popular blogs and news websites embedding tweets from organizations and individuals in their articles.

It makes the quotes more authentic while allowing your users to follow the full conversations for more information.

In this article, we will show you how to easily embed tweets in WordPress blog posts and pages.

How to Easily Embed Tweets in WordPress Blog Posts

Embedding Actual Tweets in WordPress Posts – Step by Step

WordPress makes it easy to embed third-party services in your blog posts. This includes YouTube videos, Facebook updates, Tweets, and many more items.

This feature uses a method called oEmbed. Basically, you can just add the URL of a third-party website, and WordPress will request an embed code from them.

You can only add whitelisted oEmbed services in WordPress, and Twitter is one of those services.

The new WordPress block editor has added even more user-friendly options to embed tweets in WordPress.

It comes with a built-in Twitter embed block to let you easily insert tweets in your posts and pages.

Let’s take a look at how to embed tweets in WordPress blog posts.

First, you need to go to Twitter and find the tweet that you want to embed.

Next, click on the down arrow icon on the right, and then select ‘Copy link to Tweet’ option.

Copy Link to Tweet

After that, you will see ‘Link copied.’ message on the top. Now you need to paste the link in your WordPress editor.

Tweet Link Copied

Create a new post or open an existing post from your WordPress dashboard, and then click ‘Add New Block’ button. Next, you will need to choose the ‘Twitter’ block under ‘Embeds’ section.

Add Twitter Embed Block in WordPress Editor

You’ll now see the Twitter Embed block added into the post edit area. You need to paste the Twitter URL that you copied earlier in the block settings.

Embed Twitter in WordPress Post Editor

WordPress will now automatically fetch and display the actual tweet in your post content.

Actual Tweet Embedded in WordPress Post

You can save your post or publish it to see a live preview.

This is how it looked on our demo website.

Actual Tweet Embedded in WordPress Blog Post Preview

Pro Tip: You can also paste the Tweet URL in a paragraph block and WordPress will automatically convert it into a Twitter embed block.

Auto embed tweets by just pasting the URL

How to Embed Tweets in Classic WordPress Editor

If you are still using the old WordPress classic editor, then you will need to copy and paste the tweet link directly in the post editor.

Unlike the block editor, the classic editor is a single text box for your whole content.

That’s why you need to paste the tweet URL in a separate line in the editor.

Add Twitter URL in Classic WordPress Editor

Once done, it will immediately load the actual tweet in your post editor.

Tweet Embedded in Classic WordPress Editor

Now you can save and preview your post.

That’s it! It’s pretty simple and quick.

We hope this article helped you to learn how to embed actual tweet in WordPress blog posts. You may also want to see our guide on how to easily embed videos in WordPress blog posts.

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How to Open External Links in a New Window or Tab with WordPress


Do you want to open external links from your blog posts in a new window?

Opening external links in a new window allows your users to visit the link without leaving your website.

Many beginners struggle with finding the option to open a link in a window mainly because it is not instantly visible when you are adding a link in WordPress.

In this beginner’s guide, we will show how to easily open external links in a new window on your WordPress site. We will also show different methods to do that, so you can choose the one that best suits you.

How to open external links in a new window

Why and When You Should Open External Links in a New Window?

External links are links to websites that you don’t own or control. Normally, if you add a link to an external website your visitors will simply leave your site by clicking on the link.

While some user experience experts say that you should not open external links in a new window, we do not agree with that.

You see, most users easily forget the last website they were visiting. If they have multiple tabs open then chances are that they will never be able to find your website again.

For better user experience, we recommend opening external links in a new window or tab. This way the original web page is not lost and users can resume browsing your website by switching back.

Another benefit of opening external links in a new window is increased page views and user engagement on your site. Users are more likely to return to the previous tab and finish reading the article.

Users who spend more time on your site are more likely to join your email newsletter, follow you on social media, leave a comment, and buy your products.

That being said, let’s take a look at how to easily open external links in a new Window in WordPress.

Open External Link in New Window in Gutenberg Editor

The new WordPress block editor has a built-in feature that lets you open external links in a new window. However the option is hidden behind a button which is why beginners often don’t notice it.

Simply edit a blog post or page where you want to add an external link. Next, select the text you want to link and then click on the insert link button (or press CTRL + K on Windows / Command + K on Mac).

Open link in new tab

This will bring up the insert link popup. Simply enter the link and then click on the down arrow next to it. This will reveal the option to open the link new tab.

Click to toggle the option and then press enter. Your selected text will now be linked, and you can preview it by visiting your website.

Open External Link in a New Window Using Classic Editor

WordPress introduced a new block editor with WordPress 5.0. Many users prefer to use the old editor by installing the classic editor plugin.

If you are still using classic editor, then we will recommend you to start using the new editor. It is modern, faster, and includes many new features that you are missing out.

However, if you still want to use the classic editor, then this is how you would open a link in a new window using the classic editor.

First, you need to edit the post or page where you want to add the link. Next, select the text that you want to link and then click on the add link button.

Add new link in classic editor

A popup would appear where you can add your external link. After that, click on the gear icon next to it. This will bring up the advanced insert link popup.

Open link in new tab using the classic editor

From here you need to check the box next to ‘Open link in a new tab’ checkbox and then click on the ‘Update’ button to add your link.

You can now save your post and preview it to see the link in action.

Open a Link in New Tab Using Text Tab in Classic Editor

If you are using the HTML editor labeled ‘Text‘ in the old classic editor, then here is how you would open an external link in a new window.

Add link button in the Text editor

Simply select the text that you want to link and then click on the Add Link button. This will bring up the advanced Insert link popup.

Adding a link in plain text editor using the classic editor

From here, you can add the link and check the box next to ‘Open link in new tab’ option. After that click on the Add Link button and the popup will disappear. You will now see the HTML code for the link in the text editor.

HTML code for the external link

You can now save your changes and view the post to see the external link in action.

How to Open External Links in a New Window using HTML

Sometimes you may need to write HTML to add a link in WordPress. For example, when you are using the HTML mode in the new block editor or adding a link in a WordPress theme template file.

You’ll need to add the link using the following HTML code.


<a href="http://example.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Link Text</a> 

Simply replace the example.com with the external link URL, and the Link Text with the text you want to link.

The target parameter in this code tells browsers to open the link in a new window or tab.

Automatically Open All External Links in New Window with a WordPress Plugin

It may sound like extra work to manually check the option for every external link that you add. However, over time you will get used to it.

If you run a multi-author blog or often forget to make external links open in a new tab, then you can use a plugin for that.

First, you need to install and activate the Open External Links in a New Window plugin. For more details, see our step by step guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.

The plugin works out of the box, and it will automatically open external links in a new window.

It does not actually change the external links in your blog posts. Instead, it uses JavaScript to open external links in a new window.

Note: Keep in mind that deactivating the plugin will stop opening external links in a new window.

We hope this article helped you learn how to easily open external links in a new window in WordPress. You may also want to see our ultimate list of the most useful WordPress tips, tricks, and hacks that you can use on your website.

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How to Display the Total Number of Comments in WordPress


Do you want to display the total number of comments on your WordPress site?

Comments allow users to participate and engage with the content on your website. By showing off the total comment count, you can encourage more users to join the conversation.

In this article, we will show you how to easily display the total number of comments in WordPress, with or without a plugin.

How to display total number of comments in WordPress

Display WordPress Comment Count using a Plugin

This method is easier and it is recommended for all users. Instead of writing code, you’ll be using a plugin to display comment count in WordPress.

First, you need to install and activate the Simple Blog Stats plugin. You may read our step by step guide on how to install a WordPress plugin for detailed instructions.

Upon activation, go to Settings » Simple Blog Stats page to configure plugin settings.

Simple Blog Stats Plugin settings page

On this page, you’ll see all the shortcodes that you can use to show different stats like the total number of comments, registered users, number of posts, categories, page count, and more.

You need to copy the shortcode [sbs_approved] to display the total number of approved comments on your WordPress site.

If you want to display it in a post or page, then simply create a new post or edit an existing one.

On the post edit screen, you need to add the shortcode block in the WordPress content editor.

Add Shortcode Block to a WordPress Page

You can do this by clicking on the Add block (+) icon and then search for the shortcode block. Once you find it, you need to click on it to add the shortcode block to the editor.

Next, you need to paste the shortcode [sbs_approved] inside the block settings.

Paste Shortcode to the Shortcode Block

You can add any text you want to display before or after the shortcode.

Alternatively, you can also use the shortcode inside a paragraph block. Simply copy and paste the shortcode where you want to display the comment count.

Paragraph block with comment count shortcode inside it

Using the paragraph block will also allow you to use the text styling option available in the WordPress block editor.

Once you are done, click on the publish or update button to save your changes. You can now visit your website to see your changes in action.

Comment count displayed in a WordPress post

Displaying total comment count in a sidebar widget

You can also use the same shortcode inside a WordPress widget and display it in your blog’s sidebar.

Simply head over to the Appearance » Widgets page and add a ‘Text’ widget to the sidebar.

Text widget with comment count shortcode inside it

Next, go ahead and paste your shortcode inside the ‘Text’ widget.

Don’t forget to click on the ‘Save’ button to store your widget settings.

You can now visit your website to see the widget in action.

Sidebar comment count in WordPress

Display WordPress Comment Count (without a plugin)

If you don’t want to use a plugin, then you can use display the total comment count manually.

This method requires you to add a code snippet to your website. If you haven’t done this before, then please check out our guide on how to copy and paste code snippets in WordPress.

Before you do anything, you should make a full backup of your website. This will help you to restore your site in case you break anything while editing the theme files.

Now you need to add the following code to your theme’s functions.php file or a site-specific plugin:



function wpb_comment_count()  
$comments_count = wp_count_comments();
$message =  'There are <strong>'.  $comments_count->approved . '</strong> comments posted by our users.';

return $message; 
 

add_shortcode('wpb_total_comments','wpb_comment_count'); 


This code creates a function that outputs the total number of approved WordPress comments on your site. It also creates a shortcode to display it.

You can now use the shortcode [wpb_total_comments] in your posts, pages, or a text widget to display the total number of comments on your website.

This is how it looked on our demo site:

Preview of comment numbers

We hope this article helped you display the total number of comments on your WordPress site. You may also want to check out our guide on how to prevent comment spam in WordPress and the best WordPress plugins for every website.

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27 Best Beaver Builder Themes and Templates (2019)


Are you looking for the best Beaver Builder themes and templates?

There are many WordPress themes and templates built specifically for Beaver Builder to help you quickly create professional websites. Using such a theme or template makes the process a lot faster without compromising on design.

In this article, we will share some of the best Beaver Builder themes and templates that you can use.

Beaver Builder Themes and Templates

What is Beaver Builder?

Beaver Builder is the best drag and drop WordPress page builder plugin on the market. It allows you to easily create beautiful websites and landing pages without writing any code.

Beaver Builder

Using the point and click tools, you can create highly engaging designs with a live preview. You can customize every aspect of your layouts including custom headers, footers, sidebars, and widgets (without writing any code).

By default, Beaver Builder comes with dozens of ready-made templates that you can use as a starter point. It works with any WordPress themes, but using Beaver Builder ready themes gives you even more flexibility.

Related: How to create a completely custom WordPress theme with Beaver Themer (no code required)

Difference Between WordPress Theme vs. Template?

A WordPress theme is a complete package including the design, layout, features, and web pages. You can use the theme to create your website without the help of any other resource. A theme comes with all the coding files and CSS that you need to style your website.

On the other hand, a page template is a single page layout that you can use to create landing pages or other custom pages like coming soon page, about us page, etc.

You can also make single page websites with WordPress templates. However, you’d still need to use third-party WordPress plugins to add features and functionality to your site.

Now that you know the difference between WordPress theme vs. template, let’s take a look at the best Beaver Builder themes and templates for your website.

Best Beaver Builder Themes

There are hundreds of WordPress themes that are compatible with Beaver Builder. However the themes below have gone through additional review to make sure they have the best compatibility with Beaver Builder.

1. Astra Theme

Astra Theme

Astra Theme is a popular WordPress multi-purpose theme built for all types of websites. It’s fully compatible with drag and drop page builders like Beaver Builder. It also comes with dozens of starter sites and demos that you can import with 1-click and edit with Beaver Builder.

It is a feature-rich theme with paid extensions and add-ons to add more options to your WordPress website. Every aspect of theme design can be fully customized and you can even create your own custom layouts.

2. Hestia Pro

Hestia Pro

Hestia Pro is a powerful WordPress theme that works great with Beaver Builder. It comes with 1-click demo content installer to help you get started right away. You can simply change the content and images on the web pages using Beaver Builder.

This theme works with all popular WordPress plugins to extend the functionality and add more features. Hestia Pro fully supports WPML to create a multilingual website.

3. OceanWP

OceanWP

OceanWP is an excellent WordPress theme that fully integrates Beaver Builder to customize your website. It is packed with dozens of layouts and templates. You can install a web template to set up the structure of your website and make changes to the layout using Beaver Builder.

It comes with multiple color schemes, fonts, parallax scrolling, background image, and custom widgets. It is highly optimized for SEO to help you get more traffic from search engines.

4. Sydney Pro

Sydney Pro

Sydney Pro is a stylish WordPress Beaver Builder theme designed to create beautiful websites. It ships with homepage content blocks to add images, elements, widgets, and content in an organized way. It also allows you to showcase featured content slider in the header section of your website.

The theme offers space for custom logo, navigation menu, call-to-action button, and social media icons. It’s easy to set up with Beaver Builder and WordPress customizer.

5. GBeaver

GBeaver

GBeaver is a modern WordPress theme built specifically for Beaver Builder drag and drop page builder. It features many pre-built layouts and ready-made websites. The theme is highly customizable and includes all features to create any kind of WordPress website.

Other notable features include custom colors, sidebar widgets, navigation menu buttons, and footer columns. It has a theme options panel for basic settings.

6. Potenza

Potenza

Potenza is a one-page WordPress theme crafted beautifully for all kinds of websites. It is fully customizable using the Beaver Builder page builder. This theme has a flexible layout with proper sections to add a navigation menu, image slider, content elements, widgets, and footer on the homepage.

The theme can be customized for color choices, font styles, background image, and more. It supports WooCommerce and can be used to start an online store.

7. GeneratePress

GeneratePress

GeneratePress is a Beaver Builder theme for WordPress websites. It has a modern and stylish layout with all the required features. It also comes with paid modules and extensions to add more options to your website.

You will find extensive options to control colors, fonts, background, and other layout settings. GeneratePress is optimized for performance and speed which improves user experience and search rankings.

8. Customify

Customify

Customify is a simple WordPress theme designed for page builder plugins including Beaver Builder. All design elements are easy to customize using the drag and drop page builder. It gives you the option for real-time editing which saves hours of checking the website preview in a separate browser tab.

It comes with multiple pre-built website demos that you can use to quickly start a blog or website. Customify also allows you to create your custom layouts using Beaver Builder.

9. Page Builder Framework

Page Builder Framework

Page Builder Framework is a WordPress theme built specifically for page builders like Beaver Builder. It comes with flexible layout settings and an impressive set of features. It also offers premium extensions for transparent header, sticky navigation, and Adobe Fonts.

It can be used to create a website for any business niche. Page Builder Framework is optimized for SEO and supports WooCommerce out of the box.

10. Lense

Lense

Lense is a WordPress photography theme designed to create beautiful websites and blogs for photographers, portfolios, and digital agencies. It is compatible with Beaver Builder drag and drop page builder and includes multiple image gallery layouts, fullscreen templates, sidebar navigation menu, and custom logo.

Other important features include color selection, separate blog page, sidebar widgets, image archives, page templates, and featured content sections.

11. Neve

Neve

Neve is a lightweight and feature-rich WordPress theme. It fully integrates Beaver Builder to customize each section of your website quickly. This theme has beautiful typography, navigation menu, custom logo, header background image, and parallax scrolling.

It comes with a 1-minute installer to import the demo content and replace it with your content to launch the website. Neve has eCommerce settings and cart options to run an online store easily.

Best Beaver Builder Templates

Beaver Builder offers beautiful ready-made templates that can be used as landing pages for any website niche. These templates can be edited with the drag and drop page builder.

Let’s take a look at some of the best Beaver Builder templates.

1. Photography

Photography

Photography is a Beaver Builder template for photographers, artists, and bloggers. It has an attractive layout to create your photography landing page. The dark color in the background makes the font readable. You can use this template to get more leads online.

2. Creative Agency

Creative Agency

Creative Agency is a colorful Beaver Builder template for marketing and web agencies, small businesses, and online stores. It supports WooCommerce to showcase your products beautifully. It has a simple layout with minimalist design which creates a nice user experience.

3. Small Business

Small Business

As the name suggests, Small Business is a perfect Beaver Builder business template. It has a minimal and sleek design to promote business landing pages. The template comes with a fullscreen background image and call-to-action button. It uses beautiful typography with bold fonts which makes your text more noticeable.

4. Construction

Construction

Construction is a stylish Beaver Builder template for real-estate, contractors, and construction businesses. It features a modern layout which is designed to create a great first impression. With Beaver Builder’s Construction template, you can create beautiful landing pages to promote your business and services.

5. Fullscreen

Fullscreen

Fullscreen is a minimalist Beaver Builder template suitable for any website. It can be used to create fullscreen landing pages with text and call-to-action button. You can use the Beaver Builder drag and drop builder to customize the colors, background, and fonts to match your brand colors.

6. Editorial

Editorial

Editorial is an excellent Beaver Builder fashion template for bloggers, editors, online magazines, and authors. It offers a fullscreen background image for your landing page. You can also add content in the sections below the header area. It is designed to make your content stand out and increase your pageviews.

7. Restaurant

Restaurant

Restaurant is a beautiful Beaver Builder template for food and recipe blogs, restaurants, and cafes. It uses crisp typography and dark background which gives your landing page a very modern look. The template also utilizes custom icons, elegant typography, and CSS animations to create an interactive user experience.

8. Musician

Musician

As the name suggests, Musician is a Beaver Builder music template for DJs, bands, artists, singers, and performers. It features large sized buttons for call-to-action and redirection to your landing pages. It uses bold and bright colors to create a casual and entertaining experience for visitors.

9. Crossfit

Crossfit

Crossfit is a modern Beaver Builder template for the gym, crossfit, yoga, and fitness websites. It features a stunning layout with an impressive fullscreen background image. It can also be used with any WordPress themes for crossfit and gym to attract more customers.

10. Automotive

Automotive

Automotive is a Beaver Builder template for automobiles businesses, car showrooms, sports cars related websites, and other automotive service providers. It comes with a beautiful combination of fonts and colors, custom background image, and an attractive layout. This template can be easily customized with Beaver Builder page builder to add your own content and images.

11. Coming Soon

Coming Soon

Coming Soon is a simple and neat Beaver Builder template for your coming soon page. It features a custom logo with tagline and an email newsletter subscription box. This template has multiple color choices for fonts and background. It can be customized using WordPress customizer with live preview.

12. Law Firm

Law Firm

If you want to create a beautiful landing page for your legal firm’s website, then Beaver Builder’s Law Firm template is the perfect option. It’s highly customizable using the Beaver Builder page builder, and you can easily change the background color, text, font style, and more.

13. eBook

eBook

eBook is a professional Beaver Builder template for writers, bloggers, authors, online libraries, and literary websites. The template features a large image on the top with your call to action text. It’s compatible with WooCommerce so you can showcase and organize all your ebooks. You can also use it to create a landing page for a single eBook.

14. General Business

General Business

General Business is a Beaver Builder business template for online agencies, brands, and small businesses. It features a header section on the top followed by your most important content. This template comes with a dedicated space for your custom logo, full-width featured background, tagline, and call-to-action button. It can be edited with the Beaver Builder and WordPress live customizer.

15. Mobile App

Mobile App

Mobile App is a clean and sleek Beaver Builder app template designed to showcase your mobile apps, gadgets, and accessories. It offers a simple layout with a white background and easy to set up using Beaver Builder page builder. The Mobile App template can also be used to promote your apps and boost the number of downloads.

16. Educational

Educational

Educational is an elegant Beaver Builder template for schools, universities, libraries, and private institutions. It can be used to create landing page designs to promote an online course, announce new classes, or attract new students. It is fully customizable so you can replace the default content with your own text and images.

We hope this article helped you find the best landing page templates for WordPress. You may also want to see our list of the best Gutenberg friendly WordPress themes.

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