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The rewards of investing in site security are not always obvious—if you do things right, you won’t see any visible effects because you won’t get hacked and you won’t have to spend dozens or hundreds of hours repairing the impacts of identity theft, lost content, or stolen customer data. Yes, It Can Happen to You…

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Page speed has a major effect on search ranking, site abandonment, and sales conversion. Today’s web users have zero patience for sites that are slow to load—according to a survey by Akamai and SOASTA, even a 100-millisecond delay (0.1 seconds) can result in a 7% reduction in conversions. The importance of making sure your website…

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WordCamp Boston 2018

In the upcoming WordPress 5.0 release, the post editor will be redesigned and rebuilt from the ground up. This new editor is called the block editor (a.k.a. Gutenberg), and it’s been no small task to ensure The Events Calendar and our other plugins are ready for it. While we’ve written about some of the challenges…

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Broken links happen when content on your site is relocated or when URLs are changed without setting up a redirect. This leaves a trail of links that go to 404 error pages that can negatively impact your site’s search engine rankings and annoy users. The good news is that fixing—and preventing—broken links is simple and…

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In a world where 53% of mobile visitors will abandon a site if it takes more than three seconds to load, you can’t get by with a site that’s slow, challenging to navigate, or full of content that’s hard to read. The more user-friendly your site is, the more your website will stand out from…

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“Gutenberg” is the code name for the new block editor coming in WordPress 5.0, a major update that will fundamentally change the way content is created in WordPress. You’ll no longer put text and images into a wp-admin form and hope it looks good on the front end; you’ll instead build content visually in the…

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WooCommerce is one of the most popular e-commerce platforms in the world. And while the core plugin provides stellar functionality, you can add even more oomph to your site by enhancing it with extensions and add-ons. Out of more than 290 official extensions in their library, we’ve narrowed down the top four to help event…

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One of the biggest concerns about Gutenberg is how its arrival will affect WordPress sites’ preexisting content. Watching the Gutenberg team think through this problem and implement robust backwards compatibility has been both interesting and comforting. As we thought about our 600,000+ users of The Events Calendar, and what the process of transitioning to Gutenberg…

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Access to the internet is a basic human right. In an ideal world, persons of all abilities, languages, incomes, locations, and ages will be able to comfortably use the Web and all it has to offer. “Accessibility” is the term used to describe this project of making websites more inclusive—a big project, to be sure, but…

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Deleting old events can be a cumbersome process, especially for online calendars that host hundreds or thousands of events. But it shouldn’t be, so that’s why we added new admin settings to make your life a whole lot easier. Why Delete Old Events? Although The Events Calendar is designed to handle both very high traffic…

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Going Gutenberg: Chapter V

Going Gutenberg is an ongoing series about our process of integrating our products with the WordPress block editor. View all chapters in the series here, and be sure to follow us on Facebook or Twitter to never miss an update. In Going Gutenberg: Chapter IV we talked about thinking of blocks as having distinct “preview”…

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What are UTM parameters? UTM parameters are custom tags which can be embedded in your event URL. Their goal? To help you track where your page visitors are coming from with more specificity. UTM parameters send information about a user’s digital journey back to your Google Analytics dashboard. By using a specific, recognizable tag in…

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