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We love WordPress. The Events Calendar is designed for it. Heck, even this website is powered by it. We keep an eye on what’s happening in the WordPress community and share tips and tricks that we learn.

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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“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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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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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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Continuing education is an important part of any professional’s career. For WordPress developers and designers who often work solo, conferences also provide the rare opportunity to network and possibly collaborate with other professionals in the field. Conferences also provide a much-needed push to step away from the screen, and from the development and design challenges…

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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 Chapter III of the Going Gutenberg series, we announced the release of Events Gutenberg,…

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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. We’re excited to announce the release of an official extension for The Events Calendar called…

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Gutenberg Chapter 2

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 Chapter I of the Going Gutenberg blog series, we examined how the introduction of…

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Gutenberg Chapter 1

Going Gutenberg is an ongoing series about our process of integrating our products with the WordPress block editor. View all chapters in the series archive, and be sure to follow us on Facebook or Twitter to never miss an update. We’ve made significant rewrites and refactors of our products over the years, but adapting our…

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