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Gutenberg Editor Review: Thoughts on the New WordPress Editor

For the longest time, you’ve been writing your WordPress posts in the open source TinyMCE Editor that’s included in the core WordPress software. Sometime soon, likely WordPress 5.0, that’s slated to change with the introduction of the brand new Gutenberg Editor.

Yes, the WordPress team is in the process of completely changing the content creation experience. It’s a pretty big deal.

Just recently, the team released the beta version of the Gutenberg Editor to the public. It’s listed on WordPress.org, so you can try it out for yourself (though don’t do that on a production site).

But before you run off to experiment, I thought I’d dig in and give you my very own Gutenberg Editor review.

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Thrive Leads Review: Is It Actually The Ultimate List Building Plugin?

If you’ve read any advice on building a successful website, I can almost guarantee that you’ve been told to “build an email list” at some point or another. At the risk of annoying you, I’m going to tell you one more time that building an email list is an amazing way to create an evergreen resource that isn’t subject to the whims of Google.

But I only remind you of that because I’m about to review a WordPress plugin that gives you heaps of options to build an email list.

It’s called Thrive Leads, and it’s one of the products from the conversion-focused Thrive Themes team. The Thrive Themes team bills it as “the ultimate list building plugin for WordPress”.

So is it?

Ultimate is always a tough phrase to justify…but I can say that Thrive Leads is absolutely packed with deep targeting and analytics features.

And in my Thrive Leads review, I’ll give you a hands-on look at what all those features can do.

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Ninja Forms Review – A Stellar Form Plugin With Heaps of Add-ons

If you have a website, you need forms. Forms make the world go around. They let you do everything from accepting simple messages from your visitors to setting up detailed appointment booking forms, accepting payment for your services, and more.

Perhaps that ubiquity explains the abundance of contact form plugins available on the market. Gravity Forms, WPForms, Caldera Forms, Contact Form 7, and…Ninja Forms, the subject of today’s review.

Ninja Forms is a free core plugin with a variety of paid add-ons that add conditional logic, email marketing integrations, payment gateways, and tons of other helpful features.

In my Ninja Forms review, I’ll go hands-on with the core version and then tell you a bit more about what the add-ons tack on.

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How to fix broken featured products in WooCommerce 3.0

This post covers how to fix broken Featured Products in WooCommerce 3.0. If you’ve been displaying WooCommerce Featured Products for some time and they are suddenly no longer displaying at all or appear to be displaying the wrong products, chances are you’ve recently upgraded to WooCommerce 3.0 and your shop is running out of date methods for retrieving WooCommerce products. Well fear not, we’re here with a simple fix to get your featured products displaying correctly again 🙂
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Is Your Law Firm’s Website Secure? 9 Tips for Optimal Security

If you’re part of a law firm, I doubt you need me telling you about how important security is in the legal world. And while I’m sure you follow all of the best security practices for your real-world practice, do you apply the same attention to detail to your law firm’s website?

Beyond the risk of losing data, getting hacked can interrupt your business and lessen your reputation in the eyes of your clients. That’s any firm’s worst nightmare, right?

And while many people have grandiose visions of talented hackers rapidly typing away to sneak their way into the Fort Knox that is your website…the truth is often much simpler:

Sites get hacked because they fail to follow the most basic of security practices.

Basic security might not be the most exciting topic in the world, but following some simple tips to secure your law firm’s website can ensure that your site is safe from most of the common exploits.

In this post, I’ll dig into some foundational security tips to secure your law firm’s website and protect your data, your client’s data, and your reputation.

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