What’s New in WordPress: Top Plug-ins for 2021

Byte Technology

The latest version of WordPress is out and like previous WordPress releases, the newest version includes a variety of Block Editors. Many features have been included in the WordPress Core, such as the Twenty Twenty-One new default theme, more excellent support for PHP 8.0,

WordPress 5.6 is Coming: PHP 8 is Already Here

Byte Technology

How does this release affect my WordPress website? We recommend not updating to PHP 8 just yet to allow WordPress core and plugin developers to update their code and release new PHP 8 compatible versions. The post WordPress 5.6


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WordPress vs. Drupal … fight!

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

As a user and developer of WordPress since 1.x If you want a really detailed look, please read the very exhaustive, recently released, updated Idealware report on OpenSource CMS , which includes Drupal, WordPress, Joomla and Plone. A caveat: I have more experience, especially with larger sites, in Drupal than in WordPress, so there are things that I may be missing. WordPress still has only two content types: Blog Posts and Pages.

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Integrating WordPress with Salesforce

Saleforce Nonprofit

WordPress is the world’s most-used Content Management System (CMS), and Salesforce is the leading Customer Relationship Management (CRM) platform. Advantages: Active plugins maintain WordPress compatibility and work well with many prebuilt themes.

[FREE WEBINAR] 6 Ways to Prevent Your Nonprofit’s WordPress Site from Getting Hacked

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Presented by: Chuck Spidell , WordPress Security Expert at ILLUSIO. If you’re part of a small nonprofit comms team, your WordPress website updates probably aren’t high on the priority list – but they should be. Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2021. Time: 1pm EDT / 10am PDT.

6 Ways to Strengthen Your Nonprofit’s WordPress Security

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Chuck Spidell , founder of ILLUSIO and a WordPress Strategist committed to helping nonprofits get their websites unstuck and moving forward. Dealing with a hacked WordPress website can be time-consuming, expensive, and emotionally draining. In this article, you’ll learn six ways to strengthen your nonprofit’s WordPress website to keep attacks like this from happening in the first place. Security and maintenance fixes are released by WordPress every month.

Everything You Need To Know About Hosting Your Membership Site On WordPress

Wild Apricot

How do I create a membership website through WordPress? Why should I use WordPress? These questions probably landed you on this page. Creating the best membership website for you can be a daunting task. There's lots to consider! Fortunately, you've

6 Ways to Make Your Nonprofit’s WordPress Site Secure from Getting Hacked

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Presented by: Chuck Spidell , Nonprofit WordPress Security Expert at ILLUSIO. If you’re part of a small nonprofit comms team, your WordPress website updates probably aren’t high on the priority list – but they should be. Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Time: 1pm EST / 10am PST.

WordPress and Your Nonprofit: 4 Tips for Getting Started


If you’ve never used WordPress before, knowing how to get started can feel overwhelming. Marketing web development WordpressYou might wonder what to do with all of the different plugin and theme options, or how you’re supposed to just get started building your site.

[FREE WEBINAR] How to Prevent Your Nonprofit’s WordPress Website from Getting Hacked in 2022

Nonprofit Tech for Good

If you’re part of a small nonprofit communications team, your WordPress website updates probably aren’t high on the priority list – but they should be because it’s just a matter of time before your website gets hacked. Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2021. Time: 1pm EST / 10am PST.

See How Wild Apricot Integrates with WordPress

Wild Apricot

Do you have a WordPress site? With Wild Apricot’s WordPress plugin, you can combine Wild Apricot’s membership management platform with WordPress to: create a beautiful WordPress. Do you need more flexibility when it comes to customizing it?

A shared WordPress framework cuts costs for MENTOR and affiliates

The Nerdy NonProfit

Early on in the discovery and scoping process, we discussed the possibility that they could potentially share the newly designed WordPress framework with the other affiliates in their network. MPMN adopted the new MENTOR MN brand successfully and launched a brand-new WordPress website.

Top 4 Web Hosting Providers for Your Nonprofit’s WordPress Website

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Chuck Spidell , founder of ILLUSIO and a WordPress Strategist committed to helping nonprofits get their websites unstuck and moving forward. If your organization is using generic or low-cost website hosting for WordPress, it’s likely you’re running into common problems: Your website’s pages and posts load slow. WordPress resources and documentation are weak . Support can’t answer your unique WordPress questions.

Why WordPress is the Best Choice for your Website CMS

Byte Technology

Not so with the behemoth of the Internet, WordPress. Today nearly 75 million sites are constructed and managed on the WordPress platform—which first debuted in 2011—and there are some very good reasons why. Here are the top five reasons while WordPress is a no-brainer choice no matter the vision you have for your website. While many CMSs come and go, for more than five years WordPress has shown itself to be a reliable—and therefore lasting—platform for web design.

Useful Hacks, Tricks & Tips for WordPress Users: Part 1

Byte Technology

It’s no great secret that one of the elements that makes WordPress so incredibly popular is the fact that it thrives on a sense of community. Indeed, message boards teem with useful information that WordPress users, designers and administrators at every level of knowledge and skill share and disseminate. Lots of WordPress users aren’t aware that, by default, the program shows your latest posts and added content on the homepage of your site. Web Design WordPress

WordPress 2.7

Judi Sohn

I upgraded C3’s site to WordPress 2.7 For starters, the “at a glance&# view in WordPress 2.6.x WordPress 2.7’s Related posts: Debating WordPress 2.1 WordPress 2.5 WordPress 2.3 Although WordPress 2.3 Tags: WordPress Blogging Once again, I waited a while before leaping into the upgrade. This was the day for it. this morning. The C3 upgrade didn’t quite go as smoothly as hoped.

WordPress and Nonprofits | Next in Nonprofits Podcast

The Nerdy NonProfit

Recently I had the opportunity to sit down with Steve Boland of Next in Nonprofits to discuss WordPress. I loved this topic because the landscape of website CMS’ is quite confusing, but WordPress can be a great choice for most nonprofits, regardless of size or budget.

How to Choose the Best WordPress Host for Your Needs

Byte Technology

When it comes to designing, launching and running a WordPress site, there are so many critical elements to consider for achieving success, from stellar content to an easy-to-navigate theme and templates to keeping track of updates to plugins. That said, one component of a great WordPress site—and one that far too many users ignore—is whether or not they’ve chosen a solid, fast and reliable hosting service. Free WordPress Hosting. Shared WordPress Hosting. WordPress

Plugging In: Must-Have WordPress Extras for Business Websites

Byte Technology

As a business owner operating via a WordPress-based website, it’s important to leverage all the tools the amazing platform has to offer in order to maintain a competitive edge and keep your products and services relevant and noticed in the burgeoning world of online commerce. Fortunately, keeping track of and investigating the latest add-ons for your WordPress site is a snap as there are literally thousands in existence and more coming every day. Industry News Web Design WordPress

Bad Ideas: The Most Common Mistakes for Rookie WordPress Users

Byte Technology

It’s little wonder that some 76 million websites worldwide are designed and administered via the WordPress platform given the ease with which any one—from tech newbies to Internet and design pros—can get their blog or e-commerce site up and running. Indeed, WordPress powers a staggering 26 percent of the Internet and offers tens of thousands of plugins, themes and more that allow users to express themselves through myriad designs and customizations. WordPress

Plugging In: Updating Your WordPress Utilities Safely and Securely

Byte Technology

Want to know the number one reason WordPress sites get hacked as well as the number one reason users experience compatibility issues? Indeed, with an open-source platform like WordPress—and not to mention the thousands of plug-ins and themes available to users—it should come as no great surprise that bugs, security holes and the like are constantly being discovered and, unfortunately, exploited by nefarious hackers. WordPress

WordPress 2017: A Taste of What’s New and Exciting

Byte Technology

The good folks at WordPress are constantly making fixes and improvements to the platform’s core program, and just this last December they rolled out the latest version, WordPress 4.7. A major release from the designers, the update includes lots of great new features that all WordPress users will want to investigate thoroughly. Don’t forget: unless a site operates on a managed WordPress hosting service, users will have to manually initiate the update.

The Starting Line: Great Tips for Beginning a WordPress Blog

Byte Technology

And although that number includes a lot of fly-by-nights sites and those who don’t have staying power, blogging—especially via a WordPress site, an innovator and leader in the technology—is still a force to be reckoned with on the Internet. Utilizing WordPress plugins and widgets, be sure to plant social share buttons on your pages. Keep your WordPress site simple to navigate and explore. Lastly, be sure you keep your WordPress blog backed up and secure.

Antidote to WordPress vulnerability – Static Site Generators

John Kenyon

Website management tools like WordPress leave your nonprofit’s website vulnerable to attack, hacking or being held hostage. A majority of nonprofits use Content Management System (CMS) software tools like WordPress to manage their website. System requirements for WordPress.

15NTC WordPress Day: Event Recap


What happens when you bring together 200 developers, power users, content managers, community organizers, and IT-decision makers that are either using or considering, WordPress? Here's a recap of the first ever WordPress Day for Nonprofit Professionals at the 2015 Nonprofit Technology Conference. The first ever WordPress Day for Nonprofit Professionals was a success. 15NTC Web Sites wordpress day Program Chrissy Rey. Founder and President. Pongos Interactive.

[FREE WEBINAR] 6 Ways to Make Your Nonprofit’s WordPress Site Secure from Getting Hacked

Nonprofit Tech for Good

If you’re part of a small nonprofit comms team, your WordPress website updates probably aren’t high on the priority list – but they should be. In this webinar, you’ll learn: Why strong security is important for WordPress. Date: Tuesday, October 29, 2019. Time: 1pm EDT / 10am PDT. Presented by: Chuck Spidell of ILLUSIO.

Wordpress for Nonprofits: Everything Your Organization Needs to Know

Wild Apricot

If your nonprofit needs a website, Wordpress might be a great option. This guide will cover everything you need to know and help you make a decision about using Wordpress

Cleaning Up: One-Click WordPress Site Optimization

Byte Technology

Whereas seasoned WordPress pros know all about database optimization, newbies to the platform may be a little in the dark as to the why, when and how of the process. Essentially, optimizing your WordPress database gets rid of unwanted data and greatly improves efficiency and, therefore, performance. To begin—and this is vitally important—be sure to create a complete WordPress back up before moving on to optimization.

Wordpress Extras: My Favorites

Amy Sample Ward

There are my three most-used Wordpress plugins : Postalicious ( Get this plugin ). Postalicious is a WordPress plugin that automatically posts your delicious, ma.gnolia, Google Reader, Reddit or Yahoo Pipes bookmarks to your blog. Tags: blogging howto plugins twitter wordpress A recent comment from Ichi (working on social media for good in Japan w/ SocialCompany.org ) asked after the tools I was using on this blog to bring in comments via Twitter.

Wondering About Widgets? How to Use Them in Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

It may be a funny sounding word to many beginning WordPress users, but widgets can be—and should be—a vital component to any WordPress design. In simple terms to the uninitiated, widgets are small blocks that provide very specific functions on your WordPress page. For those ready to start experimenting with Widgets, you should first visit the “Appearance, Widgets” page within your WordPress admin area. Web Design WordPress

Don’t Panic: Common WordPress Errors and How to Fix Them (Part One)

Byte Technology

The vast majority of WordPress users managing and administering their own sites have most likely, at one time or another, received an error message or code that got their hearts racing and induced a bit of panic. Thankfully, due to the overwhelming popularity of WordPress, there are forums galore teeming with questions and answers on relatively easy fixes to some of the most common errors that can plague sites using the platform. Web Design WordPress

It Takes A Village: Joining and Participating in the WordPress Community

Byte Technology

For anyone who designs, owns, manages or administers a WordPress site, the importance of the “community” that surrounds the wildly popular content management system cannot be understated. Here are some good tips for tapping into this information-rich resource and becoming an active player in WordPress world. The discussions that take place on the various WordPress forums can yield invaluable help for the both the newbie user and the seasoned professional.

Don’t Panic: Common WordPress Errors and How to Fix Them (Part Two)

Byte Technology

In part one of this series we looked at some of the most common errors that occur with sites using the WordPress-based Content Management System (CMS). Of course that isn’t to say that the WordPress program isn’t safe, secure, easy to manage and very intuitive: it’s all those things and more, which is no doubt why it captures market share—in a big way—among CMSs available today. Sometimes the WordPress admin dashboard can appear incorrectly, with all the links not arranged properly.

Cutting the Cord: Converting Your WordPress Site Into a Mobile App

Byte Technology

Hence, WordPress site owners who are truly serious about the success of their site need to be thinking about taking an important step: converting their pages into a mobile app that their visitors can view from anywhere. Now, WordPressers can take their site to a mobile app version via some great plugins. In a few minutes you can turn your WordPress content into a beautiful mobile app that displays posts, pages, products and social media connections. WordPress

Getting Feedback: How to Add a Reviews Page to Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

When it comes to running an e-tail or e-commerce site via the WordPress platform, there are a host of elements that can help boost the chances for success and, ideally, increased profit. Thankfully, like with so many things WordPress, it’s relatively easy and painless to add a customer review section to your site. First create a new page on your WordPress site where you’ll want the reviews to appear, then click on the button “new testimonials” at the top of the post editor.

Under Attack: Why WordPress Sites Are So Popular with Hackers

Byte Technology

However, most people don’t consider an equally startling fact: WordPress sites are some of those most commonly attacked. Why are WordPress sites so attractive to the malicious individuals lurking in the virtual world? However, there are other reasons why WordPress sites are constantly under attack, and most of the reasoning draws from the motivation hackers have to aim their efforts here. 30,000.

Save the Day: Knowing Which WordPress Files to Always Back Up

Byte Technology

Ask any WordPress designer or seasoned administrator what is one of the most important aspects of keeping a website safe and secure and you’ll no doubt get a vehement answer: back up! And the sad reality is that too many WordPress users—especially beginners—believe that having a backup system in place is of no importance. That said, those same WordPress experts often preach that it’s not completely necessary to do regular backups of everything your site needs to run.

Running on Autopilot: How to Set Up Seamless Updating for your WordPress Plugins

Byte Technology

Running a unique and stand-out WordPress site often requires some crucial elements in the form of multiple plugins. However, dedicated and seasoned WordPress site owners may often find that, after updating a specific plugin, there is an issue between the newest version of said plugin and some other element of their site, such as the theme. Web Design WordPress

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NTEN Case Study: From Drupal to WordPress


Pongos is a Wordpress development firm located in Maryland. The decision to move from Drupal to WordPress was not taken lightly. However, while we plan to continue our support of the Drupal community as much as ever, we decided for our own website redesign that WordPress was the better option. With WordPress, we were able to find an existing and fully tested integration that we could build on top of. case study drupal Web Sites website design wordpress

Dollars and Sense: When to Whip Out Your Wallet for a Premium WordPress Theme

Byte Technology

And seeing as though the WordPress platform dominates the site-building industry with a more than 26 percent market share, there’s a good chance that’s the platform you’ll be using. And nearly all web-design experts agree that, with a new startup site, going with a free theme is the logical choice—you can always upgrade to a paid theme after you get your proverbial feet wet on the WordPress program. WordPress

Safe by Design: How to Boost Your WordPress Site’s Security

Byte Technology

And while a hack is rarely fatal—WordPress thrives on the fact that it’s easy to backup your data and information, so getting up and running after an attack isn’t too painful—it is a gigantic hassle that costs you time and, occasionally, money. Thanks to the popularity of the WordPress platform, the associated community of designers and supporters are always coming up with new ways to beef up the security of the content management system for all users. Web Design WordPress

Pipe Up: How to Get More Comments on Your WordPress Posts

Byte Technology

One of the hallmarks of the WordPress content management system is the ability to engage a user audience and create a back-and-forth conversation of sorts in the virtual world. And while WordPress has some terrific plugins available that can help you create and manage a comment section on your site, too often unforeseen problems and lapses exist that stymie the commenting process. Web Design WordPress

Taking Care of Business: Some Great WordPress Themes for E-Commerce Sites

Byte Technology

It’s amazing to think that, when it was first launched, WordPress was a fairly simple and intuitive content management system designed to help the beginning blogger get their feet wet in the virtual world. However, the e-commerce tools now available to WordPress users can certainly be a bit mind-boggling. The post Taking Care of Business: Some Great WordPress Themes for E-Commerce Sites appeared first on Byte Technology’s Web Design Insights Blog. WordPress