Friday, February 26Digital Marketing Journals

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Thoughts on WordPress Achieving 40% Market Share
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Thoughts on WordPress Achieving 40% Market Share

The continued growth of WordPress is something to behold. It seems like just yesterday that we were watching it surpass 30% market share (it was at 29.2% on January 1, 2018), according to the W3Techs survey. Now, the versatile content management system (CMS) has reached a whopping 40%. While there is a wide array of CMS options on the market, WordPress continues to outshine the competition. As of this writing, Shopify occupies second place with a 3.3% share. From January 1, 2020 through February 15, 2021, WordPress usage grew by 3.7% to Shopify’s 1.3%. Even as some competitors grow, WordPress outpaces them. It’s quite an achievement – and one that brings up a few key questions. How did WordPress gain such a massive market share? And what does it have to do in order to maintain its domi...
Tips for Maintaining a Legacy WordPress Website
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Tips for Maintaining a Legacy WordPress Website

One of the best ways to measure how far technology has come is to use a legacy product. It’s true of devices like computers and smartphones. And it also applies to websites as well. For instance, compare a WordPress website you built recently with one from a decade ago. You’ll likely notice a lot of differences – both cosmetically and under-the-hood. It can certainly lead you to better appreciate the progress that has been made. This is a process I’ve found myself doing a lot lately. A few websites that I built way back in the early 2010’s are still in use. Beyond keeping those installs updated, part of my job has been to replace abandoned plugins and retrofit for newer features. The experience has been interesting. Not only have these past projects offered perspective, but they’ve als...
Create a Local WordPress Development Environment for Free with DevKinsta
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Create a Local WordPress Development Environment for Free with DevKinsta

Having a local development environment for WordPress websites is incredibly useful. It allows you to design, develop and experiment with projects – all on your own computer. This is both a powerful and efficient way to create websites. File edits are reflected with a refresh of your browser as opposed to uploading via FTP. Need a new WordPress install? You can deploy one with a single click. Best of all, you can work on a local site without interfering with visitors. Everything is in its own self-contained environment. And you can now bring the power of local WordPress development to your macOS or Windows machine with DevKinsta. This completely free tool from Kinsta has everything you need to start building. And, you don’t even need to be a Kinsta customer to use it! Le...
An Ethical Dilemma for WordPress Plugin Developers
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An Ethical Dilemma for WordPress Plugin Developers

I recently discovered that a popular WordPress plugin had enabled automatic updates without explicitly informing users. How did I find out? I received emails from each site where the plugin was installed informing me that an update had been completed. But it gets better. Over a holiday break, a colleague asked me to look at a website that wasn’t loading properly. I turned on debugging to find that – you guessed it – this particular plugin was the culprit. The automatic update failed, and some key files were missing. Thankfully, manually uploading a fresh copy of the code fixed the issue. The incident got me thinking about the ethics behind this move. Not just with a specific plugin author, but all WordPress theme and plugin developers as a whole. So, I reached out to ot...
Popular Design News of the Week: December 7, 2020 – December 13, 2020
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Popular Design News of the Week: December 7, 2020 – December 13, 2020

Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers. The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply to check out the Webdesigner News site, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of the most popular designer news that we curated from the past week. Web Typography Rules: What You Need to Know  How Microsoft Crushed Slack  Graphic Design Trends for Social Media in 2021  UX Christmas  Traxr – Monitor Links with 100% Accuracy  Hexometer 2.0: Monitor Website Issues and Performance Actively  Designing Data Science Tools at Spotify  Cow Pilot – The Deadline Driven To-Do List  Roy – A Si...
Popular Design News of the Week: December 14, 2020 – December 20, 2020
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Popular Design News of the Week: December 14, 2020 – December 20, 2020

Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers. The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply to check out the Webdesigner News site, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of the most popular designer news that we curated from the past week. The Best Design Tool of 2020 is not What You Expect  14 Top Design Trends to Watch Out for in 2021  UI Trends for 2077  Firefox was Always Enough  Wavelry – Create & Customise Wavey Svg and Png Backgrounds  Design Documentation  The Best 25 Black and White Web Design Inspiration  2020 Design Tools Survey  Web Design in 2021 – What t...