Leading WordPress Trends of 2018

Leading WordPress Trends of 2018

WordPress is one of the leading web development platform mostly because it always follows the important trends. And as the new year has come it is time to look forward for some new or old-and-faithful (but still relevant) trends of web development and design.

Tracking and following the trends is very important for every WordPress website owner who wants to develop his or her project. Fortunately, WordPress administrators can simply track the trends by viewing the main updates of WordPress platform. But today we will take a wider look at the picture of web development and its influence on modern WordPress themes and plugins. We will have a few examples of a premium tools corresponding the trends we are mentioning in this article.

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WordPress 4.9 Update: Introducing “Tipton”

WordPress is the web platform that constantly evolves. New trends in web developing and site administration never come beside WordPress. And this feature has become one of the decisive reasons to use WordPress and create billions of web projects within it.

Today we are taking a closer look at the new 4.9 update, which was called “Tipton” (for the memory of the outstanding jazz musician Billy Tipton). The update was released on November 15, 2017 and has already became a huge milestone in the WordPress platform history.

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Black Friday WordPress Deals 2017

Cyber Monday and Black Friday WordPress Deals 2017

This year Cyber Monday and Black Friday deals on Envato Market start from November 21st and will last until November 29th. This and other platforms have lots of exciting, useful and interesting items in 2017 to sell with great discounts. This time of the year is really the best opportunity to upgrade your WordPress website with a desired theme or plugin!

Today we will focus our attention at WordPress premium plugins and themes offered with holiday`s discounts. The most trending items will have their own description, but there also are tons of other useful items, which we will list in tables with the most important information about them. Enjoy the assortment and pick up your favorites!

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WordPress Themes and Plugins — now on Envato Elements with Sale!

Envato Elements is a platform that provides unlimited access to its items on the basis of monthly fee. Until the 15th of November 2017 this platform was focused on different design elements: graphic templates, fonts, presentation, web and CMS templates, 3D art and so on. But from now on it sells WordPress themes and plugins! It means you can get access to unlimited download of WordPress themes and plugins from the list given by Envato Elements. To use WordPress themes and plugins directory of Envato Elements you must buy the annual subscription.

Moreover, Envato Elemets presents the 33% discount for the annual membership from Wednesday, November 15 at 02:00pm (AEDT) till Wednesday, November 29 at 02:00pm (AEDT). With this discount you can get tons of WordPress plugins and themes for even cheaper price — $228 for the annual subscription needed to use WordPress themes and plugins within Envato Elements. For the moment there are 132 plugins and 306 themes available for the members of Envato Elements. And this number will grow constantly!

Today we are picking some of the most outstanding WordPress plugins and themes available within new assortment of Envato Elements. These are just the example of new opportunities brought for you by Envato — enjoy the new horizons!

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What Is New in WordPress 4.8 Update

Constant update and development is one of the hallmarks of the WordPress platform. Each new update strengthens the protection of your website or blog on the WordPress platform and brings new features to improve comfort while working with the admin panel. Global update 4.8 is no exception.

First of all, you should focus on the issue of protecting your WordPress site from hacking and spam. Attackers are constantly inventing new ways to crack existing security systems. The fight between hackers and developers of security software is not interrupted for an instant. In such circumstances, it is extremely undesirable to skip global updates. Each day of delay in the update threatens you with serious dangers in the form of loss of data on the site or the appearance of unwanted content hosted by hackers.

Nevertheless, the global updates of the WordPress platform are not only interesting with modern protection against hacking. Today, we will take a closer look at new features and changes in the existing functionality that will enable every WordPress administrator to work more comfortably and efficiently.

Update 4.8 pays particular attention to widgets. It includes new features for creating widgets and widening the functionality of existing widgets. This universal tool for creating content within the WordPress platform has become even more convenient and interesting, including for professional developers.

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Black Friday WordPress Deals 2016

Cyber Monday and Black Friday WordPress Deals 2016

Cyber Monday and Black Friday deals of 2016 on various platforms start today! Tons of useful plugins and awesome WordPress themes are now avialiable with huge discounts! Hurry up to choose the most interesting items!

In this article, we will present you the most interesting themes and plugins, which are sold with a discount. Cyber Monday`s offers are generous, so the choice may not be as easy as it seems at first glance. This is why we have compiled a list of the most beautiful themes and the most effective plugins for your site or blog on WordPress platform.

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Black Friday in the Artbees Hive: Free Jupiter WP License, Domain, Hosting, Support and More!

With Black Friday coming up, we wanted to give you a head start and a heads up on the incredible giveaways we’ll be offering our Artbees Care customers!

Whether you’re a freelance web designer, digital marketing agency, large business owner, artist, or photographer, having an SEO-optimized, eye-catching and results-oriented website is important.  Oftentimes, though, the work involved in obtaining an optimally designed and functioning website can be time-consuming. Particularly if you’re not so familiar with WordPress, the whole process and learning curve can be just downright frustrating.

For our expert designers and coders running their own digital marketing agency, juggling dozens of clients with many impending deadlines can leave you crunched for time and manpower. We’ve heard it all and trust us, we’ve recognized the pleas of many of our customers to get a lending hand from our Artbees WordPress Experts. That’s exactly why we kicked of Artbees Care earlier this year as a new branch of our services at Artbees Themes! Read more


20 Big Brands That Use WordPress to Power Their Website

In 2003 WordPress started out as a blogging platform built on PHP and MySQL to help bloggers do their thing. Back then, nobody could predict that it would become one of the most powerful CMS solutions on the planet.

I am not talking about The Chicago Manual of Style when I say CMS (also abbreviated as CMS), I mean a fully functional content management system. This list post contains 20 leading brands that use WordPress. You can check these sites out to get some ideas and what WordPress is capable of. Read more

Giveaway: Google Maps Widget and Chomolungma Presentation Kit

Google Maps Widget is rapidly reaching a fascinating milestone – the plugin has been downloaded almost 1 million times! Before it gets there within the following weeks, in partnership with Web Factory, we have created a special giveaway just for our readers.

During the following week, you have a chance of winning 2 Google Maps Widgets PRO licenses each worth $39! To make everything even more interesting, we have decided to throw in a few more prizes for you. Next to GMW licenses, you can also win 5 Chomolungma — PowerPoint Presentation Template Kit licenses each worth $15! Read more


WordPress 4.5.3 Maintenance and Security Release

Like a torrent of busy honeybees defending the hive from potential threats, the WordPress contributors have finished 4.5.3 to keep the CMS secure. This release addressed some security concerns which included measures to prevent attacks from known vulnerabilities. The new version of WordPress finished on June 18, 2016 and it was officially released to the public on the June, 21, 2016. If you haven’t updated already, you should take the opportunity to do so.

This release didn’t include any exciting new features like we saw in 4.5, Coleman, but there were some bug fixes from versions 4.5, 4.5.1 and 4.5.2. You can view the list of the changes to see exactly what bugs were fixed. Read more

Free Must Have WordPress SEO Plugins for 2016

Today’s post features a list of WordPress SEO plugins to help you boost your blog or website. Using WordPress makes the tedious process of optimizing your site very easy. The WordPress core is already SEO friendly — in fact, it is considered to be one of the most accessible SEO content management systems out there.

Optimizing your website for search engines is crucial for any website. Search engines like Google can direct people toward your website, giving you tons of traffic if you optimize your website successfully. The good news is that there are many tools for WordPress that can help you improve your search engine ranking. This article introduces 10 of the best SEO plugins for WordPress in 2016.  Read more

QuoteUp: The Complete Proposal Management Plugin for WordPress

The best buyer/­seller relationships work best when there is open communication from both sides. This is easy enough to achieve during a live transaction, but what of virtual sales? A major drawback of online deals is that there is no scope for a customer to ask a query about the product to be purchased directly.

Or is there?

QuoteUp bridges this gap by letting customers request for a sales quotation for the product they are about to buy. This is especially useful for orders where bulk quantities, custom made products and discounted goods are involved. Read more

You Wanted it. Jupiter V5.1’s Got it.

Whether you’re a veteran WordPress user or just beginning your research on which WordPress Theme will give you the most bang for your buck, there’s one demand repeatedly echoed by WP users. Simply put, more than fancy features and plugins, they want a theme provider that takes their feedback into consideration and continuously improves the functionality of the product they’re paying for. Fair enough. Well, here at Artbees, we heard you loud and clear. We went back to the drawing board and immediately started brainstorming how to take your feedback and integrate it into an even better Jupiter! Read more

Broadcasting Extension for Flow-Flow: WordPress Social Stream Plugin + Giveaway

Check out the new Broadcasting Extension for Flow-Flow: WordPress Social Stream Plugin! We are really excited to announce the release of this handy new extension. To kick things off we are offering a free giveaway with purchase of Big Screens.

This is a limited offer, so don’t wait. The first 30 customers to contact Looks Awesome through CodeCanyon after they purchase Broadcasting extension will get a copy and license of Cholomungma, a huge multi-purpose PowerPoint presentation kit from GraphicRiver. See the bottom of the page for more details on how to receive your free download with purchase of Broadcasting extension. Read more

What’s New in WordPress 4.5 — Coleman

WordPress has released a major update on April, 12 2016. Version 4.5 was dubbed as “Coleman” in recognition of the late great jazz saxophone player Coleman Hawkins. You can download it or update it directly from your dashboard or download it from WordPress.org.

This release has some exciting features along with the typical list of bug fixes and updates. Coleman aims to streamline workflow with added improvements for editing and customizing in WordPress. New features include… Read more

Superfly 4 WordPress Menu Plugin

Superfly 4 — WordPress Menu Plugin Update

Superfly is an awesome WordPress menu plugin and it just got better. This top-selling vertical menu plugin is powerful, easy to use and loved by many. You can use it as a standalone menu or as an auxiliary menu.

I am happy to announce the release of Superfly 4! The team at Looks-Awesome knows how important it is to keep things up to date. The great thing about Superfly is that the design is shaped by the community. Thanks to feedback and suggestions from users, the developers are able to improve Superfly and give people the features they want.

The bottom line is that Superfly improves WordPress navigation. It allows you to create nav menus that look and function better. With Superfly your menus can include the latest and greatest design trends for mobile and desktop. Superfly helps you create an awesome user experience for your website’s visitors. It’s fast and easy to build a variety of navigation menus with rich features. Read more

Advertising Extension for Flow-Flow: WordPress Social Stream

Advertising & Branding is a brand new add-on for Flow-Flow: WordPress Social Stream Plugin. This extension allows you to advertise with your social streams and make money. This is very useful way to extend the functionality of Flow-Flow. Start reaping the benefits of your traffic by earning passive income.

Ads & Branding gives you lots of marketing potential. You can create your own custom cards to run successful ad campaigns. It makes it easy to advertise, track your results and earn money. Use it to place ads from sponsors, affiliates or to build a brand. It works great with Google AdSense.  Even if you don’t want to monetize your website, it’s a great way to build a brand. You can display ads to increase awareness and solidify your online presence. Read more