With same day delivery services, TV shows streaming online within seconds, instant cabs, tables at restaurants or even booking a date with a smartphone app, we are a generation that has gotten used to instant gratification. The “I want it now” generation, who is addicted to the faster ways of doing things, isn’t ready to wait for anything. We are becoming so impatient that a slow internet connection can drive us nuts. In fact, when a webpage take a couple of extra seconds to load, it can feel like an eternity. This is why 57% of visitors are unlikely to wait for more than 3 seconds for a webpage to load and will abandon it all together, while 75% of online visitors will choose a competitor’s site, rather than suffer inordinate delays. This is what the statistics published by Aykira had to say. Delay of even a single second in the loading of a website can result in a 7% reduction in conversions. Well, these statistics are enough to tell you that when it … [Read more...] about 10 Best WordPress Caching Plugins
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Generation of new sales leads is the key to success for any business. No wonder then that the data published by Bright TALK in their report on B2B Lead Generation says that 53% of marketers allot more than half of their budget to lead generation. Bloggers, small or large business and even hobbyists are increasingly using online marketing tools and techniques to grow their audience base and convert their website visitors into subscribers and customers. Lead generation is achieved when a visitor either requests for more information or signs up for a service. For this, they usually need to enter their contact details on the website, information that can later be used by the business for its marketing campaigns. But, for this, you will need to a contact form that a visitor can easily fill. And, this is possible through a WordPress plugin.Tip: Get 10X more e-mail subscribers with this WP plugin Here are the top 10 plugins that I believe are immensely helpful for lead generation … [Read more...] about 10 Best Lead Generation Plugins for WordPress
It’s been a busy week! With the focus fully on getting WordPress 5.0 ready, we’ve seen a lot of news around the Gutenberg integration in the past few days. So let’s dive right in! Release date concerns There’s isn’t much time left until the planned release of WordPress 5.0. With the WordPress 5.0 beta 3 still not being stable enough with the inclusion of Gutenberg, there has been a lot of concern about the release date. Of most note, our CEO, Joost de Valk raised some hefty concerns in a personal blog post where he calls for WordPress 5.0 needing a different timeline. Now, this may seem odd to you given the fact that we as a company have invested so heavily into Gutenberg this past year. Ten people, including the only real accessibility developer for most of the time, to be exact. However, Joost raises two really good reasons for not sticking to the current timeline: For the full reasoning, do check out his post in full. Similar concerns are voiced … [Read more...] about WordPress 5.0 is postponed, Gutenberg site building tips and more! • Yoast
Remkus de Vries Remkus is Manager Partnerships at Yoast and also focusses on our Translate Yoast site. Additionally, he works on the WordPress Project organizing and mentoring WordCamps. Today’s roundup focuses on WordPress 5.0 and its upcoming release date, but we’ll also discuss some interesting and new Gutenberg related news. And, I did my best to introduce a couple of interesting bits throughout this roundup. Every single link is certainly worth checking out! Let’s dive in, shall we? When will WordPress 5.0 be released? The question I heard most in the last couple of weeks was this: When will WordPress 5.0 be released? And that is a great question! Unfortunately, not one we have a straight answer to at the moment. The first Release Candidate (RC) was released last week and we’re expecting RC 2 today. But, that still doesn’t point to a specific date. The best answer we currently have is that the date will be communicated. Basically, this means … [Read more...] about WordPress 5.0 RCs, Gutenberg related news and food for thought!
Remkus de Vries Remkus is Manager Partnerships at Yoast and also focusses on our Translate Yoast site. Additionally, he works on the WordPress Project organizing and mentoring WordCamps. It’s time* again for a new roundup of WordPress news! Today I’m sharing a new commenting plugin for WordPress, the release of a new book about Object Oriented Programming in WordPress. The WordPress Project also crossed an imported milestone this week. Keep on reading and you’ll learn all about it! New commenting plugin option For a very long time when you, for whatever reason, wanted to replace the default WordPress commenting you basically only had Disqus as an option. We used to have IntenseDebate as well, but even though the site is still up, that really doesn’t look like a modern and solid solution. Luckily, we have a new option again in the shape of ReplyBox. It’s a super lightweight solution and does a wonderful job delivering a robust commenting system. … [Read more...] about New commenting plugin option, a book release, and a WordPress milestone