WPBeginner » News http://www.wpbeginner.com Beginner's Guide for WordPress Sat, 21 Mar 2015 21:25:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 WPBeginner Exclusive – Bluehost $2.95 / month + Free Domain (Limited Time Deal) http://www.wpbeginner.com/news/wpbeginner-exclusive-bluehost-2-95-month-free-domain-limited-time-deal/ http://www.wpbeginner.com/news/wpbeginner-exclusive-bluehost-2-95-month-free-domain-limited-time-deal/#comments Thu, 12 Mar 2015 15:30:26 +0000 http://www.wpbeginner.com/?p=26402 Looking to start a new blog, switch hosting providers, or transfer from WordPress.com? Let us make it easy for you. Our friends over at Bluehost has agreed to offer all WPBeginner users a limited time deal: 60% discount and a free domain name. This super… Read More »

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Looking to start a new blog, switch hosting providers, or transfer from WordPress.com? Let us make it easy for you. Our friends over at Bluehost has agreed to offer all WPBeginner users a limited time deal: 60% discount and a free domain name.

Bluehost 2.95 Special

This super exclusive offer expires on March 31st and is only being offered through WPBeginner and four of their top partners.

You can start your blog for as low as $2.95 / month which is their lowest price ever → Claim this Offer ←

Why Bluehost? Because they are an official WordPress recommended hosting provider.

Bluehost is one of the oldest web hosting companies on the web (started in 1996 – older than Google). They are the largest brand name in WordPress hosting and host millions of websites including several of our own.

Full Disclosure: When you purchase using our referral link, at no additional cost to you, we will receive a small commission. We would get this referral fee for recommending just about any other company, but we only recommend products that we personally use and/or believe will add value to our readers.

Who is this offer great for?

Well everyone, but in particular: those starting a new blog or switching from WordPress.com to a self-hosted WordPress.org blog.

We have written a full article on WordPress.com vs WordPress.org, but here’s the summary of why you should use self-hosted WordPress:

  • You get a free domain name (only if you go with Bluehost)
  • You have access to more themes and design customization options.
  • You can install plugins.
  • You can run your own ads without any restrictions.
  • You can create your own store.
  • You own and control your content (whereas on WordPress.com you are restricted to their Terms of Service, and they often show ads to your users unless you pay them not to).

Not convinced yet?

Bonus offer: Our expert team will help you get started. Bluehost promised us that if you signup using our referral link, then they will compensate us to do the blog setup for you. We will even migrate your WordPress.com blog over to self-hosted WordPress. Here’s how to claim this offer:

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Who Shouldn’t Use this Offer?

This offer is not good for everyone. Our goal at WPBeginner is to guide the users to make the best decision regardless of whether we get paid or not.

The biggest catch here is the term “unlimited space and bandwidth”, and we want to explain that.

The way these shared hosting companies are able to offer such affordable prices is by allowing multiple users to share a large server. By having multiple sites on the same server, it allows them to reduce costs for everyone.

Think of the savings as riding a bus vs your own car.

Having that said, there is no such thing as unlimited. While it says unlimited, you still have usage restrictions. If your site starts to take up substantial server load, then they will politely force you to upgrade. If they don’t take this action, then it has negative effects on the overall performance of every other site sharing the same server.

As conventional wisdom goes, your overhead costs will grow with your business!

If your website is getting millions of pageviews per month, then this $2.95 hosting plan won’t work for you. You should look into getting a VPS or even managed WordPress hosting.

However if you are just starting out or have a small business website, then there is no reason for you to pay hundreds of dollars each month for resources you won’t use. You should absolutely definitely take advantage of this shared hosting offer.

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What’s New in WordPress 4.1 http://www.wpbeginner.com/news/whats-new-in-wordpress-4-1/ http://www.wpbeginner.com/news/whats-new-in-wordpress-4-1/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.wpbeginner.com/?p=24823 WordPress 4.1 was released today with many new features and improvements. This release will be the last WordPress release for the 2014, and it comes with a shiny new default theme for 2015. In this article, we will show you what’s new in WordPress 4.1… Read More »

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WordPress 4.1 was released today with many new features and improvements. This release will be the last WordPress release for the 2014, and it comes with a shiny new default theme for 2015. In this article, we will show you what’s new in WordPress 4.1 and which features you should try after updating your sites.

Please note that WordPress 4.1 is a major release, so it will not get automatically updated. You will have to initiate the update. Don’t forget to backup your site before update.

Video Tutorial

If you don’t like the video or need more instructions, then continue reading.

Twenty Fifteen – The New Default Theme

WordPress 4.1 comes with a new beautiful default theme called Twenty Fifteen. It is an elegant, clean, but very customizable blogging theme. It was designed with a mobile first approach and it looks great on all devices. Twenty Fifteen also comes with improved support for internationalization by using Google’s Noto Font Family. The Noto font family project aims to support all unicode supported languages and scripts.

Twenty Fifteen the new default theme in WordPress 4.1

Twenty Fifteen is designed to maximize the usage of tools available in the Customizer. Users would be able to fully customize the appearance of their theme from the Customizer. Twenty Fifteen also comes with 6 color schemes to choose from.

Customizing Twenty Fifteen Theme

Revamped and Rejuvenated Distraction Free Mode

WordPress 4.1 comes with a totally revamped distraction free writing mode. Simply click on the distraction free editor button to launch and just as soon as you start writing, all the distractions on the screen will fade away.

Launching distraction free mode in WordPress

The concept behind the new distraction free writing mode is that the distractions on the post editor screens are actually very useful tools that users need while writing posts. The previous version took those tools away and in order to access those tools user had to switch back and forth.

The new distraction free editor simply fades away the meta boxes from the post edit screen, all the meta boxes fade back in as soon you move the mouse or move out of the post editor.

New distraction free writing mode

Inline Image Editing Toolbar

Many WordPress beginners have trouble understanding how to align images inside the post editor. WordPress 4.1 comes with a new inline image editing tool bar that allows users to easily align images without opening them in media editor.

Inline image toolbar

Install Language Pack and Switch Language from Admin Area

If you didn’t choose the language during installation, WordPress 4.1 allows you to change the language from the Settings » General screen. Simply select your language from the drop down menu and WordPress will install the language pack for you.

Switching WordPress to your language

Plugin Recommendations

Since 4.1, WordPress will try to recommend you plugins to try. Recommendations are based on what other plugins you have installed and what others are using. You can see the suggestions on Plugins » Add New screen by clicking on the Recommended tab.

Plugin Recommendations

Improvements for Developers

WordPress 4.1 comes with some very exciting developments aiming the developers.

Complex queries – Theme and plugin developers can now use advanced conditional logic, nested clues, and multiple operators in their meta, date, and term queries.

Title Tag – WordPress will now allow theme developers to control document title and not clash with WordPress generated title tags.

Customizer API – WordPress customizer API is aiming to build a complete JavaScript API for customizer. There are lots of improvements for contextual panels, controls and sections.

There are many more under the hood bug fixes and improvements. You can take a look at the full list of changes here.

We hope this article you an overview of what’s new in WordPress 4.1. We are particularly excited about playing with the new default theme and the customizer API. Let us know which features you liked the most?

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Black Friday / Cyber Monday 2014 WordPress Deals – Big Savings http://www.wpbeginner.com/news/black-friday-cyber-monday-2014-wordpress-deals-big-savings/ http://www.wpbeginner.com/news/black-friday-cyber-monday-2014-wordpress-deals-big-savings/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.wpbeginner.com/?p=24466 It’s time for Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals again. Many of our favorite WordPress products and services are offering amazing discounts this year. To help you find those deals, we have hand-picked some of the best WordPress Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals for… Read More »

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It’s time for Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals again. Many of our favorite WordPress products and services are offering amazing discounts this year. To help you find those deals, we have hand-picked some of the best WordPress Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals for 2014.

These offers are time limited. Make sure you bookmark this page as we will be updating it throughout the week as we find new deals.

Get 35% OFF OptinMonster

OptinMonster

OptinMonster is the best WordPress lead generation plugin created by Syed Balkhi, founder of WPBeginner. We have used it to successfully increase our email subscribers by 600% in a month. It allows you to easily create popups, optin forms, and comes with powerful features such as exit intent, analytics, smart user targeting and much more.

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This deal is good till December 1, 2014.

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Soliloquy is the best WordPress slider plugin in the market. It is fully responsive, blazing fast, and super easy to use.

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This deal is good till December 1, 2014

Get 35% OFF Envira Gallery

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Envira Gallery is the best responsive WordPress gallery plugin. Unlike other gallery plugins, Envira is super fast and extremely simple to use. It comes packed with features like responsive design, lightbox and slideshow functionality, custom CSS etc.

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This deal is good till December 1, 2014

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Siteground is one of the top choice WordPress hosting provider. This year Siteground is offering a whooping 70% discount during their Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale.

This deal is good from November 28 till December 1, 2014.

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Get $1 WordPress Hosting + Free Domain from Godaddy

Godaddy, the largest domain registrar in the world has entered the managed WordPress hosting space. They’re offering blazing fast, incredibly secure, and totally hassle free, fully-managed WordPress hosting at an incredible price $1.00 per month. Not only is this the most affordable hosting in the market, it is also one of the best.

You get a free domain with an annual plan, one-click migration, nightly backups, redundant firewalls, malware scanning, DDoS protection, automatic WordPress updates, extremely efficient caching rules to boost performance, one-click staging, and so much more.

There is no coupon for this deal.

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Get 50% OFF BlueHost

Bluehost is one of the official WordPress hosting providers. This season they will be offering special discounts and deals throughout the week.

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This deal is valid from November 27th till December 1, 2014.

Note: Their best deal will be on CyberMonday, where the price goes down even further, and you can get hosting for $2.95 / month.

Get 40% OFF iThemes Toolkit

iThemes Toolkit

iThemes one of the highly reputed WordPress theme and plugin provider is offering a 40% off deal on their entire toolkit. Their toolkit comes with 200+ WordPress themes, 36+ plugins AND 500+ hours of training!

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Get 30% OFF ThirstyAffiliates

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ThirstyAffilaites the link management plugin that we use is offering 30% OFF all their add-ons. See why you should use ThirstyAffiliates.

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This deal is good till December 2, 2014

Get All StudioPress Themes for $399.95

StudioPress Pro Plus

StudioPress, makers of the famous Genesis theme framework are one of the most reputable premium theme shops. They are offering all themes they make now and in the future for just $399.95.

Get All StudioPress themes

Get 25% OFF Gravity Forms

Gravity forms is the best form management solution in WordPress. You can use it to generate leads, accept payments, accept guest posts, and much more. They have a special 25% off discount for WPBeginner users.

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Get 40% Off s2Member

s2Member

s2Member is a popular choice to create a WordPress membership site. They are offering 40% off on all their plans. If you need to build a powerful membership site with WordPress, then grab this till now.

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Get 40% Off s2Member

This deal is valid till December 15, 2014.

Get 4 Months Free Hosting at WPEngine

WPEngine is one of the best managed WordPress hosting service providers. This year WPEngine is offering 4 months free hosting with their annual plan.

Use the coupon code: CyberHosting14

Get 4 Months Free at WPEngine

This deal is good till December 2, 2014.

Get 50% Off Conductor

Conductor

Conductor allows you to build content layouts using a drag and drop interface. They are offering a whooping 50% discount on all their plans.

Use coupon code: HOLIDAY2014 to get this deal.

Get 40% Off Magazine3

Magazine3 is a premium theme shop, and they are offering 40% discount on all their themes except Membership. They are also offering 10% discount on their Membership plan.

Use coupon code: BIGDISCOUNT2014 for 40% off on all themes except Membership.
Use coupon code: MEMBERSHIP10OFF for 10% discount on Membership plans.

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This deal is valid till December 1, 2014.

Get 40% OFF Themify

Themify, a premium WordPress theme company and friends of WPBeginner are offering 40% OFF all their themes along with running an iPad giveaway.

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Get 35% OFF Headway Themes

Headway Themes is a premium WordPress theme shop and friends of WPBeginner. They are offering 35% OFF on all their themes.

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Get 25% OFF MaxCDN

MaxCDN

MaxCDN is the best content delivery network. We use MaxCDN to improve performance of all our websites (See why you need a CDN infographic).

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Get 40% OFF CSS Igniter Themes

CSS Igniter is a premium theme shop. This Black Friday they are offering a huge 40% discount on all their themes.

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Templatic is offering one free product with every purchase of a theme or plugin. New club signups as well as upgrades to club will get one free directory addon of their choice.

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This deal is valid till December 2, 2014.

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AffiliateWP

AffiliateWP is one of the best affiliate management and tracking software for WordPress. They are offering a huge 40% discount on all pricing plans.

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This deal is valid till December 1st, 11:59 PM CST.

That’s all for now. We will be adding more deals and updating this page throughout the week. Hopefully, you can take advantage of some of these limited time deals. Have a happy thanksgiving.

P.S. If you’re a WordPress company that has a discount or know of one that is having a deal, then please let us know so we can update this article.

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