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Top Job Board Themes for WordPress

Despite the popularity of professional social networks like LinkedIn, the job board market is a thriving and largely untapped segment of the online economy. Launching a location-based or niche-specific job board website can be a highly profitable endeavor. Not only do job boards require little maintenance due to most of the content being generated by the websites’ users, they also offer lots of opportunities for monetization, like selling premium packages to both job seekers and employers. And because job boards (as opposed to LinkedIn) are mainly used by people who are actively searching for a job, they often provide quicker results and help employers fill open positions more efficiently. Even if you don’t plan on launching a full job board platform, adding a job board section to your company’s website can help you find top talent in your industry more easily.

We’ve compiled a list of the five best WordPress themes specifically designed for creating intuitive, beautiful, and fully functional job board websites. All of them are regularly maintained by their developers and work effortlessly with WordPress 5.0 and above. More importantly, they all look absolutely stunning and come packed with everything you need for a powerful and thriving job board.

1. Jobify

There are several reasons Jobify is the bestselling job board theme on ThemeForest. It’s not only easy to use, but also has tons of functionalities that are sure to take your job board website to the next level. Jobify comes with advanced search functionalities and location filtering and is optimized for both performance and SEO. It’s fully compatible with the powerful (and free) WP Job Manager Plugin, which lets you easily add, manage, and categorize job listings in WordPress, and with the premium Resume Manager plugin, which lets your website users upload and list their CVs on their user profiles. But that’s not all. The guys and gals over at Astoundify (the team behind Jobify) have also created their own Listing Payments plugin, allowing you to create revenue on your website by charging users to post their listings. The fact that Astoundify only has three (top rated) themes in their roster means that they can dedicate more resources to keeping those themes always up to date and providing top-notch support for all of their users.

Here’s what your job board website could look like with the awesome Jobify theme:

Check out the full demo here.
You can purchase Jobify on ThemeForest for $59.

2. WorkScout

WorkScout is an all-in-one solution for recruiters, employment agencies, and job candidates alike. Not only is this theme compatible with the WP Job Manager plugin, it has actually been specifically built to extend the popular plugin’s already impressive capabilities. WorkScout is also compatible with a selection of WP Job Manager extensions, like the Job Alerts plugin, the Paid Listings plugin, and others. Among WorkScout’s native functionalities are powerful search filters, full Google Maps integration, dedicated CV and Job pages, and much more. It’s also important to note that WorkScout is GDPR ready and optimized for Google’s enriched search results.

Here’s a preview of one of the 6 premade home pages you get with WorkScout:

If you like what you see, take a look at the full demo here.
You can get WorkScout for $59 over on ThemeForest.

3. JobCareer

JobCareer comes with absolutely everything you need for your job board website, no additional plugins required. It comes with 16+ predesigned demos, multiple dashboard views, paid and free listings, application tracking, email alerts, and a bunch of other practical features. It’s integrated with a bunch of payment gateways, including PayPal, Skrill, Stripe, and others. And if you’re in need of any functionality that doesn’t come with the theme by default, the developer team offers professional customization services for their customers (at a price, of course). Oh, and you might want to keep in mind that JobCareer is compatible with the WPML plugin. So you can localize your website to your own language, or create a multilingual site with ease.

Here’s a preview of one of JobCareer’s many home page layouts:

Check out more demos over on their website.
You can buy JobCareer on ThemeForest for $59.

4. Careerfy

Careerfy has a simple and modern design and is packed with 8 full demos to help you launch your job board website quickly and with ease. It’s powered by the WPBAkery page builder (included free), ensuring an effortless experience while building your site. When it comes to functionalities, this theme lets your users set application deadlines, apply for jobs through social media, track their applications, get job alerts and suggestions, etc. It’s also GDPR compliant, which is a big thing these days, and it supports RTL (right-to-left) languages. Careerfy is another job board theme that offers customization services. So if you feel like any crucial functionality might be missing, you can contact the devs and see what it will cost to add it.

Here’s what your job board website could look like with Careerfy:

You can preview more demos here.
You can even log in to each demo (using the credentials provided on the theme’s ThemeForest page) to check out Careerfy’s beautiful user dashboards.
You can get a copy of Careerfy for $69 on ThemeForest.

5. Jobmonster

Jobmonster is the cheapest theme on our list, but that doesn’t mean it’s lacking. This theme comes equipped with everything you expect from a premium job board theme. It has an intuitive page builder, Google and Bing map support, a stellar user dashboard (for both employers and candidates), advanced filtering options, integration with WooCommerce and MailChimp, and tons more. It lets users export their resumes and applications, bookmark jobs, apply via LinkedIn and other social media, and create their own personalized profiles. But what makes Jobmonster stand out is the way it combines all these functionalities with a unique, bold design style free of any unnecessary clutter.

Here’s the type of job board site you could create using Jobmonster:

If that’s the style you’re going for, you can check out more Jobmonster demos here.
And you can grab a copy of Jobmonster for just $55 on ThemeForest.

That’s our list of the top job board themes for WordPress. Whether you’re already running a successful recruitment agency, are in the planning phases of launching a new job board startup, or just want to add a job board section to your company website, you’re sure to find the perfect theme for your needs among these five. Each one offers more than enough in terms of both functionality and looks. More importantly, they’re all regularly updated and have excellent support. And to top it off, their authors are dedicated to pushing the envelope in terms of what a WordPress job board theme can do. What more could you ask for?

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There are many factors to consider when choosing the right theme for your website. Are you building an entire online store or a simple blog? Do you have the sufficient skills to modify the theme to your requirements or will you need the help of an accommodating support team? Are you looking for something minimalistic or do you plan to go big? And even if you already have the answers to these questions, you should keep in mind that not every WordPress theme is quite as well coded and regularly updated as we’d wish.

To help you out with your choice and ensure you don’t waste any money on themes that have long been abandoned by their developers, we’ve compiled a list of the top 5 WordPress themes for 2019. Whether you’re launching a brand-new website or just want to keep your existing site fresh by giving it a digital facelift, these 5 themes provide a wide enough choice of functionalities and styles to meet anyone’s needs.

1. Divi

One of our favorite themes ever made, Divi has everything you could possibly need for a modern and fully functional website. It comes packed with its very own WYSIWYG front end editor – the Divi Builder – which lets you easily design and customize your website in real time. The theme also comes with an amazing selection of responsive elements and page templates, as well as a collection of professionally designed demos.

Here’s what your website could look like in 2019 with the Divi theme:

You can check out the full collection of Divi demos here (just scroll down to the demos section).

Looks aside, one of Divi’s standout features is the integrated split testing and conversion rate optimization system that helps you choose the best design options to fulfill your goals. Plus, the amazing support team over at Elegant Themes not only provides fast and pertinent replies but has also compiled a help center packed with highly useful support articles. And you can always visit the Divi Builder’s demo page to see just how simple Divi makes website creation.

To get ready for 2019, Divi’s developers made sure the theme was fully compatible with the Guttenberg editor, and they’ve already released two updates since the start of the year.

If Divi is your theme of choice for 2019, all you need to do is sign up for one of Elegant Theme’s membership packages to get access to all their themes and plugins.

2. Avada

Avada has held the title of the best-selling theme on ThemeForest for a long time (6 years, to be precise), and all with good reason. Regularly updated, compatible with all the most popular plugins, fully responsive, and packed with powerful options, Avada has rightfully been called the Swiss army knife of WordPress themes. It comes with a set of beautifully designed and completely customizable elements, 45 importable demos, its own Drag & Drop page builder, and $200 worth of premium plugins.

Here’s just one of many website styles you could go for with Avada in 2019:

Everything about this multi-purpose theme is intuitive and easy to use. And just to confirm how dedicated they are to keeping their theme utterly up to date and ready for everything 2019 has in store, the developers recently decided to add a set of GDPR tools to Avada. We can’t wait to find out what else they have planned for the upcoming year.

You can get Avada for $60 on ThemeForest.

3. Newspaper

Looking to launch a personal blog, news portal, or digital magazine? Look no further than Newspaper. This theme is specifically designed for online publications and comes with a ton of easily importable pre-designed demos that will get your 2019 site up and running in no time.

Just take a look at their Crypto News demo:

Modern, clean, and practical. A perfect design for 2019, right?

And if you’re more inclined to mixing and matching layouts yourself, the tagDiv Cloud Library lets you choose from 400+ elements and page templates you can customize to your needs. Newspaper also comes with a set of highly practical widgets for blogs and magazines, like the social counter widget, the weather widget, the Instagram widget, the exchange widget, and others.

In a recent blog post, the team hinted at some high-quality improvements they’re cooking up for 2019, though it seems they’re not ready to reveal the details just yet.

Newspaper is available for $59 on ThemeForest.

4. Flatsome

Flatsome is made with eCommerce in mind. Its design is geared toward the perfect user experience for online shoppers and its developers make sure the theme is always up to date with the latest version of the WooCommerce plugin. Flatsome comes with its own Drag & Drop page builder, account pages for registered customers, a ton of product lists and single product layouts, a large online library of predesigned sections and page designs, and a handful of beautiful demos to help you create the perfect online store in 2019.

Here’s the type of online shop you could be running in 2019:

You can set up Flatsome to let your store visitors perform live product searches, open quick view product pop-ups, shop directly from product category pages, and much more.

Whatever updates the team behind Flatsome has planned, we’re confident they’ll deliver the magic needed to keep our eCommerce platforms booming with business throughout 2019 and beyond.

You can purchase a copy of Flatsome for $59 on ThemeForest.

5. Bridge

If you value beauty above all else, Bridge is the perfect theme for you. This multi-purpose creative theme comes with a mind-boggling collection of 370+ stunningly designed demos.

Check out one of their latest additions:

Whether you’re in need of an online store, a listing site, a musician showcase, a product presentation, a corporate website, a creative portfolio, or any other type of site you can imagine, Bridge most likely has a ready-to-go demo that will perfectly match your needs.

But it’s not all good looks. The Bridge theme is full of practical features and comes bundled with $100 worth of premium plugins. And if you ever get stuck while setting up your site, the Bridge support team is always there to lend a helping hand.

If there’s one thing we expect from Bridge in 2019, it’s for the number of demos to keep growing. And if the past is any indication, each demo is sure to look even better than the last.

You can get the Bridge theme on ThemeForest for just $59.

There you have it: our list of the top 5 WordPress for 2019. We’re sure the year ahead has much in store in terms of new WordPress functionalities and design trends, and we look forward to keeping track of how the market will adapt and what types of innovations theme developers will come up with to stay on the cutting edge.

You can be certain we’ll keep you posted, so make sure to stay tuned to WPwarfare for all the latest WordPress news.

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There are two things that make a successful website: great content and great speed. Now, while it’s completely up to you to deliver the captivating content that will keep your audience coming back for more, you’re not so alone when it comes to speeding up your WordPress website. All you need is a good caching plugin.

See, nothing drives people away like a slow-loading site. And even if the thought of a high bounce rate doesn’t make you break out in a cold sweat, you should keep in mind that website speed and performance also affects your search engine ranking. So if you want Google to be your friend, you’re going to want to make sure your site is optimized to the max.

There are several amazing WordPress caching plugins that can help you enhance your website’s performances and make sure no one jumps ship just because your pages aren’t loading fast enough. Today, we’re going to take an in-depth look at one of the top ones out there: WP Rocket.

WP Rocket Performance Test

There’s no use in beating around the bush, so let’s start by answering the important questions. Does it work and how well?

For the purposes of this review, I set up a simple blog post containing some text, a few high-res dummy images, and two embedded videos (one from YouTube, the other from Vimeo).

Here are my speed test results from Pingdom before I installed and set up the WP Rocket plugin:

And here’s what I got with WP Rocket running on my website:

Not too shabby at all. By simply enabling some basic options in the WP Rocket settings panel, I got a massive 57% improvement in my page load time, a 64% reduction in page size, and almost 50% less requests made to my server. And it took me less than ten minutes.

An In-Depth Look at WP Rocket’s Features

Once you install and activate WP Rocket, you’ll be greeted by the Dashboard. This is where you can see your basic account info, like what license you purchased and when it expires. You can also decide whether you want to participate in the WP Rocket Beta Testing Program, as well as perform some quick actions like cleaning your cache and initiating cache preloading. Nothing much to see here, in all honesty, except for the beautiful and extremely user-friendly design of WP Rocket’s settings.

It’s when you click on the Cache tab that things start getting interesting. Here, you can control your website’s caching options for mobile devices, logged-in WordPress users, and SSL- encrypted  connections. You can also set your cache lifespan, ensuring your cache is automatically cleared after a certain period of time.

The File Optimization tab lets you choose whether you’d like to minify and combine your HTML, CSS, and JavaScript files. And if you have any CSS or JS files that you want to keep intact, you can simply paste the URLs of those files into the designated fields to exclude them from any minification.

Besides minifying your files, you can also choose to optimize the delivery of your stylesheets by letting your pages load without CSS files, as well as letting your JavaScript files load deferred (note: Google looks upon both of these things favorably when scoring your page speed, *wink wink*).

The Media tab is where you can enable Lazy Loading for your website. This option makes sure images, videos, and all embedded media are only loaded when needed, i.e. as they come into view. This can greatly reduce the number of requests to your server and improve your initial page load time.

But Lazy Loading isn’t all the Media tab has to offer. You also have the option of disabling WordPress emojis (displaying the default emojis of your visitors’ browsers instead) and disabling WordPress embeds, which prevent others from embedding content from your site, (so you don’t get any unwanted server requests from other websites), as well as preventing you (or your site editors) from embedding any content from other non-whitelisted sites.

In the Preload tab, you can enable the preloading of cache files. This means that your cache files will be preloaded as soon as your cache lifespan time expires or whenever you decide to manually clear your cache. You can enable sitemap-based preloading (compatible with sitemaps generated by the Yoast SEO plugin) and bot-based preloading. The main difference between the two is that the bot-based option immediately preloads cache for any newly created or updated post or page, while sitemap preloading does not. Most websites will get along fine without the preload bot, which is recommended for use only on well-performing servers.

If you use third-party resources on your site (like Google Fonts, for example), you can give your website a minor boost by inputting the domain name those resources come from into the designated field within the preload tab.

The Advanced Rules tab, as its name suggests, lets you fine tune your caching settings by choosing which URLs, Cookies, and User Agents never to cache, as well as which query strings you want to cache and which URLs you want purged from your cache whenever a post or page on your website is updated.

You can use the options in the Database tab to optimize your WordPress database. You get to choose the content you’d like to permanently delete from your database (such as revisions and auto drafts of posts and pages, spam comments, transients, etc.) and can also set an automatic cleanup of your database on a daily, monthly, or weekly basis.

If you use Amazon CloudFront, MaxCDN, or any other Content Delivery Network to optimize your site speed, the CDN tab lets you easily and seamlessly integrate your CDN of choice with WP Rocket.

The Add-ons tab makes it even easier to integrate compatible services like Cloudflare and Varnish with WP Rocket.

And last, but in no way least, the Tools tab, which lets you import and export your WP Rocket settings with the click of a button. Extremely useful if you have multiple sites you want to use the same WP Rocket setup on.

WP Rocket Pricing Packages

Depending on your needs, WP Rocket lets you choose from three license types:

  • The Single License costs $39 and will get you 1 year of support and updates for 1 website
  • The Plus License is $99 and includes 1 year of support and updates for up to 3 websites
  • The Infinite License, at $199, gets you 1 year of support and updates for an unlimited number of websites
The Takeaway

There’s a ton of caching plugins for you to choose from, some free, others not. And honestly, they’ll all do a solid job of speeding up your website. The only catch is that the free ones are usually tougher to set up and often require extensive technical knowledge to fine tune to perfection.

WP Rocket, on the other hand, provides a user interface that is not only beautiful but also thoroughly straightforward and intuitive. The team behind the plugin also has a great knowledgebase on their website, and if you ever do get stuck with anything, their support team is just a few clicks away.

So if you’re looking for a masterfully made caching solution that’s easy to use, beautiful to look at, and guaranteed to speed up your website, WP Rocket is definitely worth your money.

Still not convinced? Hop on over to the WP Rocket website to check out how it compares to some of the other most popular caching plugins out there.

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There are two things that make a successful website: great content and great speed. Now, while it’s completely up to you to deliver the captivating content that will keep your audience coming back for more, you’re not so alone when it comes to speeding up your WordPress website. All you need is a good caching plugin.

See, nothing drives people away like a slow-loading site. And even if the thought of a high bounce rate doesn’t make you break out in a cold sweat, you should keep in mind that website speed and performance also affects your search engine ranking. So if you want Google to be your friend, you’re going to want to make sure your site is optimized to the max.

There are several amazing WordPress caching plugins that can help you enhance your website’s performances and make sure no one jumps ship just because your pages aren’t loading fast enough. Today, we’re going to take an in-depth look at one of the top ones out there: WP Rocket.

WP Rocket Performance Test

There’s no use in beating around the bush, so let’s start by answering the important questions. Does it work and how well?

For the purposes of this review, I set up a simple blog post containing some text, a few high-res dummy images, and two embedded videos (one from YouTube, the other from Vimeo).

Here are my speed test results from Pingdom before I installed and set up the WP Rocket plugin:

And here’s what I got with WP Rocket running on my website:

Not too shabby at all. By simply enabling some basic options in the WP Rocket settings panel, I got a massive 57% improvement in my page load time, a 64% reduction in page size, and almost 50% less requests made to my server. And it took me less than ten minutes.

An In-Depth Look at WP Rocket’s Features

Once you install and activate WP Rocket, you’ll be greeted by the Dashboard. This is where you can see your basic account info, like what license you purchased and when it expires. You can also decide whether you want to participate in the WP Rocket Beta Testing Program, as well as perform some quick actions like cleaning your cache and initiating cache preloading. Nothing much to see here, in all honesty, except for the beautiful and extremely user-friendly design of WP Rocket’s settings.

It’s when you click on the Cache tab that things start getting interesting. Here, you can control your website’s caching options for mobile devices, logged-in WordPress users, and SSL- encrypted  connections. You can also set your cache lifespan, ensuring your cache is automatically cleared after a certain period of time.

The File Optimization tab lets you choose whether you’d like to minify and combine your HTML, CSS, and JavaScript files. And if you have any CSS or JS files that you want to keep intact, you can simply paste the URLs of those files into the designated fields to exclude them from any minification.

Besides minifying your files, you can also choose to optimize the delivery of your stylesheets by letting your pages load without CSS files, as well as letting your JavaScript files load deferred (note: Google looks upon both of these things favorably when scoring your page speed, *wink wink*).

The Media tab is where you can enable Lazy Loading for your website. This option makes sure images, videos, and all embedded media are only loaded when needed, i.e. as they come into view. This can greatly reduce the number of requests to your server and improve your initial page load time.

But Lazy Loading isn’t all the Media tab has to offer. You also have the option of disabling WordPress emojis (displaying the default emojis of your visitors’ browsers instead) and disabling WordPress embeds, which prevent others from embedding content from your site, (so you don’t get any unwanted server requests from other websites), as well as preventing you (or your site editors) from embedding any content from other non-whitelisted sites.

In the Preload tab, you can enable the preloading of cache files. This means that your cache files will be preloaded as soon as your cache lifespan time expires or whenever you decide to manually clear your cache. You can enable sitemap-based preloading (compatible with sitemaps generated by the Yoast SEO plugin) and bot-based preloading. The main difference between the two is that the bot-based option immediately preloads cache for any newly created or updated post or page, while sitemap preloading does not. Most websites will get along fine without the preload bot, which is recommended for use only on well-performing servers.

If you use third-party resources on your site (like Google Fonts, for example), you can give your website a minor boost by inputting the domain name those resources come from into the designated field within the preload tab.

The Advanced Rules tab, as its name suggests, lets you fine tune your caching settings by choosing which URLs, Cookies, and User Agents never to cache, as well as which query strings you want to cache and which URLs you want purged from your cache whenever a post or page on your website is updated.

You can use the options in the Database tab to optimize your WordPress database. You get to choose the content you’d like to permanently delete from your database (such as revisions and auto drafts of posts and pages, spam comments, transients, etc.) and can also set an automatic cleanup of your database on a daily, monthly, or weekly basis.

If you use Amazon CloudFront, MaxCDN, or any other Content Delivery Network to optimize your site speed, the CDN tab lets you easily and seamlessly integrate your CDN of choice with WP Rocket.

The Add-ons tab makes it even easier to integrate compatible services like Cloudflare and Varnish with WP Rocket.

And last, but in no way least, the Tools tab, which lets you import and export your WP Rocket settings with the click of a button. Extremely useful if you have multiple sites you want to use the same WP Rocket setup on.

WP Rocket Pricing Packages

Depending on your needs, WP Rocket lets you choose from three license types:

  • The Single License costs $39 and will get you 1 year of support and updates for 1 website
  • The Plus License is $99 and includes 1 year of support and updates for up to 3 websites
  • The Infinite License, at $199, gets you 1 year of support and updates for an unlimited number of websites
The Takeaway

There’s a ton of caching plugins for you to choose from, some free, others not. And honestly, they’ll all do a solid job of speeding up your website. The only catch is that the free ones are usually tougher to set up and often require extensive technical knowledge to fine tune to perfection.

WP Rocket, on the other hand, provides a user interface that is not only beautiful but also thoroughly straightforward and intuitive. The team behind the plugin also has a great knowledgebase on their website, and if you ever do get stuck with anything, their support team is just a few clicks away.

So if you’re looking for a masterfully made caching solution that’s easy to use, beautiful to look at, and guaranteed to speed up your website, WP Rocket is definitely worth your money.

Still not convinced? Hop on over to the WP Rocket website to check out how it compares to some of the other most popular caching plugins out there.

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If you use WordPress, then you probably know that WordPress 5.0 is reaching the pinnacle of its development cycle. According to the official WordPress website, Beta 1 launched on October 3rd, Beta 2 on October 29th, and Beta 3 on November 5th.

November 19th is set to be the official WordPress 5.0 release… and as you also probably know if you follow WordPress, that also means that the new block editor (the Gutenberg Block Editor) will become the new default post editor as of the 5.0 drop date.

But this also has some people worried. This is absolutely the biggest WordPress release of 2018, but that doesn’t mean that everything is going to go smoothly for everyone. So in this post, we are going to talk about the Gutenberg Block Editor, potential problems that could arise from it becoming the new default post editor, and what you can do to protect your site and avoid breaking it when everything drops on November 19th.

Alright, let’s dive in!

Main Changes in WordPress 5.0 & Release Date

WordPress 5.0 has gotten a lot of attention as a premier WordPress release, mostly because of the Gutenberg Editor. Of course, keep in mind that the release date could vary a little bit, based on what WordPress needs. They have been intentionally open about the fact that they may need a little more time than the target date of November 19th, 2018… but so far, everything points toward a release as scheduled, which is good news.

Moving on from that, it is fairly needless to say that the adoption of a new and improved block editor like this can be difficult for some to swallow. There are a lot of people who might feel like this is an unnecessary step that WordPress is taking… but rest assured, most of us agree that the time has indeed come for an overhaul.

And right now, everything points toward Gutenberg being an awesome re-imagination of the editor system in WordPress… though it could also be labeled as a ‘bold leap forward.’

(We will move on to talk about the Gutenberg Block Editor in a moment. But let’s take a minute to cover some of the other expected changes coming to us via the new 5.0 WordPress update.)

Aside from the block editor change, the biggest thing that you are going to see in this new release is how the WordPress team handles further releases. In the past, it was the custom for WordPress to get two major releases every year, with mini-updates in-between.

But WordPress is actually moving away from that framework with WordPress 5.0. Instead, they are making an effort to remove the pressures of deadlines altogether… planning, instead, to update over time, but with bigger and more meaningful ‘macro’ updates.

Most of the changes that we are seeing to WordPress 5.0 are changes that make this new process more streamlined.

But… with that being said, here are a few changes you might look out for coming down the pipe as they employ this new process.

  • A more intuitive site-building toolset
  • It may get easier to create applications based on the platform framework, thanks to improvements in the WordPress Rest API.
  • Page builder plugins may become a bit less relevant
  • Custom theme building might get a lot easier, thanks to the implementation of ‘Blocks’ and the Gutenberg Block Editor

Alright. Now that we have discussed some of the changes that we may be seeing as a result of the new 5.0 framework, let’s now focus on the purpose of this article… the Gutenberg Block Editor.

Here is what you need to know.

Gutenberg Block Editor What is It?

The Gutenberg Block Editor will now serve as the ‘default post editor’ for WordPress, as of version 5.0. According to WordPress.org, this editor provides ‘a modern, media-rich editing experience’ that you can use to create ‘flexible, beautiful content without writing a single line of code.’ It also allows you to dive right into the modern programming APIs, however… which are also provided by the block editor.

There is a lot to learn about Gutenberg. But you can read about the entire project here. There are some really good frequently asked questions on that page, so if you are looking for more technical content regarding the new block editor, that is where you will want to start.

We all know that the need to write code is what has kept some developers from switching over to WordPress.com (it is also why some developers love it). This is partly why sites like Wix.com have taken off. Some people just don’t know how to do it—so the fact that this new editor gives you the option to not be required to know how to write code is a serious leap in a good direction for WordPress.

Of course, this poses its own limitations on the framework as well… but WordPress is also working on the API to make sure that developers who wish to use code can still do so without being needlessly hindered.

How to Install It

The best way to install the new Gutenberg Block Editor, as of right now, is to visit www.wordpress.org/Gutenberg/. Right now, the editor is available as a plugin, and users are actually encouraged to download it and use it with a dummy or test-site to get a feel for it before it drops as a part of the official WordPress 5.0 release.

With that being said, the Classic Editor will still be available as a plugin for those who are not ready for the shift to Gutenberg. But we will talk more about that in a moment!

Behind the Scenes

One important thing to understand about this new block editor is that it is being released alongside a new default theme, which WordPress is calling ‘Twenty Nineteen.’ This theme allows you to take full advantage of Gutenberg coming right out of the gate, and was designed with the block editor in mind.

Of course, the beautiful thing about the new block editor is that it makes use of ‘blocks’ to make editing and designing your WordPress site as streamlined, easy, and common-sense as ever. The Intuitiveness of the new framework is truly an innovation—and we believe that WordPress is heading in an awesome direction with it.

But, with that being said, that doesn’t mean that there are not going to be problems with it, either. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that it will work with every single theme and plugin that exists for WordPress. WordPress has actually done a lot of work to make sure that everything they have to offer will work well and look wonderful within the new editor, but that only covers a portion of the content out there.

The biggest potential problems with the editor, as it turns out, can really be traced back to two possibilities.

  • Plugins that use custom meta boxes or that customize the classic post editor may not work right with the new block editor
  • Themes that customize the classic post editor may not work quite right, either

In other words, you have the potential to really break your site if you are not completely ready for the new editor… and that could be a big problem.

What Are the Pros & Cons of the New Block Editor?

The Gutenberg Block Editor actually gives us a wide array of advantages that, moving forward, will be incredibly useful. But it is also not without its downsides. Here are the basic pros and cons that you can expect to run into with the new editor update in 5.0.

Pros

  • It will provide a better, more flexible editing experience that more people can enjoy
  • It will give users a Medium-Style editor to simplify things and make them easier
  • Blocks!!! Blocks are awesome, and will mostly do away with widgets and menus
  • The interface is more user-friendly
  • It is mobile-friendly

Cons

  • As of right now, there will not be any Markdown support
  • There may not be responsive columns, at least in the beginning
  • The learning curve MIGHT be a problem for some… though for all intents and purposes, Gutenberg should actually be EASIER to use for most people
  • Compatibility issues have been a problem so far with the new block editor—especially for older WordPress sites that have used the classic editor, widgets, and ‘outer fringe’ themes for years
  • APIs may be less accessible through Gutenberg—which will spell difficulties for developers. The good news, though, is that WordPress might develop this further
What to Do to Avoid Breaking Your Site with WordPress 5.0

The best answer to this question is to start by installing the Classic Editor before the update, to be used until you know for sure that your site is ready for Gutenberg. Many plugin and theme owners will need to update their code bases to make sure that their products will work with WordPress 5.0 and the new block editor, so potential problems will invariably be discovered quickly once the update drops.

WordPress.org even says that you should consider setting up a test site to play with the new tools and get used to them.

As a general rule, Gutenberg should play nice with StudioPress themes right out of the box. But… that doesn’t mean that it is going to work seamlessly with every theme and plugin that exists right now.

There is also something to be said for how WordPress is setting up the future of the platform. The idea of using ‘Blocks’ is one that is really taking WordPress into a more user-friendly direction. There is a very good chance that this will increase the scale of the community over the next 10 years… and if that happens, there is also a very good chance that WordPress will get bigger and better as time goes on.

As it turns out, everyone’s favorite freeware web platform might just get even bigger—and most of us cannot wait to see how these changes make the experience of using it better in the long-term.

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According to almost everyone, PHP 7.2 is (not surprisingly) now the recommended PHP version for WordPress. In fact, the WordPress team itself recommends that you use PHP 7.2 for optimal performance, and to make your WordPress site as stable as possible.

But as far as PHP is concerned, how good is 7.2 when you really put it under a microscope? Is it really a good choice for WordPress?

In this article, these are the main questions that we are going to be answering. But first, let’s do a little bit of catching-up.

What Is PHP?

PHP is an open-source, general-purpose scripting language. It is predominantly used in creating web pages, can be embedded in HTML code, and can be used across many different types of platforms. PHP technically stands for “Hypertext Preprocessor,” despite the fact that the acronym does not quite add up. PHP used to stand for “Personal Home Page” back in the day, but now, it stands for the recursive acronym: “PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor.”

It can be used on platforms like Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, Linux, many different variations of the Unix system… almost any platform that you might want to use. It is used for server-side scripting, for writing desktop applications, and for accessing databases.

In fact, PHP has long been known for its superior strength in the ‘accessing databases’ category. It can access more than 20 different types of databases, and can be used to output images, Flash movies, and PDF files from your website, etc.

But if you are a web developer with any WordPress or PHP experience, you probably already know this. You probably also know that WordPress still supports PHP 5, but that the PHP project has continued to evolve since then. It got a big update when PHP 7 came out, and got some pretty awesome new features when PHP 7.2 was released.

So let’s take a moment to talk about some of those features.

New Features On PHP 7.2

PHP 7.2 was officially launched in November of 2017, so it has now been out for quite a little while. It features some new functions and improvements that are of particular interest to WordPress users, most of which focus on security improvements, new usage features, and performance enhancements.

First of all, the Libsodium application-layer cryptography library used to be made available through PECL, but it is now included as a part of the core in PHP 7.2. This actually makes PHP the very first programming language, of all time, to add a modern cryptography to the standard library—which is quite awesome.

Argon 2 is now included as a hashing algorithm, which is pretty cool.

PHP 7.2 is also said to run about 13% faster than 7.1 did, which is a pretty big performance boost. It is also said to run about 20% faster than 7.0, and 250% faster than PHP 5.6!

But what is even more amazing is that about 4 out of 10 WordPress users still haven’t updated from PHP 5.6… which kind of blows our minds a little bit… but it is what it is.

Support is also an issue to be discussed where 7.2 is concerned. 7.0 will reach the end of its critical support toward the later part of 2018, and PHP 7.1 will not be supported either after December of 2018. So if you wish to continue getting support for your version of PHP, you will obviously have to upgrade before then (though why wouldn’t you want to?).

Migrating to 7.2 is also a pretty pain-free experience, for the most part (at least, it is if you are migrating from 7 or 7.1).

But now that we have talked about some of the core functions and improvements in 7.2, let’s talk about how WordPress performs with it.

How Does WordPress Perform On PHP 7.2?

First of all, WordPress.org refers to PHP version 7.2 as their default version of PHP. They recommend in their host requirements that you find a host that supports…

  • PHP version 7.2 or greater
  • MySQL 5.6 or greater, or MariaDB 10.0 or greater
  • HTTPS support

They also say that they recommend Apache or Nginx as servers, but they also go on to say that any server that supports PHP and MySQL will do (source).

They also say, further down on the page, that WordPress works with PHP 5.2.4 or greater, but that these versions have reached official end of life… and as such, may expose your site to security vulnerabilities.

So this is the first thing to understand about PHP 7.2. WordPress.org, along with pretty much everyone else who uses or develops within WordPress, recommends 7.2 as the new standard.

And there are many good reasons for this.

In general, PHP 7 itself brought about major changes in pretty much four major areas. These were…

  1. Performance
  2. Refactoring
  3. Cleanup
  4. Type System

In fact, companies like Badoo actually saved a lot of money when they switched from PHP 5 to PHP 7. According to one statistic, it was estimated that Badoo saved about one million dollars just from switching to the upgraded version of PHP, mostly because they were able to answer requests faster, and because doing so required less server power.

The upgrade to PHP 7 has also been rather affectionately referred to as ‘green IT,’ because the upgrade reduces the load on servers for major companies to such a degree that you could actually say that it is even ‘good for the planet!’

But when you ask the question “what specifically do you need to know about the upgrade to PHP 7.2,” it turns out that the answer is actually a pretty simple one. In other words, if you are familiar with PHP 7, then you will already know most of what needs to be known about PHP 7.2.

PHP 7.2 was actually a pretty minor release when you compare it to 7.1, especially when you compare it to the changes that occurred between versions 5 and 7. In fact, some have gone as far as to say that it is a pretty ‘boring’ software release, when you consider everything… not because it is not a good upgrade, but because this version of PHP has just gotten so mature that it isn’t really that ‘exciting’ or dramatic.

In other words, PHP 7.2 is a very modern, and professional, realization of what PHP has been doing for years.

In Conclusion

Without getting incredibly technical, it would be more than fair to say that PHP 7.2 is definitely an improvement—though it is not exactly groundbreaking. But perhaps most importantly, some of the changes that have been made between 7 and 7.2 do more to give us a reason to move away from PHP 5 than anything else—and that is actually pretty important.

In a world where so many people are still running PHP 5.6 with their WordPress, maybe these reasons will be enough to compel them to move forward and migrate to a newer version.

The migration process itself, as stated before, is not painful. But that was meant in the context of updating from an earlier version of 7 to 7.2. If you are migrating all the way back from a version of 5, then be aware that there are definitely a few ‘breaking changes’ that may affect your WordPress site.

We have heard some people say that the migration process is better done in steps, moving through the different versions slowly and fixing the problems as they arise. This can be an especially useful way to go if you are still running an older version of 5.

But the most important thing to keep in mind is this… that upgrading to PHP 7.2 is going to increase WordPress performance by a significant margin and increase your security, especially if you have yet to upgrade to 7. It is also going to keep you current with support, and that is super important.

We managed to score 100 score on Pingdom website speed test tool for the first time when doing some other tweaking at the same time.

If you are not a programmer, then some of what you might hear about PHP 7.2 is probably confusing. But if you run a WordPress website, it could certainly be to your benefit to read up on how to use PHP with your site, because eventually your site will suffer (at least to a certain extent… that, or you will find yourself severely limited) if you don’t at least get a little more comfortable with using it.

And of course, if you are planning to freelance at all within the WordPress community, it almost goes without saying that PHP is an essential skillset to master. You should at least have a working knowledge of it before trying your hand at WordPress development, as it is currently use by a wide majority of websites on the internet, especially among content management systems that are popular with non-technical people (aka, WordPress).

So yes. WordPress performance on PHP 7.2 is awesome. Perhaps not the kind of awesome that one would expect from the update, but the kind of awesome that would definitely inspire one to finally update to the latest version… especially if you are still running an older version of 5… which in this day and age, is just becoming more and more ‘ancient,’ as the updates stack up.

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Are you providing financial and insurance services? Then, you’ve got to build a present-day web presence that makes people trust you over the competition. Building a catchy and trustworthy website may be a complicated matter when done from ground zero. That’s why, we’d like to help you with the task of building a finance/insurance website by presenting you the top 10 finance and insurance WordPress themes of this summer.

How to Choose Your Ideal Finance/Insurance Theme?

Modern finance/insurance WordPress themes come with a set of characteristics that make creating your website a simple task. However, not all of them contain all the goodies you need. So, choosing the theme for your future website, hunt for the following features:

  • As your website should be equally appealing and usable on a screen of any device, hunt for the templates that take responsiveness seriously.
  • As your website should fully meet your professional vision, opt for the templates with rich configuration options, custom-tailored widgets, modules and more.
  • If you don’t feel like messing around with your site’s code, you need a template that’s shipped with a WYSIWYG, i.e. drag-n-drop editor.
  • Do you want to see your website among the first in search results? A template with pre-made SEO optimization and extended SEO options will make you happy.
  • As high usability is what currently wins you new clients online, you’ve got to opt for a template that brings a cornucopia of additional premium niche-related plugins free.
  • And, no doubt, you don’t want your web presence be victimized by malware, so entrust it only to the well-established template providers.

This is a lot to consider, isn’t it? We’ve surveyed the market for you to bring you the top 10 finance/insurance themes that meet all the above-mentioned requirements with flying colors. If you’re ready to see them, go ahead and don’t forget to learn more about each item with ‘Live Demo’ and ‘Details’ links below.

Imperion: Multipurpose Business Marketing WordPress Theme

Imperion template is one of the finest solutions you can find to rock the finance world. Each of its demos enchants with engaging grid and mosaic layouts, idiosyncratic widgets and eye-catching visuals. There are 8 separate template skins included to the pack, to let you choose the design that’s either more on reserved and professional or on a brighter catchy side.

Now, let’s briefly discuss the ample functionally that this Awwwards nominated theme brings you. First of all, the mesmerizing Revolution slider comes at hand. With it you can become a pro at adding dynamic content-loaded slides to your website pages. What’s more, you get hold of Elementor, the most popular visual website editor, as well as of JetElements pack that multiplies the potential of this editor. Also, you get the JetMenu plugin that makes creating astonishing MegaMenus of any complexity a task so easy to accomplish.

Bitcoiner: Bitcoin WordPress Template

Choose progress and become a cryptocurrency guru with the impressive Bitcoiner template. It brings together bold, variegated fonts, hand-crafted visuals and icons and stylish Parallax that turns your website pages into masterpieces. With this template, you can additionally customize every website page within Elementor in a snap. JetElements pack brings you ready-made content blocks and modules to help you with this task.

In fact, Bitcoiner template was created specifically for corporate clients to ensure their fast-growing needs with the newest functionality. For example, the theme brings you a Bitcoin calculator that boosts usability of your website with its simple and comprehensive interface. What’s more, the theme takes care of saving your time on website customization with Live Customizer.

Legacy: Financial Consultant WordPress Website

Professional, eye-pleasing and usable, Legacy template is built to win over the hearts and wallets of your client pool. This template values you customer trust above all and doesn’t miss a single opportunity to convey your professionalism, reliability and efficiency.

Legacy template is designed to convert users at an impressive rate. It’s furnished with a number of optimized CTAs that are smartly placed to drive conversions. It also has a floating ‘Request a Free Consultation’ bar that keeps reminding your customers that it takes next to nothing to get a preliminary consultation with you. All in all, Legacy template establishes you as a fair and transparent financial consultant that really helps the clients and delivers what’s expected and even more.

BitChain: Bitcoin WordPress Site Design

Like other professional finance themes, BitChain template is easy to install and configure to the degree you want. Customization can be done either using the site control panel or the much-loved Visual Composer. This plugin lets you customize every block and element of your website to achieve the design of unparalleled uniqueness.

To let you launch the site quicker, the theme brings you a number of sample pages, such as About Us, Services, Reviews, Calculator and Contact Details. For these pages, you can choose one of the pre-made layouts or create your custom one. Moreover, this template has full SEO optimization. It’s indexing-optimized code and extended metadata settings help you rank higher in search results and enjoy more traffic.

Roox: Insurance Agency WordPress Site

Roox insurance agency theme has everything you would ever wish for building an impactful online presence. This theme has a robust yet flexible structure, enhanced with an array of premium plugins and unique pages. The template has the pre-built plugins to let people preview your time-table on any device and book an appointment online.

With Roox, it’s simple to display the outline of the services you provide in a professional manner. With the help of comprehensive shortcodes, you can add a services section to the sidebar or main body of every page of your website or create a stunning services-dedicated page. Other plugins included to the pack include the tailor-made team members and gallery plugins, as well as the Power drag-n-drop website builder.

Perfect Corporate WordPress Theme

Perfect is the theme that deserves being the apple of your eye. Its lightweight, yet fascinating layouts are available in a number of colors thanks to trouble-free color customization. What’s more, the Perfect theme brings you a mind-boggling set of home page layouts, so that you can choose the front piece of your website without losing extra time on extended customization.

Perfect is a best-selling template due to its impressive flexibility. This theme offers you 10 top header styles, 12 top menu styles and 10 custom footer versions. Built on the popular Redux framework, the theme is ready to be customized with the pre-built King Composer. Moreover, this template brings you a number of premium add-ons free, including three most popular translation plugins, MailChimp, Carousel and Instagram Feed add-ons and much more.

LoanDolphin: Bank One Page WordPress Template

If you represent a bank or a loan company, LoanDolphin template will help you impressively boost online conversion. This theme brings you pixel-perfect, eye-pleasing designs, new-age gradients, enticing imagery and immersive layouts. The clear-cut storytelling design of this one-pager is enhanced with LazyLoad that provides for stylish Gallery section display, as well as with custom icons that take your bulleted lists up a notch.

What’s more, LoanDolpin theme delivers you 7 stunning header layouts, enhanced with the impossible-to-miss CTA buttons. The display of other website sections is beautified with a number of premium Cherry plugins. Thanks to this plugins, your site will look superior and be more usable than the websites of your competitors that miss such all-encompassing functionality.

MineBit: Cryptocurrency/Bitcoin WordPress Website

The MineBit finance template is tailored to the needs of cryptocurrency businesses of any scale. The impressive design of this theme is complemented with a collection of more than 600 enticing Google Fonts and a prolific set of modules to display the content of your website the way you wish. The theme gives you the ability to edit the colors of every of theme’s components and drag-n-drop content blocks to achieve the most pleasing interface.

Even without the basic programming knowledge, you’ll be able to fully customize the look of the MineBit theme and achieve the utmost usability. Moreover, the theme’s developers know coding and SEO-optimization inside-out. Developing MineBit theme, they made their best to ensure full compliance with the ranking algorithms of Google, Bing and Yahoo.

Tradex: Forex Trading WordPress Site Design

Powerful and fully editable, Tradex theme lets users fully focus their attention on Forex trading options with its clean and concise layouts. The theme’s layouts can be tweaked in a variety of ways by simply dragging and dropping elements within the Power page builder interface. Moreover, Live Customizer is the pre-built tool that reveals the results of color/header/footer/social options customization straight away thanks to its Ajax capabilities.

Tradex theme provides you with the ease of position management of stock exchange, consulting, currency trading and other information. Moreover, user-friendly navigation lets users come across the needed information about brokers in an instant. Finally, social integration options encourage site guests to spread the word about your trading platform and traders in a couple of clicks.

Bankorama: Personal Banking WordPress Site

Bankorama is a personal banking theme that lets you win over new clients with its amiable, fresh interface. The incredible functionality and efficient UI of this template lets you arrange appointments, master projects, showcase services, introduce team members, show off testimonials, run an engrossing blog and much more.

With lots of banking themes and websites being analyzed prior to the creation of Bankorama, this theme interweaves the best practices and techniques currently available for this niche. Its glossy layouts reflect on the most recent web design trends and deliver you classy color options that you can’t miss a chance to play around with. Additionally, Bankorama features an unsurpassable drag-n-drop editing experience and over 35 incredible widgets to reinforce the interface of your website. As a bonus, you get all the Live Demo imagery, as well as 15 thematic images that would make a masterpiece out of any web page.

That’s the end of our today’s showcase. The themes we’ve presented meet the current state of web design art and bring you the most advanced features you can dream of in one pack. We wish you find your perfect template among them and soar to new heights with its help!

If you have any questions or considerations regarding these finance and insurance WordPress themes, do not doubt to address them in the Comments section below.

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Eating out has become an important integral part of our modern life, as it saves our time. The Internet has made the process of finding and selecting a place to eat much faster and easier, so a good website of a restaurant makes the restaurant more popular and successful. If you think that creating a website must be a long and expensive matter, you are mistalen. With ready-made Restaurant WordPress Templates launching your website will take you only a few days.

There are numerous advantages of using ready-made themes to create your website. Firstly, you can browse different templates, compare them, and choose the one that will be the most appropriate for your café or restaurant. Unlike custom webpages that are created specially for you, ready-made theme are developed by professionals with regard to the needs of a particular sphere, so you don’t need to list all the features that you need before your site starts to be created. So, you don’t have to wait and you save a considerable amount of money, as you don’t have to pay for the specific work of web designers and developers.

Secondly, you can experiment with layouts and background, as ready-made themes are highly customizable. In this case you will personally see what your website will look like, and you will be able to adjust any elements that you need yourself to get a result that you like. Thirdly, ready-made themes are responsive, which means they adjust to different screens and browsers to make your website look perfect on any device.

So, grab an opportunity to look at a collection of marvelous restaurant WordPress themes to choose your ideal template and build your website.

Max Restaurant – Responsive WordPress Theme

Including Visual Composer, a powerful drag-and-drop page builder, and multiple theme options, this template will be easily transformed into an efficient website for a restaurant. Take advantage of a revolution slider to present posts in the most appropriate way, and choose from numerous page and post options to arrange information on your site. Furthermore, this template features advanced typography options and Google-integrated fonts, so you can change fonts to match the style of your company. Additionally, the theme contains a WordPress multilingual plugin, so you can translate your site into different languages.

Bettaso – Gourmet Restaurant WordPress Theme

This fully responsive theme will satisfy those who want to build an effective restaurant website quickly and easily, as it is built with powerful drag-and-drop builder and offers advanced theme options. You can attract your visitors with Parallax effect and a video background, and impress them with the site’s functionality. With the Dropdown menu, you can present your dishes and foods in different categories and subcategories, while content modules will let you add information of different kinds to your page. Moreover, your customers will enjoy using a calendar and a booking form to order necessary items on a particular date.

Trattorio – Exquisite Restaurant Elementor WordPress Theme

Built with Elementor, this theme gives you lots of possibilities to create a restaurant website of your dreams, because you will get numerous widgets to organize your website. Arranging information in columns, changing heading, adding counters, buttons and icons, displaying image galleries with the help of a carousel, and indicating locations on the map are just some of the various options included into the template. Moreover, you will not have to learn coding skills to create a website, and you will see all the changes you make without reloading the page due to Live Customizer.

Cuisinette – European Cuisine Restaurant WordPress Theme

Being stylish and elegant, this theme includes multiple pre-built pages for the easiness of use, so you can instantly create a portfolio, a blog, or a testimonials page. Also, you can choose from 4 headers and 3 footers, as well as add different plugins that your site needs. For instance, with Cherry Projects you can showcase your most successful works, with Cherry Team Members you can present information about your staff, and with Cherry Services you can demonstrate the selection of services that your company offers. Moreover, different social widgets will help you promote your business online.

Gusto – Bistro Restaurant WordPress Theme

With flexible drag-and-drop page builder included into this theme, you can create a website for a restaurant without any difficulties and without the need to touch the code. Choose from more than 25 modules, apply different layouts, and add content of different types to your page. You can insert images, buttons, bar counters, call-to-action buttons, maps and many other elements that you need. Additionally, your clients will love the possibility to reserve a table at your restaurant using an Appointment Manager directly on your website. Also, with social media widgets sharing information will become a matter of seconds, which will help you build a stronger online presence.

Plantables – Veggie Restaurant WordPress Theme

This smart-looking theme with different background options will help you create an impressive vegetarian website full of different functions. With a special Restaurant Menu, you can arrange your dishes into a dropdown menu with various categories and subcategories. Adding Live Search function will facilitate your customers’ search, as they will see the results as soon as they start typing in their request. Furthermore, different social options, including a contact form and a newsletter subscription, will ensure constant connection between your company and your clients, while a calendar and a booking form will give your customers a possibility to book a table easily on your site.

La Food – Italian Cusinine Restaurant Responsive WordPress Theme

Built with powerful drag-and-drop page builder, this template allows you to choose from numerous layout options, more than 25 modules and a library of presets to create a website easily without touching a single line of coding. Customizing your website will also be an enjoyable experience, as you can add content of different types, such as images and audio, countdown timers and call-to-action buttons, contact forms and maps, and many more with various content modules. In addition, Cherry plugins, such as Team Members, Services, Testimonials, Projects, and so on, will let you present information about your restaurant in the most effective way. As Live Customizer is a part of this theme, you will see all the changes you make instantly, without having to reload your page.

Delicia – Excellent Restaurant Responsive WordPress Theme

This attractive template is suitable for creating a website for various restaurants, as it includes multiple background and customization options. Build menus of different complexity with a dropdown menu, add high-quality pictures to media galleries, and include various widgets to advance your site’s functionality without changing even a single line of coding. Moreover, Cherry Plugins will help you organize information about your company’s staff, projects, and services, as well as add people’s testimonials. Numerous social options, a newsletter subscription, a user registration and a login form, a contact form and a commenting system will guarantee that your customers will have multiple ways to stay in touch with you.

Hidalgo – Aromatic Mexican Food Restaurant WordPress Theme

Modern and stylish, this theme has got numerous background options to create an amazing website for a café or restaurant. To catch your visitors’ attention the moment they open your website, add a background video or Parallax effect. The site’s functionality will be also impressive, as you can create an efficient dropdown menu of different complexity, add content of various types, and insert different widgets. Social media widgets that include Instagram Board and Twitter Feed, for instance, will promote your company online. Moreover, the site is WPML-ready, so you can translate your webpage into different languages to reach a wider audience.

Italica – Multifunctional Restaurant WordPress Theme

This multipurpose theme includes a package of 6 pre-designed skins that gives you a chance to create websites for different restaurants. It also has multiple layout options and different content modules that will let you add data of different types, including audio, images, buttons, bar counters, maps, and so on. Numerous custom widgets will let you not only present information in an appealing way, such as with post carousels and sliders, but also increase your site’s functionality. Undoubtedly, your customers will appreciate the possibility to book an appointment online and to share information in different social networks.

As a conclusion, restaurant WordPress themes are equipped with different widgets and plugins that will advance your site’s functionality. They will give your customers a possibility to find your café or restaurant on a map, to look at the menu, to find dishes they want to try, and even to book a table online.

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Freelancing is becoming more and more popular in many places around the world, especially with the growth of the internet and its influence over daily life. Not only are more people using freelancing as a main source of income, but many people are also choosing freelancing as a means to supplement their hourly employment as well.

In the end, freelancing offers several benefits that many professionals nowadays are finding more and more difficult to ignore. Freelancing gives you freedom, flexibility, and the ability to pursue your passion for your craft without compromising and working directly for an employer.

But there are also some challenges—and finding quality projects is one of them.

WordPress is the world’s most popular CMS, and has proven to be an awesome source for freelancing and remote work. But where can you find quality jobs that are based on WordPress?

With more and more freelancers competing for the good jobs, you may find yourself forced to deal with a more and more challenging landscape. But fear not, because there are ways around this.

In this post, we are going to share 15 sites where you can look for remote WordPress jobs (not necessarily arranged in any particular order). Granted, these sites might not be the silver-bullet to your freelancing woes, but they can serve as an excellent place to start.

Let’s get started.

1… Codeable.io

Codeable.io advertises itself as the ‘#1 outsourcing service for WordPress,’ and to be super honest, they are probably not lying. If you are a WordPress Expert, then this site can put you in front of 30,000 professional clients who may be interested in what you have to offer.

You can think of Codeable as an exclusive marketplace for freelancers who specialize in WordPress. The catch here is that they do not accept just anyone. But if you’ve got the skills to pay the bills, you can earn a minimum of $60 per hour on this site.

2… RemoteOk.io

Remote OK is actually an offshoot of the website Nomad List. This website deals exclusively with remote jobs, so you won’t have to worry so much about where the jobs are originating from if the goal is to work remotely.

This site may not have quite as many listings as some, but they do offer the ability to list jobs in several different categories, including software development, customer support, marketing, design, non-tech, online teaching, etc.

3… Krop.com

Krop is a website that is dedicated to helping people who are looking for tech, design, and/or creative jobs. Their site allows you to build a profile and a portfolio to help you get noticed by companies who are looking to hire freelancers. They also maintain a list of jobs that employers post in hopes of finding professionals to work with.

Many of these jobs are actually on-site, but you can find remote jobs here as well. They also have a lot of WordPress jobs posted here, though you cannot filter them out—which is a little bit of a downside, so your searches will have to be manual.

4… Upwork.com

Upwork is one of the largest freelancing sites online. It was created when Elance merged with ODesk, and has since been a pretty tried-and-true place to find good freelancing and remote jobs.

This site can hook you up with TONS of quality WordPress jobs, but it does come with some downsides. The bidding system can be frustrating, with many employers choosing to go for the lowest bidder… which creates a ‘race to the bottom dollar’ that may not give everyone fair scrutiny. It is also pretty densely populated by freelancers… but it is still a good site to try if you are serious about remote WordPress work.

5… Jobs.wordpress.net

This site is actually a part of the WordPress website family, and can even be reached via the footer on WordPress.org. This is, essentially, a place where people can outsource work for WordPress sites. You can find all kinds of different WordPress-related jobs here, though some are still location-specific.

There is, however, a location column that you can check to double-check on this—so that makes the process a bit easier and more user-friendly if you are looking for something that is more strictly remote.

6… Smashing Jobs

Smashingmagazine.com hosts this page as their job board, which is intended to ‘help designers and developers alike to find jobs and connect with great companies.’

The site will allow you to filter by full-time and freelance job types, which is pretty awesome… though you have to double-check each listing to see if you are looking at a remote job or not.

7… The Post Status Job Board

This job board, hosted on Poststatus.com, is said to be ‘the best way for serious WordPress professionals to find qualified, full-time positions at great companies.’

It may not have quite as many jobs as some of the sites on our list, but the big advantage to this one is that every single job pertains to WordPress. Some are location specific and some are remote, though… so keep an eye on that when you start browsing.

8… Freelancer.com

Freelancer is a website that gives experts and freelancers the ability to meet each other, network, and work together. According to the website, ‘millions of small businesses’ use the website to help them complete projects, so this is an obvious go-to for people looking for quality WordPress work.

At any given time, there are usually over 2,000 different WordPress jobs to sift through. That is a pretty good deal, even if some of them don’t pay as much as they might be worth.

9… AngelList

According to the landing page on angel.co/jobs, close to 25,000 of the world’s best technology companies/startups are actually hiring on AngelList.

This site actually collects jobs from startups. And though these jobs are not necessarily WordPress specific, you can filter job listings using a wide range of criteria. This site is actually known for how detailed their filtering system is, so finding the jobs you want should be a breeze on this one.

10…Toptal

If you visit Toptal.com, you will find a freelancing website for the top 3% of freelancers online. But if you visit toptal.com/wordpress, you will find the page of this site that deals specifically with WordPress development.

You will have to apply to gain entrance to this site… but once you are in, you will find jobs that pay way better than average. This site is focused more on the ‘elite’ online freelancing presence.

11… Skip The Drive

This site is dedicated specifically to helping freelancers with remote and work-from-home jobs. They do not offer a ton of WordPress specific jobs, but those that do get posted to the site are remote… so it is still a good site to check out.

They’ve even been featured on websites like Fox Business, INC., and Yahoo! News… so their reputation is actually quite good online.

12… WPhired

This site focuses specifically on helping people to find WordPress jobs, which makes it an obvious site to include on our list.

One weird thing about this site is that it seems to require posters to select a location… so at first glance, it would seem that they don’t post remote jobs. But if you read through job descriptions, you will find that many of the jobs actually specifically target remote developers.

13… WPmudev

You will have to pay for a membership to this site, but you admittedly get a lot for your money. It is also fair to mention that this site is not quite as active as it used to be, but it may be worth the free 30 day trial to see what kind of WordPress jobs you can find on it.

You may or may not find something good, but it could be worth a try.

14… StartUpJobs Asia

This site focuses more specifically on jobs based in Asia, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t find some quality remote work if you browse it and give it a chance.

There are, admittedly, quite a few WordPress jobs on this site, so it might be worth a peak if you are interested in a WP job that you can work on from home.

15… We Work Remotely

This site specifically focuses on jobs that ‘aren’t restricted by commutes or a particular geographic area.’

A simple WordPress search should yield all kinds of possibilities when looking through job listings. There might not be a ton of them on this site, but the population on the site is quite large, and that supports better opportunities than you will find on some other sites… making We Work Remotely a solid performer in the online WP jobs search market.

These might not be the only websites where you can potentially find WordPress jobs, but they are a great place to get started… especially if you hope to find a freelance or remote WordPress job that you can leverage to put your WP skills to better use.

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In the era of inventions and technology development, it is highly important to be able to present yourself properly, in a favorable light. Especially when it comes to showing your creativity and artistic skills. The nowadays world offers various solutions how to catch viewers’ attention and attract customers, and one of the best-known is the Internet. Using the World Wide Web, you can create a stunning advertisement for your projects, expand your audience and raise income with the help of appealing WordPress themes for artists or custom designs. Want to know how it works? Let’s dive into research.

How to build an inspiring art studio online?
  • At first, choose the direction you want to develop your skills in. It may be an art gallery, artist portfolio, web-design, interior decoration etc. If you have doubts and want to concern yourself with a creative profession, take some classes in the photo school or visit the professional art studio.
  • Try to imagine the design you enjoy. It’s well-known that working on something you like is a source of positive emotions and job satisfaction that will influence the materials quality and your clients’ mood. If you have enough time – draw the simple sketch to better understand what you need.
  • After that, find out which features are essential, secondary and advantageous. For example, if you are going to start an art blog, there is no need to add an appointment booking plugin, but an eye-catching gallery script will be mission-critical.
  • When you already know what to pay attention to, it’s time to pick up the suitable theme for WordPress according to the desired design elements. Actually, you may use any platform you like, but WordPress is a web-development leader, as it is of high-quality and easy in use.
  • And, at last, check out the live demos under each template to make the final decision. They are available by the links below each template description in this collection, so you will have an opportunity to see every detail in action and try the themes in advance.

Now, you know how to set up a creative website without any great effort. So, why wait? Let’s bounce over to the shortlist of 10 top-rated artists WordPress themes!

Simplicity & Style – Art Studio WordPress Theme

As you can see, this template has a sober-colored design with minimal style and convenient structure. It is complemented with a useful calendar, flexible commenting system, drop-down elements and various social options. Besides, it will inspire your clients with the Parallax scrolling effect, top-notch media library, performance optimization, and revolution slider.

Creative Gallery Responsive WordPress Theme

The template features powerful visual design, fully-fledged project pages, and easy installation. It will be suitable for both novice users and experienced web-developers, thanks to its easy installation. It can be used as a blog or gallery, so you will be able to combine these two site types in order to attract new clients and share your experience.

Front-Rank Museum Theme for WordPress

This theme is powered by the famous drag-and-drop page builder also known as a visual composer that will help you to customize your website without even touching its code. Just move any element to another place and the code will be changed, so you won’t need programming education. Also, you will have an opportunity to present your museum page properly using an awe-inspiring revolution slider.

Archeology Museum Website WordPress Template

The template is notable for its powerful design, ease of use, convenient administrator panel, and multiple theme options included. It has plenty of custom widgets, page and post meta options that will help you to quickly optimize the theme and adjust it to your needs. In addition, this design is translation ready, so it will be suitable for international projects.

Handmade Blog Ecwid-Ready WordPress Template

This template is a real catch for bloggers and handmade artists because it is ready for blogging projects and fully-featured. Beyond that, the theme is Ecwid-ready, so you will have an opportunity to turn your handmade blog into an online store. Also, it is search engine optimized, fully responsive, Retina-ready, cross-browser compatible, and easy to install.

Elegant Minimalist Portfolio WordPress Template

The theme has a clean responsive design that will easily adjust to any screen size – from PCs to handheld devices. It is fully editable, so you will set up your site using its advanced admin panel hand over fist. Besides, it has the .po/.mo files included, that means that your website will be ready for translations.

Stunning Artist Gallery & Museum WordPress Template

This template features user-friendly navigation with a convenient drop-down menu, social options, and valid documentation with the detailed instructions inside. It has Google products integration, so you will be able to implement all the popular web fonts and the famous Google map. In addition, the theme has a powerful media library that goes together with the inspiring animation effects: Parallax and the background video.

Artist Portfolio & Photo Gallery Responsive WordPress Theme

This artist portfolio features user-centric administrator panel, optimized source code, and long-term support by the professional provider’s team. It is not only fully responsive but also Retina-ready, search engine optimized, cross-browser and Ecwid compatible, quick to install, and easy to use. Beyond that, it has two essential web forms in the package: contact and search forms.

Photo-Studio Eye-Catching WordPress Theme

This template goes together with an in-depth documentation that will show you all traps and pitfalls of web-design. The theme will impress your clients and followers with its perfect animation including Parallax, background video, and lazy load effects. Moreover, you will have an opportunity to solve all the issues with the help of the competent support team that is available round-the-clock in the online chat.

Art & Culture Fully-Featured WordPress Template

This theme goes together with different post formats, Google fonts integration, visual page builder, and unlimited color options. It is complemented with the useful multi-functional admin panel and Ecwid-ready pages, so you will easily edit your site and quickly add an online store. Moreover, this template has a portfolio WordPress custom post type, so you will be able to show your creativity to the whole world in a few clicks.

Now, you know how the best ready-made art & culture templates look like. Don’t keep putting it off and choose the design immediately, as your rivals are already in play’. Look through the free TemplateMonster eBook “SEO Best Practices For a WordPress Blog Post” to learn more about the search engine optimization and keep a lookout for new information!

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