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Keep the File Download Statistics on WordPress

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With the rise of websites like Patreon, content creation has moved away from text and accompanying media, and expanded into more creative material, such as images, comics, animations and videos. Just like you track your WordPress blog’s posts to see how different content resonates with your audience, so does it make sense to track your downloadable files.

WordPress is primarily a blogging website, but plugins like WP File Download extend its capabilities, allowing you to embed downloadable content and do more with your WordPress blog. In version 4.6, WP File Download gives you a dashboard to track your downloadable content right from WordPress.

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Introducing the Login, Registration and Search Blocks for Gutenberg

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More than anything, WordPress was created to make it easier for you to manage content. Over the years, WordPress’ use was closely linked with writing blog posts. However, Advanced Gutenberg’s latest update gives you the tools you need to create pages with more freedom by adding the login, registration, and searching functionality right alongside both pages and posts.

Advanced Gutenberg 2.1 provides two new block types to put WordPress’ more vanilla features at your fingertips - the login and registration, and search blocks. With these two new blocks, you can seamlessly integrate login and registration to help you attract members, as well as search bars to help members find what they are looking for.

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Email Notification on WordPress File Download or on File Modifications

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Now that you have WP File Download and you are able to create a downloadable version of your files, what is the next step? Well… Maybe be aware of what are your users uploading to WP File Download or what are they modifying. That can be done using the Email on file modification system.

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Instant Google Drive File Synchronization with Dropfiles for Joomla

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Few cloud services are as common as Google Drive. The massive service is often used by individuals, but one lesser-known feature of the cloud behemoth is that it can also be used to share files with your Joomla blog. How? Dropfiles!

For some time now, Dropfiles has supported using Google Drive to store files on the cloud. That part is not novel, but what is new is instant file synchronization, even when files are big. This new synchronization method depends on a verified domain, which Dropfiles now handles.

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How to group and minify resources in WordPress

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Have the better performance possible is the dream of all everyone that manage a website, group and minify resources on WordPress is one of the best things we can do for that but it could be really hard. Group all your resources (css and js files mainly) may expose your website if you are not a developer because it may generates conflict.

WP Speed of Light is the best solution to perform your wordpress site because it has a lot of options to make your site load fast with a really friendly dashboard and yes, one of these options is group and minify resources. The single file inclusion/exclusion from the group and minify process is a key for a custom optimisation without conflicts.

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Linking WordPress with the Cloud using WP Media Folder Automatic Synchronization

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Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, Amazon S3 - the cloud services never end. WP Media Folder brings all your favorite cloud services to your WordPress blog, creating a diverse media library to boost your content. However, there is one must-have feature when you are creating content for your WordPress blog.

The best thing about cloud services is that they let you collaborate with editors, writers and other content creators. When you do that, there is one thing that matters more than anything else - you expect to have whichever cloud services you are using to be in perfect synchronization with your WordPress website.

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Progressive Lazy Loading for Joomla

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Creating great content with Joomla is one thing, making it accessible is another. Lazy loading is one solution that combines the two without altering your workflow. The technique loads images only if and when needed. If the reader never reaches an image on the webpage, it never gets downloaded.

The benefits are many. Pages load faster, which means that the user experience is better, SEO scores soar and your Joomla content is accessible to users on low-end devices or slow internet access. A few weeks ago, we presented an improvement on the basic lazy loading recipe on WordPress. Today, we are presenting it for Joomla too, but before that, a look at lazy loading on Joomla.

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Translate Advanced Gutenberg’s Into Several Language with WPML

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Nothing says international brand like an international website. More practically, having a translated website is the prerequisite to catering to readership from all over the world. Even on a smaller scale, if you want to write a travel or food WordPress blog and make it accessible to different populations, translations go a long way in breaking down language barriers.

The WordPress Multilingual Plugin, better known as WPML, is the de facto WordPress plugin to translate your blog into a multitude of languages. With handy tools to copy existing content in your default language and translate it into another language, the plugin has been missing just one ingredient - full compatibility with our own Advanced Gutenberg. Not anymore.

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How to redirect a 404 error or make a custom redirect in WordPress

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Performing a custom redirect wordpress for a 404 error can be a headache for anyone since you have to touch certain files that can damage your site if you do not know how to handle it, which makes this a very dangerous job for inexperienced people but, as always, here in joomunited we have a solution for that, one that will facilitate all this work with the use of a friendly dashboard and is developed by experts in the area, being in this way the safest option you will have to edit these files.

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Image Loading - Progressive Lazy Loading on WordPress

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Media turns a sterile WordPress blog into a living, bustling website, but the hard truth is that files and SEO do not go well together. There just is not much to say to the contrary - slower loading times lead to lower SEO scores. However, not all hope is lost. A few months ago we talked about how WP Speed of Light mitigates the issues with lazy loading. Now, we are going a step further.

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