News Blog: WordPress & Joomla Extensions

Doing More with Gutenberg - Top Five Recently-Added Features


A year on from the release of WordPress 5 and Gutenberg, work has not stalled. The WordPress beehive of open-source programmers has been busy not just quelling fears that Gutenberg could be inadequate. Over the past few months, the community has been exploiting Gutenberg’s modular structure to craft new additions for WordPress' native editor.

Apart from bug fixes, from Gutenberg 6.2 onwards, the editor has seen incremental updates in how you create posts or pages and what you can do with them. In today's entry, we look at the most notable of introductions and how they can help boost your content.

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How to help with debugging Joomla extensions


Joomunited developers are committed to provide the best possible service and make your extension as optimal as possible. We run, on each version, hundreds of some automatic test and of course old school manual testing.
But hey, bug happens! especially in cases where you've installed one (or tons of) extensions that causes some type of incompatibility. To keep your Joomla website up and running, our developers want to solve your problem as quickly as possible.

In this post, we will explain how to give the right information to the developer so that he can understand and solve the error quickly.

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Best WordPress Media Library Manager With Folders


When starting a fresh website, we can agree that organizing media with folders is not a priority; It's usually more time for the website features, SEO and performance optimization. As the content is growing and as media represent a large part of it, this is when you'll start to search for better way to organize your media for various reasons like...

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Keep the File Download Statistics on WordPress


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


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


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


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


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


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


Creating great content on Joomla! is one thing, making it accessible is another. Lazy loading is one solution that combines the two without altering your workflow. With progressive lazy loading, images load only if and when needed. If the reader never reaches an image on the webpage, it never gets downloaded. Now, lazy loading is also available on Joomla!

The benefits of lazy loading are many; pages load faster, which means that the user experience is better, SEO scores soar and your Joomla content is more 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 how you can enable progressive lazy loading on Joomla!

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