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Skyrocketing WordPress Speed: The Ultimate Guide To WP Fastest Cache

WP Fastest Cache is a versatile plugin that helps decrease the page load time of your website by creating quickly rendered HTML files that are stored and accessed by subsequent visitors.

Since a WordPress website is rendered through PHP and MySQL it requires RAM and CPU usage each time the page is requested from the server. This slows down the load time and places more effort on the user’s computer or device, as well as the database. However, with a cache system, the page is rendered one time and then stored as a static HTML file, thereby reducing the load time for each new visitor.

How WP Fastest Cache Works

After installing the plugin, start digging into the customization settings by clicking on the WP Fastest Cache link in the menu bar.

This directs you to the Options page, where you will really begin to utilize the plugin’s features. We will focus on each one of the tabs in the option menu.

1. Starting with the first tab, Settings, we will start implementing the caching system. Check the first box, Enable, to allow the plugin to start working on your site.

2. The next option, Widget Cache, is grayed out, which means it is not available in the free version of the plugin, in order to use any of the premium option, you will need to upgrade to the paid version. We will focus on the free options in this tutorial.

3. The Preload option will generate the page caches automatically, instead of when someone visits the site. Choose which features you want to automatically cache and click OK.

4. The next option allows you to block the cached version for logged-in users and will cause the page to load naturally.

5. After that, we’re also given the option to block the cached desktop page when someone accesses the site from a mobile device.

6. The subsequent Mobile Theme would allow you to cache the mobile version, but is available only to those who purchase the premium version.

7. New Post allows you to choose which cache files to clear when new content is published on your website.

8. Similar to the previous option, Update Post allows you to choose which cache to clear when content is updated on your website.

9. Minify HTML allows you to decrease the amount of HTML that composes your cache file, thereby also decreasing the load time for your visitor.

10. Minify CSS actually decreases the size of your CSS files to make page rendering faster.

11. Combine CSS will integrate multiple CSS files into one file in order to reduce the number of HTTP requests and decreasing load time.

12. As with the CSS, the Combine JS option will combine multiple JavaScript files into one file for fewer requests from the server.

13. Gzip compresses the size of files and resources being sent from the server, allowing them to load faster.

14. Browser Caching enables frequently used files (such as CSS and images) to be stored in a visitor’s web browser so the resources will not have to load each time the visitor views the page.

15. The last option on this page is Language. This will only change the language in which the options menu appears for this plugin, not for your site as a whole.

Choose Turkish, for example. Only the words contained in the plugin’s options pages will be changed.

English is the default. Make your selection from the dropdown menu, then click Submit to save the changes you’ve made on this page. You’re well on your way to optimizing your site with a cache system.

Next, let’s check out the second tab in the menu. Delete Cache.

Delete Cache

The grayed out features are only for premium subscribers, but the two main options at the bottom are still available.

  1. Click on Delete Cache to delete every cached file.
  2. Choose Delete Cache and Minified CSS/JS to delete all caches as well as the minified CSS and JS files created in previous options. The minified versions of CSS and JS are kept in a separate file on the server that the rest of the cache, so choose this second option to delete those as well.

That’s it for this tab. Not bad, right? Let’s move on to the next tab, Cache Timeout.

Cache Timeout

1. In this tab, we have the chance to create Timeout Rules. Click Add New Rule to bring up an options box.

The first option in the box is If REQUEST_URI. Click to view a dropdown menu with four choices: All, Home Page, Starts With, and Is Equal To. Choosing All will cover every URI requested by visitors, while the following three options will limit the timeout rule to either the Home Page or a URI Starting With or Equal To the value you type in the text box next to the menu.

Once you have chosen the URI type, choose what happens Then from the dropdown menu. The options in this box are for the time period in which the cache is deleted.

Choose how frequently the cache should be timed out, and then click Save. You will see your new timeout rule appear.

Create as many rules as you want in order to cover different areas of your website. Choose the type of URI (whether homepage or starting with a specific URL) and choose the frequency in which the cache is deleted for that area.

Great, that was the Timeout Rule section. Let’s move on to the next tab. Notice that Image Optimization and Premium contain content only available to premium subscribers.

We will move on to the Exclude tab. The first option here is to exclude certain pages from being cached.


1. Notice there are two default rules to exclude the wp-login.php and wp-admin pages. These cannot be edited or deleted.

2. Click Add New Rule to create a new rule.

3. Select the type of page, content or URI you would like to exclude, and click Save.

4. You will see your new exclusion rule appear. Any rules you create can be edited or removed by clicking on them.

5. The next section to which you can add rules is the Exclude User-Agents area. Again, notice two default rules that cannot be changed or removed. Choose Add New Rule to define a rule.

This option allows you to create a rule that excludes caching for a certain type of user agent. Type your content and click save.

6. The last three options allow you to exclude specific cookies, CSS or Javascript. Use these in the same way by clicking Add New Rule, choosing the excluded URI and saving the changes.

You should now have a good handle on the types of files that are being cached, minified or combined, as well as how to exclude certain types of pages, content or user agents from utilizing the cache system.


Of the two tabs left to explore, one is available only to premium subscribers. So, we will take a brief look at the last tab we can utilize. Click on the CDN tab.

In a nutshell, CDN, or Content Delivery Network, is a system of storing your cached files in different geographic locations to minimize the amount of time it will take for a website user in another country to access the files.

There are different CDN providers which can help deliver your content speedily. If you have an existing account with any of the providers listed above, click on it to get set up. If not, it’s easy to create an account with MaxCDN to get started using this additional feature.

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Top Website and Page Building Tools of 2018

Unless you’re working from a short list, trying to find the best website or page builder can take lots of time. There are plenty of “almost but not quite what you need” software solutions out there. Also, the prices can also be an obstacle.

We want to make it much easier for you to find what you need. So, we created this listing of what we believe to be the best of the best site and page builders on the market. We have taken into consideration the factors of power, performance, and price.

One thing we know for sure; you’ll like what you see here.

1. Mobirise Website Builder

Mobirise Website Builder

There’s good news and more good news about the Mobirise Website Builder. First, it’s free for both personal and commercial use. Whether you’re building a website for yourself, for your own business, or for a client’s business, there are no restrictions; you can style your website any way you like and host it wherever you like as well.

The other good news about this easy-to-use website builder is the more than 800 trendy website blocks and templates that include a responsive image gallery with lightbox, full-screen intro, video backgrounds, and parallax scrolling to name a few.

There’s much more of course. Building is by drag and drop, no coding is required, and you have access to a library of 7,000 icons, 100,000 free images, and 800 Google fonts. Since the Mobirise templates are based on the latest Google AMP or Bootstrap framework, you can expect lightning-fast performance and mobile-ready results.

Download Mobirise’s free version for Windows or MacOS now. A premium version is also available.

2. Visual Composer Website Builder

Visual Composer Website Builder

Although Visual Composer Builder was designed by WPBakery, it is not the same as the WPBakery Builder. These two high-performance website builders are completely different, and independent of one another.

You can select Visual Composer Builder’s Free version or the Premium version. We suggest you select the free version first. All you need to do is visit the website and download it. You’ll be more than happy with the features the Builder provides, as well as its performance. You can then decide if and when you want to make the switch to the Premium version.

This mouse-click driven drag and drop builder requires no coding, it is compatible with any WordPress theme and you’ll have multiple design options and elements to work with including WordPress widgets and shortcodes.

Give Visual Composer’s free version a try. You’ll like what you see.

3. Portfoliobox


If you’ve grown weary of the various constraints many standard themes impose on you, Portfoliobox lets you create any style for any website page. With Portfoliobox, it’s much easier to build a website that’s unlike any others and stands out from the crowd. No coding is involved, and a project can be completed within a few hours.

Portfoliobox also gives you the option of choosing either a Free or Pro plan. This amazing website builder also has a one-of-a-kind option for students. Porfoliobox’s student account offers all the Pro features and templates, with personalized domain coming only at USD 19 / year.

The Free plan provides hosting for 30 images, ten products, and ten pages. You also have access to any Pro template for 30 days. The Pro plan provides hosting for 1,000 images, for an unlimited number of pages and products, a personalized domain, Easy Google integration, and custom CSS/JS.

4. uKit


uKit is a super-flexible, responsive website builder that was created with small businesses in mind. 200+ templates to start a project come with the package. Simply drag and drop design elements along with your content onto each page.

When your pages are complete you can wrap up your project with a single click.

5. Elementor Page Builder

Elementor Page Builder

Elementor is a visual drag and drop page builder. This WordPress plugin allows to design & build anything, and it’s free!

Elementor is probably the easiest way to create a website on WordPress. The visual editor is fast, intuitive and no coding is necessary. Designing pixel perfect landing pages with the mobile editing feature will take your WordPress design to the next level. You’ll also have access to the large template library and other unique features that will supercharge your workflow.

6. Themify Builder

Themify Builder

Themify Builder offers an easier, more practical approach to creating layouts. It’s drag and drop builder gives you a live preview of the changes you make, and its responsive styling feature enables you to custom style a layout so that it will appear correctly on the desktop and mobile devices.

Themify Builder works with any theme and most plugins.

7. Pixpa


Pixpa’s all-in-one platform will save you time and money by enabling you to avoid having to rely on multiple services. Pixpa’s affordable pricing, its mobile-friendly themes and an extensive feature list that includes a built-in eCommerce store, makes creating professional websites and portfolios a breeze. Photographers, artists, and designers of all types love what this creative portfolio builder has to offer.

You can try Pixpa for free.

8. IM Creator

IM Creator

You can build your own website starting now and do it the fun way – assuming a Lego block approach appeals to you. The IM Creator approach to page building involves using ready-made stripes and polydoms. Mix, match, and customize them as you please, add your content, and you’re done.

A gorgeous eCommerce solution comes with the package. IM Creator is totally free for artists, non-profits, and students. A white label version is available.


It isn’t often you get to select from the best of the bunch of any product. Especially, if most of them are free, or free under certain conditions.

Any one of these 8 products can make your day. Any can satisfy a crying need and speeds up your workflow. Additionally, each of these products enables you to delight your clients. They do so by delivering better and more innovative websites.

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An Introduction to WordPress Child Themes

Among the top features of WordPress is the ability to build a great-looking website even if you’re not a designer. Through the use of third-party themes, just about anyone with a bit of technical knowledge can create something that both looks and functions quite well. Add that to the fact that many themes are either free or otherwise affordable and you can see why so many people have jumped on the bandwagon.

But what a lot of people may not realize is that installing a theme and customizing it to match your needs is not the end of things. The reality is that, depending on what type of customizations you’ve made, those changes could be lost upon upgrading the theme in the future.

For example, imagine using the Twenty Seventeen theme – the default theme included with WordPress. Let’s say you directly edited a page template or even the stylesheet. While hacking your way through an existing theme is a great way to learn the ins and outs of development, it’s also quite easy to have all of those changes wiped out the next time you hit that update button. If you do that on a live site, it could be disastrous.

Thankfully there’s another, more secure way of doing things.

A Child Protects the Future

This is where the concept of the WordPress Child Theme comes into play. In short, it’s a separate theme that has its own folder inside your site’s /wp-content/themes/ directory. However, there’s a twist. Instead of being a full-blown theme, a child references back to its “parent”.

What that means is that your child theme’s folder only contains a few basic items:

  • A functions.php file.
  • A stylesheet (style.css) that contains only the styles you’re customizing or adding.
  • Only the template files you want to customize.

The beauty of this setup is that you’re still taking advantage of all the goodies the parent theme has to offer, while also adding your own personal touches. Most of the hard design and development work has already been done by the theme’s author. From there, you can do as much or as little to it as you like.

Even better is that, whenever the parent theme is updated to the latest version, the child is left untouched. While that doesn’t completely protect you against breakage (we’ll get to this later), it does mean that your customizations won’t be overwritten. That’s a pretty big deal, as it’s no fun to go in and redo all of your hard work.

Meet Your Child

Setting Up a Basic Child Theme

The initial process of setting up a child theme is quite simple and should only take a few minutes of your time. Certainly a small price to pay considering the benefits it provides you both now and in the future.

Taking the example of the Twenty Seventeen theme (and the advice of the WordPress Theme Handbook), let’s walk through the most basic of child themes:

1. Create a new folder in your /wp-content/themes/ directory. It can be named anything you want, but we’ll stick with the WordPress recommendation by calling it: twentyseventeen-child

WordPress Child Theme Directory

2. Create a new stylesheet and name it: style.css

Inside that CSS file, place a heading similar to this (you can customize it to match your specific setup):

 Theme Name:    Twenty Seventeen Child
 Description:   My Twenty Seventeen Child Theme
 Author:        Your Name
 Author URI:
 Template:      twentyseventeen
 Version:       1.0.0

There are other items you can place here, but note that the only required areas are the Theme Name and Template. The name can really be anything you’d like it to be – but pay careful attention to the Template declaration. That must match the folder name of your parent theme (twentyseventeen in our case). If that reference isn’t correct, your child theme will not work.

Below this information, you can add any custom styles you’d like to use in your child theme. If you’re changing existing styles, it might be worth copying and pasting them directly from the parent theme’s stylesheet or using your browser’s developer tools to easily spot the styles you want to target.

3. Create a functions.php file that, at the very least, references both your parent and child theme’s stylesheets:

add_action(  'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'my_theme_enqueue_styles' );
function  my_theme_enqueue_styles() {
    $parent_style = 'parent-style'; // This is  'twentyseventeen-style' for the Twenty Seventeen theme.
    wp_enqueue_style( $parent_style,  get_template_directory_uri() . '/style.css' );
    wp_enqueue_style( 'child-style',
        get_stylesheet_directory_uri() .  '/style.css',
        array( $parent_style ),

*Code modified from the WordPress Theme Handbook’s Child Theme guide.

Of course, the functions.php file is one that can be customized quite a bit as you develop your site further. But for now, this basic setup will at least get you started.

4. Copy over any of the parent theme’s template files (while keeping the originals in place) over to your child theme’s folder and modify them as you wish.

5. Inside the WordPress Dashboard, activate your new child theme by navigating to Appearance > Themes. If you’d like a picture to appear with your theme, add a 1200×900 PNG file named screenshot.png to the child theme’s root directory.

Activating a Child Theme

Odds and Ends

See how easy that was? Creating that child theme took almost no time at all and you’ve also done right by your site. But there are a few things you should know:

Things Could Still Break
While a child theme will protect your changes from being overwritten, it doesn’t guarantee that you’ll be problem-free forever. There are times when a parent theme introduces new features or even radically changes specific templates. This can cause unforeseen issues with any custom templates or styles that live in your child theme. The result is that you may have to redo some of your previous work using new copies of the templates in question.

Are You Using The Right Parent?
It almost sounds silly, but if you find yourself making massive changes to templates it’s fair to wonder if you’ve chosen the right parent theme to begin with. Remember, the idea of a child theme is make (and preserve) some custom tweaks – not to completely tear apart the original. You’ll want to work with a parent theme that is at least 75% or so of what you’re looking for. Otherwise, you may be better off with a starter theme or framework.

Parent Theme Documentation is Your Friend
Not all themes are created the same way. So while the quickie setup mentioned above works, it may not be ideal for your particular parent theme. Check out your theme’s documentation to see if there are any special considerations for creating a child (this is really starting to sound like a parenting article).

Congratulations on Your Child (Theme)

Child themes are one of those cool little WordPress tricks that can save you both some time and a few future headaches. They’re highly-recommended for situations where you want to take advantage of everything a third-party theme has to offer, while still having the ability to add your own customizations to the mix.

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Weekly News for Designers № 424

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10 Custom CSS & JavaScript Hover & Click Effects – Some cool effects that you can use in your next design.
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Direction Aware Hover Effects – Nifty CSS/JS hover effects based on the direction a user is coming from.
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Extend Your WP Functionality with The Best WordPress Plugins for 2018

There are some things that are frustrating for a web designer. One of these is attempting to satisfy a client’s specific need and not having the right tools to do so easily.

A quick check of these Best WordPress Plugins for 2018 will reveal some areas where you might need help. Maybe, you’ve faced this problem and wish you had one or more of these plugins to help you work it.

Have you ever been called upon to create tables or charts from complex data? Maybe, you’ve been asked to design a portfolio to satisfy a specific client’s requirement? If the answer is yes, then you know what we mean when we say there are plugins that you might need. They will allow you to avoid or easily resolve these problems.

And here they are, each one ready to be downloaded to upgrade your WordPress website.

1. wpDataTables


Charts and tables are typically used because of their ability to summarize information based on data in compact and easy to understand formats. They are not always easy to prepare however, and more than a few web designers view the prospect of having to deal with them with dread.

wpDataTables changes all that. This table and chart producing WordPress plugin is so useful, and has become so popular, that web designers have been known to transfer their projects over to the WordPress platform to be able to use this plugin. This is especially true forthose whose clients work with large amounts of complex data and data typically associated with scientific studies, large inventory management projects, statistics, and the world of finance.

Data for the tables and charts can come from many different sources (MySQL tables for example, when huge amounts of data need to be summarized).Key information can be highlighted and/or color-coded, and wpDataTables’ charts and tables are responsive and easy to maintain and update.

2. LayerSlider


When you’re looking for a tool to do a specific type of task, it can become all to easy to focus on searching for one that will “get the job done” and overlookingtools that will not only do the task at hand but have other powerful and highly useful features as well.

Such is the case with LayerSlider. LayerSlider is much more than a slider-building tool. A “multi-purpose animation platform” is the best description of this popular WordPress plugin. The drag and drop visual editor enables you to go well beyond slider design. With its versatile layout options, you can create everything from image galleries to slideshows, and from animated page blocks to entire websites; and no coding is required.

Your sliders, galleries, landing pages, etc. will be device-friendly too, and you can even incorporate popups into your websites that visitors will find helpful.

3. NextGEN Gallery & NextGEN Pro

NextGEN Gallery &NextGEN Pro

Any of Next GEN’s family of gallery design WP plugins can take your gallery design efforts to the next level. The family includes the free NextGEN Gallery plugin, and three premium packages including NextGEN Pro. These plugins have been downloaded more than 20 million times. NextGEN Gallery has set the pace as the industry standard gallery plugin for 10 years running; accounting for an average of 1.5 million downloads a year.

Whether you need to build a simple gallery with a few images, or manage and display large numbers of images, NextGEN Gallery is simple to use. You’ll have no problem grouping images in albums, creating thumbnail images, and putting into play NextGEN’s style, sizing, transition, and lightbox display options.

We suggest you start with the free NextGEN Gallery plugin to see what it can do for you. Then you can check out the extensions and features NextGEN Pro offers.

4. REXPANSIVE – Page Builder for WordPress

REXPANSIVE – Page Builder for WordPress

Rexpansive is a standalone drag and drop page-builder plugin that features an automation feature that makes it not only highly useful, but unique as well. Once you’ve created your layout, you can expand or move photos, text, or videos without having to resort to manual settings.

With the help of this expansion feature, you can easily and automaticallychangean attractive web page layout into something spectacular!

5. CSS Hero

CSS Hero

You have a website based on a WordPress theme, and you want to further customize its appearance. The problem is, that’s something that is often difficult to do. CSS Hero’s WYSIWYG Live CSS Editor solves that problem. It gives you greater control over your presentations by allowing you to tweak your theme’s CSS non-destructively, add custom fonts and useful CSS snippets, and preview how your edits will appear on mobile devices.

6. Blog2Social


Blog2Social provides a smart social media avenue for WordPress. While you will find its social media post automation feature useful and a time saver, Blog2Social also gives you the ability to individualize posts by varying content, formats, and images to give them a personal touch.

Another important feature is the Social Media calendar. Here, the calendar’s dates and times of scheduled posts can be rearranged by drag and drop and different posts can be highlighted in different colors.

7. Helpie Knowledge Base Plugin

Helpie Knowledge Base Plugin

Helpie is a knowledge base plugin that will help you create a knowledge base of documentation for your products and service, a Wiki knowledge base for your team, or a private knowledge base for your clients. By using this plugin, you can experience a reduction in customer support requests, improve team sharing and collaboration, improve your website’s SEO capability, invite feedback, and manage and control knowledge base access.

8. Heroic Knowledge Base

Heroic Knowledge Base

The Heroic Knowledge Base plugin is designed to enable you to use your website knowledge base to your best advantage. Its lightning-fast search feature helps visitors find what they need in an instant.

Heroic Knowledge Base also enables you to collect feedback on article access and use, and quickly analyze how visitors are benefiting from the content in the knowledge base. You can also give your visitors downloads attached to articles

9. Final Tiles Gallery

Final Tiles Gallery

Try as you might, there comes a time when all your gallery creations begin to exhibit a certain sameness. The likely culprit is the need for constant image sizes and aspect ratios. The Final Tiles plugin relieves you of having to be bound by these constraints. Now, you can mix and match images that differ in size and aspect ratio in the same gallery. You can mix videos in with you images, create albums, add captions and special effects, and more.

10. Essential Grid WordPress Plugin

Essential Grid WordPress Plugin

The Essential Grid WordPress Plugin, the #1 WordPress grid-building solution, is more powerful than its name implies. With the help of this plugin, you can create highly customizable grids to display your content formats on.

As a result, you’ll find it much easier to create truly unique image galleries, product displays in shops, portfolio and blog layouts, and even social media stream formats.


You might already have a multi-purpose WordPress theme among your tools. But sometimes, multi-purpose falls short of “do everything imaginable’ and “do everything perfectly”. That is why plugins can be so valuable.

You won’t find chart and table builders, and flexible grid systems without these plugins! They will provide you with social media content management and other key functionalities. Quality results will not make you wait. Picking one or more can make your day!

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Build It Your Way with the Composer WordPress Theme Sponsored

When building a WordPress website, you need a theme that has the power and flexibility to let you create something unique. Instead of being boxed in with a few skimpy options, you’ll be far better off with a theme that lets you customize things as much (or as little) as you want. After all, it’s your website.

Composer is the award-winning WordPress theme that offers you unlimited possibilities.  In fact, it’s the highest rated theme on ThemeForest. Built by Innwithemes, an Envato Elite Author, Composer has been meticulously crafted to provide you with powerful options and great performance.

Let’s dive in and take a closer look at what makes Composer the only WordPress theme you’ll ever need.

Composer WordPress Theme

A Designer’s Delight

Part of what makes Composer so powerful is its ability to be utilized for virtually any type of website. No matter the industry or purpose, this theme is able to adapt to fit your needs. Among its core strengths, you’ll find:

85+ Creative Design Concepts
Get up and running quickly by taking advantage of the 85+ concepts included with Composer. They cover a wide range of use cases, so you’re sure to find one that’s a great fit for your project. Concepts include industries such as business, agency, portfolio, photography and even niche. But they also span an array of intended uses like ecommerce and magazines. And new concepts are always being added.

85+ Creative Design Concepts

Create Complex Layouts with Blocks
Composer’s powerful layout builder enables you to create even the most complex multicolumn layouts with just a few clicks. Choose from an array of layouts for pages, magazines, portfolios and more. In all, there are over 300 ready-made blocks available. Plus, you can easily reuse elements across your site using the included copy & paste add-on.

Create Complex Layouts with Blocks

200+ Custom Pages
There are certain pages that every website needs. That’s why Composer includes over 200 commonly used pages like About Us, Services, Contact and more. You’ll find multiple layout options to ensure that your content is set up to your exact specifications.

200+ Custom Pages

Unlimited Header Layouts and Navigation
As the first thing users see and the item they interact with the most, your site’s header is vitally important. With Composer, you can structure your header and navigation in any way you want. And, you’ll love the outstanding design and functionality of the included mega menus. They’ll allow users to get around your site with ease.

Unlimited Header Layouts and Navigation

Endless Tweaks
Virtually every aspect of your website’s design can be customized. Through a powerful admin panel, you can change colors, typography and even add your own custom CSS. Plus, take advantage of hundreds of included shortcodes to add design elements and functionality. You’ll have everything you need to ensure that your site is a true extension of your brand.

Endless Tweaks

Includes Compatibility with Top-Notch Plugins + Premium Bundle

The team behind Composer knows that a truly great theme works in tandem with the biggest and best plugins out there. So they have gone to great lengths to make sure that the theme is compatible with the likes of WooCommerce, Yoast SEO, WPML, MailChimp, Contact Form 7 and Envato Toolkit. This gives you the confidence in knowing that your theme will work with all of the top plugins.

And, you’ll find that the premium plugins bundled with Composer are among the most popular and user-friendly out there:

WPBakery Page Builder and Ultimate Addons
WPBakery Page Builder (formerly known as Visual Composer) is one of the most trusted page builder plugins, powering over 2 million WordPress websites. With its incredibly simple drag-and-drop UI, you can custom build pages in just minutes.

With Ultimate Addons for WP Bakery Page Builder, you get even more powerful features. Add elements such as Google Maps, parallax backgrounds, animations, timelines and more with ease.

Slider Revolution
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There’s a reason why Composer is the top-rated theme on ThemeForest. It’s because their team truly cares about the quality of the product. They take user support requests seriously, vowing to respond to requests within 18 hours.

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Grab your copy of Composer today and use it to build your website your way.

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Weekly News for Designers № 423

Get FullStory for Free, Forever.
Get FullStory for Free Forever

Meet the New Dialog Element – A look at the new <dialog> element and how to use it.
Meet the New Dialog Element

Modern CSS Explained For Dinosaurs – A crash-course in how the use of CSS has evolved.
Modern CSS Explained For Dinosaurs

9 Floating Form Label jQuery & JavaScript Plugins – Floating labels are one of the hot new trends in form design. Here are 9 tools you can use to implement them.
9 Floating Form Label jQuery & JavaScript Plugins

Recreating the GitHub Contribution Graph with CSS Grid Layout – This tutorial shows how powerful CSS Grid really is.
Recreating the GitHub Contribution Graph with CSS Grid Layout

Introduction to Graphic Design Process – Run this Graphic Design Process checklist when you start a new project with a client to provide images or designs.
Introduction to Graphic Design Process

Using Media Queries For Responsive Design In 2018 – Taking Flexbox and CSS Grid into account, you might not necessarily need to use media queries.
Using Media Queries For Responsive Design In 2018

Visually Build Responsive Layouts with CSS Grid – A tool to help you build a responsive CSS grid.
Visually Build Responsive Layouts with CSS Grid

faune – A new typeface commissioned by the Centre National des Arts Plastiques.

Free Material Design Email Template – Download a free HTML email template based on Google’s Material Design.
Free Material Design Email Template

Create a Doughnut Chart Output for a Range Input – Create a beautiful chart using conic gradients and CSS variables.
Create a Doughnut Chart Output for a Range Input

Build a JavaScript Command Line Interface (CLI) with Node.js – A tutorial showing the flexibility of Node.js.
Build a JavaScript Command Line Interface (CLI) with Node.js

CSS Grid Layout – Crossed Sections – An introduction to CSS Grid and its potential with a practical example.
CSS Grid layout — crossed sections

Build a Download Button Full of Micro Interactions – Learn how to build a button that is full of useful micro interactions.
Build a Download Button Full of Micro Interactions

Designing Windows 95’s User Interface – Revisiting the research behind the classic OS’s UI.
Designing Windows 95’s User Interface

The Best UX is No User Interface at All – Some great examples of OS UI evolution over the years.
The Best UX is No User Interface at All

SVG Backgrounds – Customizable SVG patterns and background designs for websites and blogs.
SVG Backgrounds

3 Superpowers of the Flex-Box Model – A look at how flex-basis, flex-shrink and flex-grow work.
3 Superpowers of the Flex-Box Model

Supporting Old Browsers: How-To and for How Long – While it’s easy to ignore older browsers, it’s also not that difficult to provide basic support in your designs.
Supporting Old Browsers: How-To and for How Long

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