Category: WordPress Plugins

Syed Balkhi Rebrands Google Analytics for WordPress as MonsterInsights

by Carly
25 April 2016

An interesting acquisition from within the world of WordPress took place last week, with WPBeginner founder, Syed Balkhi, purchasing Google Analytics for WordPress from Yoast. Google Analytics for WordPress tips the scales at just over 10,000,000 downloads, making it the most downloaded analytics plugin for WordPress and one of the…

Jetpack Turns Five

by Carly
18 April 2016

Last month the beloved plugin, Jetpack, celebrates its fifth birthday – happy birthday, Jetpack! To celebrate the anniversary the team have debuted a brand new domain – On 9th March 2011 Jetpack 1.0 was presented to the world for the first time and its popularity has been staggering. Over…

Condé Nast Buys Poetica Plugin

by Carly
12 April 2016

Global media company, Condé Nast, has bought recently Poetica, a free plugin that’s used for real-time Google Docs style collaborations. The plugin is to be abandoned in its current form, however, to be used as part of Co-Pilot, the company’s publishing platform. The Poetica team will continue to work on…

Use Stripe Payment Gateway for Free

by Carly
08 April 2016

Great news for ecommerce sites everywhere: the payment gateway, Stripe, is now available for free via WooCommerce. The service’s licensing model used to cost between $79-$199 but can now be used free of charge. The news comes at the same time as the release of Atlas, the brand new Stripe…

Mojo Themes’ 6th Birthday Bundle

WordPress theme provider, Mojo Themes, is turning six this year and they’re celebrating with another one of their famous Birthday Bundles – so get ready to save yourself a whole heap of cash! This year’s bundle is made up of 9 themes, 4 plugins and a theme install service, with…

Introducing The Organic Shortcodes Plugin

by David
15 March 2016

Last Updated: 3/15/2016   ·   David Morgan   ·   9 Comments The Organic Shortcodes plugin makes it easy to create beautiful buttons, add columns, tabs, toggles, accordions and much more within your content. Button shortcodes in the Swell Theme. Organic Themes has included a small set of shortcodes…

Helpful Plugins and Frameworks

by Carly
07 March 2016

In WDS Github and the WordPress Plugin Directory you can find so many useful plugins, frameworks and libraries that can be used free of charge – the only difficultly is sorting the wheat from the chaff. WebDevStudios has compiled a list of some of the most helpful development resources for…

WPScan Finds Vulnerabilities

by Carly
21 January 2016

The security experts at Sucuri are recommending that their clients use the black box scanner WPScan. The scanner checks websites for vulnerabilities in the WordPress core, plugins and themes. Additionally, the plugin is informed about weak passwords, as well as problems with user and security configuration. The database check for…

The Pro Plugin Directory Has a New Owner

by Carly
12 January 2016

Charlie Livingston, founder of, is the new owner of the Pro Plugin Directory. The previous owner, Steven Gliebe, created the plugin directory in June 2015 but has since made the move to focus on new projects. Livingston was a big fan of the platform from day one and sees…

BuddyPress 2.4 “Pietro”

by Carly
28 December 2015

BuddyPress 2.4 “Pietro” is finally here! Last month the BuddyPress team were excited to release the latest version of their popular plugin – and we were equally excited to try it out, as we’ve been treated to over 100 improvements in this version. They’ve certainly been busy! A brand new…