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WordPress Themes and Plugins with a Lifetime License – The Ultimate List

Last Updated July 21, 2020.  The ultimate list now has more than 100 WordPress themes and plugins with a lifetime license.  A lifetime license can be an incredible value if you use the theme or plugin for several years.  A lifetime license helps you step off of the subscription treadmill.  Some vendors are moving to…

Editorial

Reactions to the Astra Suspension

Background The Astra theme is well respected and has more than a million active installs. The team is very talented and contributes to the WordPress project. On Friday August 7th the Astra theme was suspended from the WordPress theme directory for 5 weeks. A review found affiliate IDs were added to up-sale links. These were…

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Three Gotchas with Toolset Blocks

Introduction Last updated July 20, 2020 – As noted inline below, the Toolset team responded positively to this article and many of the issues are being addressed. Toolset is a powerful suite of plugins that makes it easy to work with custom fields and Custom Post Types. Last December Toolset released its new Blocks plugin,…

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Switching to Kadence and Gutenberg from Astra and Elementor

Introduction I’m sure you’ve heard the old saying, “The shoemakers children don’t have any shoes.”  In discussions with WordPress site builders I often hear comments about the need to update their own sites.  They are so busy working on other people’s websites that their own is neglected.  I’ve been building websites since 1994 and I’ve…