WPlook Studio https://wplook.com WordPress Themes Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:08:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 https://wplook.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/cropped-wplook-studio-32x32.png WPlook Studio https://wplook.com 32 32 7 Ways Non-Profit Organizations Can Increase Charitable Donations https://wplook.com/7-ways-non-profit-organizations-can-increase-charitable-donations/ https://wplook.com/7-ways-non-profit-organizations-can-increase-charitable-donations/#respond Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:52:21 +0000 https://wplook.com/?p=15571 Every Nonprofit organization desires to Increase Charitable Donations to support their causes. The internet has made this even easier with online donations and an increase in the avenues to get more funding from around the world. If you have been tasked with fundraising for your charitable organization, these 7 ways can help you be successful […]

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Every Nonprofit organization desires to Increase Charitable Donations to support their causes. The internet has made this even easier with online donations and an increase in the avenues to get more funding from around the world. If you have been tasked with fundraising for your charitable organization, these 7 ways can help you be successful at increasing donations.

 Increase Charitable Donations

Accept Credit Card, Debit Cards & PayPal

Ways of collecting charitable donations have increased from the old days when checks and cash were the only ways to receive funding. Today, donors can use their credit cards, debit cards and online payment methods like PayPal to make donations securely. Apart from these, donors can contribute through online banking and eCheck acceptance methods allowing Nonprofits to widen their ways of accepting donations. With developments in technology, we now have online donations software that enables PCs and smartphones to be used for donations very easily at events. Nonprofit organizations can also set up online donation forms right on their websites to give donors the power to donate from anywhere even from home.

Use Giving Levels and Custom Amount

One way to increase charitable donations is to set up small payments (ex: 25$, 50$, 100$) and target a wider audience. This way, many small donations will flood your coffers and allow everyone to contribute no matter how small their ability is. It is easier for a person to part with a small amount every month than paying a large sum at once. To ensure you get recurring payments, allow the donors to pay for whatever amount levels they are comfortable with.

Use A Secure Connection HTTPS/SSL

Online financial transactions have become so common, and so has internet fraud. To assure your donors of their security when paying through your website, you should consider installing end-to-end encryption like SSL to the website. Your site should be set up for security and simplicity so that your donors don’t expose their information to unauthorized third parties. Consider placing a simple logo like Verisign or SiteLock in the site footer to give some assurance that you care about their security. This is one way to build trust with your donors and have them coming back to donate to your causes.

Set Up Auto-Recurring Donations

Most charitable donations happen on a one-time basis, however, you can get more by setting up an automated recurring donation that your donors can enroll for so as to give you regular donations without either party having to do anything more about it. With a WordPress theme created specifically for the Non Profit organizations, this is easy to activate. It also helps the organization do a better forecast for the fundraising and spending on their causes. The online donations software will capture the donor’s payment information once and charge the account on the set regular interval. This can be something like $10 every month. This ensures your causes are supported without having to convince the same donors to remember your causes.

Make The “Giving Process” Simple

No donor wants to endure a complex donating process on your website. A custom made WordPress theme for nonprofits ensure your organization can manage the entire donation process as easy as possible and donors can get in and finish within minutes without asking for any help or undergoing any frustration. Something as simple as clicking the DONATE button on your site to the secure payment platform will make it a one-click donation process. A simple site with various donation options will ensure your donors are happy.

Communicate About The Organization’s Values

Be clear about your causes, the nonprofit set up and your organization in general. The donor likes to know how his charitable donations will be used. It is advisable to publish on your website the previous donations and how they were spent to create trust with your donors and gain even more funding. The donor likes to see his money making a meaningful, measurable difference. This should be in line with a prudent spending plan, for example, 5 percent for administration, 60 percent to supplies and so on. You can also set, on your site, a fund designation form for donors to direct their funds to specific programs, causes or activities. When the donors gain confidence with your organization, they will remain loyal as your supporters.

Optimize The Cause Page For SEO

Your website, first of all, needs to be optimized to rank high in search engines, therefore, increasing your site visibility. A SEO optimized online donations page places your organization on a better stand to increase fundraising. A professionally designed WordPress theme for nonprofit organizations is your best choice to make it easy for your organization and for the donors to support your causes.

Every Non-Profit, Foundation or Charity Organisation (501(c)(3)) deserves to have a top notch and beautiful website that would help to get a great online presence and to accomplish the main goal. Charities need a quality WordPress theme for non-profit with a lot of great features intended to achieve particular demands for a Nonprofit Organization.

We created a collection to showcase 4 WordPress themes for non-profit that have integrated features to help you to Raise funds for your cause through donation buttons, to Promote the events related to your charitable organization, to Showcase all kinds of content, to Create an online shop and much more.

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Best WordPress Themes for Creative Agency https://wplook.com/best-wordpress-themes-creative-agency/ https://wplook.com/best-wordpress-themes-creative-agency/#respond Mon, 19 Jun 2017 17:53:24 +0000 https://wplook.com/?p=15532 Creative agencies offer solutions that enhance the image of a product or brand. They come up with branding and marketing concepts that bring a positive public perception. But there are times that agencies in the creativity field need help branding themselves. For such agencies to sell services to others, they must showcase their creativity. This […]

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Creative agencies offer solutions that enhance the image of a product or brand. They come up with branding and marketing concepts that bring a positive public perception. But there are times that agencies in the creativity field need help branding themselves. For such agencies to sell services to others, they must showcase their creativity. This is why we come with the Best WordPress Themes for Creative Agency!

Creative Agencies highly rely on creativity as an ingredient to achieve success. In most cases, the competition line between brands in the same market is thin. What makes a product stand out is the creativity in marketing and presentation. To achieve online brand presence, a professional website is needed.

Platforms such as the WordPress network have made it easy to create a stunning website. There are thousands of WordPress themes for creative agencies that one can use in setting up a website. But due to the high number of themes available, finding the right one can be tricky. A creative agency needs a clean, creatively designed theme to bring out their creativity. The right WordPress theme should be able to communicate to the audience what the agency does. Here are 4 Creative Agency WordPress Themes that are perfect for creating a website for an agency.

Studio 9

Best WordPress Themes for Creative Agency - Studio 9

Studio 9 is a premium WordPress theme that meets the needs of a creative agency. The theme is user-friendly to the audience and the administrator. It takes less than 3 minutes to have the theme installed. Demo and documentation are available to use as a guide during installation and customization.

There are tons of useful shortcodes included in the theme to help with the setup process. The shortcodes aid with back end actions that can take time when doing manually. Studio 9 ranks as the fastest loading creative agency WordPress theme. The need for speed is one of the areas that the theme authors prioritized. Apart from fast speed, the theme is responsive and works well on all devices and is cross-browser compatible.

The advanced options panel makes it easy setting up important features of a website such as a header or a footer area. HTML5 and CSS3 files are included for customizing the theme’s backgrounds. Visual grids included help give content clarity and order when placing elements on a page.

Other useful features include 3 different blog designs (Archive, 3 or 2 columns), a minimalist concept, unlimited color options, multilingual, 3 Widget areas and WooCommerce compatibility. So you don’t have any limits if you want to sell your creative work.

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Studio 8

Studio 8 - WordPress Themes for Creative Agency

First impression matters and this is exactly what Studio 8 WordPress theme delivers. It’s seamless and quality design gives the reader the right impression needed.

The theme is easy to set up. Using documentation provided, installing the theme should take less than 3 minutes. Customizing different sections of the theme is simplified by advanced theme options panel. Widget areas help set up eye-catching sections on the Homepage and blog section.

Studio 8 has beautifully designed homepage segments. Important sections such as work portfolio are well captured on the homepage. The child theme and PSD files are included in the theme Package and make it simple customizing in order to get the desired results.

The theme is designed to adapt to different screen resolutions. It does not lose its design when viewed on computers, laptops, tablets or phones. Another added plus for the theme is its impressive loading speed and cross-browser compatibility. A store can be created using the included WooCommerce plugin.

Using Studio 8 to create a creative agency website is affordable. Shortcodes included in the theme eliminates the need to buy a shortcode plugin. Built-in shortcodes help enhance appearance, navigation, and functions on the website.

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The Agency

The Agency WordPress Theme

The Agency is a beautifully designed premium theme that is suitable for design, web and architect agencies. The design is simple, precise, and gets to the point by displaying work and portfolio. Its minimalist concept creates space to showcase projects and team in an organized manner.

Installing The Agency WordPress theme takes less than 3 minutes. Demo data and documentation is provided to fast track setting up a website using this theme. Customization of different sections of the theme is simplified by the advanced options panel.

The front-end has an attention capturing display. Pictures are well displayed on the homepage in a way that a visitor can’t miss the finest details. Each scroll loads a different image which has word caption on the side. Unlimited colors option ensures the theme can be tuned to match the color scheme of the agency. The multilingual feature is ideal if creating a website aimed at a specific demographic.

Extra plugins are not needed for functions of the theme. However, the theme peacefully accommodates extra plugins if used. The theme also has an impressive loading speed and is responsive on most device screens, making it a good option for those who rank loading speed.

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Architect WordPress Theme

The Architect WordPress Theme

The Architect is a modern design premium theme best used for architect agencies. The theme comes loaded with tons of features to create a website that provides information and showcases the agency’s work.

Installing and setting up Architect is simple and one can use documentation as guidance. The front-end is visual, displaying projects in a beautiful and easy to navigate design. A slider is included in the theme to showcase important content. The custom post types projects feature is ideal when setting how projects are displayed.

With a load speed of A97%, Architect ranks as the fastest loading architect design theme. The theme is also responsive and displays across all browsers. Unlimited color schemes and the multilingual features are ideal for crafting a website for a specific audience.

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These WordPress themes come in 3 different versions with different objectives and pricing. One can pick a standard, developer, or the club member package. Each version has a demo and documentation to assist in setting up the theme. Other great features that come with purchasing any of the two themes includes:

  • SEO optimized
  • Reliable customer support
  • Clean coding that adheres to the latest WordPress practices
  • Child themes for those who want to customize the theme.

Creating a WordPress website is economical thanks to well-priced themes such as Studio 8 and Studio 9. WordPress themes for creative agency can go a long way in delivering desired results. Studio 8 and 9 provide the best choices for developing a creative agency website at pocket-friendly cost.

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Best WordPress Themes for Events and Conferences https://wplook.com/best-wordpress-themes-for-events-conferences/ https://wplook.com/best-wordpress-themes-for-events-conferences/#respond Wed, 14 Jun 2017 14:25:19 +0000 https://wplook.com/?p=15478 The success of an event largely depends on preparations done by the organizers: from booking venues and getting the right catering service providers, to selling tickets and publicizing the event. It can turn out to be a tiresome task especially for ones organizing an event for the first time. Among the areas that need attention […]

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The success of an event largely depends on preparations done by the organizers: from booking venues and getting the right catering service providers, to selling tickets and publicizing the event. It can turn out to be a tiresome task especially for ones organizing an event for the first time. Among the areas that need attention when organizing a conference or an event is having publicity. There are many ways a person can reach the right audience. As much as marketing is concerned, every event requires a website. There are many platforms and themes that a person can use to create an event or conference website. WordPress is the best website building platform because it’s user-friendly and easy to optimize as compared to other platforms like Drupal or Joomla. There are many WordPress Themes to use in setting up an event site, below you can find the Best WordPress Themes for Events and Conferences.

Conference Theme

Best WordPress Themes for Events and Conferences

For those organizing a conference, the Conference WordPress theme by WPlook is an excellent start. The theme is designed to meet all the needs for a conference. Benefits of using this theme include:

User-friendly: Conference theme is designed with simplicity in mind. WPlook ensured that those using this theme have an easy time installing and operating it. The theme’s options panel makes setting most features easy. Little work is needed in editing front-end content. No need for coding skills when setting areas of the theme since documentation is provided.

Payment Integrated: Among challenges solved when using the conference theme is selling of event tickets. Most WordPress themes require plugins such as WooCommerce when selling event tickets. The Conference theme is integrated with Paypal and Eventbrite to make selling event tickets easier.  Not only the payment checkout is easy through Paypal, but also publicizing through Eventbrite. The buy button is customizable, so you can add any links to different platforms in order to sell Conference tickets.

Great Loading Speed: One thing that most internet users lack patience for is slow sites. A fast loading site is advantageous in retaining visitors, boosting conversion rate, and ranking. The Conference theme has a fast loading score of A97%. It is the fastest loading conference theme on the market that money can buy.

Responsive: With 85% of internet users accessing the internet through mobile devices such as Smartphones and tablets, a responsive website is important. The Conference theme is responsive to all screen sizes which makes navigation easy even on tablets and mobile devices.

Front-End: Conference theme has a beautiful end user design that attracts attention. The minimalist design gives room for focusing on the important details of a conference. With 8 custom post types included, the user can play around with different layouts of content (widgets) on the homepage. Unlimited color schemes and multilingual capabilities are included to suit specific audiences.

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Event Theme

Best WordPress Theme For Events

User-friendly: Just like the conference theme, the Event WordPress theme has user-friendly functionalities. Installing the theme is easy thanks to the easy-to-follow documentation provided by the author.

Payment Integration: the PayPal payment feature makes selling events easy. There is no need to install additional payment plugins. The buy button can be customized and redirected to different platforms like Eventbrite, the leading events selling third party service. These two features are great in marketing events of any size.

Scheduling: If an event runs for a couple of days, it is easy to schedule all activities into days, hours, subjects and speakers. This liberty gives readers a chance to book for specific sessions depending on their availability.

Advanced Features: advanced features bundled in the event theme makes customization simple. With 11 widget areas, customizing the theme with different layouts become easy. The options panel helps in reducing the time needed to set the theme.

Beautiful Layout: Just like the Conference theme, Event theme is also simple in concept. The front-end is beautifully designed to capture a reader’s attention.

Other great features of Event WordPress theme include a great loading speed of A95%, unlimited color schemes, and custom sharing buttons to help posts go viral. Useful widgets have been included in both themes which reduce the need for extra plugins.

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CampEvent

Event WordPress Theme

CampEvent is a WordPress theme that allows to easily configure event, exhibitions, conventions, trade shows, seminars, workshops, meetup by adding detailed information about speakers, sponsors, schedule and much more.

The CampEvent theme comes with detailed documentation and a lot of nice features like Responsive design, Video and image background, Unlimited Custom Colors, Font Awesome, MailChimp integration, Intuitive Shortcodes and much more.

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Since Conference,  Event, and CampEvent themes have a lot in common, all themes can be used for hosting any meetup event, conferences, exhibitions, seminars, workshops or congresses. WPlook team offers excellent pre-sale and after-sale support to customers.

Get the Best WordPress Themes for Events and Conferences and Start Your Website today!

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4 Reasons Why You Should Use an HTTPS Encrypted Connection https://wplook.com/https-encrypted-connection-ssl/ https://wplook.com/https-encrypted-connection-ssl/#respond Mon, 12 Jun 2017 14:20:39 +0000 https://wplook.com/?p=15354 What is HTTPS Encrypted Connection? HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) is a combination of two protocols, HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) and SSL / TLS. HTTP uses port 80 and HTTPS uses port 443, the second one has an encryption algorithm that ensures secure data transmission through an HTTPS encrypted connection. The “S” at the end of HTTPS […]

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What is HTTPS Encrypted Connection?

HTTPS Encrypted Connection - SSL

HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) is a combination of two protocols, HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) and SSL / TLS. HTTP uses port 80 and HTTPS uses port 443, the second one has an encryption algorithm that ensures secure data transmission through an HTTPS encrypted connection. The “S” at the end of HTTPS stands for “Secure”.

SSL / TLS uses two keys for this, the public key that is used when visitors interact with the site by sending different data (a comment, vote, transaction etc.) that are encrypted and transmitted to the server, the server receiving these data applies the private key to decrypt messages, the private key is only used by the server.

In other words, you encrypt messages on your computer with the public key (which is why you must have an updated browser) in order to be sent to the server that decrypts them with the private key.

HTTPS protects you only while transmitting data between your computer and web server. If your private key has been stolen by a hacker then he will be able to decrypt your messages, so server security remains just as important to your site’s security.

Why do I need an HTTPS encrypted connection?

  1. Security – When browsing the Internet and visiting sites that do not have valid HTTPS, your data is transmitted in an open format and anyone is able to intercept this data. WebSite visitors want to be protected, they do not want their data to be stolen;
  2. SEO – In 2014, Google mentioned it would increase the ranking (see: HTTPS as a ranking signal ) and will favor sites that use https as a search result, as everyone who wants to appear on the first page of search results have to use an Encrypted connection so this is the only change to  increase your chances;
  3. A Safer Web – Again Google, this time with Google Chrome, starting with version 56, when you fill in your password fields or card information it will show that this site is not safe; This will be just the beginning because in the future versions will be even more aggressive where the red warning triangle will appear in the address bar. 
  4. Online Stores – The vast majority of plugins or modules dealing with online transactions will no longer work without https.

How much does it cost?

Let’s Encrypt” gives you free certificates, soon they will become one of the biggest players in the field.

Site administrators who have been notified by Google that the browser will alert users in January 2017, have rushed to pass the sites from http to https. You can see in the above graph a significant increase in November-December 2016.

Let’s Encrypt is supported by many large companies such as Google, Mozilla, Cisco, OVH, Facebook, Automattic, etc.

Certificates can be divided into three types:

  • DV Certificates – In this case, the Certification Authority checks (usually automatically online) if you own the domain name and get the green locker. The price range is 10-400 USD;
  • OV Certificates – You need to demonstrate to the certifying authority that you are the legal entity that owns the domain, usually they request the info on paper, so it will take a bit until you get the certificate. The Price is between 50-1000 USD;
  • EV Certificates – To obtain this type of certificate, you need to submit a different kind of information that is checked manually like legal address, phone number, data about the individual/business, type of activity, etc.,  This gives your visitors a visual assurance of your security where the name of the company is indicated. It is perfect for online stores to increase buyer’s confidence, the conversion can usually increase up to 3%. The price – 190-1500 USD.

https Encrypted Connection - SSL

So now you’re sure you have the question: What’s the difference between a free one and $1500 certificate besides the Green bar?

The answer is very simple: The Warranty! The higher the price, the greater the Warranty.

You can buy SSL / TLS certificates from Comodo, DigiCert, Symantec, or  NameCheap, we recommend to buy them from DigiCert.

Note: If you have a certificate I suggest to be careful when it expires and extend it at least one week before the expiration date. If you forget to renew it the red bar will be displayed and will warn all visitors that the website is not secured!

Conclusion

Buy good certificates, generate public and private keys, install and configure the server to receive encrypted messages.

Contact us if you need any help!

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Best Free WordPress Themes for Charity/Nonprofit https://wplook.com/best-free-wordpress-themes-for-charity-nonprofit/ https://wplook.com/best-free-wordpress-themes-for-charity-nonprofit/#respond Thu, 08 Jun 2017 20:06:27 +0000 https://wplook.com/?p=15375 In this collection, we have picked up The Best Free WordPress Themes for Charity, NGOs, political and Nonprofit Organizations (501(c)(3)), Churches, donation & Environment Protection Agencies. When you are looking for a new Charity WordPress theme you want it to be simple and to be focused on content in order to help you to receive online […]

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In this collection, we have picked up The Best Free WordPress Themes for Charity, NGOs, political and Nonprofit Organizations (501(c)(3)), Churches, donation & Environment Protection Agencies. When you are looking for a new Charity WordPress theme you want it to be simple and to be focused on content in order to help you to receive online donations.

Don’t expect too many features from a free theme, but you have to understand that it’s a good start for any Nonprofit organization with no budget or who can’t afford a Premium WordPres Theme or to build a custom website based on organization needs.

Charitas Lite

Charity Life - Free WordPress Themes for Charity

Charitas Lite is a unique Free Nonprofit WordPress Theme built for Charity Organizations, Non Profit Associations, Foundations, Political Organizations or Churches. It has a clean and minimalist design, which comes with a professional look. The theme is coming with a nice slider to showcase different kind of content. The home page template is coming with 5 widgets area where you can select the size for every widget area.

The theme is a perfect start for a new Nonprofit/Charity Organization. The toolbar is fully customizable, you can add a second menu or a language menu, the same you can add Social media links and a donation button. Charitas Lite theme is coming with a few custom widgets and four widgets area for the footer. The theme is optimized for speed with a Speed Grade: A91%. It is responsive and multilingual/translation ready! Full version is available here!

Full version is available here!

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GivingPress Lite

Free WordPress Theme for Nonprofit

GivingPress is a Free WordPress Theme For Nonprofits. It’s an excellent starter theme for Nonprofit and conscious websites. It can be installed very easily with any self-hosted WordPress Installation. The theme is coming with great features like multiple page templates for displaying content in a variety of layouts. The theme is set via the customizer, where you can choose the homepage template, to add a logo or website description, favicon, custom menus, the contact information and more. You can link the donation button to an external service like PayPal. The theme is Completely Free and you can Download it by clicking the Download link.

The theme is Completely Free and you can Download it by clicking the Download link.

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Salt

 free WordPress theme for Nonprofit Organisations

Salt is a free WordPress theme for Nonprofit Organisations, Charities, Foundations and NGO’s. A simple, blog-focused theme that can also be used as parent theme. The layout is responsive so the site will look good on all screen sizes from mobile to desktop. The theme is Optimized for speed and with a nice slider.

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Charity Review

Free WordPress theme created for Non-profit organizations

Charity Review theme is a clean, user-friendly free WordPress theme created for Non-profit organizations like NGOs, INGOs. It can also be used by churches, business organizations, various agencies, corporate houses, digital agency, freelancers, and bloggers. Charity Review comes with various interesting features to make a user-friendly, interactive and visually stunning website. The theme is coming with a Custom Menu, Social Media Options, customizable Call to Action Block(CTA), customizable Banner Slider, customizable Testimonial sections, Multiple sites and page layouts, Blog Layout, Logo color settings, footer settings, Custom CSS. It has 3 footer widgets, a default sidebar widget and tested rigorously. It is translation ready, highly optimized for better performance.

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Didn’t find the perfect Free WordPress Themes for Charity or Nonprofit Organizations? Try Premium Nonprofit Themes

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What’s New in WordPress 4.8 (Screenshots and Features) https://wplook.com/whats-new-wordpress-4-8/ https://wplook.com/whats-new-wordpress-4-8/#comments Tue, 06 Jun 2017 13:26:48 +0000 https://wplook.com/?p=15284 A new update of WordPress will be released by the WordPress team in June. Crucial patches and new features are among the exciting things eagerly awaited by WordPress platform users. What’s New in WordPress 4.8 Improved Visual Text Editor The visual editor is now more user-friendly and hassle-free. TinyMCE features have been included in the […]

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A new update of WordPress will be released by the WordPress team in June. Crucial patches and new features are among the exciting things eagerly awaited by WordPress platform users.

What’s New in WordPress 4.8

Improved Visual Text Editor
The visual editor is now more user-friendly and hassle-free. TinyMCE features have been included in the latest WordPress update to improve the visual editor. Navigating through links is now easier as compared to previous versions of WordPress. A Click on a hyperlinked text area extends the blank space in front of the text. The extra blank space can be used to add extra text which is automatically hyperlinked.

A new editing system has also been added to the editor. HTML codes previously used to place hyperlinked or styled content/ text are no longer necessary when editing text. This reduces the level of coding skills needed by a WordPress user when using this widget.

Meetup and WordCamp News
Previous versions only featured news on the dashboard. The new update has Meetup and WordCamp news included on the dashboard. The new features will be available just below the news area. Users can take part in WordPress activities by entering the city name in the Meetup feature. It is an opportunity for WordPress users to be active in the wider WordPress community. It’s also an opportunity for WordPress to collect feedback from its community which will help improve delivery of services.

 

WordPress Events and News Dashboard Widget - What's new in WordPress 4.8

New Media widgets
Among new WordPress 4.8 features include Audio, Video, Image and Text widgets. In the previous version, shortcodes and HTML codes were necessary for adding audio or video. It is now possible to insert audio, video or text on sidebars and footers without the use of codes.

Audio Widget

Image Widget WordPress-4-8

Text Widget

Text Widget WordPress-4-8

Video Widget

Video Widget WordPress-4-8

Accessibility on the Admin Screen
Header texts on the admin screen are now well organized. Header first changes came when H1 heading got reinstated in the WordPress 4.3 update. More header hierarchy changes followed in the WordPress 4.4 update. WordPress 4.8 update comes with a cleaner header on admin screen.

Andrea Fercia, part of the accessibility team, says the changes have been in consideration for the last 3 years. He also hints that this is a smaller commit as large patches will come in future updates.

Features Removed From The Upcoming Update

Video Support
WMA and WMV files will no longer be supported in the latest update. This is because WordPress core is adopting open web and web standards; which will make it less dependent on Microsoft’s SilverLight. Since most browsers no longer use Microsoft SilverLight, WMA and WMV files will be served through links. This is contrary to the embedding of such files on pages as seen in previous versions of WordPress.

More Changes Expected: Gutenberg Editor
Gutenberg editor is rumored to be the next level editor expected in WordPress 4.9 or above. It will make editing WordPress content easy and basic for those without coding skills. The current update is said to be “the foundation” by the WordPress team. This is a sign of more changes to come. Gutenberg editor is just one of the many changes expected in future update releases.

Gutenberg Editor

Beta Test and Release Dates for WordPress 4.8
Beta test version of WordPress 4.8 has been available since May 31. The beta version has received good user feedback. The final release date is set for June 9, having been moved from June 8.

Those Affected by the WordPress 4.8 Update
The latest update has both gains for users and losses for developers. Admin dashboard has is now easier to use. Engaging in WordPress activities is now easier using the Meetups feature. New widgets such as the Audio, Image and Video widgets will make editing easier.

Some theme developers will have to adjust their themes to make them compatible with the latest update. Areas such as the dashboard header will need de-congesting in the theme.

The introduction of audio, image, and video widgets will largely affect plugin developers. Third party plugins were largely depended upon to edit sidebars, headers, and footers. Most of these third party plugins will become obsolete in WordPress 4.8 improvements.

WordPress is always committed to offering an easy to use CMS and security. The latest updates will improve the user experience. The WordPress team regards the upcoming update as small and promises more changes. In essence, the update will make a huge difference in the WordPress community. Some of the changes made have taken long to be implemented and are finally here. The update also affirms the position of WordPress among the leading CMS in the world.

The next WordPress Version will be 4.9 and will be released in December 2017.

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2017 – WordPress Themes for NonProfit Organizations https://wplook.com/wordpress-themes-for-non-profit-charity-organizations/ https://wplook.com/wordpress-themes-for-non-profit-charity-organizations/#respond Wed, 31 May 2017 13:58:03 +0000 https://wplook.com/?p=15186 Every Non-Profit, Foundation or Charity Organisation (501(c)(3)) deserves to have a top notch and beautiful website that would help to get a great online presence and to accomplish the main goal. Charities need a quality WordPress theme for non-profit with a lot of great features intended to achieve particular demands for a Nonprofit Organization. These […]

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Every Non-Profit, Foundation or Charity Organisation (501(c)(3)) deserves to have a top notch and beautiful website that would help to get a great online presence and to accomplish the main goal. Charities need a quality WordPress theme for non-profit with a lot of great features intended to achieve particular demands for a Nonprofit Organization.

These 4 WordPress themes for non-profit have integrated features to help you to Raise funds for your cause through donation buttons, to Promote the events related to your charitable organization, to Showcase all kinds of content, to Create an online shop and much more.

Benevolence

Benevolence - Church Nonprofit WordPress Theme

If you are planning to build a website for a church or a nonprofit/charity organization then you will be delighted to know that there is a special WordPress theme that you can use and that is called Benevolence. With its features, Benevolence theme will certainly catch the eye of your target visitors. Whether you are aiming to attract more members, raise funds for a good cause or simply promote the activities and services of your charity organization or church, the Benevolence theme can help you do the job. Let’s take a closer look at this special WordPress theme for non-profits.

Versatile and Simple: One of the best things about the Benevolence is that it is truly versatile. It has 11 custom post types, 18 widget areas, and unlimited color scheme. It has a child theme and when it comes to appearance, Benevolence is very simple yet elegant and is very user-friendly. Nothing about its look is over the top, which makes it very appropriate for a church or nonprofit website.

Fundraising made easy: Churches and nonprofit organizations are always looking for ways to raise funds. Therefore, they would need a website that would make such endeavor easy and simple to do. The Benevolence WordPress theme has a built in progress bar that acts as a visual dashboard to easily track donations and to check if you are getting close to reaching your fundraising goal. Updates are made in real time just after the transactions are made. The feature also allows users to enter donations manually.

Tell the world about your projects: If your church or organization is regularly holding noteworthy projects, then don’t you think more people should know about them? You can easily do this with the Benevolence WordPress theme thanks to its project grid or list feature that provides an overview of projects. If visitors want to get more details about each project they simply have to click on an item on the list and they will be brought to the individual project page. Projects can be viewed according to their status, start and end dates.

Promote your events: Do you want more people to attend your events? Then you need to promote them more effectively. One of the best ways to do this is to post your events on your website. The Benevolence theme makes it easy for churches and organizations to promote their events, especially recurrent ones. With the Events feature of the theme, you can input the details of the event once and it will be automatically posted on the dates and times you have designated. The feature also allows you to easily view all your past and upcoming events and even display them in a calendar format.

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Charity

Charity - Donation Theme WordPress

Nothing beats the Charity WordPress theme when it comes to creating an amazing website for Nonprofit or Charity organizations. Besides helping you to raise funds for your projects, this outstanding WordPress theme also assists you to showcase all types of content and even to promote the events associated with your charitable organization. Additionally, the theme allows you to set up an online shop and even to monitor your donations using the advanced dashboard widget. This complete beginner’s guide will disclose to you everything you need to know about the Charity WordPress theme for Non-profit Organizations.

Features and Benefits

WooCommerce: With WooCommerce, you have the freedom to create a beautiful and professional online store to sell any kinds of products. Besides making it easy for you to handle payments, WooCommerce also simplifies your work when it comes to handling inventory, shipping, and much more.

Perfect Search Engine Optimization (SEO): Using the Charity theme is the easiest way to get your non-profit website ranked higher in search engine results. All headings, titles, and Meta tags have been optimized in accordance with Google’s preferences.

Custom Logo: The Charity WordPress theme also allows you to upload a custom logo that identifies your charity organization.

Custom Share Buttons: These buttons motivate your visitors to share your content directly from the website in order to generate more traffic for your cause.

The Dashboard Widget: This feature gives you a general picture of the donations you have received for your campaign at a quick glance through clear charts and graphics.

Super-Fast: Since its first day of creation, this theme has been undergoing continuous optimization to ensure that it has fewer database queries, less JS & CSS, fewer requests, and loads faster.

Multilingual Ready: This multiple-language feature enables you to extend your reach globally.

Recurring Donations: This feature gives your visitors the opportunity to make one-time, monthly or weekly donations right on the website.

Many Color Schemes: The Charity WordPress theme also comes with unlimited color choices to make your website’s color consistent with your brand identity.

Highly Customizable: The theme is easily customizable with advanced theme options to help you set up your charity website just the way you like. You can choose from different layouts including church-specific and non-profit features like Staff, Sermons, Causes, Projects, Ministries, and much more.

Widget Ready and 9 CPT: The Charity theme also features unlimited widget areas alongside 9 custom post types.

Highly-Responsive Design: The retina ready display ensures that your website looks amazing on any device. With this website theme, users will not only be able to see your projects and give donations on their computers but also on their mobile phones.

Publish Documents: With this feature, you can effortlessly publish newsletters, books, flyers, annual reports, and much more.

Child Theme: This feature keeps you updated about future theme releases.

The Charity WordPress theme has everything you need, all in one location, to design any charity website after your own fancy. Besides the 9 custom post types, this theme also comes with unlimited widget area and an elegant professional design. Furthermore, the theme is retina ready design and fully responsive. The Stripe and PayPal integrations make this theme perfect for fundraising and accepting all online donations for your cause. In case you get stuck while setting up this theme, there is a quick, top-notch, and professional support team ready to give you a hand.

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Charitas

Charitas - WordPress Themes for Non-Profit

 

The Charitas theme was specially designed for community groups, foundations, non-profits, and charities. Currently, it is being used by more than 2500 non-profit organizations. Can all of them be wrong? Of course not! Charitas is a cutting edge WordPress Theme for Non-Profit & Charity Organizations with a beautiful design, excellent features, and one-of-kind support.

Are you looking forward to changing your website look to garner support for your cause?

If yes, you are definitely at the right place. With Charitas responsive non-profit WordPress Theme, you can hit the ground running within 2 minutes. This is how close it can be with this gorgeous theme. The theme has the donation features key to your non-profit organization’s success. Better still, the integration of PayPal with the theme ensures that you can get donations from all over the world using the most popular and trusted online payment service available today. In addition, you can use the donation progress bar to showcase how you are faring.

The theme comes with a handful of customization options which are integral in making your site not only unique but also shine. With custom post types for donations, staff, events and causes, you can make sure that everything is represented in a professional manner. Also, you can generate the color scheme of your choice to enhance the appearance of the theme as well as adding a personal touch to it. Imagine on top of all that you still do a lot more. For example, you can upload a custom header image, custom background pattern, custom favicon or even a company logo.

What are some of the key features of the Charitas theme you can’t afford to miss?

Page load speed: It has a speed grade of A91% meaning that you get the fastest page loads currently available for non-profit websites. Many people will be willing to spend more time at your site since they won’t waste time waiting for pages or posts to load.

Responsive design: The theme ensures that your site loads properly across all the devices and information on the site is easily readable. In this age of smartphones, being responsive is invaluable since many people are using smartphones to browse.

Multilingual support: If you want your non-profit organization to have a global impact then you must consider Charitas as the theme of your choice. It is multilingual ready meaning that it can convert the information on the site to almost any language.

Top-notch support: Without good support even a great theme can look average if not bad. But that is not the case with Charitas theme, you can get prompt professional assistance as many times as you want it.

Advanced theme options: If you are looking for a theme with lots of options don’t look beyond Charitas. Once you buy the Charitas theme, you get a variety of options ranging from donation options, Woocommerce options, look and feel options just to mention a few that you can modify.

According to the information above, you can’t deny that Charitas responsive nonprofit WordPress theme is a must-have theme for non-profit and Charity organizations. All the modern trendy features and functionalities like responsiveness, the inclusion of child theme, online stores, payment integrations, multilingual support among others are fully supported by the theme. Launch the demo to experience the theme first-hand before buying.

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Charity Life

Charity life - Fundraising Charity WordPress template

 

For any modern Charity or non-profit organization to be successful online, a modern, eye-catching, and fully functional website is mandatory. Even though there are thousands of beautiful charity website themes available on the web, none stands out like the Charity Life built for 501(c) Organizations. This unique premium fundraising WordPress theme is not only built for Non-Profit Organizations but also for Charity Organizations, Political Organizations, Foundations, Churches, and much more. The Charity Life WordPress theme opens to you countless possibilities to design any charity website as per your vision. I will disclose to you everything you need to know about WordPress theme for 501(c) Organizations, including its features, functions, and benefits.

Charity Life – WordPress Theme for 501(c) Organizations: Features, Functions, and Benefits 

Multilingual Ready: This multi-linguistic feature gives you the freedom to extend your reach even to the countries that do not speak your first language. With such a global reach, you are sure to attract many foreign donors.

Widget and CPT Ready: The Charity Life WordPress theme comes with 13 widget areas and about 8 Custom Post Types to simplify your web design tasks.

Outstanding Customer Support Team: The customer support team is not only experienced but also professional, quick, and top-notch.

WooCommerce: The WooCommerce plugin allows you to design an attractive and professional website to sell any kinds of products your charity organization wishes to monetize. Apart from managing your payments, this plugin is also ideal for handling your inventory, shipping, and much more.

Custom Share Buttons: Charity Life theme also features beautiful share buttons to lure visitors to share your content.

Highly Responsive and Super-Fast: Besides featuring the fastest page loading speeds of about A94%, the Charity Life WordPress theme also looks amazing at any font. What’s more? It comes with the retina ready and responsive design, making it readable on any device, including mobile phones.

Custom Logo Capabilities: The theme gives you the freedom to upload a custom logo to mirror your 501(c) Organization’s identity.

Publish Document: With this feature, you can publish different documents like newsletters, flyers, books, annual reports, and much more.

Online Giving: This feature gives visitors the opportunity to make donations to your cause. The dashboard widget allows you to track donations in order to see how far or close you are to attaining your fundraising target. The information is displayed in the form of graphics and charts for easy interpretation.

Advanced Theme Options and Unlimited Color Schemes: Besides featuring a user-friendly options panel, this high-quality WordPress theme also comes with multiple color choices to keep your website consistent with your organization’s brand identity.

Automatic Collection of Donations: The Charity Life WordPress theme for non-profit comes integrated with PayPal, a perfect tool for collecting donations and fundraising for your 501(c) Organization.
Whether you are looking for a perfect WordPress theme to raise funds for your charity organization or to present different kinds of content, the Charity Life WordPress theme is all you need. Besides making your website modern and eye-catching, this theme also helps you to present your story in the most attractive way in order to capture the attention of donors. The WordPress theme comes integrated with PayPal, helping you to automatically receive payments to pledges after every successful transaction. Apart from giving you the mandate to follow all your transactions, the Charity Life WordPress theme also gives you the power to add and manage payments manually.

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How to Add WordPress Avatar https://wplook.com/how-to-add-wordpress-avatar/ https://wplook.com/how-to-add-wordpress-avatar/#respond Fri, 26 May 2017 23:17:41 +0000 https://wplook.com/?p=15131 Learn How to Add WordPress Avatars in 5 easy steps. When you are looking through different sites on the web, you may see that many users usually have a picture that appears next to their name. These pictures are “avatars” or “Gravatars” (short for “Globally Recognized Avatar“). In fact, these Gravatars follow you in every post […]

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Learn How to Add WordPress Avatars in 5 easy steps.

When you are looking through different sites on the web, you may see that many users usually have a picture that appears next to their name. These pictures are “avatars” or “Gravatars” (short for “Globally Recognized Avatar“). In fact, these Gravatars follow you in every post you make in the Internet and every time you write something they appear automatically. Actually, having a Gravatar can save you time and trouble identifying your posts on various online platforms. Keep in mind also that a Gravatar can be a significant part of “your brand” by helping people around the web to be able to spot your identity across various forums and sites online. But how you can add an avatar in WordPress? Just follow the next steps.

Here is an example of how to Add WordPress Avatar

1. Sign up at the Gravatar Website

You can add an avatar image to your blog by visiting the Gravatar.com. Then you need to follow the user’s guide, where you can find all the information that you need. For example, you have to select Create your own Gravatar, on the left side of your WordPress Avatar screen, where you can Add WordPress Avatar. Keep in mind, though, that your image should be up to 128 pixels.

2. Enter you e-mail address

This way your Gravatar image can be added to your e-mail address. Once your e-mail is confirmed, your profile information on WordPress will be matched by the service with your actual email address. Then Gravatar will display your custom image next to any kind of comments you make (this is optional), as well as any other place of the WordPress. In case you prefer not to sign up with Gravatar, the default icon will be shown instead of your photo next to your name.

3. Manage your Gravatar Image

First, you have to select where you want to upload your image from; through your computer, through your web camera or your desktop. You need to remember that Gravatar resizes the images that are too big automatically. You just have to click which of the options you like the best. Then you can crop the avatar as you please and your WordPress profile picture is ready. Then, you just have to select ‘Crop and Finish’, in order to continue.

4. Choose an Image Rating

You can select the “Maximum Rating” you wish. For instance, the ratings available are; PG, G, R and X. Actually, the ratings specify how “mature” you want your user’s Gravatars to be. Keep in mind that in case you select, for example, X for your ratings, all Gravatars can be allowed to your site. In case you select G, then all Gravatars higher than G rating, will not show up. Just click the type or rating you want for your Gravatar ad you are almost all set.

5. Save your Settings & Test it Out

Once you set up your rating, save up and you are done. Now, you can see your new photo in the right upper part in the place of the default Gravatar picture used to be. Then, if you wish, you can test it out. You can go to your current WordPress site, write a text on your page. Then, you have to be able to see your photo next to your post. So this is how you can Add WordPress Avatar to every post or comment you make.

Choose Rating for your Avatar

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Studio 9 – New Theme for Freelancers and Agencies https://wplook.com/studio-9-wordpress-theme-for-freelancers-and-agencies/ https://wplook.com/studio-9-wordpress-theme-for-freelancers-and-agencies/#respond Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:28:36 +0000 https://wplook.com/?p=14723 There’s some exciting news from the WPlook team today! Studio 8 theme had a great success so we decided to build another theme for agencies and we can’t wait to introduce it to you. So please welcome Studio 9 – a stylish theme with lots of amazing features and beautiful design! Studio 9 is a […]

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There’s some exciting news from the WPlook team today! Studio 8 theme had a great success so we decided to build another theme for agencies and we can’t wait to introduce it to you.

So please welcome Studio 9 – a stylish theme with lots of amazing features and beautiful design!

Studio 9 is a WordPress theme designed primarily for Agencies, Freelancers, Web Designers, Creative Professionals, Photographs or Filmmakers and it has been built with all the necessary tools that allow you to build a unique website for your agency.

Some Theme Features:

  • Responsive Design
  • WooCommerce (Online Store)
  • Shortcodes Plugin
  • Multilingual ready
  • Extremely fast
  • Child Theme Included
  • Visual Grids

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Meet Health & Medical – New WordPress Theme! https://wplook.com/2017-health-medical-wordpress-theme/ https://wplook.com/2017-health-medical-wordpress-theme/#respond Fri, 06 Jan 2017 17:27:07 +0000 https://wplook.com/?p=12793 The beginning of the year comes with a new beautiful WordPress Theme called Health & Medical, that suits perfectly for those who want to create unique and professional health and medical websites. The theme has everything you would expect from a premium medical theme such as: Responsive design, the theme looks awesome at any size and is […]

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The beginning of the year comes with a new beautiful WordPress Theme called Health & Medical, that suits perfectly for those who want to create unique and professional health and medical websites.

The theme has everything you would expect from a premium medical theme such as:

  • Responsive design, the theme looks awesome at any size and is pleasant to read from any device.
  • 5 Custom Post Types (Doctors, Departments, Services, Slider, Testimonials).
  • Unlimited widgets areas
  • WooCommerce compatibility
  • Book an appointment, the perfect way to capture more potential customers.
  • and moreover

If you want the perfect way to introduce your medical practice try Health & Medical!

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