Black Friday / Cyber Monday 2017 WordPress Deals – Big Savings

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Are you looking for the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on your favorite WordPress products. These next few days are the perfect time to buy premium WordPress plugins, themes, hosting, and other web tools to grow your business. To help you find the best deals, we have listed the best WordPress Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals for 2017. Some of these are exclusive just for WPBeginner readers.

Black Friday / Cyber Monday 2017 WordPress Deals

Note: These offers are for LIMITED TIME only. We’ve indicated the expiration date next to each offer.

Some deals are not live at the time of publishing this blog post, but will be going live through out this week.

Don’t forget to bookmark this page because we will be updating it throughout the week as we find new deals.

NameTypeDiscount
OptinMonsterPlugin25% off
WPFormsPlugin25% off
MonsterInsightsPlugin25% off
Envira GalleryPlugin25% off
SoliloquyPlugin25% off
HostGatorHosting80% off
BluehostHosting63% off
SiteGroundHosting70% off
WPEngineHosting50% off
IPVanishServices76% off
Beaver BuilderPlugin25% off
Elegant ThemesSuite25% off
iThemesSuite50% off
LearnDashPlugin50% off
CSSIgniterThemes50% off
CSS HeroPlugin60% off
ThirstyAffiliatesPlugin30% off
Easy Digital DownloadsPlugin25% off
Restrict Content ProPlugin25% off
AffiliateWPPlugin25% off
StudioPressThemes50% off
ChurchThemes.comThemes30% off
WPZoomThemes70% off
ThemeIsleSuite25% off
FlywheelHosting25% off
Engine ThemesThemes40% off
MyThemeShopThemes72% off
ImagelySuite40% off
TeslaThemesThemes40% off
ShowThemesThemes40% off
PhotocratiThemes40% off
Swift PerformancePlugin60% off
ThemeStopThemes60% off
Barn2 MediaPlugin50% off
Page Builder SandwichPlugin33% off
ThemeumThemes50% off
WP-CRM SystemPlugin30% off
Conditional CheckoutPlugin30% off
WP ZincPlugin35% off
WP Native ArticlesPlugin30% off
Advanced AdsPlugin30% off
ProfilePressPlugin25% off
Winwar MediaPlugin25% off
StackPressHosting70% off
Acme ThemesThemes30% off
Smart Slider 3Plugin60% off
MaxCDNServices25% off
LiveCha tIncServices50% off

Get 25% OFF OptinMonster

OptinMonster helps you convert abandoning website visitors into subscribers and customers. It’s a powerful conversion optimization toolkit that Pros use to grow their email list and boost sales.

OptinMonster is created by Syed Balkhi, founder of WPBeginner. We use it on our site and have seen as high as 600% increase in our subscriber growth.

Other pro bloggers like Mike Stelzner from Social Media Examiner has added over 250,000 email subscribers using OptinMonster. See all OptinMonster case studies.

OptinMonster helps you design beautiful optin forms that are proven to convert. You can show personalized messages at the right time to your visitors with OptinMonster’s behavior automation features.

If you’re serious about growing your online business, then this is a MUST HAVE tool.

Use the coupon code: BF2017 to get 25% OFF OptinMonster.

Get 25% OFF OptinMonster

Note: This deal is good from Monday Nov 20th — until Nov 30th.

Get 25% OFF WPForms

WPForms

WPForms is the best form builder plugin for WordPress. Unlike other WordPress contact form plugins, WPForms is designed to be the most beginner friendly form plugin in the market.

It comes with an intuitive drag and drop form builder which allows you to build any kind of form you want. It includes ready to use form templates, smart conditional logic, user registration and login form, front-end post submission form, newsletter signup form, payment forms, and much more.

WPForms integrates beautifully with third-party tools like PayPal, Stripe, MailChimp, Aweber, etc. Most importantly, all your forms are mobile friendly out of the box.

Use the coupon code: BF2017 to get 25% OFF all WPForms plans.

Get 25% Off WPForms

Note: This deal is good from Monday Nov 20th — until Nov 30th.

Get 25% OFF MonsterInsights

MonsterInsights

MonsterInsights is the best and most popular Google Analytics plugin for WordPress (currently being used on over 1.9 million websites).

MonsterInsights help you see how visitors find and use your website, so you can keep them coming back. Simply put, get stats that matter.

It allows you to get detailed user engagement reports, which helps you make data-driven decisions to boost sales and conversions. This holiday season, they are offering 25% OFF on all plans.

Use coupon code: BF2017

Get 25% OFF MonsterInsights

Note: This deal is good from Monday Nov 20th — until Nov 30th.

Get 25% OFF Envira Gallery

Envira Gallery

Envira Gallery is the best responsive WordPress gallery plugin in the market. Unlike other gallery plugins, Envira is built for speed and is faster than all other gallery plugins for WordPress.

It is packed with features like Albums, Lightbox popup, drag and drop builder, gallery templates, full screen slideshows, WooCommerce integration, watermarking, and much more.

Use the coupon code: BF2017 to get 25% OFF all Envira Gallery plans.

Get 25% Off Envira Gallery

Note: This deal is good from Monday Nov 20th — until Nov 30th.

Get 25% OFF Soliloquy

Soliloquy

Soliloquy is the best WordPress slider plugin in the market. It is super-easy to use and packed with great features like carousel, fullscreen sliders, featured content, Instagram, ready to use themes, and much more.

Use the coupon code: BF2017 to get 25% OFF on all Soliloquy plans.

Get 25% OFF Soliloquy

Note: This deal is good from Monday Nov 20th — until Nov 30th.

Get 80% OFF HostGator

HostGator

HostGator is one of the most popular WordPress hosting companies, and we use their dedicated servers to host WPBeginner. Our founder, Syed Balkhi, has been a HostGator customer since 2007.

They’re offering WPBeginner users an exclusive 80% off hosting deal and you get the domain for $2.99.

This is a WPBeginner exclusive offer, and it doesn’t get any better than this.

Get the best HostGator deal in the market

You have to use the coupon code: WPBEGINNER80 to claim the deal.

Note: This deal is already live right now and will be valid until November 28th.

Get 63% OFF Bluehost

Bluehost

Bluehost is one of the officially recommended WordPress hosting providers. This Black Friday they will be offering amazing discount deals throughout the week.

You can get web hosting + free domain + free SSL certificate for $2.65 / month on Black Friday till Sunday.

Get the best Bluehost Deal

Note: This deal is starts on November 24th and is valid until November 27th, 2017.

Get 70% OFF SiteGround

SiteGround

SiteGround is one of the leading WordPress hosting providers. They are offering discount deals upto 70% OFF during black friday and cyber monday.

Get 70% OFF SiteGround

We use Siteground to host our popular List25 site (see case study).

Note: This deal is good from November 24 till November 28.

Get 50% OFF WPEngine

WPEngine

WPEngine is the best WordPress managed hosting service provider. They are offering a 50% discount for initial payments on their hosting plans.

No coupon required

Get 50% OFF WPEngine

Get IPVanish Lifetime VPN for $2.87 / Month

ipvanish

IPVanish is one of the best VPN services for WordPress users. This holiday season, they are offering a lifetime VPN plan for just $2.87/month for all new users (billed $69.00 every two years).

Get IPVanish Lifetime VPN

Note: This offer is valid from November 22 until November 29, 2017.

Get 25% OFF Beaver Builder

Beaver Builder

Beaver Builder is the best WordPress page builder plugin in the market. It is 100% drag-and-drop which makes it really easy for beginners to create custom page layouts.

Unlike other plugins, it is actually quite fast and easy to learn. In our opinion, it is by far the best option in the market.

This holiday season, they’re offering a 25% discount.

Get 25% OFF BeaverBuilder

Note: Discounts will be applied automatically from November 24th – 27th.

Get 25% OFF Elegant Themes

Elegant Themes

Elegant Themes is one of the oldest and most reliable WordPress companies around offering premium WordPress themes and plugins to a large community of users. This holiday season they are offering 25% discount to all existing and new customers.

Get 25% OFF Elegant Themes

Note: This offer is valid on 24 November 00:00 PDT and 27 November 00:00 PDT.

Get 50% OFF iThemes + BackupBuddy

iThemes

Our friends at iThemes are offering a whopping 50% discount on their WordPress Toolkit. This kit includes BackupBuddy one of the best WordPress backup plugins in the market.

It also includes 40+ plugins, 200+ themes, 800+ hours of training, 10+ iThemes Sync Pro Sites, and more.

Use coupon code: WPTOOLKIT50

Get 50% OFF iThemes Now

Note: This offer expires on November 30, 2017.

Get 50% OFF LearnDash

LearnDash

LearnDash is the best WordPress LMS plugin in the market. It allows you to create highly interactive online courses with in WordPress. You can make money by accepting payments and selling courses. It also integrates beautifully with MemberPress to create amazing online communities on your learning website.

They are offering 50% OFF on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Use coupon code: BLACKFRIDAY Valid only on November 24, between 7am-4pm EST.

Use coupon code: CYBERMONDAY Valid only on November 27, between 7am-4pm EST.

Get 50% OFF CSSIgniter

CSSIgniter

CSSIgniter is one of the most popular WordPress theme shops. They offer well crafted, stunningly gorgeous, and well coded WordPress themes.

The have offered an exclusive 50% discount to WPBeginner users.

Use coupon code: BFWPB2017

Get 50% OFF CSSIgniter

Note: This offer is valid from November 25 to December 2.

Get 60% OFF CSS Hero

CSS Hero

CSS Hero allows you to customize the look of any WordPress theme or plugin without touching code. Using simple point-and-click interface you can change appearance of any part of your website.

Unlike page builder plugins which help you create new layouts, CSS Hero helps you customize existing layouts. For more details, take a look at our CSS Hero review.

This holiday season they are offering 60% discount.

Get 60% OFF CSS Hero

Note: This deal is valid from 24 November until 27 November 2017.

Get 30% OFF ThirstyAffiliates

ThirstyAffiliates

ThirstyAffiliates is a must have affiliate marketing plugin for WordPress users. It allows you to manage and cloak affiliate links in WordPress.

They are offering 30% OFF on all licenses during holiday season.

Use coupon code: BF2017

Get 0% OFF ThirstyAffiliates

Note: This deal is valid from 24th November through to midnight on Monday 27 November (PST – Pacific Time).

Get 25% OFF Easy Digital Downloads

Easy Digital Downloads

Easy Digital Downloads is one of the best WordPress eCommerce plugins. They are offering 25% discount on all extensions.

Use coupon code: BFCM2017

Get 25% off Easy Digital Downloads

Note: This offer is valid from 24 November until 27 November.

Get 25% OFF Restrict Content Pro

Restrict Content Pro

Restrict Content Pro allows you to restrict content to registered users only. They are offering 25% discount on all extensions.

Use coupon code: BFCM2017

Get 25% OFF Restrict Content Pro

Note: This offer is valid from 24 November until 27 November.

Get 25% OFF AffiliateWP

AffiliateWP

AffiliateWP is one of the best affiliate tracking and management plugin for WordPress. They are offering a 25% discount on all extensions.

Use coupon code: BFCM2017

Get 25% OFF AffiliateWP

Note: This offer is valid from 24 November until 27 November.

Get Upto 50% OFF StudioPress

StudioPress

StudioPress is one of the best premium WordPress theme shops and creators of the Genesis theme framework. This holiday season they are offering all new customers 25% OFF, and 50% OFF to all returning customers. This offer is also valid for multiple theme purchases as well as their Pro Pack which normally costs $499.95.

Get Upto 50% OFF StudioPress Themes

Note: This offer is valid from 21 November to 28 November 8:00 p.m. EST.

Get 30% OFF ChurchThemes.com

ChurchThemes

ChurchThemes offers beautifully designed WordPress themes for churches, religious, and spiritual websites. All their themes include a Church Content plugin which helps you easily add sermons, events, locations, people, and more.

This holiday season they are offering 30% off on all their products.

Get 30% off ChurchThemes.com

Note: This deal is valid from November 24 to November 29.

Get 70% OFF WPZOOM

WPZoom

WPZoom is a premium WordPress theme shop offering beautiful themes for all kind of websites. This holiday season, they are offering 60% discount on their All Theme Package and 70% discount on their All Theme Package PRO.

Get 70% OFF WPZoom

Note: This offer is valid from 24 November to 28 November, 2017.

Get 25% OFF ThemeIsle

ThemeIsle

ThemeIsle offers a great collection of premium WordPress themes and plugins. They are offering 25% discount on all new signups for their membership plans.

Get 25% off ThemeIsle

Note: This offer is valid from 24 November to 28 November.

Get 25% OFF Flywheel

Flywheel

Flywheel is a managed WordPress hosting provider. They are offering 3 months free (that’s 25% off) all new annual WordPress hosting plans (starting at just $11.25/month).

Get 25% OFF Flywheel

Note: This offer is valid from 12:01 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 20th to 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 28.

Get 40% OFF Engine Themes

Engine Themes

Engine Themes is a premium WordPress theme shop. They offer WordPress themes for all kind of websites. This holiday season, they are offering 40% off on all their themes.

Use coupon code: ET40

Get 40% OFF Engine Themes

Note: This deal is valid from 24 November until 27 November.

Get 72% OFF MyThemeShop

MyThemeShop

MyThemeShop offers premium WordPress themes for different industries and niches. They are offering upto 72% discount on their themes during Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Use coupon code: BFCM17

Get 72% OFF MyThemeShop

Note: This offer is valid from 20th November until 3rd December, 2017.

Get 40% off Imagely

Imagely

Imagely is home of the popular WordPress photography plugin NextGen (See our comparison of the best WordPress gallery plugins). They are offering 40% discount on all their plugins and themes.

Use coupon code: BF40

Get 40% OFF Imagely

Note: This offer is valid from 24 November to 27 November.

Get 40% OFF TeslaThemes

TeslaThemes

TeslaThemes offers beautifully designed premium WordPress themes. They are offering 50% discount on all their products.

Use coupon code: BF40

Get 40% Off TeslaThemes

Note: This offer is valid from 24 November to 27 November.

Get 40% OFF ShowThemes

ShowThemes

ShowThemes offers premium WordPress themes for events, conferences, and event professionals. This holiday season, they are offering 40% discount on their themes.

Use coupon code: BF40

Get 40% OFF ShowThemes

Note: This offer is valid from 24 November to 27 November.

Get 40% Off Photocrati

Photocrati

Photocrati is a WordPress theme designed specifically for photographers. They are offering 40% discount during this holiday season.

Use coupon code: BF40

Get 40% OFF Photocrati

Note: This offer is valid from 24 November to 27 November.

Get 60% OFF Swift Performance

Swift Performance

Swift Performance is a premium WordPress performance optimization plugin. It helps you achieve higher page speed scores and a blazing fast website with just few clicks.

They are offering WPBeginner users an exclusive 60% discount on all plans.

Use coupon code: WPBCYBER

Get 25% OFF Swift Performance

Note: This offer is valid from 24 November until 30 November.

Get 60% OFF ThemeStop

ThemeStop

ThemeStop offers beautifully designed WordPress themes for all kind of websites. They are offering 60% discount on their theme club memberships.

Use coupon code: HOLIDAY60

Get 60% OFF ThemeStop

This deal is valid till 28th November.

Get 50% OFF Barn2 Media

Barn2 Media

Barn2 Media offers premium WordPress plugins like WooCommerce Product Table, WooCommerce Password Protected Categories, Posts Table Pro, and more. They are offering 50% discount on all their products.

Use coupon code: BARN2CYBER2017

Get 50% OFF Barn2 Media

Note: This deal is valid from 24th November until 27th November.

Get 33% OFF Page Builder Sandwich

Page Builder Sandwich

Page Builder Sandwich is an premium WordPress page builder plugin. During this holiday season, they are offering 33% discount on purchase of any license.

Use coupon code: CYBERMONDAY33

Get 33% OFF Page Builder Sandwich

Note: This deal is valid from 20 November to 27 November.

Get 50% OFF Themeum

Themeum

Themeum is a premium WordPress plugins and theme shop. They are offering 50% discount on all their products during holiday season.

Use this coupon code: BLACKFRIDAY50

Get 50% OFF Themeum

Note: This deal is valid from 23 November to 30 November.

Get 30% OFF WP-CRM System

WP-CRM System

WP-CRM System is a premium plugin that allows you to add a CRM system to your WordPress site. This holiday season, they are offering 30% discount on any plugin package.

Use coupon code: BFCM2017

Get 30% OFF WP-CRM System

Note: This deal is valid from 24 November to 27 November.

Get 30% OFF Conditional Checkout Fields

Conditional Checkout Fields

Conditional Checkout Fields allows you to collect data from customers during the checkout. They are offering 30% discount on all plugins during the holiday season.

Use coupon code: BFCM2017

Get 30% OFF Conditional Checkout Fields

Note: This deal is valid from 24 November to 27 November.

Get 35% Off WP Zinc

WP Zinc

WP Zinc offers premium WordPress plugins like WordPress to Buffer Pro, Comment Rating Field Pro, and Page Generator Pro. This holiday season, they are offering 35% OFF on all their plugins.

Use coupon code: BF2017

Get 35% OFF WP Zinc

Note: This offer is valid from 24 November to 27 November.

Get 30% OFF WP Native Articles

WP Native Articles

WP Native Articles is a WordPress plugin to add Facebook Instant Article support to your website. They are offering 30% OFF during the holiday season.

Use coupon code: BLACK30

Get 30% OFF WP Native Articles

Note: This offer is valid from 24 November to 28 November.

Get 30% OFF Advanced Ads

Advanced Ads

Advanced Ads is a WordPress ad management plugin. It allows you to easily insert ads into your WordPress website. They are offering 30% discount during holiday season.

Use coupon code: BFCB2017

Get 30% OFF Advanced Ads

Note: This offer is valid from November 24 to November 27.

Get 25% Off ProfilePress

ProfilePress

ProfilePress allows you to create user profile forms. They are offering 25% discount during this Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Use coupon code: BFCM2017

Get 25% Off ProfilePress

Note: This offer is valid from November 24th to November 27th 2017.

Get 25% OFF Winwar Media Plugins

Winwar Media

Winwar Media offers premium WordPress plugins like WP Taxi Me Premium, which allows users to order Uber and Lyft taxis straight from your site. Their Inline Tweet Sharer Premium, allows you to add Tweetable quotes to your site.

During this holiday season, they are offering 25% discount on all purchases.

Use coupon code: BF2017

Get 25% OFF Winwar Media Plugins

Note: This offer is valid from 21 November to 29 November.

Get 70% OFF StackPress

StackPress

StackPress offers WordPress hosting for blogs and business websites. They are offering 70% discount on first six months.

Use coupon code: SAVE70

Get 70% OFF StackPress

Note: This offer is valid from 24 November to 28 November.

Get 30% OFF Acme Themes

Acme Themes

Acme Themes is a commercial WordPress theme shop offering themes for all kind of websites. They are offering 30% discount during Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Use coupon code: BLACKFRIDAY2017

Get 30% OFF Acme Themes

Note: This offer is valid from 18th November till 3rd December 2017.

Get 60% OFF Smart Slider 3

Smart Slider 3

Smart Slider 3 is a WordPress slider plugin allowing you to create beautiful sliders easily. They are offering 60% discount on all licensing plans.

Use coupon code: BF2017

Get 60% OFF Smart Slider 3

Note: This offer is valid from November 23rd to 28th.

Get 40% OFF Quema Labs

Quema Labs

Quema Labs is a premium WordPress theme shop. They offer WordPress themes for business, portfolio, and personal websites. This holiday season, they are offering 40% discount on all themes.

Use this coupon code: BLACKFRIDAY40

Get 40% OFF Quema Labs

Note: This deal is valid from 24th November to 27th November.

Get 25% OFF MaxCDN

MaxCDN

MaxCDN is the industry leader in content delivery network. We use MaxCDN to improve performance of all our websites including WPBeginner (See why you need a CDN Infographic).

No coupon required, just follow the link.

Get 25% OFF MaxCDN

LiveChat Inc

Signup for LiveChat

LiveChat Inc is the industry leader in the live chat support software. It’s very easy to use and setup on your website. We use it on our sister websites to offer Live Chat support to our users.

For this black friday, they are offering WPBeginner users an exclusive 50% off first payment and a 30-day trial.

No coupon is required, just follow the link below.

Get 50% off LiveChat Inc

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That’s all for now. We will be adding more deals and updating this page throughout the week.

Aside from these, we also have tons of other WordPress deals and discounts for WPBeginner readers.

Hopefully, you can take advantage of some of these limited time deals. Have a happy thanksgiving.

P.S. If you’re a WordPress company offering discount or know of one that is having a deal, then please let us know, so we can update this article.

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How to Import / Export WordPress Theme Customizer Settings

Do you want to import or export theme customizer settings in WordPress? Exporting and importing theme customizer settings allow you to use the same configuration on another WordPress site. In this article, we will show you how to easily import / export WordPress theme customizer… Read More »

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Do you want to import or export theme customizer settings in WordPress? Exporting and importing theme customizer settings allow you to use the same configuration on another WordPress site. In this article, we will show you how to easily import / export WordPress theme customizer settings.

Import / export theme customizer settings in WordPress

Why Import / Export WordPress Theme Customizer Settings?

Many WordPress themes allow you to set up your website using theme customizer. It allows you to change colors, header images, background images, choose layout settings, and more.

Some paid and free themes have more settings available in customizer, while others have just a few basic options.

If you were working on customizing the theme on a local server or staging site, then wouldn’t it be nice if you could just move those settings to the live site?

This will allow you to move theme customizer settings from one website to another without having to move content and database.

That being said, let’s take a look at how to easily import / export theme customizer settings in WordPress.

How to Import / Export Theme Customizer Settings in WordPress

First thing you need to do is install and activate the Customize Export/Import plugin on both sites where you want to export/import. For more details, see our step by step guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.

First let’s export the theme customizer settings.

You need to go to Themes » Customize page on the website you want to export from.

Export/Import option in Customizer

Next, you need to click on the ‘Export/Import’ panel to view its settings and then click on the ‘Export’ button.

Export customizer settings

The plugin will now export your customizer settings and send them to your browser in a .dat file.

It can export all your theme options that are defined as theme mods or stored as options in WordPress database. This means you can export things like color settings, layout directions, header media, etc.

However, it will not export your navigation menus, site title and description, widgets, and more.

To import customizer settings, head over to the WordPress site where you want to import these settings.

You need to go to Appearance » Customize page and click on the Export/Import panel.

After that you need to click on the ‘Choose file’ button to select the file you exported earlier. You also need to check the box next to ‘Download and import image files?’ option to import header and other image files.

Import theme settings
Next, click on the ‘Import’ button to start uploading.

The plugin will now import the customizer settings from your export file.

Once it is finished, you can review your changes in the customizer and then click on the ‘Save & Publish’ button to make those changes live.

The plugin only exports theme settings saved using theme customizer and does not export site data like menus, widgets, images, and more. You will have to manually setup those changes.

We hope this article help you find an easier way to import/export theme customizer settings in WordPress. You may also want to see our checklist of things you must do when changing WordPress themes.

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21 Best WordPress Themes for Nonprofits

Are you looking for the best WordPress themes for nonprofits? Charity and non-profit websites require appealing presentation with tools to manage their donation goals. In this article, we will show you some of the best WordPress themes for nonprofits that will help you get maximum… Read More »

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Are you looking for the best WordPress themes for nonprofits? Charity and non-profit websites require appealing presentation with tools to manage their donation goals. In this article, we will show you some of the best WordPress themes for nonprofits that will help you get maximum donations and achieve those goals.

Best WordPress themes for nonprofit organizations

Making a Website for a Nonprofit Organization

WordPress is the most popular website builder among nonprofits around the world. It is free and open source which gives you the freedom and flexibility you need for a solid online presence.

Just to be clear, there are two versions of WordPress. WordPress.com which is a hosted solution, and WordPress.org also known as self-hosted WordPress. See our comparison of WordPress.com vs WordPress.org for more details.

We recommend using self hosted WordPress.org. It gives you access to all the features of WordPress right out of the box (without any restrictions).

You’ll need a domain name and WordPress hosting account to start your self hosted WordPress website.

We recommend using Bluehost. They are one of the largest hosting companies in the world and an official WordPress recommended hosting provider.

They have agreed to offer WPBeginner users discount on hosting plus free domain and SSL Certificate. You’ll need SSL to collect donations in WordPress using third-party services like Stripe.

→ Click here to claim this exclusive Bluehost Offer ←

Once you have purchased hosting, you can move on to installing WordPress. See our guide on how to make a website for step by step instructions.

That being said, let’s take a look at the best WordPress themes for nonprofits and charities that you can use on your website.

1. Philanthropy

Philanthropy

Philanthropy is a WordPress theme designed specifically for nonprofits and charitable organizations. It features an impressive design with integrated donations and fundraising system.

It includes three slider styles to create a stunning first impression. It places call to actions on strategic locations to maximize user engagement. Other features include an integrated event management system, calendar, Google Maps, unlimited customization options, and a powerful drag and drop page builder.

2. Outreach Pro

Outreach Pro

Outreach Pro is beautifully designed WordPress theme for nonprofits, charities, and religious organizations. It is built on top of Genesis framework, which ensures rock solid WordPress speed and performance.

It includes page templates for archives, blog section, and a landing page template. Other features include customizable headers, theme options panel, and multiple widget ready areas to just drag and drop items to your website.

3. Creed

Creed

Creed is a stunningly beautiful WordPress theme for religious, nonprofits, and charities. It is part of a larger theme bundle and includes 23 ready-made websites, integrated page builder, and 1-click demo installer.

It includes donations, event management, photo galleries, unlimited colors, and multiple layout choices. It is super easy to use with a custom theme options panel to walk you through setup process.

4. Charity Foundation

Charity Foundation

Charity Foundation is a WordPress fundraising theme for nonprofits and charities. It comes with built-in system to accept one-time or recurring donations and WooCommerce support to add online store for your charity.

It includes 9 custom post types, 15 custom widgets, multiple layout combinations, and a ready-to-use child theme. It is easy to use and has a custom theme settings page.

5. Hope

Hope

Hope is a super-flexible WordPress theme for NGOs, churches, and charitable foundations. It includes dozens of readymade designs that can be installed with 1-click. All templates can be easily customized with a visual page builder.

It comes with donations, event management, and contact form integrations. It is super easy to setup and optimized for SEO and performance.

6. Social Welfare

Social Welfare

Social Welfare is a beautiful WordPress theme for fundraising, NGOs, and charities. It includes a modern homepage layout with beautiful CSS animations and parallax background effects.

It ships with a premium slider plugin and a visual page builder. It is easy to setup with 1-click demo installer and a simple theme settings panel.

7. Nayma

Nayma

Nayma is a thoughtfully designed multipurpose WordPress theme with several ready-made websites included into one package. It includes 1-click installer to setup your website complete with demo content.

It uses a modular approach to design and comes with several modules that you can just drag and drop to create your own page layouts. It is WooCommerce ready and can also be used to create multilingual websites.

8. Zeko

Zeko

Zeko is a wonderfully designed WordPress theme for charities and nonprofits. It features a clean and professional design with flexible options. All theme options can be easily setup using theme customizer with a live preview of your website.

Notable features include 5 page templates, blog with multi-column grid and flexible sidebars, unlimited colors, WooCommerce, BuddyPress, and bbPress support.

9. Grassroots

Grassroots

Grassroots is another excellent WordPress themes for nonprofits and fundraising websites. It features fullscreen video backgrounds on the homepage allowing you to create highly engaging landing pages.

For fundraising and donations, the theme supports WooCommerce, contact form, and donation plugins. Other notable features include featured content, staff and sponsors sections, custom logo upload, and multiple colors.

10. Hope

Hope

Hope is another great WordPress theme for nonprofits, fundraisers, and charity websites. It features a modern homepage with a call to action in the header followed by social profiles, navigation menus, and a full width slider.

It includes events and organizers post types, contact form page, shortcodes, and more. You can easily setup and modify theme settings using the live theme customizer.

11. Forward

Forward is a simple and elegant WordPress theme designed specifically for nonprofits. It allows you to easily add your own logo, colors, fonts, and more. It includes all the options you’ll need to build an engaging website.

Other notable features include WooCommerce support, email signup form, staff profiles, sponsors, and live theme customizer support. It easy and quick to setup even for absolute beginners.

12. Maisha

 Maisha

Maisha is a clean and modern WordPress nonprofit theme for NGOs, welfare, and charities. It features a modern homepage with multiple slider styles, headers, and layout settings. It also includes 15 page templates, blog section, and powerful options with live theme customizer.

It supports WooCommerce, WPML, and it is fully translation-ready. It ships with Soliloquy which is the best WordPress slider.

13. Foundation

Foundation

Foundation is another excellent WordPress nonprofit theme. Designed to raise funds and engage audiences, it features a prominent welcome message followed by two call to actions both located above the fold on the homepage.

It includes social media integration, custom logo upload, sponsors section, and easy templates to integrate with your donations form. It offers a simple and quick setup with easy customization options.

14. Maranatha

Maranatha

Maranatha is a gorgeous WordPress theme for religious, spirtual, and nonprofit organizations. It comes with built-in sermons management area where you can upload audio, video, PDF, and text files. You can also organize your library in series by topics and books.

Its modern homepage displays a full screen image or video header followed by parallax effect as users scroll down the homepage. It also comes with sections for different locations, events calendar, and news or blog page.

15. Benevolent

Benevolent

If you are looking for a free WordPress theme for nonprofits, then take a look at Benevolent. This versatile theme features a modern homepage with beautiful slider, custom menu, and call to action button.

It has four footer area and a right sidebar and includes four custom widgets for the recent posts, popular posts, social media and the featured post. It is also translation ready and optimized for faster page loads.

16. Ultra

Ultra

Ultra is an all-purpose WordPress mega theme suitable for all kind of websites including nonprofits. It ships with 9 pre-made websites, 1-click demo content installer, and visual page editor to help you create engaging websites in minutes.

It includes animated counters, progress bars, contact form, Google Maps, pricing tables, and more. It is eCommerce ready and beginner friendly.

17. Exodus

Exodus

Exodus is a beautiful WordPress theme for religious and spiritual organizations. It features a professional homepage with engaging slider and call to action. It also includes a sermon management section with full multimedia support.

It also has sections to add ministries, staff and volunteer profiles, events, locations, etc. It is designed to be easily used even by non-technical users with simple and flexible customization settings.

18. Charity Review

Charity Review

Charity Review is another excellent free WordPress nonprofit theme for NGOs, church websites, and charitable organizations. With a professional clean design and flexible options, it offers an engaging user experience out of the box.

Notable features include custom menu, social media integration, call to action block, banner slider, testimonial sections, and more. It has multiple page layouts for different sections. All theme options are neatly organized under live theme customizer, which makes it quite simple to use.

19. Pena

Pena

Pena is a flexible WordPress theme for nonprofit organizations. It is designed to help you raise funds with an visually appealing presentation. It offers multiple slider layouts, header styles, and homepage layout settings to help you create a unique experience for your visitors.

It has 12 page templates, WooCommerce support, donation forms support, email subscriptions, and more. It offers a neat setup process with extensive settings to fine tune each aspect of your website.

20. Saved

Saves offers a very modern looking WordPress theme for religious and nonprofit organizations. It includes a drag and drop homepage layout, video background, slider, and contact details widget with Google maps.

Church websites can use the Theme’s companion church content plugin, which adds sermons and multimedia library support to your website. It also includes sticky navigation menu, custom colors, custom widgets, typography, and custom logo support.

21. The Core

The Core

The Core is a mega pack of multiple ready-made WordPress themes for all kind of individuals and organizations. Any of these designs can be installed with 1-click including demo content. To make it even more easier, each of these design can be easily edited with the built-in visual page editor.

It offers unlimited design possibilities with countless combinations of header styles, layout types, beautiful animations and scrolling effects. It also comes with a powerful custom theme options page with simple on/off buttons to add or remove features you want to use. It is super easy and helps beginners create professional websites with minimal effort.

We hope this article helped you find the best WordPress theme for nonprofits. You may also want to see our step by step WordPress SEO guide for beginners and a list of must have WordPress plugins.

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What’s New in WordPress 4.9

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WordPress 4.9 was released just few hours ago. It is the second and last major WordPress release of 2017 with some exciting new features and enhancements. In this article, we will show you what’s new in WordPress 4.9 and which features you should try after updating your websites.

What's new in WordPress 4.9

4.9 is a major WordPress release, and unless you are on a managed WordPress hosting service, you will have to manually initiate the update.

Important: Don’t forget to create a complete WordPress backup before starting the update.

New Theme Browsing Experience in The Customizer

WordPress 4.9 brings several improvements to the customizer. These changes offer a better user experience and a new set of tools for developers.

Previewing and changing themes directly from customizer is now more user friendly. You can view all your installed themes in the preview panel and click on the live preview button to load them in customizer.

Browsing themes in customizer

You can also browse and search WordPress.org themes and install them directly from customizer.

Install and preview WordPress.org themes directly from customizer

Save and Schedule Changes in The Customizer

WordPress 4.9 brings changesets to theme customizer. It is like post revisions but for your theme changes. You can store changes without applying them.

Save theme draft

This new feature also allows you to easily share a preview of those changes with anyone. Simply copy the preview URL and send it to any user. They will be able to see the new changes without login.

Share customizer changes preview

WordPress 4.9 also allows you to easily schedule theme changes to be automatically published later.

Schedule theme changes in customizer

Theme developers will now be able to use these new changes in the customizer JS API. These changes will allow them to add better controls, beautiful outer panels, and display notifications on screen.

Better notifications in customizer

New Gallery Widget in WordPress 4.9

WordPress 4.8 introduced new media widgets which included rich text, audio, image, and video. WordPress 4.9 builds up on that with the introduction of the new gallery widget.

This new widgets allows you to create a native WordPress gallery and add it to your WordPress sidebar or any widget ready areas.

New gallery widget in WordPress 4.9

Just like the native WordPress galleries, this widget is also limited in terms of functionality. If you want a more powerful gallery with albums, then you need to look at a third-party plugin like Envira Gallery.

Add Media Button in Text Widget

The text widget in WordPress 4.8 came with plain text and HTML tabs. However, if you wanted to add an image in sidebar text widget, then you still had to write the HTML code.

WordPress 4.9 has fixed this by adding the ‘Add Media’ button in the text widget. Now you can easily select or upload an image directly inside the text widget.

Add Media button in text widget

OEmbed Support Outside Post Content

Previously automatic embeds didn’t work in areas other than post content. With WordPress 4.9, oEmbeds will now work in text widgets and other areas as well.

oEmbed in sidebar widgets

Shortcode in Sidebar Text Widgets

WordPress didn’t allow shortcode execution in text widgets. Users had to explicitly enable shortcodes in text widgets. WordPress 4.9 will finally change that and users will be able to add shortcodes in text widgets out of the box.

Shortcodes in sidebar widgets

New Code Editing Experience in WordPress 4.9

WordPress allows you to add HTML/CSS code at various places like theme editor, custom CSS panel, or in custom HTML widget.

Previously, these areas were plain text boxes and didn’t look or act like a proper code editor.

WordPress 4.9 has changed that by adding syntax highlighting, code suggestions, and auto-completion into those areas.

Code editing in WordPress 4.9

If you have ever faced syntax error when editing your theme, then this enhancement will automatically fix many common mistakes that cause such errors.

Error highlighting

If you don’t want to use the syntax highlighting feature, then you can still easily disable it. Simply go to your profile page and uncheck the syntax highlighting option.

Disable syntax highlighting

One of the big usability issues beginners faced was directly making changes from WordPress built-in editor without fully understanding the consequences. A slightest mistake would lead to a syntax error and making their websites inaccessible.

WordPress 4.9 now shows a warning to users when they access the editor.

Theme editor warning

It will also show users helpful tips and point them to custom CSS panel in the customizer.

However, many users access the editor not to make changes but to quickly look up code. Particularly when they are working on child themes. To help those users, the editor will now recursively show files and folder in the sidebar for easier browsing of all files in a theme folder.

Files and directories in theme editor

Under The Hood Changes

WordPress 4.9 also brings several great changes for developers as well. Here are some of those under the hood improvements.

Better mapping for theme widgets and navigation menus after switching themes. #39693, #39692

Removal of SWFUpload library from the core. #41752

Require a confirmation link in an email to be clicked by admin when a user attempts to change their email address. #16470

We hope this article offered you a good insight into what’s new in WordPress 4.9. We are particularly excited about the customizer changes. What are you excited about?

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How to Fix Secure Connection Error in WordPress

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Are you seeing ‘Unable to establish secure connection error’ in WordPress? It is a common WordPress error and usually occurs when you are trying to install or update a WordPress plugin or theme from official WordPress.org directory. In this article, we will show you why this error occurs and how to easily fix secure connection error in WordPress.

Fixing secure connection error in WordPress

What Causes Unable to Establish Secure Connection Error in WordPress?

WordPress comes with a built-in system to manage updates. This system regularly checks for updates and show notifications for you to install plugin / theme updates.

However, it needs to connect to the WordPress.org website in order to check for updates or install them. Due to some misconfiguration on your WordPress hosting server, your website may fail to connect with WordPress.org website.

This will result in a secure connection error, and you will see an error message like this:

An unexpected error occurred. Something may be wrong with WordPress.org or this server’s configuration. If you continue to have problems, please try the support forums. (WordPress could not establish a secure connection to WordPress.org. Please contact your server administrator.) in /home/username/public_html/wp-admin/includes/update.php on line 122

Secure connection error in WordPress

That being said, let’s see how to easily fix secure connection error in WordPress.

Fixing Secure Connection Error in WordPress

There are multiple ways to fix the unexpected secure connection error in WordPress. You can try one of the following solutions based on your situation.

Hosting and Server Related Issues

If your shared hosting server is under DDoS attack, then it is likely that the connection to WordPress.org will timeout causing the secure connection error.

In that case, you can wait for a few minutes and try again. If the error persists, then you need to reach out to your web hosting company’s support team.

Cloud or VPS Server Connectivity Issue

If you are on a cloud or VPS hosting, then it is possible that your server is unable to connect to WordPress.org due to some DNS issues.

In that case, you can point your server directly to WordPress.org servers. You will need to connect to your server using SSH.

SSH is short for secure shell which is an encrypted protocol that allows you to connect to your server using command line tools.

Windows users can use a tool called PuTTy whereas Mac / Linux users can use the terminal app.

You will need login credentials for the account with shell access to your hosting account. You can get this information from your hosting account’s cPanel dashboard or ask your web hosting server provider.

In the terminal, you can connect to your server like this:

ssh [email protected]

Don’t forget to replace username with your own username and example.com with your own domain name.

Once connected, you need to run the following command:

sudo nano /etc/hosts

This will open a file, and you will need to add the following code at the bottom of the file:

66.155.40.202 api.wordpress.org

You can now save your changes and exit the the editor. Visit your website to see if this resolved the error.

Fixing WordPress Secure Connection Error on Localhost

If you are running WordPress on your own computer (localhost), then you may not have cURL extension enabled for PHP. This extension is required to access WordPress.org for updates.

You will need to edit the php.ini file on your computer. This file is usually located in the PHP folder of your Mamp, Xampp, or WAMP folder.

If you are on a Windows computer, then look for the following line:

;extension=php_curl.dll

Mac and Linux users would have to look for this line:

;extension=curl.so

Now you need to remove the semicolon before the text to enable the extension. Don’t forget to save your php.ini file.

Lastly, don’t forget to restart the Apache server for changes to take affect.

Check Open Ports in Firewall

If cURL extension is properly installed on your local server, then the next step is to check your internet connection firewall.

Your computer’s firewall may be blocking outgoing connections from local server to WordPress.org. If you are on Windows, then press the start button and search for Windows Firewall. Mac users can find firewall settings in System Preferences » Security & Privacy

You need to add Apache to your firewall’s allowed programs and allow both incoming and outgoing connections.

Firewall Apache

You will need to restart Apache for changes to take effect.

We hope this article helped you solve the WordPress secure connection error. You may also want to see our ultimate step by step WordPress security guide for beginners.

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How to Fix Secure Connection Error in WordPress

Are you seeing ‘Unable to establish secure connection error’ in WordPress? It is a common WordPress error and usually occurs when you are trying to install or update a WordPress plugin or theme from official WordPress.org directory. In this article, we will show you why… Read More »

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Are you seeing ‘Unable to establish secure connection error’ in WordPress? It is a common WordPress error and usually occurs when you are trying to install or update a WordPress plugin or theme from official WordPress.org directory. In this article, we will show you why this error occurs and how to easily fix secure connection error in WordPress.

Fixing secure connection error in WordPress

What Causes Unable to Establish Secure Connection Error in WordPress?

WordPress comes with a built-in system to manage updates. This system regularly checks for updates and show notifications for you to install plugin / theme updates.

However, it needs to connect to the WordPress.org website in order to check for updates or install them. Due to some misconfiguration on your WordPress hosting server, your website may fail to connect with WordPress.org website.

This will result in a secure connection error, and you will see an error message like this:

An unexpected error occurred. Something may be wrong with WordPress.org or this server’s configuration. If you continue to have problems, please try the support forums. (WordPress could not establish a secure connection to WordPress.org. Please contact your server administrator.) in /home/username/public_html/wp-admin/includes/update.php on line 122

Secure connection error in WordPress

That being said, let’s see how to easily fix secure connection error in WordPress.

Fixing Secure Connection Error in WordPress

There are multiple ways to fix the unexpected secure connection error in WordPress. You can try one of the following solutions based on your situation.

Hosting and Server Related Issues

If your shared hosting server is under DDoS attack, then it is likely that the connection to WordPress.org will timeout causing the secure connection error.

In that case, you can wait for a few minutes and try again. If the error persists, then you need to reach out to your web hosting company’s support team.

Cloud or VPS Server Connectivity Issue

If you are on a cloud or VPS hosting, then it is possible that your server is unable to connect to WordPress.org due to some DNS issues.

In that case, you can point your server directly to WordPress.org servers. You will need to connect to your server using SSH.

SSH is short for secure shell which is an encrypted protocol that allows you to connect to your server using command line tools.

Windows users can use a tool called PuTTy whereas Mac / Linux users can use the terminal app.

You will need login credentials for the account with shell access to your hosting account. You can get this information from your hosting account’s cPanel dashboard or ask your web hosting server provider.

In the terminal, you can connect to your server like this:

ssh [email protected]

Don’t forget to replace username with your own username and example.com with your own domain name.

Once connected, you need to run the following command:

sudo nano /etc/hosts

This will open a file, and you will need to add the following code at the bottom of the file:

66.155.40.202 api.wordpress.org

You can now save your changes and exit the the editor. Visit your website to see if this resolved the error.

Fixing WordPress Secure Connection Error on Localhost

If you are running WordPress on your own computer (localhost), then you may not have cURL extension enabled for PHP. This extension is required to access WordPress.org for updates.

You will need to edit the php.ini file on your computer. This file is usually located in the PHP folder of your Mamp, Xampp, or WAMP folder.

If you are on a Windows computer, then look for the following line:

;extension=php_curl.dll

Mac and Linux users would have to look for this line:

;extension=curl.so

Now you need to remove the semicolon before the text to enable the extension. Don’t forget to save your php.ini file.

Lastly, don’t forget to restart the Apache server for changes to take affect.

Check Open Ports in Firewall

If cURL extension is properly installed on your local server, then the next step is to check your internet connection firewall.

Your computer’s firewall may be blocking outgoing connections from local server to WordPress.org. If you are on Windows, then press the start button and search for Windows Firewall. Mac users can find firewall settings in System Preferences » Security & Privacy

You need to add Apache to your firewall’s allowed programs and allow both incoming and outgoing connections.

Firewall Apache

You will need to restart Apache for changes to take effect.

We hope this article helped you solve the WordPress secure connection error. You may also want to see our ultimate step by step WordPress security guide for beginners.

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How to Restrict Media Library Access to User’s Own Uploads in WordPress

By default, WordPress allows authors to see all images on your site’s media library. This could be problematic if you invite a lot of guest authors. In this article, we will show you how to restrict WordPress media library access to user’s own uploads. Why… Read More »

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By default, WordPress allows authors to see all images on your site’s media library. This could be problematic if you invite a lot of guest authors. In this article, we will show you how to restrict WordPress media library access to user’s own uploads.

Restrict WordPress media library access to user's own uploads

Why Restrict Media Library Access to User’s Own Uploads?

WordPress allows authors to see all files in the media library. They can also see images uploaded by an administrator, editor, or other authors.

To learn more, see our article on WordPress user roles and permissions.

Let’s say you are creating a new post to announce an upcoming product or deal. Authors and guest authors on your website will be able to see the images you upload to that article in the media library.

Your uploads will also be visible on the ‘Add Media’ popup which users see when adding images to their own articles.

For many websites, this may not be a big deal. However, if you run a multi-author website, then you may want to change this.

Let’s take a look at how to easily restrict media library access to user’s own uploads.

Method 1: Restrict Media Library Access Using a Plugin

This method is easier and is recommended for all users.

First thing you need to do is install and activate the Restrict Media Library Access plugin. For more details, see our step by step guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.

This plugin works out of the box, and there are no settings for you to configure.

Upon activation, it filters the media library query to see if the current user is an administrator or editor. If the user role does not match either of them, then it will only show user’s own uploads.

Users with the administrator or editor user role will be able to see all media uploads as usual.

Method 2: Restrict Media Library Access Manually

The first method would work for most websites as it limits media library access and allows only administrator and editor to view all media uploads.

However, if you want to add a custom user role or simply don’t want to use a plugin, then you can try this method instead. It uses the same code used by the plugin, but you will be able to modify it to meet your needs.

This method requires you to add code to your WordPress files. If you haven’t done this before, then take a look at our guide on how to copy and paste code in WordPress.

You’ll need to add the following code to your WordPress functions.php file or a site-specific plugin.

// Limit media library access
 
add_filter( 'ajax_query_attachments_args', 'wpb_show_current_user_attachments' );

function wpb_show_current_user_attachments( $query ) {
    $user_id = get_current_user_id();
    if ( $user_id && !current_user_can('activate_plugins') && !current_user_can('edit_others_posts
') ) {
        $query['author'] = $user_id;
    }
    return $query;
} 

This code uses current_user_can function to check if the user has the capability to activate plugins or edit other user’s posts. If they don’t, then it changes the query used to display media files and limit it to user’s ID.

We hope this article helped you learn how to restrict WordPress media library access to user’s own uploads. You may also want to limit authors to their own posts in WordPress admin area.

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How to Remove v=XXXX string from WordPress URLs

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Are you seeing strange v=xxxx string in your WordPress URLs? Recently, one of our readers asked us how to get rid of v=xxxx string from their WordPress URLs. This string is made up of seemingly random letter and numbers added as a parameter to your permalinks. In this article, we will show you how to easily remove v=xxxx string from your WordPress URLs.

How to Remove v=xxxx string from WordPress URLs

Why Are You Seeing v=XXXX String in Your WordPress URLs?

This string appears on websites running an online store using WooCommerce. It is not a bug or an error, but an actual feature of the plugin.

String with letters and numbers added to WordPress URLs by WooCommerce

The purpose of this string is to help WooCommerce calculate tax and shipping based on a user’s geographic location. The string helps make the feature compatible with WordPress caching plugins like WP Super Cache or W3 Total Cache.

However, if you don’t need to calculate shipping and taxes based on different locations, then you probably accidentally enabled this feature.

Let’s take a look at how to easily disable it and remove the random v=xxxxxx strings from your WordPress URLs.

Removing v=xxxx String from WordPress URLs

First you need to login to your WordPress admin area and head over to the WooCommerce » Settings page.

Under the General tab, you need to scroll down to ‘Default customer location’ option.

Disable Geolocation

It would be set to ‘Geolocate (with page caching support)’. You need to change it to either ‘No location by default’ or ‘Shop base address’.

Don’t forget to click on the save changes button to store your settings.

If you are using a caching plugin, then you will need to clear your WordPress cache. After that you can visit your website, and the geolocation string will disappear from your WordPress URLs.

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How to GeoLocate Default Location Without the URL String?

You can do that by selecting the ‘Geolocate’ option in the ‘Default customer location’ setting.

Geolocate without caching

However, this option is not compatible with static caching plugins, and it will show incorrect shipping and tax information to users due to previously cached page.

Running WooCommerce without caching is not recommended because it will slow down your site’s speed and performance.

If you must use Geolocate to calculate shipping and taxes on the fly, then for the time being you will have to tolerate the ugly v=xxxx string in your WordPress URLs.

We hope this article helped you learn how to remove v=xxxx string from your WordPress URLs. You may also want to see our ultimate list of the most common WordPress errors and how to fix them.

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22 Best WordPress Themes for Life Coaches

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Are you looking for the best WordPress themes for life coaches? If so, then you need a WordPress theme that helps you promote your personal brand and builds trust. In this article, we will show you the best WordPress themes for life coaches, speakers, and consultants.

Best WordPress themes for life coaches

Building a Life Coaching Website with WordPress

WordPress is the top platform used by many prominent public speakers and life coaches around the world. Mainly because of its flexibility and ease of use.

There are two versions of WordPress. WordPress.com and WordPress.org also known as self-hosted WordPress. (See our comparsion of WordPress.com vs WordPress.org for more details).

A self-hosted WordPress.org website gives you access to all the features of WordPress right out of the box, and this is what we recommend everyone to use.

You will need a domain name and a WordPress hosting account to start your own self-hosted WordPress website.

We recommend using Bluehost. They are one of the largest hosting companies in the world and an officially recommended WordPress hosting provider. They’re offering our users a free domain name and over 60% off hosting.

Once you have signed up for a hosting account. The next step is to install WordPress. You can follow the instructions in our step by step guide on how to make a website.

That being said, let’s take a look at some of the best WordPress themes for life coaches. This list contains both free and paid WordPress themes, and all of them are mobile friendly.

1. Ultra

Ultra

Ulta is an all-purpose WordPress theme suitable to build professional life coaching, motivational speaker, and mentorship websites. It comes with several ready-made website templates that can be installed with one click. It also includes a drag and drop page builder to edit those pages and create new pages as needed.

It ships with a wide range of design and layout choices. Inside you will also find an easy to use testimonials section, photo galleries, sliders, contact forms, and more.

2. One Page Business Pro

One Page Business Pro

One Page Business Pro is a one page WordPress theme for all kind of business websites including life coaches, speakers, and trainers. It comes with easy to manage sections all displayed on the same page with vertical navigation.

It includes beautiful full width header image followed by different sections including testimonials slider, team and portfolio section. It is very easy to use and can be setup using the custom theme options panel.

3. Emerald CV

Emerald CV

Emerald CV is a stylish WordPress resume theme with a focus on personal branding. It has a full width header on top with profile photo, short bio, and a call to action button.

It includes easy to manage sections to add your experience, skills, portfolio, with animated progress bars and custom widgets. It is easy to set up and includes several customization features that will help you make it uniquely yours.

4. Get Noticed

Get Noticed

Get Noticed is a premium WordPress theme designed to establish and promote your personal brand. It is one of the expensive WordPress themes in the list, but you’ll love how easy to use it is and how everything just works out of the box.

Our company’s founder and CEO, Syed Balkhi uses Get Noticed on his personal website.

5. Freelancer

Freelancer

Freelancer is another beautiful WordPress theme designed to promote your personal brand. Despite the name, it is perfectly suitable for life coaches, motivational speakers, and anyone looking to promote and establish authority in their industry.

It can be used both as one page theme or a multi-page theme. It includes easy to add sections to display your expertise and skills with a custom theme options panel, photo galleries, portfolio and more.

6. Saturn

Saturn

Saturn is a WordPress theme for professionals, life coaches, and public figures. It comes with 3 different layout templates, each featuring a beautiful slider on the top and a modular homepage layout.

Other features include photo galleries, contact form, parallax background, Google Maps, and more. It includes a theme customization panel which helps you setup your website.

7. OneEngine

OneEngine

OneEngine is one-page multipurpose WordPress theme suitable for all kind of professional websites. It features beautiful design with bold color choices and beautiful parallax background effects.

It can be used as a single page template with separate blog section. It allows you to easily add an intro or bio section, services, portfolio, and team member sections. It includes a custom theme options panel which helps you easily modify your website.

8. Parallax

Parallax

Parallax is a modern WordPress business theme featuring engaging parallax backgrounds, fullscreen background images, and a stunning layout. It comes with 60+ predefined layouts and a page builder which allows you to mix and match design elements to create a unique experience for your visitors.

It has built-in social media widgets, contact form integration, progress bars, beautiful CSS animations, and more. It is also translation ready and can be used to create multilingual websites as well.

9. Profile

Profile

As the name suggests, Profile is a personal website WordPress theme for professionals like life coaches, consultants, and designers. It features a full width header image with a custom logo upload, navigation menu, and a profile photo.

Other notable features include page templates, shortcodes, featured videos, WooCommerce and contact form support.

10. Sixteen Nine Pro

Sixteen Nine

Built on top of Genesis theme framework, Sixteen Nine is a beautiful WordPress theme for personal websites. It features a three column layout with one column used as a header section with profile photo and navigation menus.

It has a customizable header area, two widget ready areas, multiple page templates, and more. It has a super easy to use theme options panel and live theme customizer support.

11. Creartivo

Creativo

Creativo is a multi-purpose WordPress theme for creative professionals, artists, life coaches and consultants. It ships with multiple ready-made website templates that can be installed with 1-click. It ships with a drag and drop page builder which allows you to create your own WordPress page layouts.

It includes booking form support, online store integration, custom widgets, multiple styles and templates, custom widgets, beautiful featured content slider. It is easy to use and has a theme options panel to setup your website.

12. Personal Page

Personal Page

As the name suggests Personal Page is a WordPress theme to promote your personal brand as a life coach, freelancer, or consultant. It features bold design choices like larger fonts, bright colors, and large images.

It includes a bio template where you can list your biography, stats, experience, testimonials and more. It is easy to use and includes a theme settings page and live theme customizer support.

13. Spencer

Spencer

Spencer is a beautifully crafted WordPress theme for entrepreneurs, motivational speakers, life coaches, and bloggers. It features a fully widgetized homepage layout allowing you to just drag and drop widgets to set it up.

It includes separate templates for about, landing page, contact form, and blog section. It is easy to customize and works with all popular page builder plugins.

14. Presence

Presence

Presence is an all-purpose WordPress theme designed for businesses and individuals. It ships with 10 demos with 1-click installer and 6 color schemes.

Other notable features include built-in portfolio, testimonials, custom widgets, page templates, and more. It is compatible with multilingual websites using WPML and can also be used to add an online store.

15. Indigo

Indigo

Indigo is a super-flexible WordPress theme that can be used to build any kind of website. It ships with 14 ready-made website templates that are fully editable with simple drag and drop modules.

Inside you will find tons of easy to use options to add contact forms, testimonials, sliders, image galleries, Google Maps, and more. It has beautiful theme options page that will make it easier for you to quickly build your website.

16. Smart Passive Income

Smart Passive Income

Smart Passive Income is another excellent theme for life coaches, consultants, and professionals. It has an easy to setup and fully widgetized homepage layout.

Inside you will find customizable header, multiple layout choices, multiple widget ready areas, and more. It is translation ready, supports WooCommerce, and includes full theme customizer support.

17. iCoach

iCoach

iCoach is a free WordPress theme for life coach, motivational speakers, freelancers, and other professionals. Designed to showcase your personal brand, this theme features a beautiful slider, parallax effects, and a professional homepage.

You can easily customize theme colors, header, background image, and more using live theme customizer. It is translation ready and compatible with all top WordPress plugins.

18. Author Pro

Author Pro

Author Pro is an elegant WordPress theme for authors, life coaches, speakers, and other professionals. It is designed to put your personal brand in front and center of your website. Built on Genesis framework, it is highly optimized for speed and performance.

It includes custom headers, background, widgetized home page, and a powerful theme options panel. It ships with Genesis Author Plugin which allows you to list your books and sell ebooks online.

19. Online Coach

Online Coach

Online Coach is a free WordPress theme designed specifically for life coaches, trainers, and instructors. It can be used to build a membership website to sell online courses with an LMS WordPress plugin.

It is easy to use with only the options you will need. For customization it uses live theme customizer to change colors, set up header images, background color, and more.

20. Float

Float

Float is another multi-purpose WordPress theme for professionals. It comes with a drag and drop page builder with unlimited layout choices, header styles, and colors. It also includes ready-made demos that you can install and use as a starting point.

It has built-in social media integration, parallax blog layout, contact form, photo galleries, and filterable portfolio. Its flexibility and ease of use makes it perfect to build your life coaching website in minutes.

21. Reel Story

Reel Story

Reel Story is a WordPress video theme suitable for websites with lots of video content. It comes with a video portfolio section and multiple layouts and unlimited color choices.

It includes a simple drag and drop page builder, a powerful theme options panel, and 1-click demo installer. All these tools make it super easy to create highly engaging websites in very little time.

22. Authority Pro

Authority Pro

Authority is the perfect WordPress theme to build your online authority. It features a clean modern layout with a large header image, welcome message, and a email subscription form at the top.

It is easier to setup with a widgetized homepage layout. It includes 4 widget ready areas, two navigation menus, and a unique vertical navigation menu.

We hope this article helped you find the best WordPress themes for life coaches, motivational speakers, and consultants. You may also want to see our guide on how to build your personal brand using WordPress.

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How to Show Weather Forecast in WordPress

Do you want to show weather forecast in WordPress? Some website owners may want to display weather forecast to keep their users informed about weather conditions for specific locations. In this article, we will show you how to easily show weather forecast in WordPress. Why… Read More »

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Do you want to show weather forecast in WordPress? Some website owners may want to display weather forecast to keep their users informed about weather conditions for specific locations. In this article, we will show you how to easily show weather forecast in WordPress.

Showing weather forecase in WordPress

Why and Who Needs Weather Forecast in WordPress?

Not all websites need to display weather forecast to their users. However, there are many industries that rely on people making decisions based on this information.

This includes travel, events, hotels, bed & breakfasts and many others in the hospitality and tourism industry.

There are plenty of WordPress plugins that can pull weather information and display it beautifully on your website. You need to use a plugin that is fast, clutter-free, and doesn’t add links to weather services.

That being said, let’s take a look at how to easily show weather forecast in your WordPress posts, pages, or a sidebar widget.

Adding Weather Forecast in WordPress

First thing you need to do is install and activate the WP Cloudy plugin. For more details, see our step by step guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.

WP Cloudy can work without an API key. However, it is recommended to create an OpenWeatherMap API key to avoid timeouts.

Simply head over to OpenWeatherMap website and click on the sign up link.

Sign up for open weather map api key

After sign up, you need to visit your profile page and click on the API Keys tab. You will be asked to provide a name for your keys and then click on the ‘Generate’ button.

Generate API Key

Open Weather Map will now generate an API key for you to use. You need to copy the API key.

Next, you need to head over to Settings » WP Cloudy page in your WordPress admin area and click on the ‘Advanced’ tab.

Enter api key

On this screen, you need to scroll down to the ‘Open Weather Map API key’ option and paste the API key you copied earlier.

Don’t forget to click on save changes button to store your settings.

You are now ready to create your weather reports. You can do this by visiting Weather » Add New page to create your first weather report.

Creating a weather report

Simply enter the city, state, and country information and then switch to the ‘Display’ tab. Here you can configure different display settings. You can add / remove information that you want to show and configure the number of days to show in the forecast.

Display settings

Once you are finished, click on the publish button to save your weather report and then copy the shortcode.

Copy the weather shortcode

You can now add this shortcode to any WordPress post or page. You can also add this shortcode to a sidebar widget.

After that, you can view your website to see the weather forecast in action.

Weather forecaste displayed on a WordPress website

We hope this article helped you learn how to show weather forecast in your WordPress posts, pages, or sidebar widgets. You may also want to see our list of must have WordPress plugins for any website.

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