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
A2 HostingHosting67% 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
MemberPress Plugin20% off
Affiliate RoyalePlugin20% off
Pretty Links ProPlugin20% off
TemplateMonsterThemes50% off
FlywheelHosting25% off
Engine ThemesThemes40% off
MyThemeShopThemes72% off
Event EspressoPlugin50% 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
Graph Paper PressSuite50% off
NamecheapServices99% off
IconicPlugin25% off
Widget OptionsPlugin30% off
Paid Memberships ProPlugin50% off
MotoPressSuite55% off
SecondLineThemes25% off
Fly PluginsPlugin35% off
AAWPPlugin30% off
WowThemesThemes50% off
MaxCDNServices25% off
LiveChat IncServices50% off
WooCommercePlugin30% 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 67% OFF A2 Hosting

A2 Hosting

A2 Hosting is a popular host known for their ultra-fast and reliable WordPress hosting, and expert technical support. This holiday season they are offering 67% off their shared hosting plans and 50% off their managed VPS.

Use coupon code: HUGE67

Get 67% Off A2 Hosting

Note: This deal is valid from 23rd November – 27th November.

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, 12:01pm EST until until November 29, 11:59am ET.

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 21 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 30% 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 20% OFF MemberPress

MemberPress

MemberPress is the best WordPress membership plugin in the market today. It allows you to easily create a membership website with paid subscriptions or a pay per view website with multi-level subscription plans. This holiday season, they are offering 20% discount on all plans.

Use this coupon code: BF2017

Get 20% OFF MemberPress

Note: This offer is valid From 24 November at 12:00 AM until 27 November 11:59 PM MST.

Get 20% OFF Affiliate Royale

Affiliate Royale

Affiliate Royale is an affiliate program plugin for WordPress. They are offering 20% discount on all their plans.

Use this coupon code: BF2017

Get 20% OFF Affiliate Royale

Note: This offer is valid From 24 November at 12:00 AM until 27 November 11:59 PM MST.

Get 20% OFF Pretty Link Pro

Pretty Links Pro

Pretty Link Pro is a link cloaking and redirection plugin for WordPress. They are offering 20% discount on their plans.

Use this coupon code: BF2017

Get 20% off Pretty Links Pro

Note: This offer is valid From 24 November at 12:00 AM until 27 November 11:59 PM MST.

Get 50% OFF TemplateMonster

TemplateMonster

TemplateMonster is a premium WordPress theme shop. This holiday season they are offering 50% discount on all their products.

Get 50% Off TemplateMonster

Note: This offer is valid from November, 23 until November, 30.

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 50% OFF Event Espresso

Event Espresso

Event Espresso provides an easy way to manage events from your WordPress site. They are offering 25% discount on new support licenses and a whopping 50% discount on add ons.

Get 50% Off Event Espresso

Note: This offer expires on November 27, 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 60% 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 50% OFF Graph Paper Press

Graph Paper Press is offering 50% discount on all their theme and plugins included in Basic and Professional plans.

Use coupon code: gppblackfriday2017

Get 50% OFF Graph Paper Press

Note: This offer is valid From November 20 until Nov. 26 at midnight EST.

Get 99% OFF Namecheap

Namecheap

Namecheap offers domain names and hosting services. This Black Friday they are offering up to 99% off domain names and other services.

Get 99% off Namecheap

Note: This offer begins 12:00 AM EST on Friday November 24.

Get 25% OFF Iconic

Iconic
Iconic offers premium WordPress plugins for WooCommerce. This holiday season, they are offering 25% discount on all their products.

Use coupon code: blackfriday17

Get 25% off Iconic

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

Get 30% OFF Widget Options

Widget Options

Widget Options plugin allows you to extend functionality of WordPress widgets. They are offering 30% discount on all new purchases, renewals, and add-ons.

Use coupon code: BLACKNCYBER30

Get 30% off Widget Options

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

Get 50% OFF Paid Memberships Pro

Paid Memberships Pro

Paid Memberships Pro is a premium WordPress membership plugin. They are offering 50% discount on all memberships during the holiday season.

Use coupon code: blackfriday

Get 50% Off Paid Memberships Pro

Note: This offer is valid from 23 November until 28 November.

Get 55% OFF MotoPress

MotoPress

MotoPress offers premium WordPress themes and plugins. They are offering up to 55% discount on their products.

Use coupon code: MPBESTBUY

Get 55% Off MotoPress

Note: This offer is valid from November, 23 until November, 27.

Get 25% Off SecondLine

SecondLine

SecondLine offers premium WordPress themes for Podcasting. During the holidays, they are offering 25% discount on any theme.

Use coupon code: SECONDLINE25

Get 25% Off SecondLine

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

Get 35% Off Fly Plugins

Fly Plugins

Fly Plugins offers premium plugins like WP Courseware (LMS) and S3 Media Maestro. They are offering 35% discount on their plugins.

Use coupon code: WPB35

Get 35% Off Fly Plugins

Note: This offer is valid till 1st December, 2017.

Get 30% OFF AAWP

AAWP

AAWP is a premium WordPress plugin for Amazon Affiliates. This holiday season they are offering 30% discount on all licenses.

Use coupon code: BFCM2017

Get 30% Off AAWP

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

Get 50% Off WowThemes

WowThemes

WowThemes offers premium WordPress themes. They are offering 50% discount on their All Themes Package.

Use coupon code: wowfriday

Get 50% Off WowThemes

Note: This offer is valid from 23 November until 28 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

WooCommerce

WooCommerce

WooCommerce, the most popular WordPress eCommerce plugin is offering 30% off everything on their website.

All you have to do is use the coupon: BLACKCYBER

Get 30% off WooCommerce

If you have been wanting to start an online store, then this is a pretty good time to start.

Note: This deal expires on November 27, 2017.

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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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What’s New in WordPress 4.9

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… Read More »

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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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What’s Coming in WordPress 4.9 (Features and Screenshots)

WordPress 4.9 is expected to be released on November 14th, 2017. We got our hands on the first beta version to checkout the new features and changes that are coming. In this article, we will show you what’s coming WordPress 4.9 with features and screenshots.… Read More »

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WordPress 4.9 is expected to be released on November 14th, 2017. We got our hands on the first beta version to checkout the new features and changes that are coming. In this article, we will show you what’s coming WordPress 4.9 with features and screenshots.

What's coming in WordPress 4.9

Note: You can try out the beta version on your computer or on a staging environment by using the WordPress Beta Tester plugin.

It is still under development, so some features may not make it to the final release.

Save and Schedule Theme Changes in Customizer

WordPress 4.9 will introduce saving theme customizations as draft. Now when you make changes to a theme using the customizer, you will have an option to save your changes as a draft instead of making them live.

Save theme changes as draft

This new feature will also allow you to share the preview of changes with a url. You can send this URL to any user, and they will be able to see your website with the changes made in that particular draft.

Share customize changes with URL

Want to publish your theme changes at a specific time? WordPress 4.9 will also allow you to schedule changes.

Schedule theme changes

The New Gallery Widget

WordPress 4.8 brought media widgets including rich text, audio, image, and video. WordPress 4.9 will introduce the new gallery widget.

It will allow you to create a native WordPress gallery and add it to any widget ready areas.

The new Gallery widget in WordPress 4.9

However 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 newly introduced text widget came with visual and plain text editors. However, if you wanted to add an image, you still had to write HTML code.

WordPress 4.9 will fix this by adding the ‘Add media’ button on top of the text editor. This will allow users to easily add images inside the rich text widget.

Add media button in the text widget

Improved Code Editing Experience

WordPress 4.9 will bring a much better code editing experience. You will see an enhanced code editor while editing code in custom CSS, theme editor, or plugin editor.

This code editor comes with syntax highlighting, code suggestions, and auto-completion.

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 in new code edior

Don’t like syntax highlighting? It can be easily disabled from your user profile page.

Disable syntax highlighting

Miscellaneous Changes

These under the hood changes are likely to make into the final WordPress 4.9 release.

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

Removal of SWFUpload library from the core. #41752

Recursively search for files in plugin and theme editors. #6531

We hope this article helped you learn what’s coming in WordPress 4.9. Let us know which features you find exciting and what you would like to see in future releases of WordPress?

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WPBeginner Build a Better Blog Giveaway (Free Macbook Air + Ultimate Blogger Toolkit)

Today is the 1 year anniversary of my 26th birthday – I will be 26 forever One of my birthday wishes this year is to help 1 lucky individual take their blog from 0 to 100,000 visitors per month. How am I going to do… Read More »

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Today is the 1 year anniversary of my 26th birthday – I will be 26 forever :)

One of my birthday wishes this year is to help 1 lucky individual take their blog from 0 to 100,000 visitors per month.

How am I going to do that? By giving away the ultimate WordPress blogger toolkit to help Build a Better Blog.

I brought this idea up to my friends over at Bluehost, and they were kind enough to donate the prizes to make it happen (Thanks guys).

WPBeginner Loves Bluehost

Prizes:

  • Macbook Air ($999 value)
  • Brinch Laptop Bag ($39.99 value)
  • Quarterly 1 Hour Consulting Call with me for a Full Year (Priceless)
  • 1 Pro Yearly License of OptinMonster ($348 value)
  • 1 Pro License of MonsterInsights ($199 value)
  • 1 Pro License of WPForms ($199 value)
  • 1 Pro License of Envira Gallery ($99 value)
  • 1 Pro License of Soliloquy Slider ($99 value)

How to Enter the Giveaway?

There are two ways you can enter to win the giveaway.

You must enter by October 9th, 2017 (11:59 p.m EST) to qualify to win.

I will choose the winner using a Random Generator, and will announce it on this page within 5 business days after the contest ends.

The winner will also get an email notification from us. Make sure you have whitelisted WPBeginner email address, so you don’t miss it.

You must claim the award within 48 hours of the notification. If you fail to claim the award, then I’ll draw the second winner.

Important: The maximum number of entries that you can earn from each option are the same. No PURCHASES are necessary to enter or win the giveaway because winners are chosen using a random generator!

Method 1: Signup for a Bluehost Account

To start a website, you need a domain name and web hosting. If you haven’t started your website yet or if you’re looking to switch to a different host, then this is the best way for you to enter.

Bluehost is an official WordPress recommended hosting provider, and they’re offering our users over 60% off, a free domain name, and a free SSL certificate.

→ Click here to Claim this Exclusive Bluehost offer �

After you’ve signed up for your Bluehost account (using the link above), simply fill out the form below to enter the giveaway.


Enter the domain name that you used to signup with Bluehost.

Note: At WPBeginner, we believe in transparency. If you purchase hosting using our referral link, then we will get a small commission at no additional cost to you. In fact, you will get discount on hosting + a free domain name + free SSL certificate. We would get this commission for recommending any WordPress hosting company, but we only recommend products that we personally use and believe will add value to our readers.

Bonus: I will be donating part of the commission to educational charities similar to what we’ve done in the past birthday giveaways to build 3 schools in Guatemala and 1 school in Cambodia.

Schools We Have Built

Method 2: Enter the Giveaway via RaffleCopter

As I mentioned earlier, you DO NOT have to purchase anything to enter the giveaway. Everyone has an equal opportunity to win. The first method just helps me give back even more :)

You can earn entries by entering the giveaway via our RaffleCopter widget.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Important: The maximum number of entries that you can earn from each option are the same. No PURCHASES are necessary to enter or win the giveaway because winners are chosen using a random generator.

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WPBeginner Turns 8 Years Old – Reflections and Updates

Today is July 4th which means WPBeginner is officially 8 years old — feels unreal to type this! Like every year, I want to take a few minutes and do a quick recap of all the major things happening in business as well as my… Read More »

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Today is July 4th which means WPBeginner is officially 8 years old — feels unreal to type this!

Like every year, I want to take a few minutes and do a quick recap of all the major things happening in business as well as my personal life.

WPBeginner turns 8

WPBeginner Story

I started using WordPress when I was 16 years old and started WPBeginner at age 19 with a single mission: make WordPress easy for beginners.

Since then WPBeginner has become the largest free WordPress resource site for beginners.

For those of you who’re new, you can read the full WPBeginner story on our about page.

Personal Updates

New Dad life — Solomon is 8 months old and is quite fun. I used to think that I was good at delegating, but I think being a parent has forced me to push it to a new level.

Solomon Balkhi

Completely out of the blue, I got invited to have dinner with the United States Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin. The dinner was held at the Treasury building, and it was humbling to be in the company of several national leaders and top entrepreneurs like Shahid Khan, the owner of Jacksonville Jaguars.

U.S. Treasury Secretary Dinner

I also received the Technology Award from the Pakistani News Channel (GeoTV) where I sat down and got to chat with the new Ambassador of Pakistan for United States.

GeoTV Award

WPBeginner Updates

Thanks to you all, WPBeginner has continued to grow in double-digit percentage (year over year). There have been several notable updates from last year, that I’d like to highlight.

1. New WPBeginner Redesign

In November 2016, we launched our new website design. It came with a lot of improvements, most importantly: our mega guides which I promised in the last year’s update.

We now have comprehensive guides on how to speed up WordPress, improve WordPress security, boost WordPress SEO, how to create an online store, how to make a website, and more.

We are working on creating more mega guides in the coming months.

2. Better WPBeginner Infrastructure

Since the redesign, I have gotten several emails asking about the secrets behind WPBeginner’s fast speed.

WPBeginner Speed

The answer is: infrastructure.

As WPBeginner grows, we need to continuously invest in our server infrastructure. This past year, I worked with the team at HostGator to build a completely custom infrastructure for WPBeginner that’s spread across multiple data-centers to ensure high availability.

I have been a HostGator customer since 2007, and WPBeginner has been hosted with them since day 1 (see my full HostGator review). I want to thank David, Patrick, Matt, Yannis, Chris, Taylor, Mike, Alfred, and the entire team that helped with the upgrade.

We are using Sucuri as our firewall, and MaxCDN as our CDN provider both of which play a tremendous role in our overall website speed.

Last but not least, we’re using DNSMadeEasy as our DNS provider because they’re one of the fastest in the industry.

3. WPBeginner on YouTube

Our YouTube channel has continued to prosper as we add new videos every week. We now have over 62,000 subscribers and 8.2 million video views (this is double what we had last year).

If you haven’t subscribed yet, then please go ahead and subscribe to WPBeginner on YouTube (it’s free). My goal is to pass 100,000 subscribers by the time I write this post next year.

4. Weekly Showcases

Over the last several years, we have continuously gotten requests for theme showcases. That’s why this year, we made it a goal to do weekly showcases on Fridays.

So far it has worked out great, and we look forward to doing more showcases.

Product Updates

Just about every week, I get an email from a reader saying: “I didn’t know WPBeginner was behind that product”. Now we even have a products page in the main menu.

Our suite of WordPress plugins are now running on over 3 million websites. Below are some of the most notable updates:

WPForms

We launched WPForms, a drag & drop form builder last year with a goal to make the most beginner friendly WordPress form plugin. I think we’re doing a pretty darn good job.

It has passed over 1.1 million downloads and is actively running on over 300,000 websites. Best part is that we have an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 with over 652 five-star reviews.

You can download it for free from the WPForms website or from the WordPress.org plugins directory.

Please give it a try, so you can see why so many people love it!

MonsterInsights

Last year, we acquired the most popular Google Analytics plugin for WordPress from Yoast and rebranded it to MonsterInsights. I’m really proud of the updates that we have made specially the Enhanced Ecommerce Tracking, Affiliate link tracking, and more.

If you’re a serious business owner, then check out the MonsterInsights Pro version because it will help you unlock really valuable data in your Google Analytics, so you can take your business to the next level.

OptinMonster

OptinMonster is our flagship product, and we recently announced version 4.0.

The new update included a new dashboard, sub-accounts + permission control, better design workflow, and so much more.

OptinMonster helps you grow your email list by converting abandoning website visitors into subscribers. If you’re not using it, then you’re missing out on subscribers.

Envira Gallery

Envira Gallery passed over 100,000 active installs this year. It’s the most powerful WordPress gallery plugin that’s actually fast and easy to use.

We have over two-dozen addons ranging from featured content gallery to WooCommerce to Lightroom. I’m really excited about the next version of Envira that our team is working on.

Our School in Cambodia

I started a tradition 3 years ago when we built our first school in Guatemala. After building 3 schools in Guatemala through Pencils of Promise, Amanda and I wanted to contribute in a different region.

My friend Neil Patel introduced me to Bill and Nancy from the Cambodian Village Fund. Thanks to their awesome work, we were able to build a primary school in Cambodia. While I wasn’t able to attend the opening ceremony because Solomon is so young, I definitely look forward to going there in the future.

Cambodian Village Fund

Thank You Everyone

I want to say thank you to everyone who has supported us in this journey. I really do appreciate all of your retweets, personal emails, content suggestions, and the in-person hugs / interactions at the events.

You all are AMAZING and without you, there is no WPBeginner.

I look forward to another solid year ahead of us.

Syed Balkhi
Founder of WPBeginner

P.S. We’re hiring a full-time (remote work) WordPress Plugin Developer and a Technical Support specialist. If you or someone you know would be interested in being part of our fast-growing team, then please apply here.

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What’s New in WordPress 4.8

WordPress 4.8 was released just a few hours ago. It is the first major release of 2017, with some long awaited new features and enhancements. In this article, we will show you what’s new in WordPress 4.8 and which features you should try after updating… Read More »

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WordPress 4.8 was released just a few hours ago. It is the first major release of 2017, with some long awaited new features and enhancements. In this article, we will show you what’s new in WordPress 4.8 and which features you should try after updating your websites.

What's new in WordPress 4.8

4.8 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.

The All New Media Widgets

There are three new default widgets in WordPress 4.8. Users had been asking for these widgets for a long time, and they are finally here.

Image Widget

The new image widget in WordPress 4.8

Previously if users wanted to add an image to the WordPress sidebar, then they had to either use a plugin or write custom HTML.

With WordPress 4.8, you can just drag and drop the image widget to a sidebar. Simply click on the ‘Add image’ button in the widget settings, and it will bring up the familiar WordPress media uploader.

You can upload the image from your computer or select a previously uploaded image from the media library. Once uploaded, click on the ‘Add to widget’ button, and you will be able to see the image in the widget preview. Don’t forget to click on the save button to store your widget settings.

Image widget preview

Video Widget

New video widget in WordPess 4.8

Similar to the image widget, WordPress 4.8 also includes a video widget. It allows you to easily upload videos to the WordPress sidebar or display any video from YouTube, Vimeo, or any other oEmbed provider.

Note: we recommend that you should never upload videos to your WordPress site. Instead, you should use a video hosting provider like YouTube or Vimeo.

The video widget makes it super easy to embed videos from popular video hosting providers. You need to click on the ‘Add video’ button in the widget. This will bring up the media uploader popup.

Next, you need to click on the ‘Insert from URL’ and then paste the video URL. As soon as you paste the URL, WordPress will fetch the video thumbnail and display it.

Insert your video URL

Click on the ‘Add to widget’ button, and you will see the video thumbnail in the widget area. Don’t forget to click on the save button to store your widget settings.

Audio Widget

Audio widget in WordPress 4.8

Similar to the video and image widgets, Audio widget allows you to easily add audio files to your WordPress sidebar. Just click on the ‘Add audio’ button to upload your audio file.

The widget will nicely embed the audio file in a HTML5 audio player. It supports MP3, OGG, and WAV audio file formats.

Visual Editor in Text Widget

Text widget with visual and text editors in WordPress 4.8

Previously, the default text widget was just a plain text area where you needed to add your own HTML even for very basic formatting. WordPress 4.8 ships with the new and improved text widget with visual editor support.

It is the light version of the same visual editor that you use to write posts and pages. It contains buttons to make text bold or italic, add lists, and links. Advanced users can still switch to the text editor to write HTML manually.

Visual Editor Enhancements

Better link editing in WordPress 4.8

When using the visual editor to write posts, many beginners found it difficult to move the cursor away from the link. WordPress 4.8 fixed that issue and now users can just press right or left arrow keys to move the cursor away from a link.

WordPress News and Events Dashboard Widget

WordPress events and news widget

WordPress 4.8 also introduced the new ‘WordPress News and Events’ dashboard widget. It appears on the dashboard screen of your WordPress admin area and displays WordPress news as well as WordPress events near your location.

If you have multiple users on your site, then each user will see events near their own location. The widget automatically tries to guess user’s location by sending their IP address, timezone, and locale to api.wordpress.org. If you are using a VPN service, then you will see the events based on the sever location you are using.

You can also change the location manually to see events near you or from any other place in the world.

Under The Hood Changes

WordPress 4.8 brings some exciting changes for developers as well. Here are some of those under the hood improvements.

Changes in the editor API

A new api for TinyMCE editor to be dynamically instantiated via JS. (#35760)

Variable customizer width

If you have used live theme customizer on large screens, then you may have noticed that the sidebar looks too narrow. WordPress 4.8 makes the customizer sidebar width to be proportional to users screen size. (#32296)

User’s name prominently displayed on edit user screen

Since WordPress 4.8, edit user screen will now prominently display user’s name in the heading. (#28182)

Tag cloud widget will not use title tag

Previously tag cloud widget showed the number of posts filed under a tag in the title popover. The title tag in the code is now replaced with more accessible aria-label attribute. (#35566)

We hope this article offered you a good scope of what’s new in WordPress 4.8. We are particularly excited about the new media widgets. What are you excited about?

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What’s Coming in WordPress 4.8 (Features and Screenshots)

The schedule for WordPress 4.8 is released. It will be the first major WordPress release of 2017. We have been following the development closely, and we are excited to report that the final version is expected to be released around June 8, 2017. In this… Read More »

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The schedule for WordPress 4.8 is released. It will be the first major WordPress release of 2017. We have been following the development closely, and we are excited to report that the final version is expected to be released around June 8, 2017. In this article, we will show you what’s coming in WordPress 4.8 with features and screenshots.

What's coming in WordPress 4.8

Note: You can try out the beta version on your computer or on a staging environment by using the WordPress Beta Tester plugin.

The official beta release will happen on May 12th, which means no more new features will be added until the final release of WordPress 4.8. However, some of the features in beta may not make it into the final release.

Visual Editor in The Text Widget

By default WordPress comes with a plain text widget. This widget contains a simple text box where you can add text and HTML code.

Beginners who are not familiar with HTML were unable to add links or use basic formatting in the text widget. This will change in WordPress 4.8.

The new text widget comes with a simple visual and text editor. Similar to the one you see on the post edit screen.

New text widget in upcoming WordPress 4.8 with visual and text editor

This will allow beginner users to easily add links, create lists, or make text bold / italic without writing any HTML code.

The New Image Widget

Right now, if you want to display an image in WordPress sidebar, you will have to write HTML or use a plugin.

WordPress 4.8 will introduce an image widget which will allow users to easily add images into the sidebar. You will be able to upload an image right from the widget or select any image from the WordPress media library.

Image widget in upcoming WordPress 4.8

Clicking on the select image will open the WordPress media uploader popup where users can upload or select an image. After inserting the image, users will be able to see a preview of the image in the widget area.

Image widget preview

The New Video Widget

Similar to the image widget, WordPress 4.8 will also introduce the Video widget. It will allow users to easily upload videos to their sidebar or display any video from YouTube, Vimeo, or any other oEmbed provider.

New video widget in upcoming WordPress 4.8

Note: we recommend that you should never upload videos to your WordPress site. Instead, you should use a video hosting provider like YouTube or Vimeo. Simply click on the ‘Select Video’ button in the widget, and then click on ‘Insert from URL’ link.

Insert video URL inside Video widget

Add the URL of the video you want to embed and then click on the ‘Add to widget’ button. The media uploader popup will disappear, and you will see a thumbnail preview of your video inside the widget.

WordPress News and Events Dashboard Widget

WordPress 4.8 will also introduce the WordPress Events and News dashboard widget. It will appear on your WordPress dashboard page and will contain information about WordPress news as well as WordPress events near your location. It will replace the older WordPress news widget which only showed WordPress news.

WordPress news and events widget

If you have multiple users on your website, then the widget will show them events based on their location. It will automatically try to detect a user’s location by sending their timezone, locale, and IP address to api.wordpress.org.

Users can also edit the location to manually enter their location or view events from any other location.

Under The Hood Improvements

These updates improve significant parts of the WordPress core but are mainly intended for developers.

The customizer pane will now be proportionally sized on larger screens. #32296

User’s name prominently displayed on edit user screen. #28182

New function get_term_parents_list() will be introduced as taxonomy agnostic version of get_category_parents(). #17069

We hope this article helped you learn what’s coming in WordPress 4.8. Let us know which features you find exciting and what you would like to see in future releases of WordPress?

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What’s New in WordPress 4.7

WordPress 4.7 was released just a few hours ago. It is the last major release of the year 2016, which brings some exciting new improvements and several bug fixes. In this article, we will show you what’s new in WordPress 4.7 and which features you… Read More »

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WordPress 4.7 was released just a few hours ago. It is the last major release of the year 2016, which brings some exciting new improvements and several bug fixes. In this article, we will show you what’s new in WordPress 4.7 and which features you should try after updating your websites.

What's new in WordPress 4.7

4.7 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.

Twenty Seventeen – A New Default Theme

Twenty Seventeen - The new default theme in WordPress 4.7

WordPress 4.7 is the last release of the year. It is a WordPress tradition to release a new default theme each year named after the year.

Meet Twenty Seventeen.

This beautiful default theme comes with focus on business websites instead of blogs. It even comes with starter content to help new users start a WordPress website in minutes.

Twenty Seventeen is flexible enough to be used as a blog theme as well. Perhaps the most noticeable thing about Twenty Seventeen is crisp typography, which looks great on all screens.

Other noticeable features include large featured images, full screen header video and images, and graceful mobile-first design. All these elements make Twenty Seventeen a great starter theme for any kind of website.

Video Header Support in WordPress 4.7

Video headers support

WordPress 4.7 brings video header support for themes. Many free and premium themes were already allowing users to add full screen videos. The video header feature will make it easier for theme developers to integrate it with in customizer with live preview.

Users can upload their own videos in mp4 format, or add a YouTube video. We recommend adding a video using YouTube. See our article on why you should never upload videos to your WordPress site.

Starter Content Support for Themes

Starter content added by Twenty Seventeen theme in WordPress 4.7

Some premium WordPress themes allowed their customers to import starter content when they purchased a theme. The purpose of this content is to immediately setup a site for users with dummy content, which they can later edit to meet their own needs.

WordPress 4.7 brings similar functionality to the WordPress core and themes. Themes can now automatically add starter content on fresh sites.

A user will need to just visit the theme customizer and the starter content will be displayed. However, this starter content will not be saved until a user clicks on the save button.

PDF Previews in WordPress 4.7

PDF thumbnail previews in WordPress 4.7

WordPress 4.7 generates thumbnail previews for PDF files and displays them in media library. Previously, when you added a PDF document WordPress showed a generic document icon. Users had to use different PDF plugins for thumbnail previews.

This feature creates an image for the first page of PDF document during upload. This image is then stored in different sizes and is displayed in media library, media upload popup, and attachment pages.

Edit Shortcuts in Customizer Preview

Edit shortcuts in WordPress themes

WordPress 4.7 also brings ‘Edit Shortcuts’ in customizer preview. These edit shortcuts are small blue icons placed on editable items in your theme’s live preview.

This will be immensely helpful to new users who can now just point and click to edit an item.

Don’t be surprised if you don’t see edit shortcuts for your theme. It is a new feature and it may not be available with your current theme.

Add Custom CSS in Live Preview

Custom CSS support in WordPress 4.7

Sometimes you may need to quickly add some CSS to your WordPress site. Previously you had to add custom CSS to your theme or child theme‘s stylesheet. WordPress 4.7 allows you to directly add custom CSS using Customizer and view live preview of your changes.

However, this custom CSS is specific to the WordPress theme you are currently editing. If you want to apply custom CSS regarless of which theme you are using, then see our guide on on how to add custom CSS in WordPress.

Admin Language Control

Users can switch admin area language from their profiles in WordPress 4.7

WordPress 4.7 allows users to switch the admin area language from their user profile. You will still need to install the languages before users can switch them.

Editor Improvements in WordPress 4.7

Post editor changes in WordPress 4.7

The post editor in WordPress is where users spend most of their time creating content. Each WordPress release strives to improve the editing experience by making it more easier and intuitive.

WordPress 4.7 brings some important changes to the editor. Users can now see keyboard shortcuts in tooltips and drop down menus.

The paragraph and heading selector menu will now appear in the top bar. The underline button has been removed, and the strikethrough and horizontal line buttons are moved to the kitchen sink bar.

Under The Hood Changes

WordPress 4.7 brings lots of exciting changes for developers as well. Here are some of those under the hood improvements.

Post Type Templates in WordPress 4.7

WordPress has custom page templates which allows users and theme developers to create different layouts for pages in WordPress. 4.7 brings this functionality to all post types including custom post types. (#18375)

Rest API Content Endpoints

Rest API Endpoints make their way into WordPress 4.7. (#38373)

Locale Switching

If the content of your website is displayed in a different locale than the one set in admin area, then WordPress will show the toolbar in the language of the content page. (#26511)

Accessible Alt Text for Images

WordPress automatically used file names as title and alternate text for images added in WordPress. Starting from 4.7, WordPress will now leave the alt text field blank if a user does not make any changes to the title or alt text fields when uploading an image. (#34635)

We hope this article offered you a good scope of what’s new in WordPress 4.7. We are particularly excited about video headers and edit shortcuts in customizer. What are you excited about?

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Black Friday / Cyber Monday 2016 WordPress Deals – Big Savings

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, and hosting. To help you find the best deals, we have listed the best… Read More »

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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, and hosting. To help you find the best deals, we have listed the best WordPress Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals for 2016. Some of these are exclusive just for WPBeginner readers.

WPBeginner WordPress Black Friday Deals - 2016 Edition

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

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

NameTypeDiscount
OptinMonsterPlugin35% off
Envira GalleryPlugin35% off
WPFormsPlugin35% off
SoliloquyPlugin35% off
HostGatorHosting75% off
BluehostHosting60% off
SiteGroundHosting70% off
WPEngineHosting50% off
BeaverBuilderPlugin25% off
CSSHeroPlugin40% off
CSSIgniterThemes50% off
iThemesSuite50% off
ThirstyAffiliatesPlugin30% off
SlideDeckPlugin60% off
WPekaSuite30% off
ImagelySuite40% off
Migrate DB ProPlugin20% off
AffiliateWPPlugin30% off
Restrict Content ProPlugin30% off
Easy Digital DownloadsPlugin30% off
ThemeIsleThemes35% off
S2MemberPlugin25% off
EventEspressoPlugin50% off
Theme JunkieThemes50% off
aThemesThemes50% off
EngineThemesThemes40% off
ChurchThemes.comThemes30% off
ThemeFurnaceThemes60% off
ThemeTrustThemes30% off
MyThemeShopThemes72% off
SeedProdPlugin40% off
LearnDashPlugin50% off
Pojo ThemesThemes50% off
TeslaThemesThemes50% off
ThemeFuseThemes40% off
Graph Paper PressThemes50% off
WPCubePlugins35% off
AccessPress ThemesThemes50% off
Fly PluginsPlugins35% off
WP-CRM SystemPlugin50% off
The Events CalendarPlugins30% off
GeoDirectoryPlugin33% off
ProfilePressPlugin35% off
WPZOOMThemes35% off
ThemifyThemes50% off
Page Builder SandwichPlugin30% off
ImpleCodePlugins50% off
CloudwaysHosting25% off
FlywheelHosting25% off
StackPressHosting70% off
MemberPressPlugin20% off
Pretty Link ProPlugin20% off
Affiliate RoyalePlugin20% off
Gorilla ThemesThemes30% off
BluchicThemes40% off
TemplateMonsterThemes50% off
ShapedThemeThemes50% off
ThemeGrillThemes30% off
MotoPressPlugins90% off
WP ERPPlugin50% off
MaxCDNServices25% off

Get 35% OFF OptinMonster

OptinMonster

OptinMonster helps you convert website visitors into subscribers. It is the best conversion optimization software in the market. 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.

Check out OptinMonster case studies to see how Social Media Examiner, Razor Social, Yoast, and many others use it to get more subscribers.

OptinMonster allows you to create beautiful popups, slide-in forms, floating bars, fullscreen welcome gates, and other high-converting optin forms. It comes with powerful features like built-in analytics, A/B testing, exit-intent, behavior automation, and much more.

Use the coupon code: BF2016 to get 35% OFF OptinMonster.

Get 35% Off OptinMonster

Note: This deal is good from Tuesday Nov 22nd — until Nov 30th.

Get 35% 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: BF2016 to get 35% OFF all Envira Gallery plans.

Get 35% Off Envira Gallery

Note: This deal is good from Tuesday Nov 22nd — until Nov 30th.

Get 35% 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 comes with 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: BF2016 to get 35% OFF all WPForms plans.

Get 35% Off WPForms

Note: This deal is good from Tuesday Nov 22nd — until Nov 30th.

Get 35% 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: BF2016 to get 35% OFF on all Soliloquy plans.

Get 35% Off Soliloquy

Note: This deal is good from Tuesday Nov 22nd — until Nov 30th.

Get 75% OFF HostGator

HostGator

HostGator is one of the most popular web hosting company, 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 65% off hosting deal starting at $2.43 / month, and you get the domain for $0.01. That’s a combined 75% off discount.

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

Get the best HostGator deal in the market

Note: This deal is already live right now and will be valid until 30th December.

Get 60% OFF Bluehost

Bluehost

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

You can get web hosting for $2.65/mo on Black Friday till Sunday.

Get Bluehost Now

Note: This deal is valid till December 1, 2016.

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

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

Note: This deal is good from November 25th till November 28th, 2016.

Get 50% OFF on 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 25% OFF Beaver Builder

Beaver Builder

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

Unlike other plugins, it is actually quite fast and easy for beginners to use. 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 25th – 28th.

Get 40% OFF CSS Hero

CSS Hero

CSS Hero allows you to customize the look of any WordPress theme or plugin without touching code. If you can point-and-click, then you can customize your website.

Unlike page builder plugins which help you create new layouts, CSS Hero helps you customize existing layouts. Often beginners end up choosing CSS Hero because it’s faster to edit existing layouts rather than creating new ones.

The are offering an exclusive 40% discount to WPBeginner users.

Use this coupon code: WPBeginner

Get 40% OFF CSS Hero

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 this coupon code: WPBEGINNER

Get 50% OFF CSSIgniter

Note: This offer is valid from November 20 till December 4th.

Get Upto 50% OFF iThemes and BackupBuddy

iThemes Toolkit

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 much more.

Use the coupon code: SAVE50

Get 50% OFF iThemes Now

Note: This offer expires on November 30, 2016.

Get 30% OFF ThirstyAffiliates

ThirstyAffiliates

ThirstyAffiliates is one of the must have WordPress plugins for affiliate marketers. They are offering 30% OFF the entire plugin and addons.

Use the coupon code: BF2016

Get 30% OFF ThirstyAffiliates

Note: This deal is good until December 4, 2016.

Get 60% OFF SlideDeck

SlideDeck

SlideDeck is another popular WordPress slider plugin that’s offering a 60% discount on their developer license.

Use this coupon code: BLACK60

Get 60% OFF SlideDeck

Note: This offer is valid till 9 December, 2016.

Get 30% OFF WPeka

WPeka

WPEKA is a premium WordPress plugins and theme shop. They are offering 30% discount on all their products and club membership.

Use this coupon code: WPCLUB30

Get 30% OFF WPeka

Note: This offer is valid till 30 November, 2016.

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.

No coupon code required, just follow the link.

Get 40% OFF Imagely

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

Get 20% Off WP Migrate DB Pro

WP Migrate DB Pro

WP Migrate DB Pro allows you to migrate your WordPress database from one site to another WordPress site with one click. They are offering 20% discount on their pricing plans and products.

No coupon code required, just follow the link.

Get 20% OFF WP Migrate DB Pro

Note: This deal is valid from November 25 to November 28.

Get 30% OFF AffiliateWP

AffiliateWP

AffiliateWP is one of the best affiliate tracking and management plugin for WordPress. They are offering a 30% discount on all new licensing plans.

Use coupon code: BFCM2016

Get 30% Off AffiliateWP

Note: This deal is valid from November 25 to November 28.

Get 30% OFF Restrict Content Pro

Restrict Content Pro

Restrict Content Pro allows you to restrict content to registered users only. They are offering 30% discount on all new licenses of Restrict Content Pro.

Use coupon code: BFCM2016

Get 30% Off Restrict Content Pro

Note: This deal is valid from November 25 to November 28.

Get 30% OFF Easy Digital Downloads

Easy Digital Downloads

Easy Digital Downloads is one of the best WordPress eCommerce plugins. They are offering 30% discount on all new purchases of extensions, license renewals and upgrades, and all existing bundles. Extra 10% discount on Starter Package purchases (usually 30%, now 40%).

Use this coupon code: BFCM2016

Get 30% Off Easy Digital Downloads

Note: This deal is valid from November 25 to November 28.

Get 35% OFF ThemeIsle

ThemeIsle

ThemeIsle offers several popular WordPress themes and plugins. They are offering 35% discount on their themes and plugins.

Use this coupon code: TIBF2016

Get 35% Off ThemeIsle

Note: This deal is valid from November 25 to November 29.

Get 35% OFF S2Member

S2Member

S2Member is one of the most popular WordPress membership plugin. They are offering 35% OFF on all pricing plans/

Use the coupon code: BLACK-A:2655 to get 35% OFF.

Get 35% OFF on S2Member Now

Note: This deal is valid till Friday 25th November.

Get 25-50% OFF EventEspresso

EventEspresso

EventEspresso provides an easy way to manage events from your WordPress site. They are offering 25% discount on new support licenses and a whopping 50% discount on add ons.

No code is necessary

Get 25-50% OFF EventEspresso

Note: Offer expires on 28 November.

Get 50% Off Theme Junkie

Theme Junkie is a premium WordPress theme shop with more than 32,000 customers since 2009. They are offering a whopping 50% discount on all theme packages.

No coupon code required, just follow the link.

Get 50% off Theme Junkie

Note: This deal is valid till December 2, 2016.

Get 50% OFF aThemes

aThemes

aThemes is a WordPress premium theme shop. They offer beautifully designed multi-purpose WordPress themes. This holiday season, they are offering 50% discount on all their WordPress themes.

Use coupon code: BLACKFRIDAY16

Get 50% off aThemes

Note: This offer runs from 25th November to 28th November 2016.

Get 40% OFF EngineThemes

EngineThemes

EngineThemes offers functionality driven WordPress themes for different industries like real estate, restaurants, marketing, classifieds, job boards, etc. They are offering 40% off all their themes.

Use coupon code: CRAZYENGINE

Get 40% OFF EngineThemes

Note: This deal is available from 24th November to 28th November 2016.

Get 30% OFF ChurchThemes.com

ChurchThemes

ChurchThemes.com is a premium WordPress theme shop offering beautiful WordPress themes for church websites. They are offering 30% off on all new purchases and 65% off all renewals.

No coupon code required.

Get 30% OFF ChurchThemes.com

Note: This offer is valid from November 28 to November 30.

Get 60% Off ThemeFurnace

ThemeFurnace

ThemeFurnace is a premium WordPress theme shop. They are offering 60% discount on all purchases.

Use this coupon code: BLACKFRIDAY

Get 60% Off ThemeFurnace

Note: offer runs from now until 30th November 2016.

Get 30% OFF ThemeTrust

ThemeTrust

ThemeTrust offers beautiful premium WordPress themes. This holiday season they are offering 30% off on all purchases.

Use coupon code: black16

Get 30% OFF ThemeTrust

Note: This offer is available from 24th November until 25th November 2016.

Get 72% OFF MyThemeShop

MyThemeShop

MyThemeShop sells premium WordPress themes. They are offering a whopping 72% discount on all new purchases.

Use this coupon code: 19USDForAll

Get 72% OFF MyThemeShop

Note: This offer is valid from 21st November to 3rd December 2016.

Get 40% OFF SeedProd

SeedProd

SeedProd allows you to create beautiful coming soon pages for your WordPress websites. They are offering 40% off all purchases.

Use this coupon code: BF16CM

Get 40% Off SeedProd

Note: This offer is valid from 25th November to 28th November 2016.

Get 50% OFF LearnDash

LearnDash

LearnDash is a powerful WordPress plugin that converts your WordPress website into a learning management system. This holiday season they are offering 50% discount on all purchases.

Use coupon code: BLACKFRIDAY

Get 50% OFF LearnDash

Note: This offer is available on 25th November from 7am to 4pm EST.

Get 50% off Pojo Themes

Pojo Themes

Pojo themes is the company behind the fast growing Elementor page builder. They are offering a 50% off discount on all themes.

There is no coupon code. All you have to do is use our link below:

Get 50% off Pojo Themes

Note: This offer is good until November 28th.

Get 50% OFF TeslaThemes

TeslaThemes

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

Use coupon code: BLACKFRIDAY16

Get 50% Off TeslaThemes

Note: This offer is valid from November 23 till November 30th.

Get 40% Off ThemeFuse

ThemeFuse

ThemeFuse is a popular WordPress theme shop offering beautiful WordPress themes. They are offering 40% discount on all their themes.

No coupon code required.

Get 40% off ThemeFuse

Note: This deal is valid till Sunday 27th November.

Get 50% OFF Graph Paper Press

Graph Paper Press

Graph Paper Press is offering 50% discount on all their theme plans.

Use coupon code: BEST2016DEAL

Get 50% Off Graph Paper Press

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

Get 35% Off WPCube

WPCube

WPCube is home of the premium WordPress plugins WordPress to Buffer Pro, Page Generator Pro, and Comment Rating Field Pro. They are offering 35% discount on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Use this coupon code on Black Friday: BF2016

Use this coupon code on Cyber Monday: CM2016

Get 35% Off WPCube

Note: This deal is valid on Black Friday (25th November) and Cyber Monday (28th November).

Get 50% OFF AccessPress Themes

AccessPress Themes

AccessPress Themes offers premium WordPress themes. They are offering 50% off on all purchases.

Use coupon code: blackfriday

Get 50% OFF AccessPress Themes

Note: This deal is valid from 20 November to 1st December.

Get 35% Off Fly Plugins

Fly Plugins

Fly Plugins is home of popular premium plugins like WP Course Ware (LMS) and S3 Media Maestro. They are offering 35% discount on their plugins.

Use coupon code: FPBFCM

Get 35% off Fly Plugins

Note: This offer is valid from 25 November to 28 November.

Get 50% OFF WP-CRM System

WP-CRM System

WP-CRM System is one of the best WordPress CRM plugin. They are offering 50% discount on all plugins and plugin bundles.

Use coupon code: BFCM2016

Get 50% OFF WP-CRM System

Note: This offer is valid from 25th November to 28th November.

Get Up to 30% Off The Events Calendar

The Events Calendar

The Events Calendar is one of the best calendar plugins in the market. They are offering up to 30% discounts.

Spend up to $149 and save 10% with code: Rest
Spend $150-$299 and save 15% with code: Relaxation
Spend $300+ and save 30% with code: Rejuvenation

Get up to 30% Off The Events Calendar

Note: This offer is valid till Monday, November 28th.

Get 33% OFF GeoDirectory

GeoDirectory

GeoDirectory is a powerful WordPress directory plugin with built-in maps integration. They are offering 33% discount during this holiday season.

Use coupon code: BF2016

Get 33% Off GeoDirectory

Note: This offer is valid from 25th November till 29th November.

Get 35% OFF ProfilePress

ProfilePress

ProfilePress allows you to create user profile forms. They are offering 35% discount during this Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Use coupon code: BFCM2016

Get 35% Off ProfilePress

Note: This offer is valid from November 25th till November 28th.

Get 35% OFF WPZOOM

wpzoom

WPZOOM is a premium WordPress theme shop. They are offering 35% discount on all their themes and theme package.

Use coupon code: BLACKZOOM

Get 35% Off WPZOOM

Note: This deal is valid till 28 November.

Get 50% Off Themify

Themify

Themify is one of the most popular premium WordPress theme shop. They are offering 50% off all purchases and $150 off Lifetime Master.

Use this coupon code for theme purchases: BLACKFRIDAY

Use this coupon code for Lifetime Master: BLACKFRIDAYLIFE

Get 50% Off Themify

Note: This deal is valid for 25th November 2016.

Get 30% OFF Page Builder Sandwich

Page Builder Sandwich

Page Builder Sandwich is a drag and drop WordPress page builder. They are offering 30% discount on all licenses.

Use coupon code: BLACKFRIDAY2016

Get 30% OFF Page Builder Sandwich

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

Get 50% OFF ImpleCode

ImpleCode

ImpleCode offers a responsive eCommerce product catalog plugin. They are offering 50% discount on all their plugins, bundles, and themes.

No coupon code required.

Get 50% OFF ImpleCode

Note: This deal is valid from 25th November to 28th November.

Get 25% OFF Cloudways

Cloudways

Cloudways is a managed cloud hosting platform. They are offering a flat 25% discount on first three months.

Use coupon code: HOLIDAY25

Get 25% Off Cloudways

Note: This deal is valid till 30th November, 2016.

Get 25% OFF Flywheel

FlyWheel

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

No coupon required.

Get 25% Off Flywheel

Note: This deal is valid from from November 25 to November 28.

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 deal is valid till 1st December, 2016.

Get 20% OFF MemberPress

MemberPress

MemberPress is a WordPress membership plugin. They are offering 10% discount on their business plan and 20% off developer edition.

For business plan use coupon: 10BFCM2016

For developer edition use coupon code: 20BFCM2016

Get 20% Off MemberPress

Note: This deal is valid till November 28th, 2016.

Get 20% OFF Pretty Link Pro

Pretty Link Pro

Pretty Link Pro is a link cloaking and redirection plugin for WordPress. They are offering 10% discount on their blogger edition and 20% Off on developer edition.

For blogger plan use coupon: 10BFCM2016

For developer edition use coupon code: 20BFCM2016

Get 20% OFF Pretty Link Pro

Note: This deal is valid till November 28th, 2016.

Get 20% OFF Affiliate Royale

Affiliate Royale

Affiliate Royale is an affiliate program plugin for WordPress. They are offering 10% discount on their merchant edition and 20% discount on their developer edition.

For Merchant edition use coupon: 10BFCM2016

For developer edition use coupon code: 20BFCM2016

Get 20% Off Affiliate Royale

Note: This deal is valid till November 28th, 2016.

Get 30% OFF Gorilla Themes

Gorilla Themes

Gorilla Themes is a premium WordPress theme shop. They are offering 30% discount on all their themes.

Use coupon code: BF2016

Get 30% Off Gorilla Themes

Note: This deal is valid till 28th November.

Get 40% OFF Bluchic

Bluchic

Bluchic is a premium feminine WordPress Theme shop for female entrepreneurs going from hobby to serious business. They are offering 40% discount on any theme or bundle.

Use coupon code: CYBERBC

Get 40% Off Bluchic

Note: This deal is valid from November 25 till November 28, 2016.

Get 50% OFF TemplateMonster

TemplateMonster

TemplateMonster offers premium WordPress themes for all kind of websites. They are offering 50% off all themes.

No coupon code required.

Get 50% off TemplateMonster

Note: This deal is valid from 25th November till 30th November.

Get 50% OFF ShapedTheme

ShapedTheme

ShapedTheme is a premium WordPress theme shop. They are offering 50% discount on all themes.

Use coupon code: BF-2016

Get 50% Off ShapedTheme

Note: This deal is valid from 25th November to 30th November.

Get 30% OFF ThemeGrill

ThemeGrill

ThemeGrill is a premium WordPress theme shop. They are offering 30% discount on all individual themes and theme package.

Use coupon code: #blackfriday16

Get 30% Off ThemeGrill

Note: This deal is valid till November 28, 2016.

Get up to 90% OFF MotoPress

MotoPress

MotoPress offers premium WordPress themes and plugins. They are offering up to 90% discount on their products.

No coupon code required.

Get up to 90% Off MotoPress

Note: This deal is valid till 28th November.

Get 50% Off WP ERP

WP ERP

WP ERP balances your small and large enterprise with much needed CRM & HRM. They are offering 50% discount on all purchases.

Use coupon code: bkfriday2016

Get 50% Off WP ERP

Note: This deal is valid till on 25 November 2016.

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

******* END Of DEALS *******

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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WPBeginner v5 – New Site Design and What’s Next

If you’re loading up WPBeginner today, then you might have noticed that we have a new website design. Considering our last design was from 2012, a lot of you would say that it’s about time that we gave WPBeginner a refresh. I wanted to share… Read More »

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If you’re loading up WPBeginner today, then you might have noticed that we have a new website design. Considering our last design was from 2012, a lot of you would say that it’s about time that we gave WPBeginner a refresh. I wanted to share with you some insights from our redesign process, what we learned, why it took so long, and most importantly what’s new in the new design.

A Little Background

I started WPBeginner in 2009. In the first 3 years, WPBeginner went through 4 redesigns. That takes up a lot of resources which could have been better spent on our core mission:

Help small businesses grow and compete with the big guys through our tools, team, and training.

After WPBv4, I made it a point to focus on our core mission and the results are astonishing.

In the last four years:

  • We created over a thousand free WordPress tutorials on WPBeginner blog.
  • We added over 500+ new video tutorials on our YouTube Channel.
  • We added over 100 terms in our WordPress Glossary.
  • We launched OptinMonster – a tool that converts abandoning website visitors into subscribers. Our optin forms are viewed several billion times a month.
  • We launched Envira Gallery, the most powerful WordPress gallery solution, to help our users easily create photo & video galleries without slowing down their websites.
  • We launched Soliloquy an easy to use responsive WordPress slider plugin that makes performance and user experience it’s #1 priority.
  • We launched WPForms, the most beginner friendly WordPress form plugin based on your feedback and suggestions.
  • Earlier this year, we acquired Yoast Analytics and rebranded it to MonsterInsights. We are in the process of rewriting the entire plugin to make Google Analytics easy for beginners.

Collectively our plugins have been downloaded over 13 million times and are actively being used on over 2 million websites.

While all of those are great accomplishment, we have a new set challenges that need to be addressed if we want to continue to improve and serve our mission.

This brings me to WPBeginner v5.

Design with Data

In the last few years, the usage of mobile devices have gone up quite significantly for most websites. That’s why we always recommended everyone to choose a mobile-friendly responsive WordPress theme when starting a blog.

This was a bit ironic because our own website was not responsive. We got a lot of criticism on social media from other WordPress designers and developers in the community.

Occasionally we would get comments from readers asking why WPBeginner was not responsive.

While I understand the importance of responsive design, it’s even more important that you make data-driven decisions when it comes prioritizing tasks in your business.

In 2012 when we launched WPBv4 design, less than 2% of our audience was on mobile.

Today in 2016, that number has increased to about 7%.

This is still very low compared to my other websites like List25 where over 50% of users are on mobile.

But it makes sense because most folks don’t install plugins on their WordPress websites via mobile device. Most folks don’t make code changes on mobile. Most folks don’t try to fix common WordPress errors on mobile.

That’s why making WPBeginner responsive wasn’t our top priority. However once the mobile usage passed 5%, we started planning for the redesign that addressed other challenges as well.

WPBeginnerv5 Responsive

Another challenge we faced was usability on site. As we added more content, it became harder for users to find what they were looking for. For example, we had 8 articles talking about speeding up WordPress, but no comprehensive step by step solution.

We looked at the top typed search queries in WPBeginner search form to create comprehensive step by step tutorials that are now promptly highlighted in the design.

WPBv5 Comprehensive Guides

We also made searching WPBeginner easier with a full screen search overlay in the header and an additional search bar in the sidebar.

Going forward, we will be making it easier for users to find what they’re looking for by creating content portals that creatively leverage WordPress tags.

What’s New in WPBv5

The core functionality of the site has stayed the same. Here are few notable changes on the website:

New Start Here Page

If you’re new to WPBeginner, then you would appreciate the new Start Here page

Responsive Website Design

WPBeginner website is now 100% responsive, so it looks great on all devices.

We’ve chosen to stick with the popular Genesis framework to build our custom child theme.

Comprehensive Guides

If you look in the sidebar of every page, you will see a new section “I need help with…” which highlights comprehensive guides like how to speed up WordPress, how to improve WordPress security, how to optimize WordPress SEO, and more.

Better Visibility for Our Products

In the WPBeginner census, one of the questions I asked was name a product that we own. It was quite surprising how many people didn’t know about our products. In the new design, we’re going to do a better job of highlighting the products we own.

This starts with a new premium WordPress plugins page.

We will also be rotating the products in our sidebar as well as in our newsletter ads.

FontAwesome and New Font

You might notice the use of icon font in the new designer. It’s called FontAwesome, and I’m a huge fan of Dave Gandy’s work.

We use his work on all of our products, and are proud supporters of FontAwesome.

Fun fact, you can actually add the WPBeginner logo as a font if you use FontAwesome as well as our other properties.

In the new design, we’re now using Proxima Nova font through Typekit.

New Share Plugin

In the past, we used a variation of the Floating Social Bar plugin.

After the changes from Twitter, Facebook, and others – I felt it was time to create a new sharing plugin for WPBeginner.

It accurately pulls the Twitter count, but more importantly it now has a total shares count.

New Share Plugin

I chose to stop the floating behavior and rather the share buttons are now added at the beginning and at the end of each post. This will help with a better user experience on smaller screen sizes.

New eBook and Optin Forms

At the bottom of each post, you will see a new optin form to download my WordPress toolkit. This eBook shares the exact tools that we use across our websites.

It is different from the WPBeginner blueprint because that only shows you what we use on WPBeginner.

The toolkit eBook is more comprehensive.

I also replaced the sidebar optin form with MonsterLinks, a 2-step optin process. The sidebar optin form didn’t convert at a high enough rate to justify the real-estate. So now if you want to subscribe via email, you can do so by clicking on the email icon in the sidebar.

WPBv5 Sidebar Optin

What’s Next

Aside from the front-end changes, we made a lot of back-end changes that will make it easy for the WPBeginner team to create more comprehensive guides in the coming months.

The WPBeginner videos membership site will be getting an overhaul. Currently it’s still using the old theme.

We will be turning that into a LMS system that will bring together the beginner videos course and our 500+ YouTube videos in a centralized place.

The goal with that site would be to offer more organized courses to make it easy for users to learn WordPress fast.

I want to thank you all for your support and feedback.

Yours Truly,
Syed Balkhi
Founder of WPBeginner

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