How to Use WPForms to Add Beautiful Forms to Your WordPress Website

Adding stylish and user-friendly forms to your WordPress website is a must if you want a site that converts. WPForms integrates perfectly with all Array themes, and is extremely quick and easy to set up on your website. This makes it an ideal solution for anyone looking for a free and effective WordPress forms plugin.

In this article, we will discuss the different features WPForms has to offer, and consider its user experience, which it is renowned for. We will then look at how to use WPForms to create and embed contact forms and newsletter subscription forms. We will also consider the benefits of upgrading to one of the premium plans that WPForms offers, so you can access features like accepting payments on your WordPress website. Let’s get started…

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Setting Up RSS Newsletter Campaigns in WordPress Using MailChimp

What is a RSS Newsletter Campaign?

If you’re reading this, you may already know what RSS is, or at least be vaguely familiar with the concept. RSS, which stands for “Really Simple Syndication,” is defined by Wikipedia as

[A] type of web feed which allows users to access updates to online content in a standardized, computer-readable format.

In a nutshell, it’s a “feed” of content that is meant to be read by a RSS aggregator/reader. This is a really simple (see what I did there?) way to compile new content from your favorite blogs into one convenient source.

It can also be used to create newsletter campaigns to send new blog posts to your subscribers. Mailchimp offers RSS campaigns to do just that. In this post, I’ll walk you through setting up a RSS campaign in Mailchimp so that you can send out periodical digests of your website’s blog posts to your newsletter subscribers.

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Liftoff! Atomic Blocks WordPress theme now available at WordPress.org!

When we launched the Atomic Blocks plugin, we also launched a Gutenberg-ready WordPress theme with it. The theme and plugin combo made it really easy for everyone to get started with Gutenberg. The theme was downloaded thousands of times along with the plugin, and we got some really great feedback to help refine and improve it.

Since then, we’ve been hard at work getting it ready for an even wider release on the official WordPress.org repository. After working with the theme review team over the past few weeks, the Atomic Blocks theme is officially live! You can now download the theme on the WordPress theme repository.

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Introducing the Atomic Blocks plugin and WordPress theme

Unless you’ve been living under a rock during the past six months (not that there’s anything wrong with that), you’ve almost certainly heard about Gutenberg. Gutenberg is the working-title for the new block-based editor coming to WordPress 5.0, expected in the first half of 2018. A while back, we wrote about why Array Themes is excited about Gutenberg and were looking forward to making products for the new editor.

We started down our path to the new Gutenberg editor by launching Gutenberg News, which collects Gutenberg block tutorials, code snippets, and many other resources. It was important to us that we had a solid resource for our customers and visitors to check regularly to keep up with development.

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Array Themes and Gutenberg

WordPress is about to change in a big way when the new Gutenberg editor lands in WordPress 5.0. The Gutenberg editor uses blocks to create all types of content, replacing a half-dozen inconsistent ways of customizing WordPress, bringing it in line with modern coding standards, and aligning with open web initiatives.

Imagine being able to easily create dynamic page layouts and unique content as you might with a page builder plugin, but with native WordPress functionality. This allows for standardization of a block-based content creation system and frees your content from the grips of poorly-made plugins and keeps your content in native posts and pages.

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How to Quickly Create a Simple, Beautiful Photography Website with WordPress

For any photographer, a professional website is critical to your job. With a good website, you have your own online space on which you can showcase your work, share your expertise and services, generate leads, and much more.

While there’s no shortage of ways you can build your photography website, I think WordPress is still the best way to go. You own your website, and you can customize it in any way. In this post, I want to walk you through some steps you can take to have a simple, gorgeous photography website up in no time.

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Customizing WordPress with Child Themes

For most WordPress beginners, the first thing they want to do is make their new website look great! The first thing their users will see is the overall design of the website, so of course this has to be a priority. But how do you do that?

When you start to dive into topics like WordPress themes, theme customization, etc., you’ll find no shortage of resources available on the internet. In fact, if you’re a real newbie who isn’t the most code-savvy (like I was when I first started), you’ll probably find yourself overwhelmed very early on.

In this post, I will explain the basics of WordPress themes, and how to tweak them to really customize the look and feel of your website.

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Get 25% off during our End of Summer Sale!

The end of summer is near in the US (Friday, September 22, to be exact)! To celebrate the changing of seasons and our upcoming new theme releases, we’re running a short, but sweet, End of Summer sale.

From today until September 25th you can get 25% off everything in our theme collection. That includes Theme Club memberships and single theme purchases. You can also use this discount to upgrade from your single theme to the Theme Club!

This is a perfect time to join our Theme Club, which gives you unlimited access to our entire theme collection, theme updates and speedy support. We don’t run sales very often, so take advantage of this End of Summer sale!

Use the discount code ENDOFSUMMER to knock 25% off your order today! This sale is over, homie!

Save time and money with a quick checkout!
1-Year Club Membership: $89 $66.50 — Join now →
Lifetime Club Membership: $249 $186.75 — Join now →

Hosted versus self-hosted WordPress in 2017

For anyone new to using WordPress, the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org and all of the details in-between can be quite confusing. With some recent changes at WordPress.com, we thought it would be a good time to revisit this topic and clear up any confusion you might have about where to host your WordPress site.

First, let’s talk about a few of the terms you’ll run into when choosing hosting. When you visit WordPress hosting sites these days, you often see talk of “hosted” and “self-hosted” options. Both options mean that your site will be hosted on a live server, but there is a big difference between the two.

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Summer Giveaway – Win a $100 Ugmonk Gift Card!

We’ve been creating high-quality, finely-crafted WordPress themes for 8 years now, which is no small feat. Along the way, we’ve run into a few people who share our desire to put quality, functionality, and aesthetics first and foremost. Jeff Sheldon of Ugmonk is one of those uncompromising individuals. Ugmonk is a lifestyle product business that sells all kinds of beautifully-designed products from clothing to workspace accessories and more.

Win a $100 Ugmonk Gift Card

To celebrate our 8th year running a quality-first WordPress theme shop, we thought we’d partner up with Ugmonk to give away a $100 gift card to a lucky individual! You can use this gift card to purchase anything on the Ugmonk site. Get a new hat, some new summer clothes or some accessories for your desk!

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