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Create Websites Fast With the Elements Plugin for WordPress

Envato Elements, as you may already know, is a massive repository of creative digital assets. By subscribing to it, you gain access—with unlimited downloads and commercial rights—to over a million premium themes, templates, plugins, and other handy items that facilitate website development. In an attempt to make this repository more accessible to WordPress users, Envato has developed an elegant new WordPress plugin for it. The Elements WordPress plugin currently offers scores of template kits, which together contain over a thousand well-designed templates you can use while creating a WordPress site. Because it’s designed to work seamlessly with popular WordPress page builders such...

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New Course: Create a Modern Web App With Node, Express, and Vue.js

Want to write modern web apps with rich, interactive user interfaces? Ones that communicate with RESTful APIs on the server? If so, our comprehensive new course, Create a Modern Web App With Node, Express, and Vue.js, will teach you everything you need to know. Read on to learn more about the course and watch some free videos from it. What You’ll Learn In this three-hour course, Jeremy McPeak will walk you through the steps of writing a modern, JavaScript-powered web app using Vue.js with Node, Express, and MongoDB.  You’ll start by creating a simple back-end REST API that will power...

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Empowering Girl Coders on International Women’s Day 2019

This year, the theme of International Women’s Day is #BalanceforBetter, a call for all of us to think about the ways we can support gender equality and balance in our lives.  In the spirit of IWD, I would like to look at some of the ways that people worldwide are supporting girls who want to learn how to code, why girls coding matters, and how you can get involved. Girls Who Code Supports Innovation Young women learning to code with Girls Who Code. Image from their website. Reshma Saujani is on a mission to get girls coding. In 2012,...

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11 Best Tab & Accordion WordPress Widgets & Plugins

Sometimes page copy can become a little longer than we expect. When the information is valuable and necessary, it’s tough to cut it down. Fortunately, there’s a way to save vertical real estate on your WordPress site and also reduce information overload for users. Accordions and tabs are great ways to communicate text-heavy information in an elegant and condensed way. Accordions contain vertically or horizontally stacked panels with just their captions visible. When these panels are clicked, they expand and reveal more information associated with the caption. Tabs perform a similar function to accordions but in a different way....

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6 Best Weather WordPress Widgets & Plugins

Running a venue is tough, and it involves plenty of planning and hard work—especially for venues that depend on the weather. For golf courses, wedding destinations, and even restaurants with patios, bad weather can really take a toll on attendance. Even though we’re powerless against Mother Nature, we can plan around it. Since keeping up with weather sites and sharing with guests can end up taking more time than you think, we’ve put together a few of the best weather widgets that you can add to your site to automatically pull in the latest weather forecast in your area....

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