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21 Best WordPress Themes for Nonprofit Organizations

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

Making a Website for a Nonprofit Organization WordPress is the most popular website builder among nonprofits around the world. It is free and open source which gives you the freedom and flexibility you need for a solid online presence.
Just to be clear, there are two versions of WordPress. WordPress.com which is a hosted solution, and WordPress.org also known as self-hosted WordPress. See our comparison of WordPress.com vs WordPress.org for more details.
We recommend using self hosted WordPress.org. It gives you access to all the features of WordPress right out of the box (without any restrictions).
You’ll need a domain name and WordPress hosting account to start yo..

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21 Best WordPress Themes for Nonprofits

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

Making a Website for a Nonprofit Organization WordPress is the most popular website builder among nonprofits around the world. It is free and open source which gives you the freedom and flexibility you need for a solid online presence.
Just to be clear, there are two versions of WordPress. WordPress.com which is a hosted solution, and WordPress.org also known as self-hosted WordPress. See our comparison of WordPress.com vs WordPress.org for more details.
We recommend using self hosted WordPress.org. It gives you access to all the features of WordPress right out of the box (without any restrictions).
You’ll need a domain name and WordPress hosting account to start yo..

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What Are the Top Websites Powered by WooCommerce?

Sometimes your prospective web design clients need a little extra convincing.
Well, I have used the “NYT trick” quite a few times (don’t tell me you haven’t done that at least once)… which goes like this:
“If the New York Times is using WordPress there must be a reason or two, no?” *facepalm*
So, the same applies to WooCommerce. Is WooCommerce scalable? Is WooCommerce just for small businesses? Is WooCommerce hard to maintain? Or is it that lots of great websites (28% of them apparently) are powered by WooCommerce, including big ones?
The WooCommerce.com Showcase Page WooCommerce.com has its own showcase page, which currently hosts approximately 100 top websites: https://woocommerce.com/showcase/
They have filters you can use to select the business niche, very good screenshots and – of course – links and useful descriptions of customization.
You can try to submit your own WooCommerce project here in case you believe it’s worth a mention: https://woocommerce.com/submit-woocommerce..

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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 updating your websites.

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.

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

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What Are the Must-Use Plugins for a WooCommerce Project?

Ah, if only there were a “simple” WooCommerce project! We would all use the same plugins, copy and paste the same content and the world would be all the same
So, let’s be clear about this question. There is no must-use plugins list for WooCommerce, as each website is custom and therefore needs different functionalities.
Having said that, many WooCommerce developers use a few identical plugins on almost every project, and this post contains an answer to that.
Most Voted Must-Use Plugins Yoast SEO (free) Contact Form 7 (free) WooCommerce Google Analytics Integration (free) WooCommerce PDF Invoices & Packing Slips (free) Akismet Anti-Spam (free / donation) WP Rocket (link to WooCommerce integration) ($39/yr) Gravity Forms ($59/yr) WP Smush Pro iThemes security (free) WP All Import + Woo Add-on ($139 one-time) Imagify (free) Wordfence Security (free) Booster for WooCommerce (free) Really Simple SSL (free) WP Super Cache (free) SendGrid (free) Once again, make sure not to use them ALL –..

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WooCommerce: Add an Icon to the Add to Cart Buttons

Ecommerce is all about user experience, and making it easier for people to add to cart and checkout smoothly. Reducing the number of checkout fields is a great idea for example – as well as graphically communicating your number 1 objective: “please add to cart now!”.
So, how do you add an icon (or an HTML symbol) to the add to cart buttons in WooCommerce? This can be done in two ways – via CSS if you want to show Fontawesome Icons or via PHP if you prefer to use a simple HTML unicode symbol.
Let’s take a look at both methods!
PHP Snippet: Add an HTML Symbol to the Add to Cart Buttons – WooCommerce You can find the list of HTML symbols here: https://www.w3schools.com/html/html_symbols.asp. Basically, by using some HTML entities, you can print a symbol on the screen such as –> € <– (FYI, I just used “&”, “euro” and “;” without spaces to print the symbol).
In this example, I want to show a simple symbol called “raquo” (don’t forget to add the “&” and final “;” to actually generate the..

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How to Fix Secure Connection Error in WordPress

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

What Causes Unable to Establish Secure Connection Error in WordPress? WordPress comes with a built-in system to manage updates. This system regularly checks for updates and show notifications for you to install plugin / theme updates.
However, it needs to connect to the WordPress.org website in order to check for updates or install them. Due to some misconfiguration on your WordPress hosting server, your website may fail to connect with WordPress.org website.
This will result in a secure connection error, and you will see an error message like this:
An unexpected error occurred. Something may be wrong with WordPress.org or this server..

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

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

Why Restrict Media Library Access to User’s Own Uploads? WordPress allows authors to see all files in the media library. They can also see images uploaded by an administrator, editor, or other authors.
To learn more, see our article on WordPress user roles and permissions.
Let’s say you are creating a new post to announce an upcoming product or deal. Authors and guest authors on your website will be able to see the images you upload to that article in the media library.
Your uploads will also be visible on the ‘Add Media’ popup which users see when adding images to their own articles.
For many websites, this may not be a big deal. However, if you run a multi-author website, then you may want to change this.
Let’s take a look..

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How to test WooCommerce Geolocation?

Great question, isn’t it?
How do you make sure your shipping, taxes and currency settings are working properly when they depend on geolocation and you can only test from a single world location?
WooCommerce uses a free geolocation service called MaxMind. By default this is active via the settings but can be disabled. The set of functions (or class) that WooCommerce uses is in the /includes folder, and it’s called Class WC_Geolocation.
Why WooCommerce Geolocation If you have enabled “geolocation” in your WooCommerce settings (see image), shipping, taxes, currencies and conditional content will be chosen based on the user IP address.
WooCommerce snippets like this can print content on screen based on IP address. Also, plugins such as the currency switcher can automatically geolocate the user in order to function.
Geolocation Testing Tools A couple of Google searches, and the answer is right there! There are at least 3 decent website services (freemium model) that allow you to test y..

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Should I use WP Editor, FTP or “Code Snippets” to Customize PHP?

There are many ways to customize functionalities (via PHP) on your WordPress/WooCommerce website – and many developers totally underestimate the pros and cons of each different method. So, today I want to remind you what is the ONLY way you should be customizing WordPress from now on.
Before we pick a customization method… There is no doubt if you’re about to customize a WordPress website, and even more importantly a WooCommerce website, you need a child theme.
Building a child theme can take about 10 minutes – you only need to create 2 files with a few lines of CSS (style.css) and PHP (functions.php).
PHP Customization Method 1: WP Editor WordPress contains a built-in editor that allow you to edit theme files directly from your browser. You can access the WP Editor from the WP Dashboard > Administration > Appearance > Editor.
Even if you have a child theme, using the WP Editor for PHP customization is not a good idea. In fact, the changes you make to the functions.php file are ins..

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