Top 5 video embedding plugins for your WordPress site

WordPress is a user-oriented CMS that offers uniform functionality to both technical and nontechnical users. For the latter ones, it offers and supports several plugins to help them overcome the complicated processes without compromising on the performance and appeal. One such plug-in category is video plug-in which makes it much easier for you to embed video into your website to make it more interactive and engaging. It not only allows you to attract the visitors but also keep them engaged for long and increases average stay duration – something that can go a long way in improving the SEO value of your website or blog. In this blog we are going to resent you a curate list of top 5 video plugins for your WordPress site that will help you add maximum impact to your site with minimum efforts:

Embed plus for YouTube – Gallery, Channel, Playlist, Live Stream

This super-efficient Youtube plug-in comes with extended customization controls to quickly embed a variety of Video formats into your WordPress website. Three major features of this plug-in are ease of use, flexibility, and scalability. It offers seamless embedding f Youtube videos, channels, playlists, galleries, and live streams.

Salient Features

·         Seamless compatibility with Gutenberg block editor

·         Uniformly supports all the major WordPress themes

·         GDPR friendly

·         Supports shortcodes

WP Video Lightbox

 This is another reliable plug-in that helps you to add a distinct appeal to your blog by easily embedding the desired videos from across different platforms like Vimeo/Youtube/HTML5 etc. This responsive plug-in looks equally good across different platforms and devices and thus allows you to impact a wider audience group. The advanced controls like autoplay, deep-linking and navigation support further enrich the audiences’ experience.

Salient features

·         Automated thumbnail retrieval and lightbox embedding

·         Youtube video loaded over HTTPS (Secured Browsing)

·         Doesn’t show suggested videos when original video is over (it prevents distraction)

·         Media box pops up through shortcode or HTML code

·         Displays popup description is shown in the overlay

ARVE Advanced Responsive Video Embedded

 It is a user-friendly plug-in that facilitates the hassle-free embedding of videos on the WP site. You can embed videos from your desired sources like YouTube, Vimeo, HTML5, etc. with equal ease. This plug-in is specially designed to align seamlessly with SEO guidelines which actively help in extracting more SEO benefits out of your posts.

Salient features

·         Offers purpose-specific controls to add SEO value to the video by enabling you to specify details like date, title, and description which collectively help in indexing.

·         WYSIWYG model that relieves helps you to work quickly and effortlessly without struggling to preview

·         An easy and straightforward way to embed videos

·          URL embedded videos are made responsive

·         Not mandatory to work only with shortcodes

·         Almost all videos supporting iframe embed codes are supported by the plug-in

·         Neat short code syntax

·         The single button works with all providers

·         Responsive CSS embedding

·         Disables video suggestions that generally follow on youtube after the video is completed

·         Unobtrusive model

·         Provision to set brand variables

·          Provision for autostart

·         Every option provided by providers is supported by custom URL parameters

·         Maximum width option available

·         Better video alignment options

·         Automatically sets detected/custom aspect ratio for optimum viewing experience.

FV Flowplayer Video Player

 FV Player occupies a distinct position in this list as it blends the powerful trio of efficiency, ease, and scalability. It can easily host various HTML links, YouTube videos, Vimeo videos, and pre-roll ads. Moreover, it is compatible with almost all the popular browser which means that whether you visit is a chrome enthusiast or firefox fan, they would still be able to enjoy the same visual experience.

Salient Features

·         Video position remembering for guest members and users

·         Custom Video fields API

·         Offers AB loop playback for your visitors

·         Better playlists for a more user-friendly experience

·         Automatic video encoding checking provision for logged in admins

·         Fully responsive WordPress video player

·         Inbuilt custom start/end screens with a provision for using your custom design before/after video

·         Unlimited instances in single page

·          No individual pricing for each features Single Standard license gives you complete access to all the features both basic as well advanced)

·         Player with super efficiency occupying a more 181kb JavaScript and 10k flashcard

·         FV player can be extended through HTML and CSS with o JavaScript processes to be done by the users

·          Seamless support for almost all the browsers including older browsers

Easy Video Player

 A result-oriented plug-in with a decent array of features, the Easy Video Player is a fine option for the nontechnical users who don’t wish to be puzzled by an overwhelming list of options but just need the key features and a simple ecosystem. The simple interface, as well as intuitive steps, makes it a go-to option for newbie WP bloggers. Being focused on the nontechnical users the plug-in concentrates more on simplifying the process rather than providing advanced customization features.

Salient features

·          Supports M4 video embedding in a website

·         Responsive videos embedding to ensure uniform viewing experience across multiple devise and screens including smaller sized smartphones

·         HTML5 video embedding that offers compatibility with all top browsers.

·          Embed videos with poster images, autoplay, loop option and mute enabling

·         Video layer can be customized through modifies classes

·         Video embedding with 3 different skins

·         Video embedding through MediaElement layer/default WordPress video layer

Conclusion

For the last few years, we have been experiencing a fast and constant increase in video content consumption over the internet. Also, many top bloggers and internet marketers are actively recommending embedding videos in your blogs and websites to increase the impact. However, it needs some technical knowledge to embed videos in your site and for a newbie blogger or a nontechnical client it could be an uphill task. Thankfully, multiple plugins allow you to quickly embed video into your site or blog with a few easy steps using WYSIWYG editor. In this blog, we resented you a list of some of the best video embedding plugins. We recommend you to check the relevance as well as the users’ review before using or investing in any plug-in.

5 best WooCommerce payment gateway plugins to boost business potential

WooCommerce has allowed the small merchants to take their digital business potential to the next level without having to invest in expensive heavy-built eCommerce websites with a rather complex structure. However, you would still need some plugins to further enhance the overall business capabilities of WooCommerce . In this blog, we are going to present a list of 5 best WooCommerce  Payment Gateway Plugins that will allow you to seamlessly accept the payments through multiple payment cards, digital payment options, and even in-person payments. It will help you to provide a quick and easy checkout experience to your shoppers:

FONDY Payment Platform

Fondy is truly business-friendly plugins that help you to receive payments from almost all the major countries. With this plug-in, you can accept payments from 120 different countries. The installation process is almost intuitive. The major requirements are to get your Merchant ID and Secret key by creating an account on the Fondy website. It allows your global clientele to pay via their preferred digital or physical payment options like Maestro, Visa, PayPal, direct debit, master card or even cash on delivery. It supports more than 100 different currencies of the world and allows you to create a branded appeal and safe payment experience by personalizing your merchant portal to ensure a seamless checkout process.

Stripe

If you are running your digital business across several countries then Stripe could be an excellent payment gateway for you as it can work in as many as 26 countries and supports various payment cards. Along with prime names like MasterCard, Visa, and Discover, it works seamlessly with less popular or region-specific payment options like Giropay, Sofort, iDeal and Sepa. Further extending your capabilities it also facilitates transactions through mobile payment channels through its Web payments API support.

PayPal Checkout

While there are several digital payment options across the globe, the majority of the customers prefer to use only PayPal due to its distinct reputation and trust that it has achieved over a long time. This plug-in makes it easier for you to attract this huge population of digital buyers by allowing them to pay with their favorite and trusted payment options. The context checkout of this add-on confirms to the sophisticated security requirements that are necessary for any e-commerce site. While the in-context checkout utilizes a modal window on PayPal servers, it doesn’t affect your site’s theme and the seamless, smooth process won’t make your customers feel that they are stepping out of a safe zone. Just after checkout, the customers will be redirected to your site.

Square

Many digital storefronts also have a brick and mortar shops and not all of them are comfortable tackling cards or digital payments, due to lack of manpower, hectic schedule or know-how limitations. This plug-in makes life easier for such merchants by allowing them to accept in-person payments. The user interface is neat and intuitive while the ability to sync WooCommerce  store inventory with Square POS further enhances flexibility. The best thing is that the customer payment is tackled directly by Square thus relieving you from any unnecessary hassles.

AmazonPay

After achieving an undisputed reputation in the online shopping industry the Amazon has also started making its presence felt in other sectors as well. Though relatively new the Amazon Pay has already achieved huge popularity among online shoppers. This plug-in allows you to receive payments through Amazon pay and thus assures a seamless checkout experience to your customers. After completing the transaction the customers will see a final Thank You page confirming that the transaction has been successful.

Conclusion

A huge number of digital stores miss several sales opportunities due to limited payment options. It disappoints the shoppers and forces them to switch to another shopping site. However, several WooCommerce  payment plugins allow you to accept payments through various cards and other digital options. In this blog, you read about 5 best payment plugins for your WooCommerce  store. The readers are advised to carefully compare the features, check the relevance and read the reviews of any plug-in before using it.

60,000+ Active WordPress Users for wpCentral

We take great pride in announcing that wpCentral has reached 60,000+ Active WordPress installs on 20th February, 2020. We are working hard to make wpCentral the best and simple WordPress Website Management tool.

It is a great achievement which we would like to share with our users. We would like to thank our users for all their help and support.

We have faced recent security issues and we patched them immediately. The security issues have been fixed as soon as we were notified.

About wpCentral

wpCentral is a single-dashboard panel where users can manage all their WordPress Websites. By managing we mean:

  • Users can login to their website’s admin dashboard on just one click without the need to remember the admin credentials of each website.
  • Users can manage the plugins and themes (activate, deactivate, delete, install, update, etc) on just single click.
  • Users can manage their posts easily. Users can even Publish a post present on one website to another website on just single click.
  • Users can secure their websites by creating Backups.
  • Users can create remote backups on servers using FTP/FTPS, SFTP, on dropbox, google drive, etc
  • Users can also automate their backups by setting a particular schedule.
  • Users can also make a new WordPress install on their existing/new website using wpCentral on a single click.
  • Users can also create sets of their favourite plugins and themes which they can install on any website on just one click.

We are working hard in making wpCentral a single stop solution to all the management issues faced by users while managing their WordPress websites.

We welcome our user’s suggestions at support@wpcentral.co. Also, our support team is highly active in resolving any issues faced, again at support@wpcentral.co.

wpCentral – The ultimate multiple site management plugin for businesses, bloggers and developers

wpCentral detailed review

Starting a new WordPress site seems quite easy for beginners with some basic IT knowledge. Managing it isn’t a problem either. However, when you add more sites and start concentrating on the economical aspect of your blog or site you can easily be confounded by the sheer amount of work it requires. You have to juggle between the various routine management tasks and business development. The priorities get overrun and before you know it starts taking a toll on your business interests. Thankfully, you don’t have to wait for such an extreme case as there is a precise solution available. We are talking about wpCentral.

wpCentral- A reliable partner for managing all your sites

wpCentral is a powerful multi-purpose plug-in for managing all your sites in one place. It merges all your WP dashboards into a single dashboard thus enabling you to manage multiple sites within one screen. It solves your no.1 problem- switching among different WP dashboards. Secondly, it not only allows you to perform all your management tasks but even simplifies and shortens the processes as well. That’s a double gain- saving time on multiple site login/logouts and managing tedious tasks like backups, security management, updates, and present stats with just a few clicks. Let’s explore its features and benefits:

Stress-free updates

The exhausting task of logging to each of your WP admin panels and updating it separately is replaced with a 2-step process of selecting the desired sites from wpCentral panel and click on update. 

Simply put, you don’t have to log in separately to different wp-admin panels for updating a theme or plug-in. Simply open wpCentral panel, select the websites that to be updated and update them all with a single click! You are all done!

Taking complication out of backups process

Taking a backup of different sites is a cumbersome task. Even the conventional backup plugins solve just a tip of the problem as you still need to go through multiple logins and repetitive processes. Did we mention that such plugins consume far more space and resources than the benefits they provide? Relieve your sites by deleting all these bulky plugins as wpCentral not only backs up all your sites (more efficiently) but also offers you an intuitive single-click process to backup multiple sites from a single dashboard!

But its benefits even go beyond just providing you an easy way to automatically backup multiple sites. You can even schedule your backups on a daily or monthly basis that rids you from remembering periodical backups. Moreover, you also have the option to select the storage location- server, Dropbox or Google Documents! Just instruct wpCentral regarding the specific sites, backup frequency, and storage location.

This is a one time process and there’s no need to do anything else. wpCentral will loyally keep on taking the periodical backups and saving copies to the selected location. You just need this single time process to save the latest content for each site and bounce back fairly quickly even if multiple sites get hacked or crashed!

How can wpCentral help WordPress professionals?

As a WordPress developer you possibly have at least a few clients who want you to maintain their sites regularly. However, the increasing competition has reduced the prices and the new challenge is to reduce the price while maintaining the same level of services. Can it ever be possible? wpCentral can help you a great deal here. 

With wpCentral you can merge all your clients’ admin panels into a single dashboard which saves time and efforts on repetitive login/logout.

·         The plug-in also allows you to automate and schedule the backups while also instructing the storage location- you again save a huge chunk of efforts and time by delegating this task to wpCentral.

·         Number three, You can also update the plugins and themes of multiple sites with a single click

·         Add to this the other titbits of managerial tasks that you can delegate to wpCentral and you would be amazed that you just need a fraction of time and effort (and nil stress) to maintain dozens of the sites. 

In simple words, you charge for time and efforts and your overall income depend upon the number of projects and clients. With a unified dashboard, single-click process and scheduled automated procedures wpCentral helps you to reduce your time/efforts. 

Reduced Time/efforts = reduced price- The equation seems fair, isn’t it? 

Pro Tip: Why not utilize your free time to search for new projects and further multiply your income?

Detailed documentation and complete support

One of the major complaints of many WordPress site owners is the lack of active support from themes or plugins. Many plugins seem to have some powerful features but sheer complication or lack of support discourages the site owners from the advantage. wpCentral a robust support ecosystem consisting of an active team as well as a well-documented help section where you can find a precise solution to each of your “How to” question or troubleshooting issue. All you have to do is to go through this section and most possibly you will find an exact answer to every query. In rare cases, you need more clarification then you can directly mail them on this address and in 24-48 hours you will get a detailed answer. 

Here are some other benefits of wpCentral:

·         Single management screen for all your sites

·         1-click admin access

·         Backup multiple sites with single click process

·         Autoschedule your backup process

·         Manage, modify or delete multiples themes/plugins

·         1-click process update themes, plugins or core of every WP site

How to install wpCentral?

·         In the left pane of your WP dashboard click Plugins Add New

·         On the Plugins page search for wpCentral and install and activate the plugins??

·         Click on Plugins > Installed Plugins that will redirect you to the page displaying the list of installed plugins

·         Under wpCentral click on View Connection keys

·         It will open a link showing you the connection keys. Copy them

·         Open a new tab and visit panel.wpcentral.com Sign up for a new account or click here

·         Note: Softaculous clients can directly login with their Softaculous login credentials

·         Click on “Add New Website”

·         In Connection type, you would see 2 ways for connecting a site- connection keys and your WP admin credentials. You can use either option as per your convenience

·         Enter your required information as per the option you selected (Connection keys/wp-admin details) and click save website

·         Repeat the same steps for adding more sites

How to use wpCentral for monitoring and managing multiple sites?

·         The welcome screen will show you a quick overview of vital site status like:

·         The welcome screen will show you a quick overview of vital site status like:

Websites: See the key stats of all your sites in a quick format

·         Updates: Check if any of your site(s) needs updates and initiate the update process right from there

·         Backups: To monitor and create a backup for all your websites

How to manage themes and plugins with wpCentral?

Click on the Website List in the left pane and select specific website URL

It will open a page where you can manage update and backup. You would also see two more options:

You would also see two more options:

·         Plugins: List of installed and active plugins with version details

·         Themes: List of installed and active plugins with version details

·         Clicking on any specific theme/plugins will take you to the detailed page

·         This is the master control page for monitoring and managing all your themes or plugins across multiple sites

·         Here you can view vital stats and perform various theme/plug-in related actions across all the selected websites like adding new plugins/themes, Activating or deleting themes, and all other major controls related to themes or plugins

Conclusion

wpCentral is a powerful plug-in with multipurpose capabilities to manage multiple WordPress admin panels from a single, unified dashboard. It is a great asset for the owners of multiple sites/blogs, freelance WordPress developers and even the agencies. It actively helps in streamlining the process, update plugins/themes. By unifying dashboards and automating multiple tasks, wpCentral actively reduces the management tasks and allows site owners to focus better on business growth and increase their income potential.

50,000+ Active WordPress Users for wpCentral

We take great pride in announcing that wpCentral has reached 50,000+ Active WordPress installs on 14th November, 2019. This is the first step towards making wpCentral the best WordPress Website Management tool.

It is a great achievement which we would like to share with our users. We would like to thank our users for all their help and support.

We have recently launched a new feature Post Management and we are working on Comments Management next. You can find our entire documentation here.

About wpCentral

wpCentral is a single-dashboard panel where users can manage all their WordPress Websites. By managing we mean:

  • Users can login to their website’s admin dashboard on just one click without the need to remember the admin credentials of each website.
  • Users can manage the plugins and themes (activate, deactivate, delete, install, update, etc) on just single click.
  • Users can manage their posts easily. Users can even Publish a post present on one website to another website on just single click.
  • Users can secure their websites by creating Backups.
  • Users can create remote backups on servers using FTP/FTPS, SFTP, on dropbox, google drive, etc
  • Users can also automate their backups by setting a particular schedule.
  • Users can also make a new WordPress install on their existing/new website using wpCentral on a single click.
  • Users can also create sets of their favourite plugins and themes which they can install on any website on just one click.

We are working hard in making wpCentral a single stop solution to all the management issues faced by users while managing their WordPress websites.

We welcome our user’s suggestions at support@wpcentral.co. Also, our support team is highly active in resolving any issues faced, again at support@wpcentral.co.

99 Robots Header Footer Code Manager

Every site will eventually need to add snippets to the header or footer, or above or below the content of posts or pages. Most site owners are afraid they may inadvertently break their site by adding code or placing snippets in the wrong place. No need to stress over this. 99 Robots have the perfect solution for you! Using their FREE Header Footer Code Manager (HFCM), you can easily add code snippets exactly where you want and eliminate the need for a dozen or more plugins just to perform such actions.

What’s even great about this plugin is that you never lose your code snippets when switching or changing themes. You’ll also know exactly which snippets are loading on your site, where they display, and who added them. This free plugin is loaded with the following features:

  • Add an unlimited number of scripts and styles anywhere and on any post/page.
  • Manage which posts or pages the script loads.
  • Supports custom post types.
  • Supports the ability to load only on a specific post or page or latest posts.
  • Control where exactly on the page the script is loaded – header, footer, before content, or after content.
  • Scripts can load only on desktops or mobile. Enable or disable one or the other.
  • Use shortcodes to manually place the code anywhere & track it in one place with the rest of your snippets.
  • Label every snippet for easy reference.
  • Plugin logs which user added and last edited the snippet, and when.

You also have page display options such as:

  • Sitewide on every post/page with the ability to exclude certain posts/pages
  • Specific post
  • Specific page
  • Specific category
  • Specific tag
  • Specific post type (posts, pages, custom post types)
  • Latest posts only (you choose how many)
  • Manually place using shortcodes

You can load snippets in the following locations:

  • Header
  • Footer
  • Top of content*
  • Bottom of content*

*(For pages & posts created using WordPress coding standards i.e. using the the_content() hook)

Of course, you have device options such as:

  • Show on All Devices
  • Only Desktop
  • Only Mobile Devices

There is a huge list of supported services:

  • Google Analytics
  • Google Adsense
  • Google Tag Manager
  • Clicky Web Analytics or other analytics tracking scripts
  • Chat modules such as Olark, Drip, etc
  • Pinterest site verification
  • Facebook Pixels, Facebook Scripts, Facebook image tag
  • Google Conversion Pixels
  • Twitter
  • Heatmaps from Crazy Egg, notification bars Hello Bar, etc.
  • It can accept ANY code snippet (HTML / Javascript / CSS) from any service
  • and the list goes on and on…

Installation is super easy. Just upload the 99robots-header-footer-code-manager to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.

OR

Navigate to the WordPress Plugins page > Add New > Search for Header Footer Code Manager > Click on Install > Click on Activate. It’s that simple!

Finally, go to the plugins page to see instructions for shortcode and PHP template tags.

Plugin WordPress URL: https://wordpress.org/plugins/header-footer-code-manager/#developers

Plugin Documentation: https://99robots.com/docs/header-footer-code-manager/

After activating the plugin, you can click on settings link under the plugin name OR you can click the HFCM tab on the left side navigation. 

From there, you can add, edit, remove and review code snippets.

In order to add snippets to your posts/pages, with version 1.1.4 of the HFCM plugin, 99 Robots have replaced the Specific Custom Post Types with the ability to add code to All Post Types which include posts, pages, attachments, and custom post types.

Adding snippets to your header or footer has never been easier. With 99 RobotsFREE Header Footer Code Manager, this has now become easy. Trusted by many, the HFCM has over 80,000+ active installs! No longer a need for dozens of plugins and it takes the guesswork out of adding snippets in the correct place.

wpCentral 1.4.7 Launched

wpCentral Team has launched a new version 1.4.7

Following is the list of changes:

1) [Bug Fix] : Featured Image was not published while publishing the post using wpCentral. This is fixed now.

2) [Bug Fix] : When a draft post was published using wpCentral, it created a new post instead of publishing the existing one. This is also fixed.

Many features are yet to come.

Regards,
The wpCentral Team

wpCentral 1.4.6 Launched

wpCentral Team has launched a new version 1.4.6

Following is the list of changes:

1) [Feature] : Users can now manage their WordPress website’s Posts from wpCentral Panel. You can follow the guide for the same here.

2)[Bug Fix] : WordPress websites failed to add in wpCentral as we were posting data along with establishing the connection. This was blocked by some websites causing the issue. This is fixed now.

Regards,
The wpCentral Team

WordPress 5.3 to be released this month: Here’s what to expect from it

Constant evolution is at the core of WordPress and it is the main reason behind its success. It keeps on introducing new versions with better performance, UI, and security. This year the company is all set to introduce their latest version WordPress 5.3 which is scheduled this month. Let us see what is in there for you in WordPress 5.3: 

Better admin area

WordPress 5.3 will introduce a few minor yet useful changes to the user interface that may skip the attention at first but it will enable the users to quickly locate the required fields, buttons, etc. that enhance the accessibility and makes it easier to work.

Notable Changes

·         Better color contrast between the form fields and buttons

·         Visual parity between the editor and the WordPress admin area.

New Theme

WordPress 5.3 will also add a new member to the WP theme family, the theme named Twenty-Twenty is based on the WordPress.org theme Chaplin. Anders Noren is the designer of Twenty-Twenty Theme.

Notable Changes

·         Graceful typography using Inter font with a better height which makes it easier to read on small mobile devices

·         A confident extra bold look to the headlines quickly attracts the eye and facilitates skim reading for site visitors on the go

·         Improved content layout schemes for better flexibility and extended control

·         Wise use of Bold, Italics, etc. for different sections offer a cogent and retina-friendly appeal

PHP 5.6 Spread Operator

WordPress 5.3 will use PHP 5.6 Spread Operator at several key sections/places that will help in decluttering the code and boosting the site loading speed. 

Notable Points

·         Your WP site will now load more quickly and enjoy a better performance

·         It would be a great asset for the heavy websites

Gutenberg Block Editor

The theme empowers the users to explore the maximum potential of the Gutenberg Block editor and is compatible with the top page builders. It will also allow the users to design an exotic and unique layout to exhibit their content more impressively with improved visual appearance.

Grouping Blocks

It offers an easy and quick way to group your blogs with an intuitive drag and drop process. All you have to do is to type /group, drag your desired Group block and insert it in the group block. 

·         Repeating/copying the same style for multiple blocks

·         More efficient working with several blocks

·         Drag the existing blocks into a group or create entirely new groups and add blocks inside the same. You can also ungroup them if need be.

Block appended

The block appended will now be presented in a dedicated empty area making it easier, quite intuitive to locate it.

·         You just need to select the desired block and click the group from the ellipses menu.

New Image Style

The new image block helps you to offer a better appeal to your images.

·         With the new image block, you can select from the two styles- Circle and Default- to enhance the look of your image with a masked background. 

Column Block

The new column block enables you to select the desired column layout or customize the column width by using the column setting menu. Creating multi-column layouts has now become less difficult thanks to the cleaner look of the add new block inside the columns. 

·         The single-column layout comes without any sidebar and offers a prime look to the main content. At the bottom, there are two areas where you can add the desired widget to customize the appeal.

·         The theme works well with the top WP page builders like

Improved Table Block

This version also enables the users to give a better, visual look to their tables with the help of a wide style menu to choose your desired style. Furthermore the ability to add table row stripes will allow you to accentuate the look of your table rows.

·         You can offer a more enhanced look to your table by applying different styles.

·         You can also enhance the appeal of table rows by adding stripes.

·         You can add header/footer rows to your table.

Give distinct appeal to Latest Posts Block

The users can now offer a distinct look to their latest posts to make them stand out

·         The new version enables them to adjust the length of their latest posts and also add excerpts with them.

New Button Block

The button block improvements empower you to set the desired border-radius and target. Now you also can add the real attribute to the link which allows you to load link in a new tab and use a no-follow option.

·         With the improved button block, you can now customize the border-radius

·         The new version will allow you to make the button links to follow or open them in a separate window as you can now set the target and even add real attribute.

Social Links Block

The new version offers you the social links block that will allow you to add social media icons to the blog or page content,

·         While it contains the icons of the top social media websites, you also have the option to insert the other social media icons.

·         The improved social links block will make it easier for the users to add or remove the social media icons at your desired location in the post/page.

·         The improved social links block will make it easier for the users to quickly add the social media icons. You can link the icons to the relevant social media platforms and can also add your desired social media website.

Admin Email Verification

Missing important messages could be costly and to eliminate this possibility, the WordPress will now make it mandatory to verify your Admin Email so that all the latest notifications and WP communications can be sent to your registered admin email address.

·         It will now be mandatory for the users to verify their new email addresses that make sure that they should not miss any important WordPress communication

Admin Login Page changes

Both desktop and mobile users will be able to see or hide their password with the help of an easy password show/hide toggle feature

How will the new version help you in day to day management?

You must be eager to know the major ways in which the new version will help you in your daily WP management. The above paragraphs must already have given you a better idea of the key usability features. Here are a few more ways in which it will enrich your user experience:

Saving uploading progress

Uploading large images and heavy resources can take time and it seems annoying if the uploading fails in the middle. The new WordPress now supports resuming the upload from the previous progress instead of starting it all over again. For instance, if a large-sized image caused the uploading to fail just after 35% of completion then the WordPress will save 35% progress. So, when you again resume the uploading, it will proceed from 35% instead of restarting from zero.

Image Rotation

Automatic Image rotation help your images rotate accurately during uploading (as per its EXIF rotations)

Default Site Health Checks with leaner interface

The default Site Health Checker with a lean interface would now tell you whether the site is Okay or Needs Improvement. However, it will not display the scores in percentage depending upon the improvements made.

On the status tab you would see the improvements needed for getting cent percent score.

Date and Time Component

The new version will also allow the users to better manage their data and time components.

SEO Benefits

The new version has made some key improvements in HTML that gives it a more valid approach and helps your website to communicate with search engine bots more efficiently. It is a significant improvement as the invalid code triggers multiple errors and makes it harder for the bots to index your site. Additionally, it can also reduce the speed and increase bounce rates. All these factors can hurt your site- both in the short term (less conversion rate) and long term (lower ranking or reduced visibility). 

The new improvements in codes allows the sites to enjoy better code validity that can significantly reduce the number of warnings that your site has to face while going through the validation routes. 

Conclusion

WordPress 5.3 is stated to release this month and the new version will bring some small yet positive changes. It will not only offer a more friendly interface but also enrich the visual appeal of web pages and blog posts.