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Pixabay – free high-quality images for your WordPress site
Pixabay allows you to find professional-quality imagery released under the CC0 license, enabling you to use the images for free without any form of attribution
Save Gravity Forms progress and continue later
My favourite new feature in Gravity Forms 1.9 is the Save and Continue feature which lets users save their progress and come back later to finish completing the form: excellent for long forms / multi-page forms or where a user doesn’t currently have the information that they need to complete the form.
Saying goodbye to post formats
The time has come for me to end my use of post formats. I’ve used them since their creation, but a few years later, I’ve recognised that they’re more trouble than they’re worth, causing theme lock-in and nonsensical emails and RSS items.
LaunchKey – log in to WordPress with your fingerprint
Launchkey allows you to bypass password-logins by sending a push notification to your phone, where a quick fingerprint scan or facial scan logs you in to your site.
Hide a taxonomy metabox in the post editor
When you want to have more control over how your custom taxonomies are used, you may want to hide the default metabox provided by WordPress to allow you to use other methods for specifying the terms, such as using CMB 2.0
Use WordPress’ built-in dashicons for custom post types
Dashicons is a special font built in to WordPress that you can use throughout your site, such as for icons for custom post types in your dashboard menus
How to track conversions through Gravity Forms in Google Analytics
Tracking conversions is a good way of better understanding your customers, where they came from and how they navigated your site before conversion, so this is how to do it with Gravity Forms.
Putting things where they belong
This is the ultimate guide in creating child themes and functionality plugins so that you can edit your WordPress site without breaking anything, with examples showing you how to implement different types of changes.
Declare constants to easily reference your plugin files
By declaring PHP constants in your plugin file, you can easily reference any file in your plugin without running the risk of breaking non-standard installations.