WP Hive Introduces a Better WordPress Repository (Another weDevs Product to Help You Out)

A better & reimagined WordPress repository for the 21st century.

Today is a day I have been waiting for the last 6 months. I am very excited to show you what’s the next chapter of WP Hive. Today, WP Hive introduces a bold new take on the WordPress repository.

I am proud to introduce every WordPress users to a better, more robust, and beautiful take on WordPress repo.

How the idea of WP Hive came to life

WP Hive

Before telling you the story, I want to introduce myself. I am Saif Hassan, and I work as a Product Manager at weDevs.

I have been using WordPress for more than 10 years now and I have not seen any notable improvements to WordPress.org repository in the last 1o years. Yes, I know they are very busy building the future with Gutenberg but the existing experience of WordPress.org did not improve over the last 10 years.

It all started with a simple problem I faced a few months ago. I wanted to use a minimalistic looking social sharing button. I searched through a lot of free plugins but I was undone without any success. Maybe I’m too picky or professionally biased, but all I wanted was a clean, minimal social share plugin & subscriber popup – that doesn’t hurt readability or makes the site slow. Whenever I used a plugin that was either too heavy or did not meet my needs.

On the second day, I started testing each plugin and checking memory usage, page loading impact by each plugin. Because I only wanted to use cleanly coded plugins that don’t take many resources. I started manually activating the plugin, testing it on Pingdom tools, measure memory usage and whatnot (That’s the time I wrote the blog post on best social sharing plugins and all the tests were manually done!)

Then it hit me – could there be a website that can measure each plugin on different criteria? Like how much memory it has been using? Does it impact page speed? Is the plugin regularly updated?

On the third day, I had an epiphany. I thought to myself, how about making a platform that judges WordPress plugins by the same standard? If I can test all WordPress plugins with the same standard and can produce actionable data – it would provide users with a user great experience. There has to be demand for that! I’m not the only one who needs to know how a plugin behaves in the backend!

That was the start. It began as a pet project of mine. I started doing the prototype. Before starting the project – I did not know how to use Adobe XD or Sketch. I learned both XD and Sketch while creating the early prototypes.

How WP Hive handles each plugin data? How are you generating the benchmark results?

I contacted a friend of mine and started working. What the tool does is it crawls all the plugin from WordPress.org, activates it, logs many crucial data such as page speed, memory usage, JavaScript issues, activations issues and more. (You can go to the WP Hive homepage right now and start testing different plugins with their name).

The tool has multiple parts.

  • The management scripts, plugin crawler, testing scripts and so on.
  • All of them run on a VPS with 8 CPU cores and 8 GB of RAM. This server is almost certainly more powerful than it needs to be for this project.
  • The test sites are hosted on Google Cloud VM instances, one site/plugin per instance. The machine type is n1-standard-1.
  • Whenever there is a new plugin update – the crawler gets it within 1-3 days. If there’s an older test data, it gets replaced with the new test data from the new release of that particular plugin.

How to Search For Plugins?

Head over to the WP Hive homepage and start searching the plugin by its name. Of course, the search is predictive – the way search should be in 2020!

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And, as you scroll the page, a lot of really interesting information such as latest WordPress version compatibility, latest PHP version compatibility, pagespeed impact, memory usage, javascript issues will be presented before you.

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Obviously we did not end there. We measured each plugin and its impact on the server’s memory and we are showing it with beautiful charts.

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Plugin memory usage

You can also view how many tables the plugin has created into your WordPress database and view the different WP-Options.

Database Table and Options

Well, we are just getting started. WP Hive is not stopping there.

How WP Hive is Comparing Plugins

One of the most unique thing about WP Hive is that you can compare two plugins side by side. When I had actionable insights about plugins – I thought about why don’t I build something that compares two plugin side by side – just like you do for phones.

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After you input and press the Compare button – WP Hive offers you a table-style comparison of memory consumption, speed and a lot of other parameters. We believe it will massively help you to choose between two plugins.

In the compare page, there’s two winner section which is calculated by the average memory usage and average page speed impact.

Since faster websites essentially mean a better environment for us all – I thought about including these two metrics to build a better future for us all. You can read this article from Nature.com. Already, the data centers use an estimated 200 terawatt-hours (TWh) each year. That is more than the national energy consumption of some countries. By 2030 it is going to hit almost 400 terawatt-hours. Better resource usage will definitely help us to build a better environment for us all.

You can read more about how better-performing websites can help save the planet from this excellent talk from Jack Lenox’s excellent talk at WordCamp Europe

Discover Plugins by Different Metrics

The very first thing we did with WP Hive – we built a better plugin discovery tool

One of the most frustrating things about WordPress.org is that even after 10 years – there’s no way to find plugins based on different categories. Think about my use case. I want social sharing plugins. What are my options for that?

  • Already know the plugin name
  • Rely on Google Search
  • Rely on different blog listings.

Since I have a good idea about SEO – I know whoever has topped the first page of Google, will get the advantage. It is quite impossible for a new plugin to compete with the already established plugins. This changes with WP Hive.

WP Hive is the new Appstore for WordPress. Just like you find apps from Play Store or Appstore – you can find plugins on WP Hive by different categories.

You can search for plugins using the most searched keywords using the search button on the discover page

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You can filter the result to your liking, the ratings and characteristics of each plugin, everything. You can filter the plugins based on several criteria including

  • Top Rated this week
  • Top Rated this month
  • Most Popular this week
  • Most Popular this month
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You can also find plugins based on their ratings/reviews. This includes all categories.

Different Criteria Sorting
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What’s Next for WP Hive?

I have had many exciting features planned already for WP Hive for the next couple of years. The whole reason we came up with this because I was really frustrated with how the current scenario was and how we can build a better version of WordPress repo

Enjoy better WordPressing from today. Upgrade your WordPress experience today. If you have more questions – read the F.A.Q page.

If you have any feedback, let us know by submitting a feedback.

weDevs Introducing Enzaime: A Must-have All In One Tool For Doctors

weDevs has added another feather to their well-decorated crown. Yes, we are launching another product “Enzaime“, a 360° health-tech platform. It is a product specially for the doctors out there in the world.

Enzaime is a one-stop web solution center for doctors where they can build a customized personal website with WordPress.

WordPress is used by people from all over the world. It is the perfect solution for people who has less knowledge about coding but wants to build websites. That is equally true for ‘Doctors’. They concern themselves with the well-being of the people. They don’t have the time to make a website for themselves and make themselves more known to people.

Enzaime

That is why Enzaime wants to empower doctors with the help of modern technology and make them available to the patients. It is a web solution provider that facilitates doctors with all the features they need to run a personal online practice.

Also, customizing all the content with premium plugins and themes, integrated online payment and appointment facility, maintaining patient database are some of the exclusive features. Furthermore, developers will have all the premium tools to meet the demands of their clients with specialized websites at an attractive price.

Let us see what Enzaime has to offer for all the Doctors out there. Here are the top features of Enzaime,

  • Premium Themes of WordPress
  • Premium Plugins & Widgets
  • Drag & Drop Web Builder
  • Responsive Design
  • Online Appointment
  • Online Payment
  • Patients Form

Premium Themes of WordPress

Strengthen your online reputation with WordPress. Enzaime offers custom-tailored premium themes for your websites. It adds Quality, Uniqueness, Functionality, Security to your existing or new website which leaves you completely tension free.

Premum themes Enzaime

Enzaime has dedicated itself to maintain the highest quality possible with the use of  WordPress. All the designs offered here are unique that will help you build yourself an exclusive website for yourself.

Also, the websites will be SEO friendly which ensures your website pops up on the first page on the search engines. The functionalities are all there. You need to log in and do whatever modifications you require.

Enzaime also takes care of the question of security. It ensures that your site remains secure as the websites are hosted in Amazon Web Services (AWS) server which most definitely is HIPPA Compliant. In addition to that, we provide security plugins that will keep your site safe away from hackers.

To ensure the best possible service Enzaime provides regular updates for the facilities given and stay alert all the time to cater to your need. After all, that is our job.

Premium Plugins & Widgets

To make the whole designing process a lot easier Enzaime provides some of the industry’s most popular plugins and widgets for its clients. Namely,

Drag & Drop Web Builder, Just Use Your Imagination

We know you are not a coder and you don’t have to be one. We have designed our websites in such a way that a person who has not seen or even heard the word WordPress before, would not struggle to maintain it. To ensure that we have added the Elementor Premium Page Builder plugin which requires no code at all to use. We repeat no code at all! Just drag the widget or feature you want to add to your website, then drop and voila! It is done! We assure you it is really that simple.

Drag and Drop builder Enzaime

Responsive Design, Compatible to Any Device

Statistics tell us that more than 60% of users are mobile users. So, having a mobile-friendly website is something a professional cannot do without. Enzaime feels that too. That is why we have made all its websites Responsive. Be it a computer, laptop, mobile, tab, etc. It will tailor its contents to the device accordingly, automatically.

Hassle Free Online Appointment

Enzaime wants to create an ecosystem for the doctors where everything can be done virtually. That also includes the ability of the patients to make appointments online. Enzaime has integrated an online appointment system using Bookly premium plugin with all its sites which will enable the doctors to keep track of all their appointments. This process will reduce the working hours and difficulties. It will be beneficial for the patients also as it will facilitate them to stay in touch with their doctor easily.

online Appointment

Online Payment, Save Time

The patients can pay online.

With Enzaime, doctors are able to accept payment through secure channels with numerous payment gateways which will enable patients to have reliable and hassle-free transactions. It uses sophisticated and encrypted data channels to facilitate the whole process. So, there is no chance of a breach in the security system. You can rest assured.

Online Payment

Patients Form

Say no to all the form patients have to fill up. Patients will fill up a form about their conditions online on the doctor’s website which will save time significantly during the visit and make the whole process hassle-free. For this purpose, Enzaime integrated the weForms premium.

Conclusion

Enzaime has features for affiliate marketers also. We have designed the features keeping theme, plugin and widget authors in mind. With Enzaime, developers will get all the ingredients to manage their WordPress business on a single platform. Also, it provides content for the doctors so that they stay relevant and can go on helping people. 

Doctors, remember, your name should be on the search engine results page along with what you do and how good you are. There is no other way around it.

 

WordPress 5.3 Beta 2 Released with Major Improvement & Also Includes Early Version of Twenty Twenty Theme

WordPress 5.3 Beta 2 is here with a brand new look. Try the new Twenty Twenty theme now.

WordPress is the most widely-used blogging platform and a reliable content management system. WordPress 5.3 is scheduled to release on November 12, 2019 with better simplicity and customization option.

The dev team is releasing the beta version before releasing the final version. Today WordPress 5.3 Beta 2 has been released for public testing.

And you might know that WordPress 5.3 will be the last major release of 2019. The final version will release with the default Twenty Twenty theme with improved typography.

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WordPress 5.3 Introduces Twenty Twenty Theme with Improved Typography

WordPress 5.3 ships with a default Twenty Twenty theme with new Inter font.

WordPress 5.3 release dates were confirmed, just a few weeks back. After speaking with component maintainers, WordPress Executive Director Josepha Haden confirmed that WordPress 5.3 will include a new bundled default Twenty Twenty Theme.

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WordPress 5.2 Brings Site Health, New Icons and Improvements to Gutenberg Block

WordPress 5.2 includes exciting new features including new site health, changes to minimum PHP Version, new icons and improvements to block managing experience.

Every time a new version of the WordPress is rolled out, WordPress fans get excited about getting to play with its new features. WordPress 5.2, the latest version of popular CMS has been released on May 7, 2019, with several new features and updates.

Codenamed “Jaco” in honor of the renowned and revolutionary Jazz bassist, Jaco Pastorius, WordPress 5.2 is the second major release this year after WordPress 5.1, which was released in February this year.

There is an abundance of new robust tools and features in WordPress 5.2 that will enable the users to work with WordPress more easily. Let’s take a detailed look at them, one by one

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Google Sends Many AMP Issue Detected Notices and Publishes New Image Size Requirements for AMP

The real reason behind AMP issue detected notice was for image sizes.

Google has issued thousands of AMP issue detected notice through its Google Search Console.

If you do not know about AMP, AMP is a Google project that is working to make sure web pages load really fast. We have recommended using AMP to improve pagespeed on WordPress websites. The AMP Project is an open-source initiative by Google to make the web better for all.

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12 Big Brands That Use WordPress and Why?

The popularity and usage of WordPress have skyrocketed in the last few years. Here is a list of 12 Big Brands that use WordPress and why?

If you are not familiar with WordPress yet, then you are missing out. WordPress is the most popular CMS out there, beating competitors like Wix and Squarespace. You may be asking yourself “Why top brands are using WordPress?”.

Why Big Brands Use WordPress?

Today we are going to show you some great examples of the best WordPress sites. There are a handful of reasons for using WordPress, but here are the six best reasons why big brands use WordPress?

Many big brands of different fields have selected WordPress for their go-to web platform. These are some of the most amazing and engaging big brands’ sites that are built with WordPress!

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WordPress with Gutenberg to be released on November 19 2018

WordPress 5.0 with built-in Gutenberg support will be released on November 19, 2018. The block-based editing experience is the most significant change in WordPress history.

It’s official. The much-awaited version of WordPress, known as “WordPress 5.0” will be released on November 19, 2018, with Gutenberg as the default editor of WordPress.

WordPress 5.0 with out of the box Gutenberg support would be released on November 19 2018

WordPress 5.0 is inching closer to a full public release.  Gary Pendergast wrote a blog post about the scopes of WordPress 5.0 and proposed a schedule for the next major version of WordPress. WordPress will be having the most significant change in its history with Gutenberg.

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