10 Fantastic Drag and Drop Page Builders for WordPress Worth Checking Out

There’s been an explosion of WordPress page builders in recent months, so many in fact it’s hard to know where to begin.

There are front-end builders, backend builders. And what’s the difference between a page builder and a theme builder? Many themes are also available now with built-in builders.

To help you get your head around what’s out there, I’ve put together 10 of the best front-end and backend page builder plugins available.

Visual Composer

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The WhiP Newsletter #6

Happy hump day!

Jetpack 3.0 is out. Yep, exciting stuff.

Life in the slow lane. Net neutrality has been all over the news this week and the US Federal Communications Commission isn’t winning any fans. A new FCC Slow Lane plugin lets you shake your proverbial fist at anyone attempting to reach your site from an FCC IP address… by adding two seconds to your site’s page speed. Take that, FCC!

The WhiP

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Content Modelling: The Most Overlooked Route To A Successful WordPress Site

Too many WordPress site owners force round pegs into square holes by building their sites on the built-in content model of posts, pages, categories and tags, creating major long-term headaches and constraints for the design and management of the site.

Taking a little time up front in the design process, or even overhauling a current site, to create a content model that genuinely reflects the type and range of content you are publishing will dramatically increase your site’s flexibility and provide a superior experience for both you, the site owner, and your visitors.

In this article, we’ll take a look at how simple it is to model your site’s content, when to use the built-in model and when to extend it with custom post types and taxonomies.

Handdrawn diagram of the built-in WordPress content model

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Focus Your WordPress Front Page and Awesomize Your Archives with Various Post Counts

WordPress makes it easy to control the number of posts you show at a time on your site.

All you need to do is go to the Reading panel under Settings and control the number there.

The problem is that whatever number you put in that spot will apply to your whole site. So if you wanted 5 posts on your homepage, for example, but 10 posts on your category pages, you couldn’t do it.

There is a workaround, however. And so that’s what we’ll go over below.

featured-number-posts-control

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The WhiP Newsletter #5

Hello dear readers!

APIs, innovation and tech progress. Automattic has updated its guidelines to explicitly state it doesn’t claim copyright on its APIs. The move comes afterOracle fought Google in the courts over Java APIs. According to Automattic: “APIs like ours enable the kind of collaboration that makes the Internet great. We don’t think APIs are copyrightable subject matter, and don’t claim copyright in our APIs.”

The WhiP

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WHMCS MU Provisioning Plugin Now Features Pro Sites Support

Running your own web hosting service just got easier thanks to a massive update to our WHMCS MU Provisioning plugin.

We’ve added support for Pro Sites, which means you can now run your own profitable blog or site hosting network, like Edublogs.org or WordPress.com, and sell packages through your WHMCS account.

This feature has been a popular request from members using WHMCS and Pro Sites. Check out the WHMCS MU Provisioning project page and download the latest version of the plugin.

WHMCS

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The WhiP Newsletter #4

Hello dear readers!

BuddyPress gets a dressing down. You’ve gotta know when to hold ‘em and know when to fold ‘em, at least that’s what we figured when we shut down our BuddyPress theme store BuddyDress (nifty name, huh ;). In shock news, it looks like Jeffro might agree with us for once.

IssuePress now in beta. If you develop products privately in GitHub, IssuePress allows you to provide public support. The plugins lets users post problems to GitHub Issues without having to enter developer territory.

The WhiP

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