Automating tasks in WordPress with IFTTT

Sometimes we do not realize the time we spend in performing certain repetitive tasks in our daily lives. For example, to share in the different social networks the new posts that we publish in our blog in WordPress. And it is not something that is done quickly, given the amount of RRSS existing. But thanks to the service offered by IFTTT you will have more time for you. You know that from Silo Creativo one of our priorities in optimizing our work to become much more productive. And for this, we want to show you how to use IFTTT and apply it in WordPress to automate all those repetitive tasks and better use your time
What is IFTTT?
The acronym itself tells us: If This Then That. It is a free online service that allows us to automate specific tasks. That is, an action will be triggered when certain conditions are met in an app, online service or device. These actions-reactions were formerly known as recipes, but now IFTTT calls them Applets.
But then, how do the old recipes differ from the new Applets? Before, with a recipe an action provoked a reaction. And now with the new Applets, an action is completed with one or multiple reactions. Unfortunately, the Applets service with multiple


Introducing WPSass: Use Sass with WordPress via Node NPM Scripts

WPSass is a simple way to use Sass with WordPress via Node NPM Scripts in SCSS flavor. So, I am working on a WP REST API product launch, for which I had to build several simple HTML pages inside WordPress. All I had to do was compile Sass to CSS. Where I found WPGulp to be an overkill.
So, I went ahead and wrote a very simple package for just one thing. Sass to CSS conversion in WordPress development. It doesn’t even use Gulp. Use Sass with WordPress via Node NPM Scripts in SCSS flavor.
Use Sass with WordPress, Node Script in SCSS flavor.
Make sure you have node installed. If not download and install node.
→ STEP #1: Install NodeJS & NPM
After installing NodeJS you can verify the install of both NodeJS and Node Package Manager by typing the following commands. This step needs to be followed only once i.e. if you don’t have NodeJS installed. No need to repeat it ever again.
node -v
# v7.10.0

npm -v
# 4.2.0
→ Step #2. Download package.json
Download package.json file inside the root folder of your WordPress plugin or WordPress theme
If you have cURL installed then you can run the following command to download it in one go (just make sure you open the root folder


How Ionut Neage Built ThemeIsle to Make $50,000/month

Hello! What’s your background, and what are you working on? I’m Ionut Neagu. I studied computer science, and then in my final year of college I got into freelancing. I found some early success, so I kept doing that for about a year.
I thought that the next step would be expanding by starting an agency, and that clients would come to me on their own, simply because I had some business cards printed out and a business website on the Internet. Spoiler alert… it doesn’t work like that.
I failed. The agency idea didn’t go anywhere.
So I decided to pivot, and I launched ThemeIsle with a couple of friends. The goal was to give people access to some high-quality and simple to use WordPress themes. I had many hopes going into it. However, six months in, I was, again, ready to close the whole thing down.
But somehow we endured. We found the funds necessary to keep the ball rolling. One month after that, we hit $12,000 in monthly recurring revenue. Six months later, we’d reached $60,000/month.
We experienced our ups and downs, for sure. However, nowadays more than 500,000 people use our products actively. We average around $50,000 in revenue each month building cool WordPress themes, our most


WordPress Maintenance Mode – Troubleshooting and Customizing

The WordPress maintenance mode page is something that is automatically shown to visitors temporarily when you make updates on your site, such as updating plugins, themes, or core. This is to keep from anything appearing broken or out of sync while files are being patched. However, there are a couple issues with this. The first is that sometimes your WordPress site might get stuck in maintenance mode. This essentially takes down your whole site until you manually fix it. The second is that the default maintenance page/message isn’t styled, looks rather ugly, and is limited in its messaging to your visitors and customers. This might not be the best for your branding or reputation. Today we’ll explore some ways to resolve these issues. WordPress Maintenance Mode
The WordPress maintenance mode is a great little feature that is built into core and was introduced in version 3.0. Whenever you update a plugin, theme, or your WordPress installation, the following message is shown to your visitors until the update operations have completed.
“Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute.”
During the update and installation process, some backend


How to Redirect Your User’s Attention with Comment Redirect

Comments are a great way to keep your users engaged and build a strong community around your content. Tiny hacks like comment redirect help you improve user experience and stand out. In this article, we will show you how to easily redirect user’s attention with comment redirect in WordPress.

Redirect Your User’s attention with Comment Redirect

First thing you need to do is install and activate the Yoast Comment Hacks plugin. For more details, see our step by step guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.

Upon activation, you need to visit Settings » Comment Hacks page to configure plugin settings.

Yoast Comment Hacks settings page

Yoast Comment Hacks plugin is a combination of many useful hacks to improve the default WordPress comment system. See our guide on how to install and setup Yoast Comment Hacks for WordPress to learn about all its features.

Right now we will focus on the comment redirect feature in the plugin.

Go ahead and click on the ‘Comment Redirect’ tab on the settings page.

Select a page where you want users to be redirected

Here you need to select a page where you want your first time commenters to be redirected to. This could be a simple thank you page with an email signup form, social media links, and your most popular posts.

You can also redirect users to a landing page, special offer, or a specific lead magnet page.

After selecting your page, don’t forget to click on the save changes button to store your settings.

To see the comment redirect in action, you will need to logout of your WordPress site first. After that go to any post on your website and leave a comment using a random name and email address.

You will be automatically redirected to your selected page when you submit the comment.

Comment redirect page example

Creating A Powerful Comment Redirect Page

Yoast Comment Hacks only redirects first time commenters. This means you only get one shot at converting those users and leaving a meaningful impression.

Here are some tips on creating a powerful comment redirect page.

You can create a beautiful custom page using a drag and drop page builder plugin. We recommend using Beaver Builder which comes with several ready to use page templates that will work perfectly for this purpose.

You also need to set a goal for your comment redirect page. This goal could be any task you would like to see the user perform. For example, buying a product, signing up for your email list, following you on social media, etc.

You can use OptinMonster to capture those leads. It is the best lead generation software that helps you convert abandoning visitors into subscribers and customers.

We hope this article helped you learn how to redirect your user’s attention with comment redirect in WordPress. You may also want to see these actionable tips to drive traffic to your WordPress site.

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10+ Useful Add-ons For Elementor

In this article, we explore 11 of the most helpful add-ons for Elementor, developed by several talented third-party developers. Elementor is an extremely extensive plugin, especially if you compare it with other single-purpose plugins like Hide Comments. With it, you have the ability to manage a wide array of WordPress functionality. This includes customizing your sites images, forms, sliders and so on.
Even though you can do a lot with our plugin, some functionality is bound to be left out. This is where 3rd party plugins come-in handy. While our internal team has to stay focused on our roadmap and key developments, external developers can more freely sidetrack and develop imaginative features, like a typing effect headline for example.
Extending Elementor is something we are very interested in encouraging. That’s why we invest a lot of efforts on helping add-on developers in various ways. These include releasing a well-documented API, creating a beta-tester group and engaging in responsive communication with other developers on our GitHub page.
I’m happy to say it worked. Today there are numerous helpful Elementor addons out there. These add-ons have been created by highly skilled


Cavalcade: WordPress Jobs at Scale — Human Made

At the heart of every web application is a basic process: receive a request, return a response. With the right architecture, this process is able to serve everything from the smallest site all the way up to the very largest. Once sites start getting more complex, there’s quickly a need for two separate-yet-related abilities: scheduled tasks, and asynchronous processing of long-running tasks. WordPress includes the ability to do both of these through a system called wp-cron. It offers scheduled and repeating tasks (just like cron), and can be used for asynchronous processing. However, it has serious issues when running at scale, like unreliability, sequential processing, and compatibility with multisite. Replacements require complex setup processes, don’t integrate well with WordPress, or don’t scale for real production use.
To fix these problems, we built Cavalcade, a horizontally-scalable WordPress jobs processing solution. We’ve been running Cavalcade in production for almost two years, and it’s also in use on, so we’re confident in its stability and capability.
Limitations of wp-cron
Cavalcade originally came out of project requirements