Wow, it’s the tenth fourth. Immediately, WPBeginner is formally 10 years previous — feels unreal to sort this!

Like yearly, I wish to take a couple of minutes and do a fast recap of all the key issues occurring in enterprise in addition to my private life.

Bonus: I’m additionally doing an enormous WordPress giveaway with over $124,000+ in prizes from my favourite WordPress services.

On high of that, you can too win our unique WPBeginner 10th anniversary shirt, and an all expense paid journey to go to me in Palm Seashore, FL to get 1-on-1 mentorship from me.

Sure, there are two separate giveaways occurring (Birthday Giveaway and Final Fan Giveaway)

WPBeginner Turns 10 Years Old

Since it is a lengthy article, you’ll be able to simply skip to the part you’re most excited by:

  • Private Updates
  • WPBeginner Updates
  • Product Updates
  • WPBeginner Tales
  • Birthday Giveaway
  • Final Fan Giveaway

WPBeginner Story

I began utilizing WordPress once I was 16 years previous and began WPBeginner at age 19 with a single mission: make WordPress straightforward for freshmen.

Since then WPBeginner has change into the biggest free WordPress useful resource website for freshmen.

For these of you who’re new, you’ll be able to learn the total WPBeginner story on our about web page and use the Begin Right here web page to get probably the most out of WPBeginner.

Private Updates

My son, Solomon, is now 2.5 years previous. He’s rising up quick and I’m having fun with each little bit of time with him. Amanda (my spouse) and Solomon have been becoming a member of me on a whole lot of my enterprise journeys, and we’ve got taken a number of enjoyable journeys as properly.

For the reason that final WPBeginner anniversary submit, we went to Spain, Italy, Puerto Rico, St. Maarten, Mexico (Tulum, Punta Mita, Cozumel, Costa Maya), Canada, and did a number of journeys inside USA together with the memorable roadtrip by way of Utah the place we noticed the highest nationwide parks.

Syed, Amanda, and Solomon

Final week, we did our all firm retreat in Orlando, FL the place we celebrated WPBeginner’s 10th birthday a bit early. Listed below are some pictures from that:

WPBeginner Retreat Photo

WPBeginner Updates

Going into the 10th yr, WPBeginner has continued to develop in double-digit proportion (yr over yr). Apart from tons of wonderful WordPress tutorials on our weblog, there have been a number of notable updates from final yr, that I’d like to focus on.

1. We launched the WPBeginner Interact Fb Group

WPBeginner Engage - Facebook Group

Numerous you might have been asking for this, so final week we lastly launched our Fb Group.

WPBeginner Interact is a superb place to share and study suggestions for utilizing WordPress whereas attending to know different customers.

Apart from peer-to-peer assist and information sharing, we’re additionally going to be doing unique prizes and giveaways by way of out the yr.

What are you ready for? Go forward and be a part of the WPBeginner Fb Group. I stay up for connecting with you :)

2. New Internet hosting Infrastructure

In celebration of WPBeginner’s 10th birthday, I acquired a pleasant current from our WordPress internet hosting associate, HostGator. They fully overhauled our internet hosting infrastructure to make it much more strong and quick.

Right here’s an outline of what the brand new setup appears like:

WPBeginner Hosting Infrastructure

I can be doing a extra detailed write up on this within the coming weeks to clarify how cool it’s, and the efficiency enhancements we’ve got seen.

The extra server assets can be very useful with our upcoming new instruments part on WPBeginner.

I’ve been a HostGator buyer since 2007, and WPBeginner web site has been hosted with them since day 1 (see my full HostGator assessment). I wish to thank their total staff that helped us with the improve.

Be aware: WPBeginner is utilizing a customized HostGator cloud setup (not shared internet hosting). We began with shared internet hosting once we have been small, however as our web site grew, we upgraded to the upper plans.

3. Free Programs on YouTube + 141,305+ subscribers

Lots of you already know that I’m obsessive about our YouTube channel.

We lately handed 141,305 subscribers.

On high of making video tutorials for our weblog posts, we at the moment are creating unique YouTube solely content material.

Consider these as free mini-courses on: the way to develop your e mail record, the way to make cash running a blog, the way to get higher at web optimization, and so on.

WPBeginner YouTube Preview

Significantly, take a look at all of the superior work our staff is doing on YouTube (specifically the brand new Playlists space).

4. Instagram and Pinterest

A number of of you requested me why WPBeginner isn’t on different social media networks outdoors of Twitter and Fb.

I didn’t have a superb reply as a result of I knew that we must be on these social networks.

Nicely now we’re.

When you love Pinterest, then you’ll be able to comply with WPBeginner on Pinterest to study WordPress in addition to see different enterprise associated suggestions in our varied boards.

When you like utilizing Instagram, then please comply with WPBeginner on Instagram to remain updated with WordPress suggestions in addition to unique movies / tales from me.

5. WPBeginner Development Accelerator Fund

Final yr, I created the primary ever WordPress centered Development Accelerator Fund.

The aim was easy: put money into WordPress product and repair corporations to assist them develop their enterprise whereas creating superb merchandise for our customers.

My first investments as a part of the expansion fund included: MemberPress, Fairly Hyperlinks, Affiliate Royale, Formidable Kinds, and SeedProd.

Working carefully with and mentoring such proficient entrepreneurs have been an especially rewarding expertise for me.

WPBeginner Growth Accelerator Mastermind

I plan to open up the expansion accelerator functions once more subsequent month for our second spherical of investments. When you have a WordPress centered services or products enterprise, and wish to work carefully with me, then be sure you subscribe to WPBeginner.

Product Updates

One of many questions that I usually get requested by way of our contact type is what’s WPBeginner’s revenue, and the way does WPBeginner make cash by gifting away all WordPress tutorials at no cost.

Nicely, we make cash not directly by way of our suite of premium WordPress plugins that at the moment are working on over 9 million web sites.

WPForms

WPForms is our drag & drop WordPress type builder plugin which turned Three years previous earlier this yr.

It’s now being utilized by over 2 million web sites and has a 4.9 out of 5 star score common with over 4200 5 star rankings.

This previous yr, we launched distraction-free Kind Touchdown Pages and Conversational Kinds, two of my favourite addons.

Apart from that, we labored with Google to make WPForms AMP pleasant. We additionally added a number of highly effective options like AJAX type submission, Google reCAPTCHA v3, good e mail area, good telephone area, tons of language translations, and an entire lot extra.

You may obtain the free model of WPForms or get WPForms Professional to unlock much more highly effective options.

MonsterInsights

MonsterInsights is the preferred Google Analytics plugin for WordPress. It helps you see all of the stats that matter proper inside your WordPress dashboard.

This previous yr, we added a number of new options to MonsterInsights together with expanded web page insights, front-end web page insights, straightforward scroll-depth monitoring, computerized integrations for ThirstyAffiliates, Fairly Hyperlinks, LifterLMS, and MemberPress, together with many different highly effective options.

MonsterInsights is my most favourite plugin on this planet as a result of it helps me simply setup analytics, so I could make data-driven selections and develop our enterprise with confidence.

You may obtain the free model of MonsterInsights or get MonsterInsights Professional to unlock extra highly effective options.

OptinMonster

OptinMonster is the very best WordPress plugin to transform common web site guests into subscribers and clients.

Merely put, it helps you get extra e mail subscribers.

This yr we added a number of thrilling options into OptinMonster together with: Spin a Wheel gamification campaigns, consideration activation, Monster Leads, chatbot integrations, and an entire lot extra.

OptinMonster really is the #1 strongest conversion optimization toolkit on this planet. It is going to assist you to immediately increase leads and develop income by changing and monetizing your present web site site visitors.

TrustPulse

TrustPulse is the very best social proof exercise notification app on this planet.

You’ve got doubtless seen exercise notifications on varied web sites (specifically eCommerce) the place they are saying John from Florida simply purchased X product.

These social proof notifications can instantly enhance your web site conversions. Study extra about how TrustPulse work.

You will get began with TrustPulse at no cost to see the uplift in conversion.

WPBeginner Tales

A number of of my associates and well-known entrepreneurs have been type sufficient to document quick movies about WPBeginner’s 10th birthday. Thanks a lot y’all, it means lots to me :)

Over 12 movies within the playlist up to now!

Mega WPBeginner Birthday Giveaway

To have a good time the 10th birthday of WPBeginner, I requested my favourite WordPress plugins, themes, and internet hosting corporations to contribute prizes, and the response was simply superb.

We’ve got $124,000+ value of premium WordPress plugins, themes, and internet hosting licenses. There are over 735+ prizes, so sure there can be actually over 700 winners (scroll under to see all prizes).

Winners can be chosen randomly utilizing a random generator script.

All it’s important to do is enter the giveaway utilizing the widget under:

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Bear in mind we’re doing two separate giveaways. Above is the birthday giveaway the place you’ll be able to enter to win prizes from high WordPress plugins, themes, and internet hosting corporations.

The last word fan giveaway the place you’ll be able to win an all expense paid journey + 1-on-1 mentorship from me requires separate entry. Click on right here to see extra particulars.

Full Listing of Prizes for WPBeginner Birthday Giveaway:

We’ve got over 70 corporations that contributed prizes for our birthday giveaway. Beneath is the total record of prizes obtainable:

WordPress Internet hosting:

10 annual licenses of the next internet hosting merchandise:

  • 1 yr of Shared Plus Internet hosting from Bluehost
  • 1 yr of Customary WordPress Cloud Internet hosting from HostGator
  • 1 yr of GoGeek Internet hosting Plan from SiteGround
  • 1 yr of Startup Internet hosting Plan from WP Engine
  • 1 yr of Limitless Shared Internet hosting from Dreamhost
  • 1 yr of Lite Internet hosting Plan from A2 Internet hosting

WordPress Plugins:

10 annual licenses of the next premium WordPress plugins:

OptinMonster / WPForms / MonsterInsights / SeedProd / MemberPress / Fairly Hyperlinks / Affiliate Royale / AdSanity / AAWP / Superior Coupons / Superior Customized Fields Professional / Affiliate Coupons / All in One web optimization Pack / Beaver Builder / BirchPress / Blogvault / Reserving Robin / Churnly / Complianz GDPR / CSS Hero / Supply Drivers for WooCommerce / Supply Charges for WooCommerce / Envira Gallery / Full Textual content Search / Google Fonts for WordPress / Imagely / InfiniteWP / LifterLMS / Malcare / Maps Maker / ProfilePress / PublishPress / Revive Social / Soliloquy / Begin Reserving / Sugar Calendar / ThirstyAffiliates / UpdraftPlus / Visible Composer / Weglot / Widget Choices / WP Rocket / WPML / WP Safety Audit Log / Yoast web optimization Professional

5 annual licenses of the next premium WordPress plugins:

Formidable Kinds / Final Member / Groundhogg / WP Dispensary

WordPress Themes:

10 annual licenses of the next premium WordPress themes:

Astra Theme / Elegant Themes / ThemeIsle / Themify / CSSIgniter / Anariel Design / AccessPress Themes / Organized Themes / Pankogut Themes / Pixelemu / PremiumCoding / Visible Modo / WPZoom / MH Themes / Running a blog Theme Types

Providers and Coaching:

Following corporations have donated 10 licenses of their companies / coaching:

Sucuri / LiveChat Inc / ShortPixel / WP Allied / Mfy Messenger Bot Automation / Gutenberg Course by Creator Programs

WPBeginner Swag:

We can even be gifting away 100 WPBeginner stickers + our unique 10th anniversary shirt.

Syed Wearing WPBeginner T-Shirt

Final WPBeginner Fan Giveaway

Over the past 10 years, I’ve had the pleasure to fulfill hundreds of WPBeginner readers internationally and study their WPBeginner story. It’s extraordinarily motivating to listen to the influence WPBeginner has on so many individuals’s careers and companies.

Throughout these in-person conferences, a lot of you ask about how I handle a number of corporations, my site visitors / progress technique, and basically how all the pieces runs behind the scenes.

That’s why this yr, I wish to do one thing particular that I’ve by no means executed earlier than. I’m calling it the final word WPBeginner fan giveaway.

Prize:

All expense paid journey for one WPBeginner reader to go to me in Palm Seashore, Florida. You’ll get to spend time with me, get 1-on-1 mentorship + enterprise recommendation, and luxuriate in my favourite meals / locations.

Included on this are:

  • Roundtrip Flight from wherever on this planet*
  • Three nights lodge keep
  • Meals and Transportation by way of the period of your keep
  • Free license for all WPBeginner merchandise

* You need to have a sound visa to journey to USA, and also you should be 18 years previous.

Learn how to Enter:

I wish to hear your WPBeginner story.

Inform me the place you’re from, how did you first discover out about WPBeginner, what have you ever discovered from WPBeginner, what influence has it had in your weblog, enterprise, or profession, and lastly inform me about your weblog / enterprise + your aspirations.

1. Report a brief video sharing your WPBeginner story and add it on YouTube (public or unlisted). Don’t fear about making it skilled high quality. It may be so simple as you holding your telephone digital camera up and recording.

2. Ship me the YouTube video hyperlink utilizing the shape under.

Not like the birthday giveaway, winner is NOT chosen randomly. I’ll watch every video and hand-pick the winner primarily based in your WPBeginner story.

The deadline to submit your WPBeginner story is: July 19th, 2019 Midnight EST.

Please add your YouTube video hyperlink together with any message that you could be wish to ship.

Thank You Everybody

I wish to say thanks to everybody who has supported us on this journey. I actually do admire your whole retweets, private emails, content material strategies, and the in-person hugs / interactions on the occasions.

You all are AMAZING and with out you, there is no such thing as a WPBeginner.

I stay up for one other strong yr forward of us.

Syed Balkhi
Founding father of WPBeginner

P.S. We’re hiring for a number of roles as our firm grows. When you or somebody you already know can be excited by being a part of our fast-growing staff, then please apply right here.

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