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From HTML and CSS to WordPress, How Ramshid Spearheaded His Career With The Help of Themify

Themify WordPress Heroes Ramshid

Bringing back our series of customer stories showcasing and highlighting our clients and their journey towards success, with the help of Themify. For this month’s Customer Story, we read into the journey of Ramshid whose eagerness and determination to find effective solutions in web design made him fall in love with WordPress.

About Me

We meet Ramshid, CEO at OPENTUTOR, a Hub of offline trainers hosting hands-on workshops, training and sessions for students and learners. He is also a Digital Marketing Manager at Fenix Advertising, providing complete advertising and branding solutions for all kinds of businesses.

OPENTUTOR was founded in August of 2018 with an aim at bringing technical skills through WordPress training to students and businesses. All of their WordPress training were done using Themify Ultra which they continue to find success in, for both their trainers and their students.

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Pagespeed Framework: Final Beta and Pre-release Announcement

Pagespeed - Final Beta

We are excited to announce that the long anticipating Pagespeed framework is close to final. We are going through the final round of testing and ironing the fine details. The project has been taking a long time as we have to re-code some components due to Google Pagespeed Insight algorithm changes. After the previous beta release, we were not satisfied with the pagespeed score, so we further enhanced the lazy load feature to get a better score. Now most Ultra and Shoppe demos score over 90 on Google Pagespeed Insights. The time invested was well worth it. We have the final beta version available if you are interested to give it a try. You can see the new versions being used across all live demos. If you spot any errors, please report them to us. If everything goes well, we will release the official version in a week or two. Another newsletter will be sent on the final release. For now, please enjoy our lightning fast demos below.

Demos:

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Themify Turns a Decade: ThemifyX Anniversary Mega Sale

Themify 10 Anniversary

Themify has officially reached a decade and we couldn’t be more grateful to YOU for making it happen. To celebrate this special occasion, we are offering a mega deal you surely do not want to miss: 40% OFF regular memberships with code ThemifyX and $75 OFF Lifetime Club with code ThemifyXlife

Hurry! This special offer is only valid through August 24, 2020.

This milestone would not have been possible without your support. Thank you for growing with us throughout these years, and sharing all your success stories with us. We hope to start our 11th year bigger and better than before.

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28 Best Popup Design Inspirations For WordPress

Best Popup Design Inspirations

Popups are increasingly becoming one of the most common tools that most website owners are using. Whether you need survey responses, signups, or sales, popups allow you to take control of your audience online. Popups are types of interfaces that would suddenly appear in the foreground, usually in a small boxed window, to display information as the visitor lands or scrolls on a site. This window displays information related to the website and its objective would be to capture the visitor's attention and take control of their next step.

Today, there are many different type of popups, making it challenging and equally important to select the right design for the right purpose. The free Themify Popup plugin provides you with an easy and intuitive way to create all kinds of popups that would cater to your needs. You can display popups based on certain conditions such as time-based, on-site load, scroll-triggered, or exit-intent - all of which can be used to fulfill a certain action on any given site. In this post, we'll look at some of the best recommended designs for WordPress users.

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Pagespeed Framework Update & New Beta

Ultra & Shoppe Pagespeed Beta

We would like to update you on the Pagespeed framework that was announced a few months ago. There has been a long delay because Google Pagespeed Insights changed their metrics when we were close to completion. So we ended up re-coding a lot of stuff to comply with the new metrics. Before, Google just evaluated the page size, HTTP requests, scripts, code practices, etc., but now they also audit user experience as part of the pagespeed score. They implemented some new metrics such as Largest Contentful Paint (LCP) and Cumulative Layout Shift (CLS) to determine how user friendly your page is rendered on user's screen. For example, if you have a large element (whether it is a text, image, video, map, or slider) that takes a long time to load, it will trigger a long LCP. Or if you have an element that causes layout shift during page render (eg. inline popup, ad, social embeds, etc.), it will trigger the CLS issue. The long loading LCP and CLS will result in lower pagespeed score. For more information, read Google's Web Vitals.

The new changes have made it harder to score 95+ on Google Pagespeed Insights for everyone (including our new framework). If you refer to our previous post, the demos used to score 97 to 99 but are now down to 90 to 92 due to the new changes. The good news is we've tackled the new metrics pretty well. Most demos (even with heavy content) can still score 90 and up. In this post, we will share the Ultra and Shoppe beta version and show a few pagespeed comparisions between the old vs new version.

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Six More New Builder Pro Themes + 30% OFF

6 new Builder Pro themes

We hope you enjoyed the previous batch of Builder Pro themes we released 2 weeks ago. Today we are releasing another 6 new Pro themes for Builder Pro. With the new additions, we have a total 16 Pro themes with demo content. In case you are wondering how Pro themes work, we've recorded a short video tutorial. The process of importing a Pro theme is relatively simple and quick. You just need to create a new theme, select the theme demo and click import. It will then import the theme and the associated templates and demo content. Within a minute, you can replicate your site exactly like our demo. Then you can edit the templates and content as you like.

Theme Demos

Below are the new Pro themes released in this batch:

30% OFF Everything

If you're interested in the Builder Pro, we recommend the Master Club as it includes all themes, plugins and addons. We are offering a 30% discount until the end of July 2020. Use PROTHEMES coupon code to take 30% off everything on Themify (including Lifetime Club). As a reminder, we do have a 30-day refund policy. Feel free to give it a try. If you don't like it, simply ask for a full refund.

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The Pagespeed Beta now available. Feel the lightning speed.