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How to Create a Stylish Survey Using Typeform and Add it to Your Divi Website

If there’s one thing that online surveys aren’t renowned for, it’s their stylishness. They often tend to be dry affairs where you just jump from one question to the next. However, there’s no reason why you can’t add a touch of flair to yours.

That’s where Typeform comes in. This tool not only enables you to create surveys, but also other form styles with modern design sensibilities. In this article, we’re going to talk about the benefits of using surveys, what makes for a good one, and how to create them using Typeform. Let’s get to work!

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Vulnerability Roundup: 3 Vulnerable WP Plugins and Update Your Joomla

It’s been a tough week for the WP Statistics plugin. Last Friday, Sucuri (now owned by GoDaddy) discovered a SQL injection vulnerability in the WP Statistics plugin version 12.0.7 and older. To exploit the vulnerability, an attacker needs to register an account (or use a compromised account) with subscriber-level access. They can then exploit a weakness in a WP Statistics shortcode to launch a SQL injection attack. This allows them to, for example, create an admin-level user and sign in to your website as an admin.

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How to Continue Engaging Users After Your Webinar is Over

A lot of planning and preparation goes into running a webinar, so when it’s finally over you may think it’s time to sit back and relax. However, your work isn’t quite finished yet. While it’s important to do everything you can to ensure the event goes off without a hitch, it’s just as crucial that you continue to engage users after your webinar is over.

In this article, we’ll discuss this concept in more detail, and explain why you don’t want to simply put down the microphone or headset and walk away. Then we’ll introduce four ways to get the most out of user engagement after your webinar. Let’s get started!

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How to Display Most Popular Tags in WordPress

Do you want to display the most popular tags used on your WordPress site? Tags and categories are the two default ways to sort your content in WordPress. Categories often get more exposure due to their broader scope, which gives tags a little less attention. In this article, we will show you how to easily display your most popular tags in WordPress.

How to display most popular tags in WordPress

Why and When You Should Display Most Popular Tags in WordPress

Categories and tags are the two default taxonomies to sort your articles in WordPress. Categories are used for broader topics or sections on your website while tags are well-suited to specific ideas within the context of your articles.

Often beginners end up using them incorrectly, but there are easy tools which allow you to merge categories and tags and even convert them.

Once you start using categories and tags correctly, you’ll likely have more tags on your website than categories. Due to their broader scope, you can put categories in navigation menus, but your tags may often remain less explored.

One way to deal with this is by adding the default tag cloud widget by going to the Appearance » Widgets page, and add Tag Cloud widget to a sidebar.

Default tag cloud widget in WordPress

However, you will notice that the default tags widget will show all your tags alphabetically. You cannot rearrange their order or limit the number of tags to be displayed.

You can solve this, by displaying the most popular or most often used tags on your WordPress site.

This will allow your users to quickly get an idea on what topics are more frequently discussed on your site. It will also help them discover more content, which means more page views and user engagement.

Now let’s take a look at how to easily display your most popular tags in WordPress.

1. Display Most Popular Tags in WordPress Using Plugin

This method is easier and recommended for most users.

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

Upon activation, you need to visit Appearance » Widgets page and add ‘Tag Cloud (Simple Tags)’ widget to the sidebar.

Simple tag cloud settings

The widget will expand, and you will be able to see its settings.

Here you can select the number of tags you want to display, font sizes, colors, etc.

To display your tags by popularity, make sure you select count for ‘Order by for display tags’ and descending for ‘Order for display tags’ options.

Don’t forget to click on the save button to store your widget settings.

You can now visit your website to see your popular tags in action.

Simple popular tags cloud in WordPress

Display Popular Tags in WordPress Manually

This method requires you to add code in your WordPress theme files. If you haven’t done this before, then please see our guide on how to copy and paste code in WordPress.

First, you need to add this code to your theme’s functions.php file or a site-specific plugin.

function wpb_tag_cloud() { 
$tags = get_tags();
$args = array(
	'smallest'                  => 10, 
	'largest'                   => 22,
	'unit'                      => 'px', 
	'number'                    => 10,  
	'format'                    => 'flat',
	'separator'                 => " ",
	'orderby'                   => 'count', 
	'order'                     => 'DESC',
	'show_count' 				=> 1,
	'echo'						=> false
); 

$tag_string = wp_generate_tag_cloud( $tags, $args );

return $tag_string; 

} 
// Add a shortcode so that we can use it in widgets, posts, and pages
add_shortcode('wpb_popular_tags', 'wpb_tag_cloud'); 

// Enable shortcode execution in text widget
add_filter ('widget_text', 'do_shortcode'); 

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How to Create a Medium Style Blog with Divi

In today’s Divi blog post, we’re going to share some great tips on how to create your own blogging website in the same style as the Medium blog.

Medium is known to be one of the most used platforms for blogging. Not only do they have a big community of bloggers who engage with their audience on a regular basis, but their blogging platform also delivers a very nice user experience. That’s exactly what every blogger wants. They want to be sure they deliver the message in a clear way and in an environment where the reader feels comfortable.

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