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WordPress is open source software. For a project to be called open source it has to fulfill a couple of criteria: the source code must be freely available and it must be licensed in such a way as to ensure that anyone can modify and share and the code. If you aren’t a developer, your […]
A WordPress site is made of files. Database aside — which is a special set of files — everything else is a chunk of data stored on the server’s file system. That includes content like images and the executable PHP files that comprise WordPress Core, themes, and plugins. It’s vitally important that only the right […]
It’s not essential for every blog post to have a featured image, but a relevant, eye-catching, and compelling image enriches the reader’s experience and helps to make a post more noticeable — and clickable — on social media. I like to add an image to every blog post I publish. Sometimes they’re directly related to […]
The holiday season is the biggest money-spinner of the year for many online retailers, but it can be a fraught and stressful period for retailers whose stores can’t accommodate the increased load. If “too many customers” sounds like a problem most retailers would be happy to have, you’re right, but if a WooCommerce store and […]
Imagine going for a long hike and wandering into a mysterious cave. You turn on your flashlight, look around and discover that the cave walls are littered with what appear to be gold nuggets. You pluck one of the smaller pieces and bring it back to town. A jeweller informs you that the metal is, […]
One of the WordPress ecosystem’s most attractive features is its endless variety of themes. Thousands of developers have created tens of thousands of themes, many of them free. There’s almost certainly a theme in the official repository or premium marketplaces to suit any style or functional requirement. For the most part, that’s a good thing, […]
When we think about WordPress, it usually brings to mind business sites, portfolios, and blogs, but as a fully fledged content management system, WordPress is flexible enough to be put to all sorts of different uses, including as a powerful educational tool. With the proliferation of mobile devices and tablets, not to mention the explosion […]
Following several months of development, WordPress’s forthcoming new editor — named Gutenberg for the inventor of the printing press — is available as a plugin. The plugin is still being developed and is nowhere near finished. WordPress hosting clients should not install Gutenberg on their production sites, because it’s likely to break things. That said, […]
The Magento ecosystem includes a rich collection of extensions and themes that empower eCommerce merchants to shape the retail and shopper experience. Thousands of developers contribute to that ecosystem, but it can be difficult for retailers to figure out which extensions are right for them, which are coded to a high standard, and which may […]
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