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March 13, 2018

Take Control Of Your WordPress Writing Experience With These Applications

WordPress’s builtin editor has improved enormously in recent versions: it’s a genuine pleasure to write in WordPress, which is not something I’d have been able to say with a straight face a few years ago. But, as someone who spends most of my day writing, I prefer to use a text editor native to my […]

March 07, 2018

Using Docker to Build Local WordPress Development Environments

Over the years, we’ve looked at several different systems for setting up local development environments, from applications like MAMP to a Varying Vagrant Vagrants workflow. I’m always looking for the most efficient way to create new WordPress instances, both for development and because I need an easily replicable WordPress environment for testing plugins and updates […]

March 06, 2018

How to Provide Secure Access to Your WordPress Site

WordPress site owners sometimes need to give a third-party access to their site. Once a site grows beyond a certain size, it’s impossible for one person to do all the work, even if they have the necessary skills. Bringing a professional on-board is a smart move. But giving someone that don’t know well access to […]

March 05, 2018

Is Your WordPress Site As Secure As You Think?

WordPress is — as content management systems go — very secure. It’s the most targeted web application in the world, but it’s also the best protected. It is in the interest of many thousands of developers and users to seek and destroy any vulnerabilities that may find their way into the code of WordPress Core, […]

February 28, 2018

What’s the Most Important Factor in Choosing a Managed WordPress Host?

Managed WordPress hosting providers have been around for almost a decade. In that time, many companies have started offering managed WordPress hosting plans and even some of the largest hosting companies have seen the influx of this type of hosting. This gives you many different options when selecting which host you want to partner with […]

February 27, 2018

The WordPress Agency Cash Flow Challenge

Running a WordPress agency isn’t for wimps. It takes a strong person to run a services agency because unlike product companies, service companies don’t typically have recurring revenue streams like monthly subscriptions, renewal fees, and ongoing product sales. As a result, agencies often struggle to maintain a regular cash flow and get stuck in a […]

February 15, 2018

WordPress Release Introduces Automatic Update Bug

Last week, WordPress 4.9.3 was released. It brought the usual variety of minor enhancements and security fixes, but it also introduced a nasty bug that may prevent your WordPress site from updating itself properly in the future.

February 14, 2018

Why Is It Important to Update to WordPress 4.9.4 Maintenance Release ASAP?

As you may or may not have heard yet, last week, the WordPress project issued an update (4.9.3 Maintenance Release) that had a vulnerability flaw in it. The good news is, it was caught almost immediately and within a few hours a patch (4.9.4) was released. As WordPress states in their blog, the 4.9.3 release […]

February 01, 2018

WordPress Plays An Essential Role In Supporting Independent Journalism

In almost every country there are independent journalists who use the freedom of the web to bring stories to audiences ranging from the hyper-local to the global. Independent journalists need a publishing platform that they control: social media networks are vital for cultivating awareness and connecting with an audience, but they are not independent of […]

January 24, 2018

Does A WordPress Site Need A Content Distribution Network?

A content distribution network (CDN) can reduce the amount of work your WordPress server has to do and improve the performance of your site for visitors across the world. Most of the resources on your WordPress hosting account’s server are used to respond to requests and generate dynamic content. But most of your server’s bandwidth […]