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September 29, 2016

Is Your WordPress Site Ready For NanoWriMo?

Every November, aspiring novelists come together online to write 50,000 words of a novel. National Novel Writing Month — which attracts participants from around the world — helps writers put aside their trepidation and focus on getting the words out. 2016 will be NanoWriMo’s 17th year, and it’s expected to be just as popular as […]

September 28, 2016

What WordPress Does (And Doesn't Do) To Optimize Images

Images make up a large chunk of the bandwidth used by most websites. That makes them an obvious target for optimization. Any reduction in the size of images can have a positive impact on the performance of a website. Over the last couple of releases, WordPress has introduced several new image optimizations that happen by […]

September 27, 2016

Which Links Should You Nofollow On Your WordPress Site?

Google uses incoming links as a signal of the quality of a web page. Working under the assumption that links to a page are a vote in its favor, Google uses links to determine where pages should appear in the search engine results. Links are only one of the signals Google uses for ranking, but […]

September 21, 2016

What Happens When A WordPress Site Outgrows Its Hosting Environment?

Successful WordPress sites follow a fairly predictable path. They begin with an idea, which — because no one has a clue it will be successful — is built on a small shared hosting plan. Shared hosting plans are perfect for moderately trafficked sites, but as the sites grow, they need something more. A WordPress site […]

September 20, 2016

WordPress Security: What Is A Patch?

WordPress is a complex piece of software comprising many thousands of lines of code — a mixture of PHP, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. It’s under constant development, which means that all those files are subject to change. Often, those changes will address security issues; that is, they are edits to code that caused a vulnerability. […]

September 15, 2016

The WordPress Authentication Broker Is An Important Move Forward For The REST API

One of the major motivations for the creation of the WordPress REST API is that it allows developers to easily — or more easily — build WordPress client applications. With the API, developers can build applications that can control most aspects of a WordPress site. However, great though the API is, authentication has been a […]

August 31, 2016

What’s The Difference Between Tags And Categories In WordPress?

A website is a network of interconnected pages. Links within the content bind the pages together into a single entity, but they aren’t the only — or the best — way to organize pages according to the content they contain. To do that, we need a taxonomy, a way of grouping pages according to their […]

August 25, 2016

Users Of The All In One SEO Pack WordPress Plugin Should Update Immediately

Versions of All In One SEO Pack older than 2.3.7 are vulnerable to a serious cross-site scripting vulnerability that could allow an attacker to take over a WordPress site. All In One SEO Pack users should immediately update the plugin to the most recent version, which contains a patch to remove the vulnerability. All In […]

August 24, 2016

Don’t Use “WordPress” or “Woo” In The Name Of Your WordPress Business.

The popularity of WordPress nourishes a thriving ecosystem of plugin and theme developers and designers, as well as thousands of businesses that offer WordPress-related services. The WordPress economy is worth many millions of dollars. And, it’s largely an open playing field. With a little knowledge and hard-work, it’s relatively easy to get started as a […]

August 23, 2016

Can You Help Make WordPress More Accessible?

Recently, we’ve been looking at how WordPress users can contribute back to the WordPress community. We discussed the ways that non-programmers can contribute, including aiding in translation efforts. Today I’d like to take a look at how you can help make WordPress more accessible. Accessibility testing is an important part of the WordPress development process. […]