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Category : Security

WordPress professionals often find they need to work on a copy of a client’s site. It’s almost never a good idea to work on a live site — too many things can go wrong. When changes are needed, it’s better to copy the client’s site, make the necessary changes, test them, and then integrate any […]

July 19, 2016

At the highest level, search engine optimisation is about three things: creating great content, promoting that content to generate links, and making sure that Google and other search engines can find it. It’s the last of these tasks I’m going to talk about here — specifically, how WordPress site owners can make sure that when […]

July 13, 2016

“Premature optimization is the root of all evil” is a (mis)quotation that anyone who has seriously studied development knows. Coined by Donald Knuth, it’s intended to convey the idea that some optimizations are better than others, and that wasting time on minor optimizations is an inefficient use of time that could be better spent elsewhere. […]

July 07, 2016
Getting the white screen of death on WordPress is frustrating. Learn the causes of a white screen. Read this blog to learn how to fix a WordPress white screen.
June 15, 2016

Unless you’re a PHP guru, WordPress theme development has a steep learning curve. WordPress is popular among users with a modicum of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript knowledge, but unless you have a fair bit of PHP under your belt, attempting to develop a WordPress theme can be a confusing endeavor. Drag-and-drop page builders exist to […]

June 09, 2016

The web has come a long way since the days in the early nineties when Tim Berners-Lee first published his ideas about a new way to organize information. But the web as we know it would be recognizable — if astonishing — to its early users because the core technology of the web, the link, […]

June 02, 2016

If you are a relatively successful blogger who wants to enhance the revenue your site generates, what are your options? Premium content is the obvious avenue, with many bloggers opting for paywalled articles, podcasts, and ebooks, but one of the best revenue spinners for bloggers — and one that I see used relatively infrequently — […]

June 01, 2016

In an ideal world, web design presentation would be separated from the logic of web applications. To some degree, that’s the case in WordPress, but for theme developers, much of the functionality and the presentation is mixed. Theme files are a combination of HTML and PHP, which can make developing and editing WordPress themes complex […]

May 19, 2016

WordPress may be one of the most powerful content management systems in the world, but that doesn’t mean that it’s flawless. It can still be misused, and you can definitely still make mistakes if you don’t know what you’re doing. If you’re planning to upload rich media like images, video, or audio to your site, […]

May 18, 2016

Over the last few years, web development toolchains have grown increasingly complex. It wasn’t all that long ago that web pages were coded in HTML and CSS in a text editor. But, with the introduction of CSS pre- and post-processors, template languages, greater demand for site optimization, and the plethora of other helpful little tools […]

May 12, 2016
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