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December 10, 2015

What Does PHP 7 Mean For WordPress Users And Developers?

What Does PHP 7 Mean For WordPress Users And Developers?

PHP — the programming language behind WordPress, Magento, ExpressionEngine, and thousands of other applications — recently got its first major version bump in years. The move from PHP 4 to PHP 5 happened a decade ago, although the language has seen multiple minor version bumps in the intervening years, culminating in PHP 5.6, which was […]

December 03, 2015

WordPress Basics: What Are Custom Post Types Used For?

WordPress was originally created as a blogging engine. It had posts and pages, which gave it all the flexibility it needed to support traditional blogs. To be properly regarded as a content management system, WordPress needed a more flexible way to arrange content. Custom post types were introduced way back in WordPress 3.0 and allowed […]

October 29, 2015

WordPress Basics: Why Does Your WordPress Site Need A Sitemap?

To the outside world, your WordPress website looks like a collection of files on a server. Each file is a web page represented by a URL. Web users move from page to page through links within your site and from other sites. The link is the only way web clients — including browsers and software […]

October 27, 2015

Four Steps To An Improved WordPress UX

When first installed with its default theme, WordPress offers an excellent user experience. In many cases, it doesn’t last for long. Because it’s so easy to add new features, pages, and content, there’s no barrier to introducing complexity and confusion. That’s partly why mature WordPress sites can be difficult to navigate and why it can […]

October 22, 2015

The WordPress Rest API Will Be (Partially) Included In WordPress 4.4

It’s been a long time coming, but with this commit it seems we’re nearing the end of a journey that will give WordPress an API appropriate to the modern Internet. If all goes well, I expect to see the partial API released along with WordPress 4.4. WordPress is hugely popular, but its lack of a […]

October 20, 2015

WordPress Users Should Update The Akismet Plugin To Avoid Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability

WordPress site owners who use the Akismet comment spam filtering plugin should update to version 3.1.5 of the plugin as soon as possible. Older versions of the plugin are vulnerable to a cross-site scripting attack that could put WordPress sites and users at risk of compromise. Sites with automatic updates activated should already be running […]

October 15, 2015

Six Must-Have Chrome Plugins For WordPress Users

If you’re a WordPress publisher or writer, your browser is how you interact with your site; it’s where content is researched, drafted, edited, proofed, and published. If you spend a large proportion of your working day inside a web browser interacting with WordPress, it makes sense to customize the browser so that it’s capable of […]

September 29, 2015

Storyform Brings Beautiful Magazine Layouts To WordPress

We all know what a typical blog post looks like – pretty much exactly like what you’re looking at right now. A main column of text with a sidebar, comments at the bottom, maybe some advertising above, below, and off to the side. There are variations of course: part of WordPress’s popularity comes from the […]

September 24, 2015

Four Alternatives To Disqus Comments On WordPress

The majority of WordPress sites use either WordPress’ built-in comment system or Disqus, a cloud comment service that can be embedded into WordPress and comes with a number of useful social features. But these are far from the only options. In fact, it’s not at all clear that the traditional WordPress comment model is the […]

September 22, 2015

Building A Customer Support System With WordPress

Customer support is one of the biggest expenses of any sales or service oriented business. It’s also one of the most important, especially in an era when negative customer experiences will quickly find their way onto social media. Companies should offer an easy way for customers to contact support staff, and support staff should have […]