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June 08, 2021

The 15 Most Popular WordPress Plugins in 2022

Learn the most popular WordPress plugins across five categories: commerce, security, page builders, forms, and search engine optimization.

June 07, 2021

What Are Core Web Vitals? How to Prepare for Google’s Algorithm Update

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Core Web Vitals are Google’s newest page experience metrics. Learn more from Nexcess about what core web vitals are and how they will be affecting your website.

May 20, 2021

Introducing a New Brand for our Growing Suite of Ecommerce Solutions on WordPress

A note from Joe Oesterling, CTO, Liquid Web For over 22 years, our Liquid Web family of brands has delivered technology and support for businesses and nonprofits running mission-critical websites, stores, and apps. We’ve built a family of brands totally devoted to web and cloud professionals like you, including businesses, nonprofits, designers, developers, and agencies. […]

May 12, 2021

Making the Leap From WordPress to Ecommerce

WordPress can be an excellent platform for building a professional website, even if you’re someone without much experience. While on its own, WordPress doesn’t offer an ecommerce option, the WooCommerce plugin makes it easy to transform your WordPress website into an online store that’s intuitive and extremely flexible to work with. Today, we’ll be taking […]

April 21, 2021

Convert to WebP images on WordPress

One of the easiest ways to improve your site loading time is to serve smaller images using an image format that handles image compression.The WebP image format typically will produce an image that is 30% smaller than the JPG version.

February 17, 2021

The 7 Fastest WordPress Themes

Make your WordPress site super fast with one of these themes. Read this blog for our top seven fastest WordPress themes. Read this blog to learn more.
January 29, 2021

Running WordPress Locally with Vagrant and VVV

Today we’re going to look at one of the first tools that I dug into as I learned more about server configuration and working with WordPress Core code, Varying Vagrant Vagrants. That’s a bit of a mouthful, so it’s most often abbreviated to VVV, which is what I’ll use.

January 27, 2021

WordPress Local Development with XAMPP

Let’s walk through how to set up WordPress with XAMPP.

January 25, 2021

Caching for WordPress

If you have used a computer, you have dealt with cache. Perhaps you’ve heard that “clearing the cache” can help you speed up your browser. Perhaps you’ve then felt it was contradictory that cache was supposed to speed up your browsing experience.  So what exactly is cache and for what purpose do we use it? […]

January 22, 2021

Local WordPress Development with Valet

Valet is designed to support WordPress out of the box, along with other CMS’s like Craft and Statamic. Let’s dig into how to get a WordPress site running on Valet.