May’s best WordPress tweets

The school year is almost over. We’re digging out our swimsuits and planning vacations. May is one of the best months of the year — and this year, there’s a lot more to celebrate with World Tuna Day (May 2) or Root Canal Appreciation Day (May 10).

Additionally, there’s a certain CMS you all know and love that’s turning 20.

With that being said, let’s take a look at the best WordPress tweets of May 2023.

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Taking it easy

We love to hear how quick and easy our favorite CMS is. Jack shows us that it’s possible to go from nothing to something faster than an episode of Ted Lasso.

A tweet from Jack Forge that reads: It took me 10 minutes to set up a blog on WordPress.  That includes search, pagination, social buttons, and SEO.  It's not fancy, but it's good enough to start making money.

We love all the practical applications of AI, and we’re not shocked that ChatGPT is doing the heavy lifting already. This tweet from Matt references ZDNet’s David Gewirtz and, frankly, im-”Pressed” us.

A tweet from Matt Mullenweg that reads: From @DavidGewirtz: I asked ChatGPT to write a WordPress plugin I needed. It did it in less than 5 minutes

Here’s the link Matt posted.

A screenshot of the ZDNet article Matt posted entitled "I asked ChatGPT to write a WordPress plugin I needed. It did it in less than 5 minutes.

You don’t have to tell us, William! Over the last 20 years, WordPress has become a beast — a friendly one, of course.

A tweet from William Billings that reads: Over 40% of all websites are powered by WordPress.

Putting in the work

Whether you’re starting out or a seasoned pro, having a good plugin stack is crucial. Alek outlined some of the best — and started a great discussion about it.

A tweet from Alek Asaduryan that reads: I install these WordPress plugins on ALL my sites: 1. Easy Table of Contents - ToC 2. Yoast SEO - All-in-one SEO tool 3. WP Rocket - Site speed 4. Affiliatable - Product boxes 5. UpdraftPlus - Backup 6. Wordfence - Site Security How about you?

We know WordPress is the big boss of the internet, but there are always more ways to level up. Check out Bill’s great tips that’ll lead you to WordPress victories.

A text from Bill McRea that reads: Are you a WordPress blogger looking to up your game? Here are some do's and don'ts to keep in mind:  1. DO create high-quality, valuable content that resonates with your readers 2. DO engage with your audience and build a community around your blog 3. DO optimize your blog for SEO and mobile devices 4. DON'T neglect your blog's design and user experience 5. DON'T use irrelevant or clickbaity headlines to attract clicks 6. DON'T forget to promote your content on social media and other channels  Remember, blogging is a marathon, not a sprint. #WordPress #BloggingTips #ContentMarketing

We’re big fans of Cloudflare, and Remkus hit the nail on the head. Cloudflare is where it’s at for WordPress sites.

A tweet from Remkus de Vries that reads: If you're not already using Cloudflare in some way to improve your WordPress site, you're missing out. Their fast DNS, worldwide CDN, smart page rules, compression, and smart JS delivery, for example, are all fantastic tools that help your WordPress site. So... are you?

Oops, look what you made me do

Reports recently revealed over 300,000 passwords, many of which referenced Taylor Swift, had been hacked in 2022 before the Midnights album release. Earlier this month, fans found the link to the admin page of Taylor Swift’s website and attempted to guess the password.

Twitter user klara noted this with their hilarious tweet. We’re not going to lie. We chose this tweet because Nexcess Field Marketing Manager Christine Clauder is a huge Swiftie.

A tweet from klara that reads: wordpress trying to keep every swiftie from figuring out the password. It includes a clip of an actress that looks scared.

Celebrate good times. Come on!

WordPress is turning the big 2-0. Whether in person or virtually, everyone had the opportunity to party. Nexcess even got festive.

A tweet from WordPress that reads: Wow, over 100 events are now happening to celebrate the 20th anniversary of WordPress. Have you not confirmed your attendance yet? It's not too late, look for one in your area and join the festivities. #WP20 #WordPress

School’s out for summer

Thanks for joining us for the best WordPress tweets of May. Join us next month for more — and if you’re in need of a fast, secure, and scalable host, check out fully managed WordPress plans from Nexcess.

Samantha Mueller
Samantha Mueller

Samantha was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Prior to joining the Nexcess marketing team, she worked for area nonprofits and lectured at CUNY. Samantha now lives in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin with her husband and two miniature pinschers (Ziggy Woofdust and Stevie Licks). She is an avid gamer, writer, and world-class pet namer.

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