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September 28, 2017

Static Cache: What it is, and How it Works

Static Cache: What it is, and How it Works
What is cache static content and why should you use it? Learn how to reduce overhead and save your server resources with Static Caching in this blog.
September 28, 2017

Choosing A React Alternative For Your WordPress Themes And Plugins

Matt Mullenweg recently announced that the WordPress project will no longer use the phenomenally popular React framework in its projects. React was being used to build the forthcoming Gutenberg editor, which will now have to be rewritten. WordPress theme and plugin developers don’t have to follow the lead of the WordPress project. They can use […]

September 27, 2017

WordPress Publishers Fail To Follow FTC Native Advertising Rules

Traditional display advertising is set apart from editorial content. They exist on the same page, but in different worlds. In the editorial world, the measure of content is creative, factual, and reader-focused, untainted by financial considerations. In the realm of advertising, it’s all about the bottom line. Of course, this is a fiction — although […]

September 26, 2017

Is WordPress The Right Choice For High-Traffic Websites?

I’m often asked whether WordPress is the right CMS for high-traffic websites, often with the implication that the person asking has experienced more than one slow WordPress site in the past. They may doubt whether WordPress can be scaled to meet the demands of a site with millions of visitors a month. One way to […]

September 25, 2017

Five Common Mistakes WordPress Theme Developers Should Avoid

Getting a theme into the WordPress Theme Repository can give a big boost to a WordPress developer’s credibility, especially if it proves popular with WordPress users. It’s also a great way to promote a premium theme — many theme developers publish “light” versions of their theme for free to promote a premium version with more […]

September 19, 2017

The WordPress Editor Experience Survey Results Are In

If you follow the scuttlebutt in the WordPress world, you’ll be aware that WordPress head honcho Matt Mullenweg has set overarching goals for this year’s WordPress development effort. Chief among them is an enhanced WordPress editing experience. As part of that process, WordPress’ dev team is gathering information about what users and professionals think of […]

September 18, 2017

Home Routers Wage War On WordPress

A huge botnet of home routers has targeted WordPress sites with brute-force attacks over the last few weeks. Brute-force attacks are a risk for WordPress websites with insecure passwords, and they can cause problems even if a site has secure passwords by consuming a significant proportion of its resources. A botnet is a collection of […]

September 15, 2017

Magento Connect Will Close In September

Magento Connect, which has for many years been the official source of Magento extensions, will shut down in September. The role of Magento Connect will be taken over by the Magento Marketplace, which was introduced a year ago and will become the official Magento-sanctioned repository of extensions. Magento’s extensions are one of the most important […]

September 08, 2017

Why Do Spammers Attack WordPress Sites?

A WordPress site with web-facing forms will be spammed. If there’s a form to be filled in, it will be filled in by spammers, even when there is no clear motivation for doing so. Spammers register for membership of any site they find, they fill in forms for gated content, they submit fake email addresses […]

September 07, 2017

Are You Using A Staging Server For WordPress Development?

If you run a WordPress site, the following scenario is probably familiar to you. You have what seems like an excellent idea for a change to your site. You log in to the administration dashboard, make some changes, and everything looks good. Then you refresh your site’s homepage to find that instead of the elegantly-designed […]