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October 02, 2018

Niche Vs. General Purpose WordPress Themes: Which Is Right For You?

If you are anything like me, you have a hard time choosing a WordPress theme for your site. There are thousands of premium themes and even more free themes. I’ve spent many an hour scrolling through theme marketplaces, opening theme pages in dozens of tabs, and scrutinizing demonstration sites – all in an effort to […]

September 11, 2018

The Right Way To Add Custom Functions To Your WordPress Site

WordPress is rightly famed for the vast array of plugins and themes it makes available to site owners. If you want to add a feature to your WordPress site, you will almost certainly find a plugin that does the job. But, on occasion, you may find yourself in need of a minor tweak or piece […]

September 04, 2018

Does Your WordPress Theme Meet The Official Standards?

Themes in the WordPress Theme Repository could be used by hundreds of thousands of WordPress hosting clients. The official WordPress themes have over a million active users. A popular free theme like Sydney is used on over 200,000 sites. If a theme in the official repository has compatibility issues or security vulnerabilities, many thousands of […]

August 21, 2018

WordPress Releases A Feature Plugin For Progressive Web App Development

A new PWA feature plugin from Google, Automattic, and XWP lays the groundwork for turning WordPress into a Progressive Web App (PWA). Major WordPress features often start life as feature plugins: the new Gutenberg block-based editor was developed and tested as a feature plugin. The PWA plugin modifies WordPress to make it more compatible with […]

August 16, 2018

A Five Step Guide To Taking Over A WordPress Site

Taking over a WordPress site can be a daunting prospect. Whether you bought the site or inherited it, it’s unlikely that you will find everything as it would be if you had installed and configured it yourself.

August 14, 2018

Auditing WordPress Site Performance With Lighthouse

Performance-optimized WordPress hosting is an essential component of a fast and reliable WordPress site, but hosting isn’t the only variable that affects performance. A host of other factors are involved in ensuring that the data your site sends to the browser is received and rendered as quickly as possible.

August 08, 2018

Diagnosing Errors On Your WordPress Site

Sometimes, your WordPress site may behave in ways you don’t expect. Perhaps a widget has disappeared from its customary page, or an inscrutable string of letters and numbers are output onto the page, or instead of your WordPress site, all you can see is a blank white page. Usually, the cause of these problems is […]

June 21, 2018

WordPress Caching: How Does Caching Make WordPress Sites Faster?

All dynamic content management systems and eCommerce applications — WordPress included — generate HTML pages by executing code and making database requests. The process typically takes fractions of a second, but in some cases it can take several seconds and consume a lot of server resources on a busy site. One of the ways we […]

May 27, 2018

The History of WordPress

Today marks WordPress’ 15th anniversary, and how far the platform has come. Looking at the history of WordPress, you may be amazed to find the rollercoaster ride wasn’t always so smooth. 

May 22, 2018

A Guide to WordPress Gutenberg

WordPress 5.0 was released on December 6, and with it has come the WordPress Gutenberg Editor.  Designed to make creating great websites easier, the Gutenberg editor has made waves in the WordPress community. The new editor has changed the site creation experience significantly. The addition of a new blocks system is designed to make things […]