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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Backing up is something people know they should do, but put off until some unspecified day in the future. It never seems urgent and there’s always something more pressing to do. At least, that’s true until the moment disaster strikes and you kick yourself for not backing up sooner.