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 […]
Most content websites use a content management system like WordPress to generate web pages on the server before sending them to the browser. There are advantages to this approach: generating pages on the server asks little of the web browser; the business logic of the application is located in one place, rather than spread across […]
WordPress is often thought of as a great CMS for bloggers, SMEs, and, with WooCommerce, small to medium eCommerce stores. Its popularity is attributed to the fact that it’s free, it’s easy to use, it has a huge theme and plugin ecosystem, and it’s what people know.
Job hunting can be pretty difficult for creative professionals. You’re not in a field like financial services or the sciences, where you’ve got a good transcript and hard numbers to back you up. You’ve only got your work – and it needs to speak for itself.
WordPress’s builtin editor has improved enormously in recent versions: it’s a genuine pleasure to write in WordPress, which is not something I’d have been able to say with a straight face a few years ago. But, as someone who spends most of my day writing, I prefer to use a text editor native to my […]
Over the years, we’ve looked at several different systems for setting up local development environments, from applications like MAMP to a Varying Vagrant Vagrants workflow. I’m always looking for the most efficient way to create new WordPress instances, both for development and because I need an easily replicable WordPress environment for testing plugins and updates […]
WordPress site owners sometimes need to give a third-party access to their site. Once a site grows beyond a certain size, it’s impossible for one person to do all the work, even if they have the necessary skills. Bringing a professional on-board is a smart move. But giving someone that don’t know well access to […]
The plugin ecosystem is one of WordPress’s greatest strengths. Thousands of developers build and maintain a bewildering array of plugins with features that range from minor graphical tweaks to full-blown eCommerce stores. But the variety of plugins can introduce problems, especially if they aren’t managed properly. Plugins are of varying quality and usefulness.
When logging in to a WordPress site, users supply a username and password that WordPress associates with their account. If an attacker can guess the right username and password, they can authenticate in the same way. The process of guessing is called a brute force attack: the attacker tries different combinations of usernames and passwords […]
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