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  1. WP API and OAuth - Using WordPress without WordPress

    In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to install and use WP-API with OAuth - a WordPress plugin which uses REST-like API endpoints to allow reading of WP content to unauthenticated users, and writing of WP content to users who authenticate via OAuth (or via Cookies for themes and plugins). Using
  2. Containerized WordPress Development with

    Writing WordPress themes and plugins to be publicly distributed requires meeting minimum system requirements, specifically PHP 5.2.4. Since WordPress supports PHP 5.2.4 so must your public plugins and themes. PHP has changed immensely between PHP 5.2 and now PHP 7 RC. To ensure your software
  3. High Availability WordPress with HyperDB

    One of the reasons why I have always been so enamored with WordPress is because of the limitless possibilities it has. It seems like if you know PHP and how to leverage data and control it, you can do almost anything. A WordPress database can hold just about any type of data, which has made it even
  4. 10 Tips to Secure WordPress

    Keeping WordPress secure is important in order to ensure that your site isn’t compromised. Uptime is maximized, your data is safe, and your site runs as quickly and reliably as possible. Today we’ll look at 10 ways to help improve and maintain your WordPress site’s security, starting
  5. WordPress Categories Explained

    Organizing WordPress posts into different categories is essential if you have many posts. That way, your visitors (and you!) can easily search and sort your posts and only see what they want. In this article we'll look at how we can manage WordPress categories. We'll begin with the description
  6. The Best Markdown Plugins for WordPress

    . As Markdown combines the best things from two worlds, it’s also greatly accessible in WordPress, allowing you to have more power over your content than with the WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editor. In this article we'll cover four of the best Markdown plugins for WordPress. WP Markdown
  7. An Introduction to the WordPress Filesystem API

    Writing to local files is one of the functionalities many plugins and themes need for various purposes. Security is the most important issue plugins and themes have to take care of while writing to local file systems. WordPress runs across various hosting services and configurations, therefore
  8. Mastering Image Optimization in WordPress

    When building and maintaining WordPress websites, it’s important to find ways to improve site performance and decrease page load times. This helps reduce bounce rates and increase rankings on search engines. There are several ways of achieving performance through a WordPress site’s theme
  9. What's New in WordPress 4.2

    WordPress 4.2 (Powell) has just landed and it's jam packed with goodness for users and developers alike. Led by Drew Jaynes of 10up, the team of 283 contributors brings us dozens of new features and fixes a total of 231 bugs. The WordPress 4.2 release has been named Powell, after the jazz
  10. Exploring the WordPress get_posts Function

    Many WordPress plugins retrieve posts from the database by customizing the sorting order, retrieving posts based on a specific meta key or taxonomy. Have you ever wondered how these plugins retrieve customized lists of posts without writing any SQL queries? In this tutorial we'll learn how to do
  11. Fast WordPress Customizer Options with Kirki

    One thing WordPress users have grown accustomed to, is easy, no code required theme customization options. The idea is: download a theme, activate it in the Themes panel, access the Customize panel, and start tweaking the theme’s colors, layout, fonts, etc., with just a mouse click. WordPress
  12. Building a VPS with WordPress on a LEMP Stack

    With site performance a key metric in Google’s ranking algorithms, more WordPress users are turning to dedicated, managed WordPress hosting such as WP Engine, Media Temple or SiteGround. However, these can be expensive solutions for some, with costs starting at ~$30/site per month. If you’re
  13. Debugging WordPress on Azure with Z-Ray

    We all know that WordPress is an amazingly rich, extendable and simple platform. That’s probably one of the reasons it powers so much of the web today. But in some cases this richness can be the downfall of your site. If you load too many plugins, for example, or alternatively - select that one
  14. A Comprehensive Comparison of WordPress Commenting Plugins

    articles/blog posts. Commenting is possible on any WordPress site via WordPress’ default commenting functionality or by installing a third party plugin. However, WordPress’ default commenting lacks some important features that tend to increase user interaction. It also requires the installation
  15. VersionPress - WordPress Meets Version Control

    seen the application of version control to WordPress too. Earlier this year, I published a post on Revisr, a Git plugin for WordPress. Revisr enabled you to initialize a Git repository within your WordPress source code, and also include database dumps in your backups. Revisr is a great tool
  16. More Tips to Further Secure WordPress

    WordPress has often been seen as the unofficial scapegoat to blame various security breaches on. Like many other popular web applications, WordPress is an attractive target for attack. Obviously, the security in WordPress, as with any application, needs to be put into context. Luckily, WordPress
  17. Managing Broken Links and 404s in WordPress

    do to make sure you're not sending people to non-existent pages? Well, it’s pretty simple really: you can control your own site by performing regular link maintenance and keeping your outbound links in check. The management of broken links is an integral part of good WordPress maintenance
  18. Building a WordPress Carousel Plugin: Part 2

    A carousel is not just a list of links, it exists to display the links as items in a way that makes them more attractive. In our previous article we saw how to create a carousel, and how to display the HTML elements we need. Now it’s time to build and style our WordPress carousel plugin. Our
  19. How to List Categories in WordPress Using the Categories API

    In a previous article we saw how to easily work with categories in WordPress. We covered how we can sort our posts into different categories, which can then be edited or deleted. Having covered the basics, it's now time to have a look at something that will be of more interest to developers
  20. Making Your WordPress Plugins Developer Friendly

    WordPress plugins are typically used by two groups of people: WordPress web site owners, and developers. It’s important to meet the needs of both sets of users. Developers may be people with a basic level of WordPress / PHP knowledge, who want to tinker with your plugin. They may also