Sufyan bin Uzayr provides a bird's-eye view of three basic ways to approach building your own WordPress theme, covering child themes, adapting existing themes, and building a theme from scratch, as well as how to use basic starter themes and theme frameworks to speed up your workflow.
Shaumik Daityari looks at the basic functionality of the WordPress database and the importance of backing up your database, exploring three ways of doing this — via a plugin that helps you in backup, via PhpMyAdmin, and through the command line.
If your WordPress site isn't performing well, one of the improvements to consider is to implement caching. In this post, Shaumik Daityari takes you beyond the layman's understanding of caching, explaining how to implement it in a website to improve WordPress site performance.
Tom Rankin looks at how you can get developer experience and give back to the community by contributing to the WordPress platform, looking at three ways to get involved: through the official Codex page, the Core Contributor Handbook, and the Make WordPress site.
The new Gutenberg editor is slowly becoming a powerful method for creating WordPress layouts, which is great news for both end users and developers. The Gutenberg Migration Guide is an excellent resource for those needing to adapt their projects quickly.
Aaron Gray gives beginners a basic overview of WordPress SEO to help your website get found online with ease.
Craig Buckler shows you how to get a WordPress site up and running for the first time.
Nick Schäferhoff goes over how to back up WordPress remotely with the help of UpdraftPlus. The plugin is a great free option to set up basic remote backup for your WordPress site. It also has many premium options that make the experience even better.
One of the biggest changes to WordPress ever is coming soon. Are you ready? How can you prepare? Why is WordPress making this change anyway? These questions and many more have been flying around the WordPress space for nearly a year since the new Gutenberg editor was announced by Matt Mullenweg.
Josh Pollock explains how to add custom routes to the WordPress API, noting that the WordPress REST API is not one API, but millions of highly customizable APIs, which can also be leveraged as a tool for making APIs.
Josh Pollock digs into advanced OOP for WordPress, showing how to use filters to modify the WordPress REST API using an object-oriented approach. He walks through how to create a WordPress plugin to modify the capabilities of WordPress REST API endpoints so they can be better optimized for search.
WordPress starter themes can help to speed up your development workflow, by providing foundational code that will get you started. If you’re new to theme development, they can also be an excellent teaching tool. In this post, we’ll introduce five stellar examples for you to try out on your next WordPress project!
Having a fast site is important for your visitors and search results. How do you achieve that? Adrian Try lists the steps that will make a difference.
Three out of every four WordPress websites are vulnerable to attacks. If your site is hacked, it will not only cost you in terms of restoring the system back to a safe level, but it will also damage your reputation and affect your search engine ranking. Mark Wilson offers ten tips for fixing WordPress security issues.
Jérémy Heleine covers what WordPress pages are, how to manage pages, and provides an overview of some of the functions in the WordPress Pages API.