Janna Hilferty, Oct 18

Improving Native WordPress Search

Janna Hilferty looks into why WordPress search often doesn’t perform well, explaining why the default WordPress search doesn’t scale and some ways to make it better, covering Algolia, Elasticsearch, Relevanssi, SearchWP and Amazon CloudSearch.
Tonino Jankov, Oct 17

How to Deploy to Alibaba Cloud ECS with Mina

Mina is a deployment and server automation tool, with advanced features and powerful extensibility. Learn how Mina can make your deployment process better.
Eleanor Scott, Oct 17

How Culture Can Influence the Success of Your Business

Eleanor Scott talks to FibreHR and Roster Right founder Lisa Spiden about positive work cultures and how to harness them for your business.
John Hughes, Oct 17

How to Translate WordPress Websites Using the Weglot Plugin

Translating your site into multiple languages might seem like an impossible goal, but thanks to the Weglot Translate plugin, you can quickly create a site that reaps all the benefits of catering to non-native speakers, but without the time-consumption and hassle.
Craig Buckler, Oct 16

Develop WordPress Themes Faster with Gulp

WordPress theme developers need little more than a text editor and graphics package. But modern tools like Gulp can revolutionize your development workflow.
Shaumik Daityari, Oct 16

Create a Dynamic Widget in WordPress in Ten Minutes

Shaumik Daityari walks through the simple steps of creating your own WordPress Widget via a plugin, even if you don't have a lot of experience with WordPress or writing code.
Shaumik Daityari, Oct 15

3 Ways to Back Up and Restore Databases in WordPress

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.
Tonino Jankov, Oct 15

Announcing the Alibaba Cloud Competition Winners

Find out who the winners of the Alibaba Cloud competition are.
Shaumik Daityari, Oct 15

A Guide to Caching in WordPress

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.
Josh Pollock, Oct 12

Do You Need to Know React as a WordPress Developer?

Gutenberg is a JavaScript-driven interface. Specifically, it is built using Facebook’s open-source user interface library React. This post explains a little bit about creating your own custom blocks for use in the Gutenberg editor using JavaScript.
Tom Rankin, Oct 12

A First-time Developer’s Guide for Contributing to WordPress

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.
Braden Kelley, Oct 11

Secure a Node API with OAuth 2.0 Client Credentials

I’ll show you how you can use OAuth 2.0 outside the context of a user, in what is also known as the Client Credentials Flow.
Tom Rankin, Oct 11

Modern WordPress Plugins with the Gutenberg Migration Guide

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, Oct 11

The Beginner's Guide to WordPress SEO

Aaron Gray gives beginners a basic overview of WordPress SEO to help your website get found online with ease.
Simon Codrington, Oct 10

An Introduction to WordPress Plugin Development

Simon Codrington covers the basics of what you need to know about building your own WordPress plugins and best practices for WordPress plugin development.
Craig Buckler, Oct 10

The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Setting Up & Running a WordPress Site

Craig Buckler shows you how to get a WordPress site up and running for the first time.
Dev Bhatt, Oct 10

Should You Invest in Progressive Web Apps for Your Startup?

Here are 6 advantages of Progressive Web Apps for your startup.
Nick Schäferhoff, Oct 09

Lazy Loading for WordPress: How to Add It to Your Website

Lazy load is another tool in your toolbox to improve page loading speed. The technique decreases page weight and HTTP requests, allowing visitors to see their desired page more quickly. Nick Schäferhoff explains how lazy loading works, lists tools you can use to set it up, and explains what you can use it for.
Nick Schäferhoff, Oct 09

How to Easily Back Up WordPress Remotely: A Step-by-step Guide

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.
Janna Hilferty, Oct 08

Getting Ahead of Gutenberg

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, Oct 08

Adding Custom Routes to the WordPress REST API

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, Oct 05

Advanced OOP for WordPress: Customizing REST API Endpoints

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.
Tiffany Brown, Oct 05

CSS Debugging and Optimization: Minification with CSSO

In this series on troubleshooting and optimizing your CSS, Tiffany Brown looks at ensuring code efficiency with the CSS Optimizer (or CSSO), a minification tool that runs on Node.js and which makes sure our file sizes are as small as they can be.
Tiffany Brown, Oct 05

CSS Debugging and Optimization: Browser-based Developer Tools

In this series on troubleshooting and optimizing your CSS, Tiffany Brown delves into the browser-based developer tools for Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Microsoft Edge, covering the styles panel, cascade and inheritance problems, spotting invalid properties and values, and debugging responsive layouts.