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Improving Native WordPress Search
Improving Native WordPress Search
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By Janna Hilferty,

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.

A Guide to Caching in WordPress
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.

Lazy Loading for WordPress: How to Add It to Your Website
Lazy Loading for WordPress: How to Add It to Your Website
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By Nick Schäferhoff,

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.

Getting Ahead of Gutenberg
Getting Ahead of Gutenberg
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By Janna Hilferty,

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.

Advanced OOP for WordPress: Customizing REST API Endpoints
Advanced OOP for WordPress: Customizing REST API Endpoints
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By Josh Pollock,

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.

A Simple Guide to WordPress Starter Themes
A Simple Guide to WordPress Starter Themes
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By John Hughes,

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!

Top 10 Tips to Fix Most Common WordPress Security Issues
Top 10 Tips to Fix Most Common WordPress Security Issues
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By Mark Wilson,

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.