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.
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.
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 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.
Craig Buckler shows you how to get a WordPress site up and running for the first time.
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 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 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.
A well-designed website can serve as a powerful marketing tool. These days, creating one for a small business is not distressing or expensive at all. However, it was just a few short years ago.
Ten of the top WordPress tools and services to supercharge your WordPress website and take it to the next level. From page builders and dynamic tables to website management and marketing tools, there's everything you need for a strong web presence.
BeTheme provides a fast and easy way to redesign a website. It offers a selection of more than 350 pre-built website designs.
TemplateMonster and ThemeForest have proven to be the two leading digital marketplaces selling WordPress templates of top quality. Comparing these two options, which one is a better place to buy themes for your websites?
Tonino lists tools, tips and best practices for optimizing WordPress sites — from hosting options to asset management, caching and software considerations.