WP Engine is one of my favorite web hosts for WordPress and I host a number of sites with them.
This week I wanted to set up a CDN for one of my sites that was gaining considerable traction on a worldwide basis. A CDN is very helpful if your traffic comes from several continents as the users will get served images and scripts that are close to them. Hence a user from Australia will get served your site’s assets from a server in Australia rather than having them travel all the way from the United States, assuming your site is hosted in the US with WP Engine.
There are some important changes coming to New Relic in November. The main issue is that things like server monitoring will no longer be offered for free. This has caused considerable strife amongst their user base. I have been using New Relic happily for a few years now, and I like their service and mobile app. While I understand their reasons to start charging for services that were previously free, I have started looking for alternatives.
f you have a community website wherein you would like your members to sign up and interact with each other – WordPress’s inbuilt login/registration won’t suffice.
Enter UserPro – a front-end user profile plugin that helps you manage your community effortlessly.
UserPro allows you to create any number of custom profile fields, giving you complete flexibility in designing your registration form. In fact, it allows you to create multiple registration forms and give each registration form a default assigned user role (subscriber, customer, manager, etc.)
A lot of people tend to ask me for resources that they can use to create their first website. The priority here is that the resources should cater for absolute beginners.
Here are the two I refer most people to…
This year’s WordCamp Europe, held in Paris, was in my experience the biggest and best ever.
With the number of attendees approaching 3000, there is no doubt that this was the biggest event yet. This year’s venue was in my opinion laid out much better than last year’s and way better adapted to handle this amount of people.
WP Mayor is 6 years old!
The site was created in November 2010 as a way of sharing our WordPress knowledge.
Thanks to all the people who have followed this website for the past 6 years, and of course all our clients and partners without whom coming so far would simply not have been possible.
Last week we had the pleasure of attending Web Summit 2016 in Lisbon, Portugal. This is one of the biggest worldwide tech conferences, and we were happy to see more startups and attendees that are also part of the WordPress community.
Are you in the dark about WordPress File and Document Management plugins? Have you entertained the thought opting for Joomla because of its Docman plugin? Read this post first and you will learn about the best Document management and Download Manager plugins for WordPress.
The WP Mayor team will be attending the Web Summit conference in Lisbon next week. We are looking forward to seeing what’s new in tech and also meeting people in the WordPress space. Last year we partied with our friends from WP Engine and this year we’ll be sure to repeat that and meet lots of other people from our community.