There is a reason why most developers are enamored by WordPress and perhaps it is why you are a WordPress developer yourself. WordPress is one of the best, most comprehensive and highly intuitive content management systems in the world.
With hundreds of millions of blogs in the world, the one you are thinking of starting or are maintaining right now needs to have a certain something to stand out. This becomes more important all the time, as we are ten plus years into blogging maturity.
Once you get started with WordPress you start to realize how user-friendly the dashboard is, and it’s actually quite easy to learn the tricks that make it work well for your business or personal use. But what about unique WordPress tips and tricks that you have never heard of before?
Speeding up your website can boost your brand, improve your Google rankings, increase your conversions and reduce your bounce rate. In this article, I’ve pulled together my top 15 tips for boosting WordPress speed. Across our hundreds of clients, these are the main things that keep popping up.
Starting out with Wordpress can be pretty daunting though – and it’s not the easiest platform to get your head around in those initial stages. In fact, without doing a fair bit of research first, you might find yourself tripping up on even the simplest of tasks – that may not have been overly obvious to you. Here I’ve tried to put together some tips for WordPress beginners (because we all have to start somewhere). These tips will help you create an attractive website using WordPress, but most importantly – a functioning website too that works well and does it’s job.
Earlier this month, WP Mayor ran an article about WordPress Security, including the following statistics on the 117,000 WordPress sites hacked in 2013: 41% were hacked via their hosting provider. This means that the hackers exploited a vulnerability, or took advantage of insecure hosting provider configuration to be able to hack into the WordPress blogs and websites hosted by the vulnerable hosting provider. 29% were hacked via a vulnerability in the WordPress theme they were using. This means a hacker identified a vulnerability in a theme that was installed on the WordPress installation and by exploiting it, the attacker managed…
How safe is your website? This is the theme of today’s infographic, which compares Joomla and WordPress, plus gives some tips for securing your website. The main security highlights along the 10 year history of WordPress are also shown below.