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The History of WordPress

Known as the world’s most popular content management system (CMS), WordPress is now being used by millions of website owners all over the world for a multitude of different purposes. This trusted, and well-established self-hosted blogging tool has been running for over a decade now. Just like other popular software applications, WordPress has its share of interesting stories that have shaped its early years and development. From the beginning of WordPress until present day, let’s take a short...

How to Speed Up Your WordPress Site

The speed of your website is very important in determining the success of your business. One of the components used in determining the user experience and search engine optimization of a website is its load time. Research shows that a delay of one second in the load time of a website cause up to seven percent of lost conversions. What do you think a seven second delay would cause? Almost half of the conversions would be lost. This would be very dangerous for any business, and the purpose that the website...

5 Steps to Optimize Your WordPress Website for Performance

Google has stated that its goal is to provide users with a great user experience and fast loading websites make that happen through increased user satisfaction. And with all the hard work you put into creating a stellar design for your website, it would be a shame if visitors bounced off before it even fully loaded. The goal is to have your site load in less than two seconds. While that may seem next to impossible for all of you with sites that load in fifteen to twenty seconds (and that on a good day, too), there...

Updating WordPress Menus Automatically

Wordpress is one of the best Content Management Systems we have available today. It is very easy to use and very fast, meeting most of the requirements that developers have. However, as a developer, you might find yourself in a situation where you are developing a website for someone who keeps on adding pages to the site without necessarily changing the navigation of the website. This will require a lot of work if you have not automated the menu updating system. In this article, we are going to discuss how...

How to Install a Free SSL Certificate on Your WordPress Website

One of the best (and, as of recent, easiest) ways you can secure your WordPress website is by installing an SSL certificate to its domain. And while it was it was both difficult and costly to get started with SSL in the past, certificate authorities have recently emerged that take all the heavy lifting out of it. In this post, we’ll start off by discussing what SSL certificates are and why you should have one installed on your site’s domain. We’ll also walk you through a quick tutorial on how you can...

WordPress’ Missing Functionality (and How to Find It)

Did you know that 26% of all internet sites are run by WordPress? WordPress has established itself as a high-end system for blogging, and is now one of the most preferred content management systems for business websites. People love that WordPress is flexible, secure and that multiple plugins can be installed to provide additional functionality—without having to code useful tools from scratch. But even though many WordPress users have documented and shared their common issues with the software,...

How to Speed Up WordPress Development and Maintenance With WP-CLI

As a WordPress developer, you’ve probably installed the WordPress CMS, updated it, and activated themes and plugins hundreds of times. And although these routine development and maintenance tasks are fairly easy to do with WordPress’ graphical user interface, doing them over and over again isn’t very efficient. The good news is that you can easily and effectively speed up WordPress development and maintenance with the WordPress Command Line Interface (WP-CLI). With this in mind, in this...

How to Create a Child Theme in WordPress (And Why You Should)

As a WordPress website owner you’ve likely thought of tweaking your theme to make it appear to be unique, to add some custom functionality to it, or simply to try out different calls to action. Fortunately, there is an easy way to modify your theme’s design and functionality without worrying about losing your customizations: child themes. They allow you to preserve theme modifications and can even speed up your next WordPress development project. With this in mind, in this post, we’ll talk about...
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