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Your Indispensable Guide to WordPress Theme Frameworks

As a WordPress developer, you’re always looking for ways to speed up your development workflow while making sure you don’t compromise on quality. And one way to make sure you’re delivering your best work is by using a theme framework. WordPress theme frameworks give you the core feature set you need to build powerful, functional websites and the freedom to design it however you see fit without risking losing modifications every time the theme updates. In this post, we’ll cover everything...

12 Best WordPress Podcasts

With so much going on in the WordPress community on a daily basis, it can be hard to keep up with the latest news. Though there are certainly a large number of blog outlets and articles dedicated to this exciting niche, there’s limited time during the day available for actually reading all of the related content. One of the newest and biggest revolutions in content consumption is streaming on audio. Audiobooks are one way to consume content, but involve a fairly substantial investment of time to actually...

4 Plugins to Make WordPress Printer-Friendly

If you’re running a new site, publishing mouth-watering recipes, or writing technical pieces then there’s always a chance that someone will want a print version of your article. And it’s not just that. Having a printer-friendly website improves its usability and makes it more accessible. The only problem is that not all WordPress themes are print-ready right out of the box. Thankfully, there are a number of free plugins out there that can help make your website content optimally printable....

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...
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