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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...

A Beginner’s Guide to Installing Google Analytics in WordPress

If you want to measure your site’s traffic data then you’ll be hard-pressed to find a tool better than Google Analytics. It’ll give you all kinds of information about your visitors and how they interact with your site. In this post, we’ll take a look at why you should use Google Analytics on your WordPress website and show you how you can get started. Hopefully, by the time you’re done reading this post, you’ll have Google Analytics installed on your website and have an idea of which metrics...

What to Expect at Your First WordCamp

You can’t quite call yourself a card-carrying member of the WordPress community if you’ve never attended a WordCamp event, at least not if there’s one near you. WordCamp events are put on all across the world in major cities. According to WordCamp.org, there are: 746 WordCamps that have happened to date 69 cities that host WordCamps 65 countries where those cities are located (with the bulk of WordCamps taking place across the United States and Europe) 6 continents represented (perhaps WordCamp...

4 Security Measures Every WordPress Site Needs

Have you ever thought about the security of your WordPress installation? Or rather has your installation ever been attacked or hacked? Well, security is one very important feature that every other developer is always worried about. In this article, I would like us to discuss ways of making your installation secure to avoid attacks from hackers who might want to hijack your work and gain unauthorised access. There are several factors to check in making your installation secure, ranging from the strength...
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