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...
SEO

How to Generate a Sitemap for Large Sites

Search Engine Optimization is one of the most discussed topics when it comes to web hosting. It is one of the ways that leads to a good search engine ranking. Sitemaps are one of the most effective search engine optimization techniques. Spiders or bots index pages on the web. When a search is performed, on any search engine whether Yahoo, Google, Bing or any other, the search is run on the indexed pages. You can use sitemaps to to have search engines index your website. What is a Sitemap? ... A sitemap can be...

9 Best Embeddable Calendars

It’s one thing to say, “Oh yeah, I’m going to a conference in about five days.” It’s quite another to look at a monthly calendar, and have those five days put into context. There’s something about seeing that classic calendar format that puts my brain into gear, and forces me to think a bit more carefully about my plans. Well that’s me, in any case. Given the popularity of the monthly calendar format, I suspect many others feel much the same way. It’s no wonder, then, that we like putting...
CSS

3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Rely on CSS Variables

During the recent years, CSS variables have sparked a lot of debate. On one hand, there are those who have been asking for them to be included and finding various workarounds to add a more programmatic approach to CSS. On the other side of the coin are those who argue that CSS variables have no place in a language that is supposed to handle the presentation of elements. However, with the release of Chrome 49 and Firefox 43, it’s clear that CSS variables are now available in the form of custom properties and...

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,...

Getting Started with Backdrop CMS on Ubuntu

Backdrop is a free, open source content management system that can be used by anyone, with or without software development knowledge, to cover many aspects of development and managing content, such as creating blogs. One of its major advantages is the ease of use, which means that it can be easily used by non technical persons. Other benefits include: It is open source and has no licensing costs; It allows different users to have different levels of permissions to access its content; It allows users...

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...
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