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6 Best Practices to Optimize Your WordPress Database

Your WordPress site can be slow for many different reasons; a bloated database running in the background is one of them. A professional WordPress maintenance workflow includes regular database optimization during which you get rid of unnecessary data, and locate and fix errors and inconsistencies in your database. WordPress database optimization doesn't require any specific programming knowledge, although you occasionally need to edit the wp-config file. In this article, we will show you...

6 Best WordPress Table Plugins (Premium and Free)

The best WordPress table plugins let you add different kinds of tables and charts to your site. They also make it possible to export and import table data, customize the look and feel of your tables, sort table cells, and perform other actions. Although there are many WordPress table plugins on the market, many of them haven't been updated for a while. So, in this post, we have collected the best premium and free WordPress table plugins that are regularly taken care of. Note that the prices of the plugins...

9 top premium and free WordPress theme frameworks

WordPress theme frameworks offer a set of features with which you can create your custom WordPress theme. They are different from starter themes, as theme frameworks provide you with an entire design system as opposed to a theme backbone. So, you don't have to build your theme completely from scratch but get access to many pre-designed functionalities. Theme frameworks frequently include page builders, ready-to-use content elements and layouts, theme options, animation effects, and more. The...

How to Install WordPress Locally on Windows with XAMPP

Running a WordPress site comes with multiple security risks you need to manage somehow. One of the biggest threats comes from untested themes and plugins created by third-party authors. To make sure you don't install a plugin or theme that breaks your WordPress site, the best thing you can do is to test it in a local environment before activating it on your production site. There are a couple of software you can use to create a local WordPress install—XAMPP is one of the best options. It consists of: X:...

WordPress Gutenberg Review: Pros and Cons

With the release of WordPress 5.0, the new Gutenberg editor has finally arrived at everyone's dashboard. Whether this is good or bad news is still a debated question, as Gutenberg changes everything about how we work with WordPress. In short, Gutenberg replaces the much loved TinyMCE editor with a visual editor based on content blocks. In this review, we will look into the pros and cons of WordPress' new editor. However, take into account that such reviews are quite subjective matters. Someone's...

How to Add a JavaScript Library to Your WordPress Site

These days you can find a WordPress theme for any type of website. However, it can still happen that you want to add an extra front-end functionality to your site. The easiest way to do that is to find a third-party JavaScript library and add it to your theme. In this article, we'll show you how you can enhance your WordPress site with an external JavaScript library. 1. Find the JavaScript Library You Need ... The best place to find open-source JavaScript libraries is GitHub. Say, you want to add an image lightbox...

Oxygen 2.0 vs Elementor – The Best Site Builder for WordPress

You don't necessarily need to be a programmer to build an awesome WordPress site. Visual site builders allow you to create professional-looking designs by using pre-built elements, sections, templates, and other building blocks. You can find a couple of WordPress site builders in the official WordPress repo and elsewhere. In this article, we will have a look at two of the best ones: Oxygen 2.0 and Elementor. We will test both builders on a clean WordPress install, with the Twenty Seventeen theme....

How to Password Protect Content on Your WordPress Site

For a popular content management system like WordPress, security is of paramount importance. Millions of people use WordPress to share information with people all over the world. And since WordPress makes this so easy and gives you complete control over your content, there might be cases where you’d like to share your content with a select few people. Perhaps you want to share a wedding photography album with your guests or share selected articles with only your subscribers. Whether you need to...
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