Code snippets improve WordPress functionality

Code snippets improve WordPress functionality

Never heard of WordPress code snippets? They are little pieces of code designed to add functionality to a WordPress website. Typically, developers place snippets in the functions.php or wp-config.php files of the active theme (another reason to use a child theme)....
Speed Up WordPress with PHP 7

Speed Up WordPress with PHP 7

WordPress is a Content Management System (CMS) that uses PHP Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP) as the underlying scripting language. Being a server-side language, web servers parse the PHP files before sending them to a web browser. PHP permits customization of the core...
How to select a WordPress plugin

How to select a WordPress plugin

There are 55,000 plugins available on WordPress.org. There are countless others on personal and business websites. Choosing the best plugin for your WordPress website can be a daunting task. You must consider the functionality you are looking for, any integrations...
Custom post types extend WordPress functionality

Custom post types extend WordPress functionality

Out of the box, WordPress supports several content types (post and page are the two most common). WordPress uses the page content type to display static information (i.e. content that doesn’t change very often). The other is the post content type. WordPress displays...
Orphaned content hurts your WordPress SEO

Orphaned content hurts your WordPress SEO

A recent client reached out for help with their WordPress blog. The issue they faced was related to their blog posts. Google wasn’t indexing their blog posts and they weren’t receiving any SEO benefit. The problem was the client didn’t have a site structure plan which...
Align website goals with business goals

Align website goals with business goals

Are your website goals aligned with your business goals? When designing a new website or updating a website for my business clients, I always ask what they want their website to do. Most of the answers revolve around the same lines: Establish an online presence; Talk...
A slow loading website hurts your business

A slow loading website hurts your business

When scouring the Web looking for inspiration, I often find slow loading websites. I reach out to the owners of these websites to let them know that they should take steps to reduce the page loading time because a slow loading website hurts their business. Most times,...
How to conduct a WordPress health check

How to conduct a WordPress health check

There are many modules that make up a typical WordPress installation. Four of the most important components are the server software used to operate the website, the WordPress core software, themes, and plugins. Maintaining these four items current assists in keeping...
How to Stop User Enumeration

How to Stop User Enumeration

If your business runs a WordPress website, then chances are that your website is potentially exposing user account names (also known as user enumeration). Hackers use clever malicious scripts to scan a website looking for usernames. With these usernames, they conduct...