WordPress theme selection process

WordPress theme selection process

While WordPress is great for blogging, it has evolved into a solid platform for business websites. Using themes, you separate the website content from the layout. One question we regularly get is what our theme selection process is. How do we choose a theme? What...
Fix Mixed Content Messages on WordPress

Fix Mixed Content Messages on WordPress

With search engines such as Google advocating for more secure websites, website owners are installing Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates on their websites. An SSL certificate creates a secure connection between the website and the visitor’s browser. For most...
WordPress Default Settings You Should Change

WordPress Default Settings You Should Change

With WordPress, the installation process is pretty straight forward. Enter some database information along with the admin super user credentials and the WordPress installation script takes over. WordPress uses a standard set of default settings. While these settings...
First Impressions of WordPress 5.0

First Impressions of WordPress 5.0

I have been using the beta version of WordPress 5.0 on my testing server to gain some experience with the new editor (Gutenberg). WordPress 5.0 was officially released on 06 December. What follows is my first impressions of WordPress 5.0. Knowing that upgrading the...
Two-Factor Authentication Hardens WordPress

Two-Factor Authentication Hardens WordPress

WordPress is the most popular Content Management System (CMS) in use today. In fact, a recent study found that 60% of all websites running a CMS use WordPress. With this popularity comes a higher risk of hackers trying to compromise WordPress websites (WordFence has...
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...