When it comes to CMS platforms WordPress is king, and most of us have known this for a while now. However where does everyone else stack up? And is WordPress really the most popular? BuiltWith, HostingFacts, and Trellis recently put together an infographic answering all of these questions – and more. I’ll let you guys make your own conclusions, but the ...
The wp-config.php file is one of the most important files related to your WordPress installation, however there is so much more to it than just the place your database settings are stored. Frankly most developers completely overlook many of the awesome features hidden within the wp-config.php file. This tutorial is designed to showcase some of the lesser-known functions and features ...
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Over my years of working with WordPress I have often seen some rather extreme measures being taken by webmasters to accomplish specific tasks/functions with their WordPress-powered websites. A perfect example was a client who was manually deleting her “limited time offer” sales Pages whenever her sale time would expire. This might not sound that bad, but this was one heck ...
Wordpress offers thousands of different plugins that let you add alot of different functions and features to your website. Furthermore most of these can easily be integrated across your website with a few simple short-codes which you simply copy paste into the WordPress editor. However what do you do when you want to integrate that shortcode into your custom template ...
Automattic, the very same company behind the WordPress blogging software, and WordPress.com – the remotely hosted blogging service – has recently acquired the new gTLD .blog for $19 million! Granted that’s quite a staggering number, and Automattic did beat out Google in the auction, the more interesting news is what Automattic will do with it in the coming years. Will WordPress.org ...
Wordpress is a dynamic content management system, and as such it can be used to handle websites with just a few pages, and also websites with thousands of pages such as the New York Times. However as WordPress themes progress, and menus start to handle more and more options – I am seeing more and more people run into an ...
If you’ve ever spoken to me, at any length, regarding the Internet, or even read the about page, you probably know that I’m a big believer of free when it comes down to webmaster resources. Free scripts, templates, and resources have been a huge driving force behind creating the Internet we know and love today. Free templates are a great ...
You may agree that one of the main characteristics for a modern website is its responsiveness. You’d hardly find somebody in a big city who doesn’t have a mobile phone, a tablet or a laptop. Sometimes they have all of the above. Together with a much faster Internet connection, responsiveness is becoming an integral part of web design. Furthermore Google ...
Trying to pick the perfect WordPress theme is a tedious task. It is fairly common to see new users struggling with WordPress themes, changing them countless number of times. One would spend time and effort in customizing and editing the theme as per their requirement, and eventually will move on to another theme. This is not only a tiring and ...
When it comes to the world of content management systems – WordPress has always stood out as the most well-known platform. A recent report by W3Techs however shows that WordPress isn’t just well-known – it’s powering 25% of the entire Internet – and that is quiet the numbers for a program that was intended to focus on blogging. The original WordPress first ...
Sucuri just released notice of a Stored XSS vulnerability within Akismet 3.1.4. Unfortunately for this scenario Akismet is installed by default across millions of WordPress websites – and not every webmaster keeps their website scripts updated (even though you all should!). The current vulnerability affects only those websites who are running Akismet v3.1.4 or lower, and also have the Convert ...
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A new report from Sucuri has come out mentioning a new malware campaign going on that is targeting WordPress websites. The original report went up on Friday, September 18th and it already showed thousands of websites being exploited. We detected thousands of sites compromised with this malware just today and 95% of them are using WordPress. We do not have ...
As of late last night DreamHost clients who are on the DreamPress platform – DreamHost’s own managed WordPress hosting platform – are experiencing issues trying to view their SSL secure websites. Take note that this issue only affects DreamPress customers who are using HTTPS. All other DreamHost clients who are utilizing their shared hosting, VPS, or dedicated solutions are not affected. ...
I had just mentioned how popular WordPress has gotten – coming close to a 50% market share among all CMS platforms – and I figured this would be a great time to write a quick tutorial on password protecting your WordPress admin login page. Now I want to mention that this will not prevent hacker attacks, nor prevent someone from ...
When it comes to CMS platforms WordPress is by far the most popular – not only across my own client base but overall. A recent statistic by BuiltWith shows us just how popular. WordPress currently holds a 48% market share among all other CMS platforms. When it came to what version of WordPress webmasters used, the recent 4.2 and 4.1 ...
It seems that almost all the major brands these days offer dedicated, managed WordPress hosting these days, and HostGator wasn’t about to be left out so today they have announced the launch of their own managed WordPress hosting called Optimized WP. Much like all other managed WordPress hosting services Optimized WP is intended to simplify the installation, configuration, and ongoing ...
When it comes down to running a blog you’re audience is everything. Determining your target market, their favorite content, when their reading – these are all crucial in the success of your blog or news site; however for the average beginner blogger gathering and analyzing this data is generally out of their realm. This has always been where WordPress.com – ...
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