Lazy loading: How it works and how to enable it on your WordPress site
Lazy loading is a website technology that waits to load your site’s assets until they are needed. It enables your website to appear to load much faster because it prioritizes things that are visible immediately. Here’s how lazy loading works and how you can enable it on your WordPress site.
What is a shortcode in WordPress?
A shortcode in WordPress allows you to create any type of repeatable content quickly and easily. Here’s how shortcodes work and what you can do with them.
How to select photos for your website
Even with a nice design, your website won’t look great without high quality photos to match. These tips will help you select great pictures for your website.
WordPress wish list for 2020
WordPress is a great website platform, but it could always be better. We’d love to see these 5 features integrated into WordPress in 2020.
How to provide valuable feedback to your website designer
If you hire a website designer to custom-build a site for you, how can you ensure that you get what you’re looking for? This article provides 3 tips for providing valuable feedback to your designer.
Black Friday 2019 deals on WordPress themes and plugins
Several companies are offering Black Friday discounts on WordPress themes and plugins, website hosting packages, and WordPress training courses. We highlight some of the best deals here.
How to protect your WordPress site from a new malware threat
WP-VCD is a malware threat infecting WordPress sites more frequently than any other malware operation. What is it and how can you protect your site?
WordPress 5.3 release notes
WordPress 5.3 brought about some major changes to the platform in November 2019. Here’s a look at the new features and changes, including the new Twenty Twenty theme, changes to the Gutenberg editor, and more.
WordCamp: The easiest way to get involved in the WordPress community
How could getting involved in a WordCamp event benefit you as a WordPress website owner? Learn about WordCamp and how it can help you here.
How to optimize your website for high-DPI and Retina devices
A responsive website is essential, but you also need to optimize your website for high-DPI or “Retina” devices. In this article, we’ll explain how.
What devices are your visitors using to view your content?
Is your website traffic coming from mobile devices or computers? Why does it matter? In this article, we take a look at some trends, how to find out where your traffic is coming from, and what it all means for you.
How to add dark mode support to your website
How can you add dark mode to your WordPress website? This article provides three different methods for adding dark mode to your site.
3 time-saving SEO strategies
In a busy season, some people ignore their website completely. Instead, here are some ideas to save you time managing your website’s SEO.
Are you legally required to make your website accessible to people with disabilities?
A blind man has filed a lawsuit against Domino’s Pizza because he couldn’t place an order online. The case highlights the need for an accessible website.
3 WordPress beginner mistakes and how to avoid them
If you’re setting up a website for the first time, it’s easy to make some mistakes along the way. Most are easy to fix, but a few will create major headaches for you. Here are 3 mistakes that could make managing your website difficult — and how to avoid each one.
Are spammers targeting your website’s comment section?
If you’ve noticed your website’s comment section attracts spammers, here are some possible reasons why and some ideas to implement to stop the problem.
What is a WordPress multisite network?
A multisite network allows one domain to host several distinct, separate websites. Would a multisite network work for you? Here’s a look at several use cases for a multisite network and why you might want one.
Use the WordPress app to update your website from your phone or tablet
Use the WordPress app to update your website on the go. Here’s a walkthrough of how to get started.
Our updated 2019 WordPress wish list
What new features should WordPress implement? Take a look as we examine a wish list of WordPress features updated for the second half of 2019.
Google favicon search results: What does this new change mean for you?
Google is now including favicons in mobile search results. Find out how this recent change affect your website’s SEO in this article.
What should you consider when looking for a website hosting company?
With hundreds of website hosting companies to choose from, what makes one stand out above the rest? This article covers several factors to consider when making your choice.
How to change the number of posts displayed on your blog page
You don’t have to do anything to create a blog page, but that doesn’t mean you can’t change it to your liking. One easy tweak is changing the number of posts that display on each page. This article explains how to change it.
WordPress revisions: what are they and how do they work?
WordPress stores a revision history for every post and page, creating a copy of every change you can later restore. This article explains how to make use of this handy feature.
WordPress 5.2 release notes
WordPress 5.2 will release on May 7, 2019. This update focuses on several major new features, including the Gutenberg Block Directory, Site Health Project, and Update Package Signing.
4 keys to making the most of your website’s forms
If you add a form to your website, ponder these 4 key considerations to ensure your forms are doing as much for you as they can.
How to fix the WordPress “Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance” error
This article explains how to repair your WordPress website when you receive the message, “Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Back in a minute.”
How to use reviews to drive traffic to your website
SEO isn’t the only way to increase your website’s traffic. Good reviews can also help. Here, we examine how to use reviews to drive traffic to your site.
How a team of “security researchers” is putting the WordPress community at risk
Recently, a team of so-called “security researchers” has been reporting issues discovered in WordPress plugins publicly without allowing the developers to fix them first. What does this mean for you and how can you protect your website?
WordPress 5.1.1 critical update patches a major vulnerability
Security researchers found a critical exploit that allows an unauthenticated user to remotely execute code through the WordPress comment system. Find out what it means for your website and how to ensure your site is secure in this article.
Design trends: Ghost buttons
With a thin border and a transparent background, ghost buttons have become increasingly popular in the website design world. Should you consider using them on your website, and if so, what’s the best way to use them?
How to edit old WordPress posts with Gutenberg
If you used WordPress before Gutenberg was released and have since upgraded, you have content that wasn’t created with Gutenberg on a site that uses it. WordPress gives you a couple of different ways to manage that content. Here, we’ll examine both.
WordPress 5.1 release notes
Learn about the 165 enhancements and updates coming to WordPress 5.1 — including Site Health Check, Gutenberg improvements, and various other developer tools — in this article.
How many plugins does your website need?
How many plugins does a WordPress website need? Can you have too many? Here, we examine three factors to help you decide how many is right for you.
5 pages almost every website should have
In this article, we take a look at 5 pages your website should most likely include — and the few exceptions of why it might not be necessary.
WordPress user roles and their differences
If you give other people access to your WordPress site, it’s important to understand the difference between user roles so you can give the right people the right permissions. This breakdown of WordPress user roles explains each role in detail.
Pingbacks and trackbacks: what are they and how do they work?
What are pingbacks and trackbacks? Should you enable them on your site? We’ll examine both of those questions in this article.
How to use analytics to test your website’s loading speed
One of the most crucial elements to an effective website is ensuring it loads quickly for your visitors. In this article, we examine tools for testing your loading speed and detailed information to provide you insight to help speed it up.
How does SEO work?
Is SEO something you can simply “have” or “turn on?” How does SEO actually work? We’ll provide some answers in this basic SEO overview.
WordPress 5.0 guide: What do you need to know?
As WordPress 5.0 goes live, what do you need to know before upgrading? We break it all down here in this comprehensive guide.
WordPress wish list for 2019
As 2019 approaches, we put together a feature wish list for WordPress next year. Here are 5 new features we hope WordPress will incorporate in 2019.
5 ways to automate tasks with WordPress
Do you find yourself setting alarms or reminders to make changes to your website at just the right time? If so, these WordPress automation tips will help you reclaim your day as you schedule events in advance.
Design trends: Color overlays
Building on the hero image website design trend, many websites use a color overlay over an image to make text easily readable.
Video: Blogging intentionally
How can you use your website’s blog intentionally to build your business? Learn three ways to do so in this video.
WordPress 5.0 news: Launch date set, new default theme announced
Major details regarding the WordPress 5.0 launch have now been revealed as WordPress has set a November 19 launch date and previewed the new Twenty Nineteen theme.
The future of accessibility in WordPress
In October 2018, the WordPress accessibility team lead resigned, highlighting issues she’s faced with Gutenberg. What does her decision mean for the future of accessibility in WordPress?
4 plugins to add extra Gutenberg blocks to WordPress
Since Gutenberg released to the public, developers have released new plugins that add extra functionality to Gutenberg with additional blocks. Here are 4 plugins that impressed us with a bevy of new blocks you can add to your Gutenberg editing experience.
What’s coming next for WordPress?
WordPress first released the Gutenberg editor in beta form over a year ago, and it is now available to the public in the WordPress 4.9.8 “Try Gutenberg” preview release. But now that it’s out, what is WordPress working on next? Here’s a preview of WordPress 4.9.9 and 5.0.