An important WordPress update was released on January 6, 2022 – version 3.8.3. This update includes a number of patches for security vulnerabilities. What does that mean exactly? Simply put, your site could is open to a malware infection. That’s why it’s important to update the core software as soon as possible. What are the […]
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Blog posts about best practices for WordPress. Theme development, custom post types, custom fields, best setup practices, speed optimization and much more.
WordPress Website Maintenance: Clean Out Your User Accounts
An often overlooked aspect of WordPress website security is user account management. Website Security: Review Your WordPress User Accounts Over time, your WordPress website user accounts will grow. Account growth includes Subscribers, Editors, Administrators, and any other role you may have enabled on your site. Users are added for a number of different reasons. Administrator […]
Plugin Audit: Clean Out your WordPress Website Closet
Your WordPress plugins tend to multiply over time. If you have more than 14, it’s out of hand and needs a clean out! Here why and how to clean them up without breaking your website.
Why You Should Avoid Drag & Drop WordPress Plugins
Elementor, WP bakery page builder, and Beaver Builder are all popular drag and drop layout page builder plugins for self-hosted WordPress websites. There are 2 problems with these plugins: They are obsolete They bulk up the html code exponentially Let me explain. Drag & Drop Plugins are Obsolete Since the release of WordPress 5.0 in […]
WordPress Theme Development for Websites with Thousands of Customized Pages
Ever wonder how a company can manage a website that has thousands of highly customized landing pages? Do they employ an army of web developers that launch into action when something like a phone number, coupon, or service feature is changed? I mean, if the site has THOUSANDS of pages, then, it’s likely many, if […]
What is a Digital Advocate?
A digital advocate is someone who contacts your digital service providers on your behalf to solve existing problems or adjust subscription/product purchases. A digital advocate might cancel duplicate products, negotiate lower product rates or request refunds / credits when a company has over-charged or charged you for duplicate/unused products. WHEN do you need a digital […]
Adding a caching plugin to your WordPress site is a waste of time
Adding a caching plugin can only do so much for a slow website. If you have a painfully slow WordPress website, you need to stop adding new plugins and dig into the cause of the slowness. The 9 Most Common Issues that Cause a WordPress Website to Load Poorly: 1. Bloated WordPress Theme Most WordPress […]
Over Hours, Under Paid: Lessons from A Freelance WordPress Developer
I recently had a client that hired me for a very simple website project. They needed 2 websites combined into one, with a fresh new look. Initially it seemed like the biggest issue would be content organization and content compiling as there was a lot of duplicate information between the 2 websites. Content organization and […]
3 FREE Essential Plugins for an SEO focused WordPress site
The following plugins are 3 of my essential and all-time favorite plugins for any Search Engine Optimized Worpdress website I build. Some of the following plugins do have paid ‘pro’ licenses, but the pro versions are not required for the functionality needed. 1. Insert headers or footers Why you need it: In order to properly […]
Guidelines for using Pre-Built WordPress Themes
I talk a lot about building a custom WordPress theme to your specific design specifications. There’s a number of reason for this, which you can read about here. But what if you don’t have the budget to hire a developer? You CAN Use a Pre-Built WordPress Theme If you are on a strict budget and […]
Why I NEVER Use Pre-Packaged WordPress Themes
If your like most people, when you start building your WordPress website, you head on over to either the Theme Repository on WordPress.org or to a marketplace like Themeforest.net. You scroll through the offerings of pre-packaged websites, find one within your industry that appeals to your design sense and download or purchase it. You’ll have […]