Like most website owners, security was never top of my priorities. It was only when one of my websites was hacked that I realised how common it was for websites to be compromised by malicious parties.
As the most popular web publishing platform on the internet (by a large margin), WordPress is a popular target [...]Continue Reading →
In a recent article on future features that WordPress could consider, I included adding a templating language to the core.
One such language is Twig and an implementation already exists for WordPress via the Timber plugin.
So, what is a templating language, how does it work in a WordPress environment and is it worth the [...]Continue Reading →
WordPress allows you to close comments after a certain number of days, but if you have visitors actively taking part in a discussion in the comments of a post, it might be a shock to them when they discover they can no longer comment.
In today’s Weekend WordPress Project, I’ll show you how to add [...]Continue Reading →
It’s tempting to think that catering for your mobile audience is as simple as installing a responsive theme.
Even if your theme does look good on a mobile device (and there’s plenty that do), there’s still plenty more you can, in fact, should, do to optimize your mobile visitors’ experience.
Here’s 6 steps to delivering [...]Continue Reading →
Have you checked how your WordPress site looks on smaller screens, particularly mobile phones?
Even if you are using a responsive theme, you and your visitors may well still be better off with a dedicated mobile theme.
In this Weekend WordPress Project, we’ll take a look at giving your WordPress site a free mobile makeover with [...]Continue Reading →
WordPress automatically displays a toolbar at the top of the page when you’re logged in. Whether you’re viewing the WordPress dashboard or the front page of your site, it’s still there – and for many people it’s an annoyance.
For developers, the toolbar can slightly throw off a theme’s design, especially if you have some [...]Continue Reading →
WordPress.org or WordPress.com? If you’re new to WordPress, it’s a common question and often one that needs a little explanation since the two get confused.
In this post we’ll compare the two and look at their pros and cons. We’ll explore:
The differences between WordPress.org and WordPress.com Compare each of their: Costs Freedoms and limitations [...]Continue Reading →
Ever wanted to jazz up how your posts are displayed on your WordPress home page and archives?
What if you could display your posts using the masonry (Pinterest) approach or maybe a grid layout, all just by adding a snippet of CSS?
No plugins, shortcodes, template changes, assigning pages as the home page. Just pure CSS.
Titles, of course, attract a lot of attention. If you feel you need a little extra time for your title, you might try using subtitles. If styled appropriately, they just might grab some more of your visitor’s “title attention time.”
While you could add subtitles to WordPress in a very manual way, as usual, there’s [...]Continue Reading →