When you’re developing and managing WordPress sites, keeping them updated is crucial. However, it’s not just the core WordPress software that should be consistently updated, but the primary programming language as well. The latest version of PHP is set to release next month. PHP 7.4 comes with a range of updates that can help improve your sites and enhance the user experience. Plus, there are a handful of notable features and functions (as well as deprecations) that are worth knowing about. In this article, we’ll take a look at PHP 7.4 and what updates, features, and changes you can expect. […]
For your WordPress website to be a success, you’ll need to focus on more than just its content and design. Regular maintenance is also required, to keep your site secure and running smoothly. Over time, however, these maintenance tasks can start to accumulate and feel a bit overwhelming. The good news is that there are a handful of simple tactics and tools you can use to make performing these critical WordPress maintenance tasks easier. You can even automate and delegate certain parts of the process, streamlining the work and lessening your burden. In this post, we’ll discuss the importance of […]
Getting to know WordPress can be quite daunting. Especially if you don’t have a background in engineering. That’s why we — team Yoast — created a brand new free online training course to teach you how to get started with WordPress. We’ll cover all the basics from “What is a page builder?” to “How do I install a plugin?” In each lesson, there are a lot of videos, a ton of reading material and at the end, we’ll ask you some challenging questions. After taking our WordPress for beginners course, you will be able to set up and maintain a […]
Pricing your services as a WordPress developer is a tricky task. On one hand, you don’t want to overcharge and drive potential clients toward your competition. That said, you also don’t want to sell yourself short and miss out on income you deserve. While striking a balance is difficult, there are several indicators you can rely on to determine what your development services are worth. You simply need to know where to look, and be willing to make an honest assessment of yourself as a professional. In this post, we’ll explore why it’s wise to devote time and careful consideration […]
We had a great weekend at WordCamp 2019 in St. Louis, MO. This year we had the chance to chat with 12 fascinating WordPressers about several interesting topics. You can watch all of our interviews here: This year we chatted with Marieke van de Rakt (Yoast SEO), Matt Barry (Wordfence), Ben Pines (Elementor), Mikey Veenstra (Wordfence), Jake Spurlock (WordPress VIP), Jack Sellwood (Local By Flywheel), Tess Coughlan-Allen (Mind Doodle), BobWP, Jay Hill (WP Engine), Victor Ramirez (Wall Street Journal), Theirry Muller (Google), and Josh Pollock (Caldera Forms).