Welcome to Press This, the WordPress community podcast from WMR. Here host David Vogelpohl sits down with guests from around the community to talk about the biggest issues facing WordPress developers. The following is a transcription of the original recording. David Vogelpohl: Hello everyone and welcome to Press This the WordPress community podcasts on WMR. This is your host, David Vogel Paul, I support the WordPress community through my role at WP Engine, and I love to bring the best of the community to you hear every week on press this as a reminder, you can find me on Twitter […]
As I write this, in a normal year, I would have just gotten home from St. Louis after what was sure to be a successful WordCamp US 2020. I would have seen many close friends I only see once or twice a year, maybe I would have gotten to speak, and I definitely would have made new connections. We’d have seen a great recap of what happened with WordPress this year, and we’d know what city we’d all get together in next year. But this is not a normal year. WordPress events — WordCamps, WordPress Meetups, and events surrounding the […]
When it comes to site management, security is of the utmost importance. As such, making sure everything is up to date is a large part of keeping your website secure. Automatic updates are WordPress’ way of trying to help with that. If you already have lot of tasks on your plate (like most of us), it’s all too easy to let an important WordPress update slide. Yet, the longer you postpone the update, the more your website becomes exposed to security vulnerabilities due to outdated themes and plugins. In fact, outdated software components are one of the most common reasons for […]
The WebP image format is a great way to speed up your WordPress site. Large photos are often the main cause of slow loading times, but even an image compressor can leave your users forced to load megabytes of image files and slowing their connection to a crawl. Plus, compressors can also make your images blurry. But there’s an often overlooked file format that can compress images down to nothing while barely affecting quality at all. If you hate how lossy JPEG compression makes your photos look, or the huge file sizes of PNGs, WebP might be just what you’re […]
The Torque Social Hour is a weekly livestream about WordPress news, events, and life in quarantine. This week’s guests is Brad Williams from WebDev Studios. It’s a great episode, we hope you like it. Join us next Wednesday from 3-4pm PST when our special guest will be Carrie Dils.