Roughly 4 years ago, Google announced page load speed as a SEO ranking factor. Since then, webmasters around the world have been contriving new ways to keep their load times down. In this article, I’m going to provide a collection of these practices to help you speed up your WordPress site. Before you start implementing any of the tips I’m about to list, it’s important that you know the current speed of your WordPress site. This will allow you to accurately compare the before/after results when testing the new plugins and steps listed. My favorite tool for this is Pingdom, but […]
Having a fast and impressive website or a blog is the most important attribute of a good web presence. Many website owners prefer establishing their blogs through the WordPress platform because it is simple, it provides with a wide range of plugins and extensions and there is no need of having any specific skill set for establishing a WordPress based website. Once the backend setup is completed, all you have to do is keep adding content and perform website maintenance at regular intervals. As the time goes by, the website becomes richer with content, images, plugins, theme files, applications and […]
This is your WordPress weekend roundup – blog posts that we couldn’t entertain fully in the past week but that might still be worth your time. We spend our weekend curating this list so that you don’t have to! We hope that by spending a few hours (or more than a few hours) that we save hundreds if not thousands of our own community’s time! It is an opportunity we can’t pass up! And at this point we’ve done over 20 of these at this point! Ready? Here we go!
Tony Perez over at Sucuri shared yesterday a significant vulnerability that’s landed among some of the top plugins used out there which also happen to be the top caching plugins for WordPress. If you’re a fan and a user of WP Super Cache or W3 Total Cache then this update is for you! There’s a RCE (Remote Code Execution) vulnerability in these plugins that allows an attacker to execute commands on the blog directly. First discovered by kisscsaby in the WordPress forums it has been quickly dealt with via the plugin authors but that doesn’t mean that you haven’t updated yet! A few other blogs have also […]
SEO is all about making it as easy as possible to for search engine crawlers and the algorithms they feed to figure out what your site is all about and which search terms it should rank for in search engine results pages. WordPress is already fairly good from an SEO perspective out of the box. It’ll mostly take care of issues like creating a decent link and navigation structure without much user intervention, but there are ways to give your WordPress blog or site a helping hand.
Wow. It’s like everybody and their mother decided to make the first week of the new year a blogging week! There have been a lot of updates this past week and even more that don’t directly related to WordPress and/or Automattic proper news, but we of course want to provide the best roundup possible so you can still be encouraged, find great resources, and be an even better WordPress uers! Let us know if we missed anything! For your knowledge, we have 36 links in this update, so don’t forget to hit “Next Page”!
Plugins come and go, but some have real lasting power. With the perspective of 2012 behind me, here are a few that made my life much easier. I hope they can help you too. A small note: I like to code most of my front-end effects myself. I don’t usually rely on plugins for galleries, carousels, tabs or the like as I find they usually make a mess of your otherwise perfectly semantic front-end code. Just one man’s opinion. But anyway, you won’t find anything like that on this list. Here’s my favorites of 2012: