News FeedThis is a collection of articles from around the web, which I have saved for my own purposes. Mainly to assist me in tracking trends and emergence of new technologies and procedures.
Change your default blog category from uncategorized into something else. By default, the category of your posts will automatically be ‘uncategorized’ if you don’t decide to assign another category to it manually.read more
Have you ever come across a site that style their blog posts differently? Some sites have sticky posts highlighted with a custom background whereas others may have each category post styled with a unique look.read more
Do you want to customize the RSS feed footer in WordPress? This allows you to add custom text, links, or even advertisements below your post content in the RSS feed.read more
A custom dashboard in WordPress can help your clients with resources and shortcuts they need to get started.read more
To make sure that your site remains up to date with these latest practices and trends, you need to make several changes including getting quality content. Outsourcing content creation for your site is a good way to delegate the hard tasks and save time.read more
Adding an Amazon wish list button to your WordPress site makes it easy for visitors all around the world to quickly save your products or content straight to their Amazon wish list. While Amazon does offer a universal bookmarklet with this functionality, you can’t guarantee that your readers have it installed.read more
Ever wondered which WordPress maintenance tasks you should be performing regularly? After starting a blog, often users don’t perform maintenance checks unless something breaks. By running regular maintenance tasks, you can make sure that your WordPress site is always performing at its best.read more
If you are ready to make your brand internationally known, it is time you start thinking about how to best structure your website so that you can maximize its presence amongst this new audience base.
How you structure your international website in terms of domain architecture is just as important as presenting content in multiple languages for your site visitors.
The Internet has revolutionized the way we live, communicate, and do business. There’s almost no company out there anymore that doesn’t rely on the world wide web in some sort of capacity. In addition to that, mainly thanks to mobile devices, the online world has permeated our entire lives.read more
In the last 14 years, WordPress has grown into a fully flexible content management system. However, with that growth comes the need to add non-standard endpoints to our workflow. Because these endpoints aren’t covered by the theme template hierarchy, wp-admin, or the default notes of the WordPress REST API, they have to be createdread more
Divi includes a blog module to display your posts in a full width or grid layout. It’s a nice module and gets the job done. What if you wanted different layouts and features?read more
Your website’s speed can make it or break it when it comes to goal conversion rates and offering a positive user experience. These aren’t the dial-up days anymore – your visitors have gotten used to not needing to wait for websites to load.read more
Being a freelancer is awesome. It’s hard work, but it’s awesome. I spent nearly a decade teaching college English before I struck out on my own as a freelancer, and I don’t regret the career change even a little. When I first made the transition, I knew I wanted to work with WordPress.read more
You start a business and think, “Well, the hard work is done. Now it’s time to make money.” Right… But where is that money going to come from? Sorry to burst your bubble, but there’s still a lot more work to be done here.read more
Your security scans have come back positive and it’s confirmed: your website has been successfully infiltrated. What do you do? Let’s walk you through the process of what next steps you should take to recover from a hacked WordPress site.read more
The term Progressive Web App refers to a group of technologies, such as service workers, and push notifications, that can bring native-like performance and user experience to web apps. The term got coined back in 2015 by designer Frances Berriman and Google Chrome engineer Alex Russell.read more
As your website grows, there’s a chance its design might start to look somewhat stale. Keep in mind, design trends are constantly evolving, and being able to spot these issues is important if you want your site to look modern and ‘fresh’.read more
WordPress allows you to translate your sites, themes, plugins, and everything into any language whatsoever. It’s part of what makes it such a global and accessible CMS. To be able to translate WordPress sites, you as a developer need to write high-quality code to make your themes and plugins translatable.read more
Ever thought of offering WordPress sites to others as a business? This post will outline how you can do that.read more
How to use BeyondCorp to ditch your VPN, improve security and go to the cloud from The Official Google Blog
The BeyondCorp security engineering team at Google just announced their fourth research paper: Migrating to BeyondCorp: Maintaining Productivity While Improving Security.For those that aren’t familiar with it, BeyondCorp is a security approach used by Google that allows employees to work from anywhere, quickly and easily..read more
One of the many great uses for the WordPress REST API is improving your plugin or theme settings screens. Once you add custom REST API endpoints, getting saved settings via AJAX and saving it via AJAX — IE with no additional page loads — is simpler.read more