November 21, 2014
Last night we saw the release of WordPress 4.0.1 which is a strict security release to fix a critical security vulnerability that was found a while ago and has existed in WordPress for a long time.
As such, it is perhaps even more important than usual that you go ahead and click that update button to make sure you are running the latest version. If your site is using the auto-updater, make sure it has done its job. If you are on our maintenance plan your site has already been upgraded this past night.
November 17, 2014
When you have your website all created, ready and done, you should create an account with Google Webmaster Tools and add your WordPress website sitemap to it, so that you help Google see and find the pages that it should index.
In this short video, I’ll show you how to generate a good sitemap from WordPress and then explain how to add it to Google Webmaster Tools and why this is important.
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July 21, 2014
The process of moving a WordPress site from one server to another and/or one domain name to another is actually not that complicated once you get the hang of the process. Apart from moving all the files via FTP, you need to migrate the database which holds all of your posts, pages and settings.
In this video, I will walk you through how this migration is done via phpMyAdmin that most web hosts use, and changing the domain name properly in the database through the popular Search Replace DB script. Continue Reading »
July 13, 2014
A hidden feature in WordPress is the ability to save plugins to a favorites list that you bring up when installing plugins, making the whole plugin installation process go much quicker when setting up new sites.
May 19, 2014
In this tutorial you will learn how to set up a scheduled backup system (free!) for your WordPress website that runs automatically so that you can sleep well at night, knowing that your site is secure.
December 28, 2013
We’ve previously shown how to properly translate WordPress themes and plugins using Poedit. One of the steps is setting up the project with the right keywords and paths which can (due to the fast amount of keywords in WordPress) take a little time, especially if you do it often.
Now, Poedit has released a Pro version, that, in addition to supporting the development, comes with a quick WordPress theme/plugin mode that inserts all of these by default when you create a new project for a theme/plugin through the app.
Personally, I think the $19.99 is worth it just for this time saving feature and for supporting the Poedit development, seeing as it is an app that I personally use quite a bit.
To get it, just update the Poedit app to the latest version and you’ll be prompted to sign up, or visit their Pro page.
July 7, 2013
Buying a WordPress theme can be a difficult business. After all, you want something that looks good and finding the perfect looks sure isn’t always that easy. Sadly, once you have found the most gorgeous theme you could ever have hoped for, it may still let you know.
In this post, I want to touch on 5 bad practices that exist the WordPress theme community and that you really need to watch out for when buying a WordPress theme.
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March 7, 2013
When it comes to eCommerce for WordPress, there is arguably no better plugin available than WooCommerce from WooThemes. The plugin just got a major update, WooCommerce 2.0 with lots of new features available.
As you would expect from a major update, the new version has some sought after features for store managers, developers and customers, who all benefit greatly from an upgrade, which isn’t all too hard to do either. Compatibility with previous themes and modifications (if done rightly) is a breeze.
You can read more about what’s new over on the WooThemes blog.
January 25, 2013
It’s that time again if you have a WordPress site to get the updater running. The latest update is a maintenance and security release, WordPress 3.5.1, to fix some important bugs and security vulnerabilities. It is as always a simple update from the admin panel but may we just remind you to make sure you have a backup of your site just in case something goes wrong.
An overview of what is new and what they have fixed in this version, head over to the official blog post on WordPress.org where they outline a few of the most important ones and link to the trac for the full changelog.
If you don’t want to worry about the updates yourself, just contact us and we will happy to update your site for you to save some time, or invite you to sign up for our service plan where we make sure your site is safely backed up and updated at all times.
January 2, 2013
One of the best plugins to enable caching and speed up your WordPress site is W3 Total Cache. It can however be a bit tricky to configure properly. In this video tutorial, I walk you through how to configure it for maximum performance on your WordPress site.
While some settings will need to be set specifically for your goals and site specifics, the tutorial gives you a good set of defaults and in it, I point out if there are settings you can experiment with on your own to tweak the performance.
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