WordPress IFTTT recipes create connections between WordPress and a huge number of web services allowing users to automate their online activities
Anytime a site viewer signs-up for an account, or you manually add a new user in Admin Users Screen, WordPress registers essential user data in wp_users and wp_usermeta tables. The new user gets the username of his choice, a password, an email address, a role which determines what she can view in the admin panel. […]
With over 50,000 free plugins, the WordPress Plugin Directory is the city mall for every WordPress user, and where you’ll find plugins covering all features and functionalities for your next website. Nevertheless, chances are that you won’t find a plugin providing that exact feature expressly required by your client. Like it or not, you may […]
WordPress Widgets are blocks of static or dynamic HTML content that can be added to specific areas of the front-end pages (widget areas or sidebars). WordPress provides a good number of built-in widgets, like Archives, Categories, Tag Cloud, Search, Recent Posts, Calendar, and more. Moreover, as I’m going to explain in this post, plugin developers […]
When it comes to WordPress performance we have a lot to say about plugins. Each plugin adds PHP code that has to be executed, can include scripts and styles, and some may execute additional queries against the database. This means that unnecessary plugins can affect page speed and may have a negative impact on user […]
According to the WordPress.com definition, a shortcode is a WordPress-specific code that lets you do nifty things with very little effort. Shortcodes can embed files or create objects that would normally require lots of complicated, ugly code in just one line. In other words, thanks to WordPress shortcodes there’s no need for users to manually […]
WordPress Multisite is a collection of independent websites sharing the same WordPress installation. The sites in the network are virtual sites, meaning that they do not have their own directory on the server, although they do have separate directories for media uploads and separate tables in the database. In this post I will introduce you […]
With the release of WordPress 4.7, also came the new Twenty Seventeen theme. More than all its predecessors, the new default theme is highly customizable for both users and developers, it’s easy to use, and perfectly suitable for both personal and professional purposes. Moreover, it is great when it comes to site performance, as Brian […]
Amazon Associates Link Builder is Amazon’s official plugin that provides an easy way to monetize content by linking items on Amazon’s websites
Custom navigation menus are an amazing feature that allows admin users to add any list of links anywhere into the site. In this post I will dive deep into this feature and show you how to create a WordPress custom menu and enhance the menu screen like a pro.
In order to keep your website secure, it’s mandatory to perform regular updates of WordPress core, themes and plugins. If updating WordPress is an annoying and complex job for you, consider to streamline the upgrade process and keep secure your website with WordPress automatic updates.
WordPress provides a fully fledged URL rewriting system which allows site admins to set basic and advanced semantic, usable, accessible and SEO-friendly URLs. In this post we’ll dive deep into WordPress permalinks, from the basic user-level functionalities to the more advanced features of the Rewrite API.
In some situations you may want your site’s users to access another website with the same roles and with no need of additional subscription. In this post I will show you how to get the job done with Wordpress and what you have to know before you get your hands dirty.
Database connection, security settings and advanced features: let’s dive deep into wp-config.php file to set-up WordPress at its best
When traffic and content are limited, we don’t care about query speed. But when site content grows up to thousands of posts, we must consider the query execution time. In this post I will focus on those parameters provided by the WP_Query class specifically to optimize the SQL queries, reducing execution time and resource consumption.