WordPress Multisite Masterclass: Activation and Configuration

Welcome back to our six-part WordPress Multisite masterclass. In part two of this series, you’ll learn how to activate Multisite and get your network up and running. I’ll walk you through the installation process, then show you how to create sites on your network, add users, install themes and plugins and configure your network settings. In this series, you’ll learn …

17 WordPress, Design and Development Email Newsletters You Want in Your Inbox

I read a lot of email newsletters. So many, in fact, that I’m resigned to the fact I’ll never reach inbox zero, and I’m totally fine with that. Why? Because newsletters are awesome, they really are, and I sign up for new ones all the time. I can’t get enough of them. What’s not to like about a curated collection …

Building Customized URLs in WordPress: Permalinks, Query Vars and URL Rewriting

The Rewrite API for WordPress is an important feature that you probably don’t read much about, yet you’re no doubt using without even realizing it. The API provides the functionality for creating your own unique links – permalinks – for your website. In this tutorial, I’ll explain permalinks in-depth – what they are, why they are permanent, their possible structures, …

How to Get More People to Share Your Content on Social Media With WordPress

There’s a formula all of the best bloggers follow: valuable content + proper search engine optimization + semantic relevancy = great rankings in search engine results and high visitor engagement. However, just writing valuable content and following the best SEO and semantic search practices are not enough. In order for your great content to be seen, it needs to be shared. And …

Facebook Instant Articles vs AMP vs Apple News for WordPress

A mobile content revolution is afoot. Content distribution giants like Facebook, Google, and Apple are delivering content to mobile users in new and innovative ways, leaving content publishers scrambling to keep up. It wasn’t very long ago that having a fully-responsive site was enough, but that is no longer true. In the past month, AMP articles have been added to …

Making Your WordPress Password Hashing Stronger with bcrypt

The WordPress core is secure but you can make the passwords stored in your site’s database even more secure by upgrading from MD5-based password hashing to bcrypt. While some may say otherwise, the WordPress core really is secure, and it’s not that hard to keep your WordPress website safe from most common attacks by using a unique admin username and …

WordPress Multisite Masterclass: Getting Started

If you’re like us here at WPMU DEV, you’re super keen to get the most out of Multisite, so we’ve put together this six-part course to help you master this powerful WordPress feature. Multisite is a powerful tool that will help you create a network of sites to fulfill a variety of purposes, and which you can customize to make life …