The Slowest WordPress Plugins (and Alternatives to Try Instead)

We all know that performance and speed are a critical part of how visitors perceive their experience on a website. That’s why we use optimized web hosting plans, install CDNs, and utilize caching plugins to keep WordPress sites running quickly and smoothly. For some of your clients, however, paying for VPS or managed WordPress hosting […] View original post at …

New Plugin Makes WordPress Core Updates More Secure by Requiring Cryptographic Signature Verification

In 2016, WordFence published their findings of a vulnerability that could have compromised the servers that are used to send out WordPress updates. It turned out to be a complex, obscure vulnerability that ignited a conversation surrounding the security of api.wordpress.org and what could happen if the servers were compromised. One idea that was brought forth is to digitally sign …

Using WPMU DEV’s Plugins to Manage Your WordPress Site

Creating a new website is exciting. Installing WordPress, choosing your theme, activating plugins and creating your first posts is guaranteed to give you a burst of energy. It’s an undeniable fact that a high proportion of sites and blogs don’t last very long after this first burst of energy. But you don’t want yours to […] View original post at …

8 WordPress Plugins and Tools for Designing Beautiful Tables

One of the nice things about creating content in WordPress is that nearly everything you can do in word processing software (e.g. stylize text, add special characters, embed images) can be done right from within the WordPress editor. The one type of functionality that hasn’t yet translated over to WordPress, however, is table design. Although […] View original post at …

WooCommerce 3.3.1 Released, Addresses Template Conflicts

WooCommerce 3.3.1 is available and fixes template conflicts discovered in a handful of WordPress themes that forced the team to revert WooCommerce 3.3. The team reviewed handful of the most common themes running WooCommerce and tested them for compatibility with 3.3.1. WooCommerce developers recommend that theme authors use hooks instead of template overrides to ensure maximum compatibility. According to Mike …