Stress Testing Your WordPress Site So You’re Ready for Traffic Spikes

It’s important to know just how well your WordPress website can handle large amounts of traffic in the event you get a sudden traffic spike. With Tsung, you can stress test your site for free, see your server’s limits first-hand, and use the data to create a plan to scale your site. Tsung (formerly IDX-Tsunami) is an open source distributed …

Building a Community-Powered Website with WordPress

Community-powered websites encompass everything from Facebook to Twitter to Reddit. And if you’re thinking about setting up your own online community, WordPress is the perfect platform for creating and engaging with your own custom audience. The advantages of building your own community-powered website are numerous: increased traffic to your site, the “passive” creation of SEO content, and direct access to your …

The Ultimate Guide to the WordPress functions.php File

If you’ve started building your own theme, or maybe even creating a child theme to customize another theme, then you’ll have learned all about template files and the theme template hierarchy. But what about the theme functions.php file? The functions file is where you put all of the functionality your theme needs that doesn’t relate just to one template, so it …