Love Advanced Custom Fields? Now SmartCrawl Does Too!

Advanced Custom Fields didn’t feel supported. WPMU DEV users almost divorced us. SmartCrawl brought us together again. This is a true WordPress “searching for SEO love” story… Passionate doesn’t even begin to describe WordPress users. I mean, I once blurted out to Matt Mullenweg (the co-founder of WordPress) that I’ve spent more time dreaming about WordPress than I’ve dreamed about …

Love Advanced Custom Fields? Now SmartCrawl Does Too!

Advanced Custom Fields didn’t feel supported. WPMU DEV users almost divorced us. SmartCrawl brought us together again. This is a true WordPress “searching for SEO love” story… Passionate doesn’t even begin to describe WordPress users. I mean, I once blurted out to Matt Mullenweg (the co-founder of WordPress) that I’ve spent more time dreaming about WordPress than I’ve dreamed about …

The Top eCommerce Trends To Keep An Eye On in 2019

New eCommerce trends emerge at a staggering space. It’s hard to keep up-to-date with them all, so we’ve researched and collected the hottest eCommerce trends of 2019 in this post. eCommerce sales will account for 10% of money spent by shoppers this year. If you run or manage an eCommerce store, it’ll help you a great deal knowing the latest …

Here Comes Hummingbird 2.1 With Compressed Caching & Cookies

From Asset Organization Tours to several new caching features and upgrades, Hummingbird 2.1 is a humdinger. There’s so much to cover, I can’t summarize it all in this teeny tiny paragraph — so let’s just jump right in, shall we? A lot of the features I’m about to detail are only available in Hummingbird Pro, so if you’re not already …

Let’s Make it Official… Introducing WPMU DEV Hosting!

After two years of development, a solid year of testing, and 6 months of perfect performance behind the scenes we are delighted to finally, officially, launch WPMU DEV hosting. What makes WPMU DEV Hosting different? Yep, there isn’t exactly a shortage of WordPress hosting options out there, so why, you might ask, are we launching another one? Well, when we …

Fall, Or Matt in Hell

Is WordPress, and the internet as we know it, going to be cast out to the firmament at the expense of closed, network enabled, Facebookland? Are the early gods on the way out? Note to regular readers: Let’s bring back some opinion to this blog 🙂 Not #wpdrama (honestly, I mean that!) but a weekly opportunity to really get into the …

Advanced Lazy Loading, Automatic Resizing & 5MB Free Compression – The Queen of Image Optimization, Smush, Gets an Update

Smush is already the Coca-Cola of image optimization (even her competitors call image optimization Smushing). And now there’s even more to love; more compression (5MB!) for free with better 50-image-smushing alongside a CDN upgrade and expanded 3rd-party support for Smush Pro users. She’s the true standard for making all the images in your WordPress media library fast, clear, and stunning. It’s …

WordCamp Manchester: My First Lighting Talk

This weekend just gone was WordCamp Manchester over here in the UK (yes, the real Manchester for our American following). I gave my first ever kind of talk and in truth, post talk I felt like maybe I was a bumbling idiot in front of people. We’re our own worse critic, right? So, I want to […] View original post at …