What the New Webmention and Annotation W3C Standards Mean for WordPress

Commenting on blog posts and other website articles is a divisive topic in web circles. WPMU DEV has as many articles about dispensing with comments altogether as it does with fostering conversation through WordPress! I am firmly in the blogs-as-conversation camp, so I was excited to learn about two new standards seeking to enhance conversation […] View original post at …

9 Plugins to Encourage User-Generated Content Submissions on Your WordPress Site

There are a number of reasons why companies use content marketing to power their lead generation efforts. While a business’s services or products are what a customer ultimately needs from them, a high-quality content offering increases the value of that company’s solution. Content marketing helps businesses establish themselves as thought leaders and stay top-of-mind with […] View original post at …

Google PageSpeed Insights Now Recommending Lossy Image Compression

It’s time to start optimizing your images for lossy compression if you haven’t already because Google PageSpeed Insights has quietly started recommending this form of image optimization. Google has updated the documentation for its popular pagespeed insights tool to include lossy image compression. Fortunately, you can compress the images on your WordPress website and go lossy in just […] View original post at …

The Top 5 Most Popular SSL Certificate Authorities Reviewed

As the internet moves towards a more secure and privacy-respecting web with HTTPS a standard feature of all websites, it’s more important than ever that site admins get a hold of an SSL certificate from a registered certificate authority. Let’s Encrypt is probably the most well-known certificate authority right now since it’s issuing certificates for free for […] View original post at …