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WordPress Multilingual, Finally Explained (wplang.org) In the WordPress plugin directory, you can find close to 200 plugins tagged “Translation”. In addition to these, you can add the ones that you can pay for. While some of these plugins offer a complete multilingual solution, others only have a specific task. In this article we analyzed these plugins in a simple and practical manner, as well as the different ways that exist to design a multilingual website using WordPress.
How to Earn More as a Freelancer (codeable.io) So why is it that some WordPress developers easily earn four times as much as others, while working a considerable amount of time less? Short answer? Because they're good at the business side of things. Development means nothing if you can’t sell it.
So here’s a few tips that will hopefully inspire you to re-think your approach to both business and development and, in turn, help you earn more.
Stuttter Plugins Now Available on WordPress.org (wptavern.com) The whole collection of plugins from John James Jacoby’s Stuttter project is now available on WordPress.org. Jacoby created Stuttter as “a conduit for rethinking WordPress from the outside in,” and started pushing the plugins to the official plugin directory a couple months ago.
WP Asset Clean Up Plugin Removes Unused Styles and Scripts (wptavern.com) When it comes to competing resources that might seem otherwise similar, the one that loads faster gets a higher ranking. Prioritizing site speed is not only important for Google rankings, it’s also critical to providing the best experience for visitors.
The new WP Asset Clean Up plugin addresses an often overlooked aspect of improving loading times.
Everything You Need to Know About WordPress Child Themes (www.wpkube.com) Don’t be intimidated by the idea of child themes. Creating one may sound at first like a highly technical task for hard-core WordPress developers, but it’s actually very simple to do as long as you have a little knowledge of CSS and possibly PHP.
Child themes are also a great way to get your feet wet in the world of WordPress theme design and give you the peace of mind that you can screw up as many times as you need to and you’re at no risk of breaking your site.
Vagrant vs Docker: Which is better for WordPress development? (deliciousbrains.com) For some time now Vagrant has been the go-to solution for creating development environments that can be configured independantly of your machine and shared with a team. Over the last couple of years, however, a new kid on the block has been gaining traction. While Docker also runs on a virtual machine it works in a fundanmentally different way. In this post we’re going to look at the difference between Vagrant and Docker and show you how to set up a WordPress development site in each.
PHP Sessions Can Hurt Your WordPress Performance (pressjitsu.com) WordPress performance is hard, and these little non-obvious things can make a big difference. Today we’ll look at another common problem that we often see – PHP Sessions. Sessions in PHP allow you to store arbitrary data about a particular request, and pass that data along to subsequent requests by the same visitor.