PHP 7 Is Now More Widely Used than PHP 4 (wptavern.com) PHP 7 Release Manager and Core Developer Kalle Sommer Nielsen has been watching the usage statistics of the latest version rise on W3Techs’ market share assessment. PHP is currently used by 82.1% of all the websites for which W3Techs can detect a server-side programming language. The site also collects data on the breakdown of major PHP versions.
WP Engine Named Best Customer Experience In The World (wpengine.com) WP Engine’s Customer Experience Team earned its third Stevie Award last Thursday. The 2016 International Business Awards, also known as “the International Stevies,” awarded WP Engine’s Customer Experience Team a Gold Stevie Award for Customer Service Department of the Year (Computer Services & Software). This 2016 international competition attracted more than 3,800 nominations from organizations of all types in more than 60 nations.
New wA11y Plugin Scans WordPress Sites for Accessibility Issues (wptavern.com) Last week WordPress plugin developer Rachel Carden released wA11y, a new plugin that offers comprehensive feedback on web accessibility issues. wA11y was created to provide a toolbox of resources for site owners and currently includes support for two well known web accessibility evaluation tools: Tota11y and WAVE.
The Ultimate Guide to W3 Total Cache: All Your Questions Answered (premium.wpmudev.org) Most W3 Total Cache users have a love-hate relationship with the plugin. When it works the way it’s supposed to, it’s all love as page load time is reduced by leaps and bounds. However, when things go wrong, the plugin can be frustratingly (and notoriously) hard to deal with.
In this article we’ll look at the issues that crop up in the WordPress.org support forums on a regular basis.
How to Fix 404 Errors in WordPress Using 301 Redirects (themeisle.com) Every WordPress theme ships with a default 404 error page, but they aren’t always the most helpful or creative, as we’ve just demonstrated. If you want to customize your 404 page, you can do so by editing your theme’s 404.php file or by installing a plugin. Looking to fix 404 errors in WordPress? Then read on, as today’s beginner-friendly tutorial shows you how.