Pain Free Publishing: New WordPress Tricks to Make Blogging Easy (www.codeinwp.com) WordPress makes posting a lot simpler these days, but there are still some neat WordPress tricks you can apply in order to make your publishing process easier.
This post is going to lay out a series of easy WordPress tricks you can use to making your blogging process simpler, faster and stress-free. You can spend five minutes reading this article, half an hour implementing the WordPress tricks you’ve learned and within a couple of posts you’ll more than make the time back. Sound good? Let’s get stuck in.
WordPress CDN – Why You Should Be Using One (kinsta.com) As a performance hosting company we really like to research and share ways to make your WordPress site faster. One of the no brainers when it comes to speed nowadays is to utilize a content delivery network (CDN). They take the load off of your web server while speeding up the delivery of content to your visitors thus making their experience better! Today we want to explain to you in layman’s terms how a WordPress CDN works, why you should be using one, and some of the extra benefits that accompany them.
WordPress in More Languages – Getting Started (translatepress.com) WordPress by default is NOT multilingual. You can setup your language when installing it, but that just localizes your site to a language so your WordPress in more languages is not something as straight forward as publishing a post.
Because of this, adding the multilingual functionality can be done through a translation plugin, setting up a WordPress Multisite or using machine translation.
In this post we’ll go through finding what’s currently possible, what problems you can encounter, talking about machine translations and showing you how you can simplify everything by just taking a different approach that combines the best of both worlds: machine translation and manual translations combined.
New Dobby Plugin Captures and Hides Unwanted WordPress Admin Notices (wptavern.com) With the right combination of plugins and events, the WordPress admin area can quickly become a confusing mess of notices. WordPress’ notification system is often abused and overused by plugin authors who want to inject upsells and announcements into the admin. The new Dobby plugin from Thorsten Frommen attempts to solve this problem by capturing and hiding unwanted admin notices.
5 Years of Selling on ThemeForest – Pros and Cons (kinsta.com) With WordPress being used by over 28% of all websites, the space can be very competitive! A big dilemma for a lot of new WordPress theme developers is whether or not they should go out on their own or distribute their work on an already established marketplace. Today we have the pleasure of interviewing Henry Rise, the CEO of ThemeREX, a Power Elite Author on ThemeForest. He’s going to share with us his first-hand experience of having sold themes on ThemeForest for five years, and some of the pros and cons to the platform. If you are still contemplating which route to go down, hopefully this can help you make a more informed decision.
Breadcrumbs in WordPress Design: A Recipe for Improved Navigation (premium.wpmudev.org) Think about the experience of a visitor on your site. They came to your site, intending to find something specific. Then they get caught up looking at a whole bunch of other things and find that they’ve strayed too far from the beaten path. They want to back out, but have no idea where they even are on your site. They could glance back up at the navigation, but the menu doesn’t include all the category breakdowns that led them to the page.
This is where breadcrumbs come in handy.
How to Use Xdebug for Advanced PHP Debugging (deliciousbrains.com) You could just debug your PHP code using functions such as error_log, print, and var_dump, (and to be honest we’ve all done it, a lot!), but sometimes they just aren’t enough, and can actually slow you down while developing.
There must be a better way, surely?! Enter Xdebug, the rather awesome debugging and profiling tool for PHP.
In this post, we’ll take you through why Xdebug is amazing, getting it setup, how to use it, get the most out of it it, and some neat advanced uses all to make your life easier.
How to Create a Client Dashboard in WordPress (www.wpbeginner.com) Do you want to create a client dashboard in WordPress? A custom dashboard in WordPress can help your clients with resources and shortcuts they need to get started. In this article, we will show you how to create a client dashboard in WordPress without writing any code or affecting client’s ability to update their websites.