Author: Alex Denning
Set Up Your WordPress Translation Plugin
In this Quick Guide, I’ll show you how to quickly translate your WordPress site into one or more different languages using the Weglot WordPress translation plugin.
WordPress Security with Confidence launches today
WordPress security has never been more important: from drive-by-hacks, to the new GDPR regulation, to core vulnerabilities, there’s good reason security is the number one worry that WordPress users and developers face.
Making your First WordPress Plugin (From Scratch): Live Training Tomorrow
We’re doing a WordPress development training session tomorrow!
Why I’m Relearning WordPress Development
Nearly eight years ago I started publishing about WordPress development here on WPShout. I was sixteen at the time, and had just discovered this magical publishing platform called WordPress. With a fair amount of time on my hands, I started to share what I’d learned.
Using CDNs to Unlock a Big WordPress Speed Boost
Hey! I’m Alex Denning and seven years ago I founded WPShout. I passed the site to Fred and David when I started university, who have done wonderful work since. I’m now freelancing full time and producing a course for WordPress users to become WordPress masters. Today’s post is an excerpt from the course. Enjoy!
An Ending; A Better Beginning
For the past four-and-a-half years, I’ve been running WPShout by myself. There are ~180 posts published, of which all but one have been written by me. Over the years this has led to ups and downs with the the regularity of content, as I’ve fitted running the site around schoolwork, collegework and — more recently — work.
6 steps to a better WordPress user experience
I’m a big fan of things just working, and especially so when it comes to blogs and blogging platforms. One of the lovely things about WordPress is that you can set it up how you want it and get rid of all the stuff you don’t need, so that it empowers your blogging rather than just gets in the way.
Owning Your Content: A WordPress User’s Guide
I’ll admit, when I first heard the phrase ‘own your own content’, I thought it was a little unnecessary and slightly pretentious.
Taking stock: how WPEngine triggered a revolution in WordPress hosting
WordPress hosting has seen a revolution over the last couple of years, with a huge shift away from cheap, crappy shared hosts and a move towards expensive, quality, managed hosting. In the space of three years, paying for quality hosting has become the norm, and for the firms at the forefront, it’s big business.
One month on: does “pay what you want” work for WordPress themes?
Ever since I launched Empty Spaces last month as a free/pay-what-you-want theme, I’ve been asked repeatedly whether people are actually paying when they can just download the theme for free, and as an extension of that, whether “pay-what-you-want” actually works.