Author: Fred Meyer
How to Set a WordPress Menu Link to Open in a New Tab
I’ve got a client with a custom nav menu link pointing to a third-party service. He wanted that custom link to open in a new tab, and I realized I didn’t know how to do it.
SiteGround vs. Kinsta: Choosing Between the Two Best WordPress Hosts
Kinsta and SiteGround are the two best hosts in WordPress. They’re also very different. Which one’s right for you? We’ll make it easy:
SiteGround Review: Why SiteGround Should Be Your First Choice for Shared Hosting in 2020
We’ve written this comprehensive SiteGround review after testing all major WordPress hosts and hosting with SiteGround for five years. We recommend making SiteGround’s GrowBig plan (starts at $5.95/mo before renewing higher) your first choice for shared WordPress hosting on any site with fewer than 30,000 visits a month. It’s reliable, performant, and technically cutting-edge, with very good and accessible tech support.
WordPress 5.4 May Include Default Image Lazy-Loading
Lazy-loading images is one well-known win for site speed, and at present if you want to implement it in WordPress you have to choose among one of many subtly different plugin options.
Update the Elementor Plugin ASAP: Security Vulnerability Found
They found a security vulnerability in the Elementor plugin. It’s patched in the newest version of the plugin, so if you use Elementor, please update to the latest version as soon as you can. (And if you happen to be nervous about updating stuff, this week’s article is perfectly timed.)
The Best WordPress Hosting in 2020: An Honest Guide
Looking for the best WordPress hosting for 2020? We’ve analyzed thousands of unbiased WordPress hosting reviews from real users, to bring you the up-to-date, definitive list of the best WordPress hosts—and the hosts to stay away from.
A Complete Guide to Flexbox
If you’re still hesitant to learn CSS’s Flexbox module, today’s the day. This Flexbox guide from CSS-Tricks is so beautifully clear and so visual that, in my experience, Flexbox almost learned itself—you just need to point your open eyes toward the screen.
Search Through a WordPress Site’s Files with the String Locator Plugin
Among the most difficult challenges in WordPress development is finding out where a piece of code actually lives. Up to two themes and infinite plugins could be hooking into any part of WordPress and changing things, and if you want to track down a specific change it’s often the most time-consuming part of an otherwise easy job.
WP_Query: Understand it, Love it!
This free WPShout Course is a step-by-step introduction to WP_Query, one of the most powerful systems in WordPess. By the end of the course, you’ll know what a WP_Query is, and how and why to use your own custom WP_Querys for theme and plugin development. It really is a revolutionary and powerful tool for every WordPress theme and plugin developer to master 🙂
Easily Preview a WordPress Site Mid-Migration with SkipDNS
As far as I know, I’ve never gotten editing a hosts file to work. That’s a bummer, because sometimes you need to preview a site you’ve just migrated to new hosting, without pointing the DNS over and dealing with the horrors (wonders?) of DNS propagation. hosts is supposed to make that easy, but—at least in my experience as a Windows peasant—it’s super-hard to work with and doesn’t perform as advertised.