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It’s Never Been Easier to Build a WordPress Site: On The Future of WordPress Freelancing

WPShout has covered the future of creating websites for a number of years: page builders are better than ever, and Squarespace makes it easy for non-tech-oriented users to design impressive professional websites. Now, with Gutenberg, there’s the ability to create reusable blocks with all sorts of content and visual editors that appeal to every type of designer. That’s great news for business owners who need a website, but it’s mixed news for freelance WordPress developers.




Using the CSS3 vh (viewport-height) Unit

vh viewport-height css3 element

I’ve recently fallen in love with the CSS3 vh property. (vh stands for “viewport-height.”) It lets you make things a certain percentage of the height of your browser window itself—whether that “viewport” is a tablet screen, a phone screen (in portrait or landscape), a laptop, a desktop, a smart fridge(?), or what have you.




How to Migrate a WordPress Site Without Crying

WordPress site migration

A major advantage of WordPress over other website solutions is that you can migrate a WordPress site. Unlike solutions such as Squarespace and Wix, WordPress sites can be freely migrated from one hosting environment to another, without your ever being locked into a specific provider.


How to Migrate your Site with All-in-One WP Migration

Migrating WordPress sites is a common and annoying task. Whether that’s between two different remote web servers, between a development server and production, or from production to local, there are lots of directions your WordPress site migration might flow. All-in-One WP Migration remains the tool of choice for us at WPShout most of the time. It’s certainly one of the best free ways to move a WordPress site.



Preventing a WordPress XSS Attack: Complete Guide to Validating, Sanitizing, and Escaping Data

sanitization kit against xss attack

When it comes to making your WordPress site secure as a developer, probably the most impactful thing you can do is make sure you always clean up data that your code receives from users. That means, generally, two things, validating or sanitizing it on the way into your system. And escaping it on the way out, reducing the chance of a WordPress XSS attack. WordPress Cross-site Scripting attacks are one of the most common ways people compromise sites. So today we’ll cover how they work.