Tag: WordPress Plugins

How to Compare the Features of WordPress Security Plugins (and Services)

As a part of WordPress Security with Confidence, I built a feature that I felt a lot of people were hungry for. It’s a comparison table of WordPress security plugins. It starts to take people along the journey from “security is a serious topic that I have no idea how to handle” and toward “security is a set of problems I can solve in a variety of ways.” That transition is my motivation for the course, and it’s also the motivation for something I just made free: WPSecurityCompared.com. Which, well, makes it easy to compare WordPress security plugins.


How We Make Money Selling Premium WooCommerce Plugins

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This is a guest article by Katie Keith, co-founder of UK WordPress agency Barn2 Media. We loved her story about how to make money with WordPress and her advice on moving full-time into plugin development, and we’re happy to share what she’s learned with you!

A lot of people have written about how competitive WordPress has become and how difficult it is to make money with WordPress from products such as themes and plugins. Others believe there’s still plenty to be thankful for in WordPress.


Fix Mixed Content Warnings and Blocked Content with HTTP/HTTPS Remover

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So you’ve just installed an SSL certificate on your site, and you’re getting mixed content warnings? Noticing Google fonts not embedding, JavaScript files not loading, images missing, and so on? Welcome to another entry in an ongoing topic: why putting a WordPress site under SSL is harder than it should be, and what to do about it—mixed content warning edition.




What I’m Thankful For in WordPress: 2017 Edition

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This year, it’s felt like change is in the air. The WordPress landscape seems to be shifting at the small-to-medium client level, with ever-stronger competitors driving attempted innovation within WordPress, while some giant players (huge hosting companies, “everything” themes) continue to gobble up huge numbers of the worst-informed customers and the rest of the marketplace starts to crunch.


Why and How To Use Custom Post Types in WordPress

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WordPress sites are great at holding content. Got some words and pictures you want to show the world? WordPress is a great tool for that job. Probably the best. But by default it only has two types of content: Posts and Pages. These are great, by many people have many other types of content: client testimonials, documentation of a project, past projects listings and more. Posts and Pages can be made to house these sorts of items, but there’s a better option: WordPress custom post types.


Lazy Loading for Faster WordPress: Slow and Lazy Wins the Race

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David wrote a really good article on WordPress site speed a few weeks ago. He also, casually, made WPShout a lot faster—up to an 89% desktop score on PageSpeed Insights, which is about as high as I’ve ever seen a WordPress site score.


Theme My Login: Front-End Login and Registration Pages the Easy Way

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I’ve got a client who wants people to interact with his site without ever seeing a WordPress-admin-looking screen. The very simple solution is a well-built plugin called Theme My Login. It puts the login form at a page on the front-end of the site located at, by default, site.com/login/, the registration form at site.com/register/, and so on.