3 Ways to Minimize Downtime

Both developers and system admins regularly focus on strategies to create infrastructures that are reliable and minimize downtime. The primary reason for this, is that so many companies now rely on Internet-based services, making downtime financially damaging. Users expect a stable and reliable service, so interruptions not only decrease customer satisfaction but increase support requests. In this article I’m going to talk about three areas that are particularly sensitive when it comes...

Your Indispensable Guide to WordPress Theme Frameworks

As a WordPress developer, you’re always looking for ways to speed up your development workflow while making sure you don’t compromise on quality. And one way to make sure you’re delivering your best work is by using a theme framework. WordPress theme frameworks give you the core feature set you need to build powerful, functional websites and the freedom to design it however you see fit without risking losing modifications every time the theme updates. In this post, we’ll cover everything...

12 Best WordPress Podcasts

With so much going on in the WordPress community on a daily basis, it can be hard to keep up with the latest news. Though there are certainly a large number of blog outlets and articles dedicated to this exciting niche, there’s limited time during the day available for actually reading all of the related content. One of the newest and biggest revolutions in content consumption is streaming on audio. Audiobooks are one way to consume content, but involve a fairly substantial investment of time to actually...
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6 Ways to Organize Your CSS

So you’re getting started with CSS, and you’re having a little trouble keeping it organized. Well, CSS has an inherent organization method that is right in the name: The Cascade. Whatever you write first will impact everything that comes after it; and it can all be overridden where needed. That, of course, is predicated on the idea that you’re building a small, static HTML site in 1998-to-early-2000s. Those were the days. Get off my lawn. Don’t get me wrong. The Cascade is as important as ever,...

4 Plugins to Make WordPress Printer-Friendly

If you’re running a new site, publishing mouth-watering recipes, or writing technical pieces then there’s always a chance that someone will want a print version of your article. And it’s not just that. Having a printer-friendly website improves its usability and makes it more accessible. The only problem is that not all WordPress themes are print-ready right out of the box. Thankfully, there are a number of free plugins out there that can help make your website content optimally printable....

5 Platforms for Building Apps without Code

With the growth of cellphone usage, mobile applications have evolved to be among the most used platforms. Developers have also honed their skills in mobile app development to serve the growing need for mobile applications. In the recent past, you had to be a developer (or look for a developer) to build a mobile application. However, this has changed with a number of very good platforms that allow a person to simply create a mobile app in a relatively short period of time. In this article, we are going to...

The History of WordPress

Known as the world’s most popular content management system (CMS), WordPress is now being used by millions of website owners all over the world for a multitude of different purposes. This trusted, and well-established self-hosted blogging tool has been running for over a decade now. Just like other popular software applications, WordPress has its share of interesting stories that have shaped its early years and development. From the beginning of WordPress until present day, let’s take a short...

How to Speed Up Your WordPress Site

The speed of your website is very important in determining the success of your business. One of the components used in determining the user experience and search engine optimization of a website is its load time. Research shows that a delay of one second in the load time of a website cause up to seven percent of lost conversions. What do you think a seven second delay would cause? Almost half of the conversions would be lost. This would be very dangerous for any business, and the purpose that the website...
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