A comprehensive guide to securing a WordPress website. We look at techniques and plugins that you can use to harden your website.
In a recent article on future features that WordPress could consider, I included adding a templating language to the core.
One such language is Twig and an implementation already exists for WordPress via the Timber plugin.
So, what is a templating language, how does it work in a WordPress environment and is it worth the effort?
WordPress allows you to close comments after a certain number of days, but if you have visitors actively taking part in a discussion in the comments of a post, it might be a shock to them when they discover they can no longer comment.
In today’s Weekend WordPress Project, I’ll show you how to add a warning message to the bottom of your posts to alert visitors when comments are due to close.
It’s tempting to think that catering for your mobile audience is as simple as installing a responsive theme.
Even if your theme does look good on a mobile device (and there’s plenty that do), there’s still plenty more you can, in fact, should, do to optimize your mobile visitors’ experience.
Here’s 6 steps to delivering the perfect mobile WordPress experience.
Have you checked how your WordPress site looks on smaller screens, particularly mobile phones?
Even if you are using a responsive theme, you and your visitors may well still be better off with a dedicated mobile theme.
In this Weekend WordPress Project, we’ll take a look at giving your WordPress site a free mobile makeover with the WPtouch plugin.
WordPress automatically displays a toolbar at the top of the page when you’re logged in. Whether you’re viewing the WordPress dashboard or the front page of your site, it’s still there – and for many people it’s an annoyance.
For developers, the toolbar can slightly throw off a theme’s design, especially if you have some CSS styling that may not be visible if the admin bar is displayed. For others, the toolbar is just distracting.
WordPress.org or WordPress.com? If you’re new to WordPress, it’s a common question and often one that needs a little explanation since the two get confused.
In this post we’ll compare the two and look at their pros and cons. We’ll explore:
The differences between WordPress.org and WordPress.com
Compare each of their:
Freedoms and limitations
Maintenance and development
How to decide between WordPress.org and WordPress.com
What is WordPress.org?
WordPress is open source blogging/CMS software that powers 22 per cent of the web, including this one.
Ever wanted to jazz up how your posts are displayed on your WordPress home page and archives?
What if you could display your posts using the masonry (Pinterest) approach or maybe a grid layout, all just by adding a snippet of CSS?
No plugins, shortcodes, template changes, assigning pages as the home page. Just pure CSS.
Titles, of course, attract a lot of attention. If you feel you need a little extra time for your title, you might try using subtitles. If styled appropriately, they just might grab some more of your visitor’s “title attention time.”
While you could add subtitles to WordPress in a very manual way, as usual, there’s a plugin for you that will make the job easier.
Secondary Title Plugin
A plugin you can use for this job is called Secondary Title.
Once activated, you will see a new box in your write/edit screen to insert your subtitle into.
There are 5 reasons why you need to build a theme specifically for visitors to your WordPress site. And already having a responsive theme is one of them.
Truth is that most responsive themes provide a second-rate mobile experience and as mobile becomes the dominant device for accessing the web, your traffic is going to suffer.
Whilst you can get plugins that will help you create a mobile theme, let me show you how to take complete control of your visitor’s mobile experience by building your very own custom mobile theme.