A comprehensive guide to securing a WordPress website. We look at techniques and plugins that you can use to harden your website.
We’re pleased to announce our second new plugin release in two weeks: Reader.
Reader turns your Multisite network into a community by adding Tumblr, WordPress.com and Edublogs-style “follow” features to your sites.
Modelled on Google Reader, you’ll find many great features similar to Feedly and the WordPress.com reading experience.
Most importantly, Reader encourages your users to engage with sites across your network, without having to leave their site.
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.
WordPress has been at the forefront of publishing disruption by bringing smart, easy, capable, industrial-strength publishing to anyone and everyone. That’s why we love it.
But if WordPress is to keep its mantle as the “people’s champion” then it has to respond as publishing and publishers’ needs evolve and the issue with the upcoming 4.0 major release (like many before it) is that there’s precious few signs of what might lie ahead.
Where is the roadmap? What features or capabilities could future WordPress releases include? How will WordPress maintain its position as the world’s favourite online publishing tool?
Is it just me, or does WordPress 4.0 seem more like version 3.10?
Did someone get the numbering wrong? Did we accidentally skip to 4.0?
That must be it, because I can’t think of any other reason why such a minor upgrade to WordPress is deserving of a full version number.
WordPress news sites have lauded the “exciting new features” in this release, which is now available to download and test as a beta.
We’re excited to announce a brand new plugin: Custom Sidebars Pro.
Custom Sidebars Pro lets you to create widgetized areas and custom sidebars on your site, and select which sidebars to display on posts or pages.
If the name sounds familiar, it’s because this is a premium release of our hugely popular Custom Sidebars plugin. It adds awesome new features like widget visibility rules so you can control who sees what, the ability to clone and synchronously update widgets, and import and export options.
Download Custom Sidebars Pro and let us know in the comments below what you think about the new and improved premium features.
Despite being popularized by Pinterest, the laying out posts using a “masonry grid” can be effective for numerous types of sites, not just photographic.
There’s only a handful of masonry-specific themes in the free WordPress theme repository, so I took them for a spin to see if any are worth considering.
And found an absolute gem.
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.