When the Jetpack plugin first came out for WordPress.org, I was pretty excited. It bundled a number of features that I almost always need when setting up blogs and websites, and being packaged into one tidy plugin made it a really nice solution.
Over time, however, Jetpack has added feature after feature. Some I could live without while others have been a real joy. Of course, all of these features come with a price. Jetpack is always requiring an update and it’s getting dangerously close to becoming a bloated plugin.
None the less, this lasted update to Jetpack is one of those steps forward that makes me smile.
Joomla! vs. WordPress. It’s the rivalry that everyone wants, but never happens.
Although this infographic does a fairly good job of breaking the two down, I think a direct comparison of the three major CMS’s can be difficult. I wouldn’t go as far to say that it’s like comparing apples and oranges, but maybe comparing clementines with navel oranges?
For those that have used both, I would be interested in hearing your feedback on this!
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Recently I posted about a hole in a very popular caching plugin for WordPress that could make some sensitive bits of your site ‘gettable’ by naughty people (not something you want!).
That got me thinking about WordPress security in general and how I keep my sites secure. I thought it would also be interesting, and very useful, to find out how other people also look after their sites.
So let’s get into some security. Continue Reading…
Here is an interesting look at the 30 most popular WordPress plugin-ins.
By scrolling through this list, it can give you a real sense if you’re using a ‘good’ plugin, and give you an idea of what other good plugins are out there. Of course, just because a plugin is popular, doesn’t mean it’s good–and visa versa.
The following list of 30 plug-ins also gives a synopsis, download numbers, rating and more.
WordPress plugins are cool.
WordPress plugins are awesome.
But WordPress plugins can also be your worst enemy!
W3 Total Cache is one of the most popular caching plugins for WordPress – and it’s mighty powerful at doing that!
However, in the last week, a hole in the plugin has been found the *could* make your database info viewable by people you really wouldn’t want seeing it… Continue Reading…
It’s easy for WordPress code snippet websites to become redundant. It’s not like WordPress is some kind of secret or someone will stumble on some new thing without the dudes at Automattic knowing about it. Plus, these sites can become stale fairly quickly, as they require a lot of maintenance to be a really good resource. Every time WordPress releases an update, things can become depreciated. That’s why I always double check with Codex before using a snippet. I’m always on the look-out for cool new resources and I’ve found a new one.
Check it out:
I build websites with WordPress.
One of the common issues I run in to is how to build the site that I can give easy access to clients without having it viewable by the public and without having to make the client log in to the site when they just want a sneaky peek.
There are a few ways of doing this.
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