Everyone wants their pages to load fast because that makes visitors and search engines happy. WordPress itself is lightweight and optimized for speed, but when plugins and themes come into play, performance can suffer a lot.
As I have pointed out in a previous article, speeding up WordPress is firstly a developer's duty. The thing is, if a huge number of plugins are loaded on a single page, it's nearly impossible for anyone... more
A WordPress plugin can choose to be great instead of big, and it seems obvious to me that people always want to use an efficient plugin that is somewhat feature-limited, rather than a plugin that does a lot of things, but also uses a lot of resources along the way.
In the previous article in this Small Giants series, I have introduced five plugins that are very useful, but lack awareness. This time,... more
A WordPress constant is simply a variable that can not be changed once it is defined. As static as a constant is, it still plays an important role in controlling how your WordPress works.
If you are asked to name some WordPress constants, it would not be a surprise if you mention ones like WP_DEBUG, ABSPATH, or WP_LANG, because they are somewhat widely used. In this article, I will list and explain other... more
This is the second post in the WordPress Bugnet series, in which I will list another five WordPress bugs that have not been fixed in recent versions of WordPress, along with their statuses and workarounds if available. Make sure you check out the first post, too!
By reading this series, you might be able to figure out if something's wrong with your blogs, and hopefully, fix it without the need of a bugifx... more
If you are a developer (regardless of what you develop), you know that testing your product out is one of the most important steps in the development process. Apart from running functionality tests you might also need to run scalability as well as compatibility tests and that's where dummy data come in.
For WordPress you will most of the time need dummy data for posts, users or categories, things that take times to... more
In WordPress, url_to_postid is a magic function that helps you convert certain URLs to IDs. However, it is limited to built-in post types. This tip will show you how to quickly make url_to_postid work with WordPress custom post types.
Released On: 09/23/2014 – What's new
Downloads: 71,165 times
The first WordPress XML Sitemap plugin that comes with comprehensive support for Google News sitemap, Sitemap Index and Multi-site. Extend functionality via flexible modules, not just hooks!
Released On: 06/10/2014 – What's new
Downloads: 23,045 times
Gives you total control over external links on your website. This plugin also comes with a comprehensive domain filtering feature.
Released On: 06/15/2014 – What's new
Downloads: 11,268 times
Helps you add Polldaddy Polls to your WordPress website easily. This plugin focuses on the front end, i.e. you edit your polls on polldaddy.com and you choose how to show them on your website.