Category: Web Development

What is SSL and Why Is It Critical in 2020?

Secure Sockets Layer, also known as SSL, is a security technology that provides encryption between a client and a webserver. To understand this a bit more simply, a “client” is a web browser like Chrome or Safari, and a “webserver”...

/ 24 July 2020

How to Protect Your WordPress Site from Brute Force Attacks

Brute force attacks are a real and very scary threat for WordPress users. If someone else manages to figure out your username and password, your site could be defaced or have all its content wiped overnight. And if you lose...

/ 1 July 2020

Google BERT Explained: What It Means for Your Website

With the release of BERT, the largest upgrade to Google’s algorithm in years, search has seen a revolution. The update came out in fall 2019, and has already rolled out worldwide. It affects search results in dozens of languages. So,...

/ 25 June 2020

What are sponsored, nofollow and ugc links, and why use them?

Links are an important part of SEO. Without links, Google (or other search engines) may not discover your pages, or might not think that they’re important. Sometimes, though, you might want Google not to follow a link. Or you might...

/ 24 June 2020

How to Set a Performance Budget for Your Website

Performance is critical for user experience and improving conversion rates on your website. Users are less likely to abandon a webpage if it loads swiftly and interacts smoothly. But how fast is fast enough? There’s no single answer for that....

/ 23 June 2020

Report from WordCamp Europe 2020: The Future of WordPress

Another year, another WordCamp. After 2016, 2017, and 2019, I am back with a report from WordCamp Europe 2020. Because of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, this year, everything happened online. So, instead of some venue, this time around, the entire...

/ 23 June 2020

Watch Apple’s WWDC keynote live right here

Apple is holding a keynote today on the first day of its developer conference, and the company is expected to talk about a ton of software updates. WWDC is a virtual event this year, but you can expect the same...

/ 22 June 2020

The WordPress Developer’s Guide to Creating Responsive Tables

Tables are perhaps the best method for sharing data in a way that’s easy to understand. They enable you to show comparisons between prices, products, and many more types of information. Unfortunately, WordPress isn’t the best when it comes to...

/ 19 June 2020

How to Run a Successful Online Meeting: 6 Effective Strategies

With the current COVID-19 epidemic still ongoing, many businesses have gone remote. More employees than ever before work entirely from home, and that’s bound to be the case for some time yet. In times like these knowing how to run...

/ 11 June 2020

Redis Full-Page Cache vs NGINX FastCGI Cache for WordPress

Caching is the backbone of website speed and performance. It’s critical to your WordPress site’s success. Even if your site is hosted on a hefty server, it’ll come to a crawl if you don’t have any caching enabled. Serving websites...

/ 9 June 2020

Twenty Twenty Theme Review: Features, Pros & Cons, And More

Twenty Twenty released last November, so a theme review is long overdue. While it’s nothing overly groundbreaking, it does bring quite a few interesting features to the table. Besides an appealing minimalistic design that is. If you’re thinking of making...

/ 5 June 2020

How to Make Customers Happy by Developing Super Fast Websites: Q&A with Greg Rickaby

Our series of talks with WordPress professionals continues with a new episode. After Topher DeRosia, today, we leave the scene to Greg Rickaby, Director of Engineering at WebDevStudios. WebDevStudios is a website design and development agency that creates quality-driven, user-friendly...

/ 3 June 2020