How to write a changelog and why it matters

If you thought changelogs were just document what has changed – you’re wrong. That may be what you do in a changelog, but what’s often not seen is how they act as bridge between the software developer and users. It’s a shame because this is incredibly powerful – with this you […]

Are WordPress developers “real” developers?

When it comes to software development, WordPress developers get a bad rap. Many won’t consider WordPress developers “real” developers – and there’s no wonder with “developer” being so overused in the WordPress ecosystem – resulting in no separation between those that can install plugins and themes and those that produce […]

doing_it_wrong – 8 common WordPress mistakes

Since its initial release in 2003, WordPress has become the most popular CMS – powering an estimated 30% of all websites online. This massive achievement has a lot to do with it’s flexibility, ease of use and amazing community of contributors. But with the such possibilities also comes mistakes. In this […]

WordPress 5.0.2 Maintenance Release

The WordPress updates keep coming fast with WordPress 5.0.2 released today – just six days after WordPress 5.0.1. 5.0.2 is a maintenance release that addresses 73 bugs, mostly with the new Gutenberg content editor released in WordPress 5.0. Since the official Gutenberg release there were reports of poor performance with […]

WordPress 5.0.1 Security Release

A week after WordPress 5.0 was released a new update has been announced. WordPress 5.0.1 is a security release which resolves several vulnerabilities found in all versions since WordPress 3.7. As with any security release – it’s important that you update immediately. As a “minor version” update – WordPress will […]

How secure is WordPress?

WordPress is fundamentally a secure platform which is constantly supported and updated by thousands of developers. When properly installed WordPress is secure. But like any other system, there are points of vulnerability. What are the biggest risks? The code you run Your WordPress website is only as secure as the […]

Why do some websites use www1 or www2 URLs?

Typically a website address starts with www. – sometimes they dont. But if you pay attention, you will see some websites using other variations such as www1 or www2. Why do they do this? The first thing to know is there’s no need to be concerned – it doesn’t doesn’t mean […]

WYSINWYG – What You See Is NOT What You Get

Online content is often written in WYSIWYG editors – these are known as “What You See Is What You Get” because you can easily format the text to control the output on the website. The only issue is it’s NOT what you get – the editors are isolated in their own interface, […]

WordPress 5.0 is amazing – but for all the wrong reasons

WordPress 5.0 is out – bringing with it the much anticipated Gutenberg editor experience. Gutenberg changes the way content is created in WordPress. It’s a break away from the TinyMCE editor which has been used for years and introduces a whole new custom built editor. While I’m not a fan […]