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WordPress Security Fundamentals: How to Not Get Hacked

WordPress has come a long way towards its stated goal of democratizing publishing, powering roughly 43% of the websites on the web. However, that status makes it a prime target…

Mike Davey

Apr 20, 2023

Why Developers Should Use SVG Files

SVG images have advantages that should make them an essential part of any developer’s toolkit. While they share a few similarities with JPG, PNG, and WebP image types, SVGs have…

Mike Davey

Apr 6, 2023

DE{CODE} 2023: Developer Focused WordPress Education

You know code…but do you know DE{CODE}? Hosted by WP Engine, this 100% virtual event is dedicated to helping WordPress developers build smarter, maximize conversions, and modernize the user experience.… Read more

Mike Davey

Mar 3, 2023

Head-to-Head: WordPress Export/Import vs. WP Migrate

The internal import and export tools in WordPress work pretty well…if the site you’re migrating is relatively small, doesn’t use a custom theme, and wasn’t built with any tricky coding.…

Mike Davey

Feb 10, 2023

WordPress Plugin Development Best Practices: Plugin Templates

WordPress functionality is largely defined by the available plugins, and many clients want functionality that’s best served with a custom plugin. The initial setup is often a tedious affair, with…

Mike Davey

Dec 6, 2022

Remotely Back Up Your WordPress Database and Media With WP Migrate CLI

Keeping regular backups of your WordPress installs is one of the most important things you should do after you launch a site. If you search for the term “backup” in…

Mike Davey

Oct 25, 2022

WP-CLI Packages: Supercharge Your WordPress Development

WP-CLI lets you do pretty much anything you can do in the WordPress admin, but faster and more efficiently with a command-line interface. WP-CLI packages take this even further by…

Mike Davey

Aug 18, 2022

Backup Plugin Battle: Which is the Best WordPress Backup Plugin in 2022?

Backing up your site is a little like buying fire insurance. You never need it outside of a catastrophe, but not having it is just going to make the catastrophe…

Mike Davey

May 10, 2022

Quickly Set Up Google AMP on Your WordPress Site

Should your WordPress sites use Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)? It’s a simple question with a complicated answer. When it was announced in 2015, Google billed the AMP Project as…

Mike Davey

Jan 13, 2022

You Don’t Need a Plugin for WebP Images on WordPress in 2022

Serving lightweight WebP images can help boost your site speed, critical as both a ranking factor and as part of the user experience. Not too long ago, you needed a…

Mike Davey

Dec 8, 2021