WordPress

WordPress is a free and open-source CMS used by millions of blogs and websites. As the most popular site-building software, WordPress powers more than 43% of the websites on the internet today.

WordPress is an open-source software written in PHP, which integrates with MySQL databases to provide custom publishing solutions to users. The core of WordPress can be extended using extra code and is used mostly in content management. WordPress.org is open-source software and free to use.

To start a self-hosted WordPress website, you first need a domain name and a WordPress hosting service to store your website’s files.

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WordPress is my favorite platform for building and growing websites. I have used over 30 WordPress hosting services in my WordPress development career. And honestly, every other hosting I used was better than the other. While I am trying to write this list of the best WordPress hosting services, I am unsure if I'll get…

Who doesn’t like a fast loading website/blog under his name? But to attain a beautiful yet fast loading webpage is one of the toughest tasks of web development. It costs great effort and money. You buy overpriced web-hosting plans hoping to get a speedy website, but still you feel something is wrong. Your website doesn’t load as fast…

A good WordPress framework is somewhat like a mythical tool of the trade for developers. While professionals can harness its power to create awesome themes quickly, a lot of beginners are still baffled by what it is or how it works. A few weeks ago I explained WordPress frameworks to my coding geek nephew and…

Those who run WordPress-powered websites understand the importance of adding widgets to their sites. Widgets are a great way to add content and additional features to your website. They make it extremely easy for you to simply drag and drop several elements, such as the sidebar, header, footer and even as blocks on your website.…

Nothing exists forever — including those images that you inserted in your blog posts from various external sources or even the internal resources. Fix Missing/Broken Images in WordPress Those who have been blogging for a long time now know the pain of such broken image links. Due to corrupt files, incorrect links, expired domains, deleted…

Nowadays, it’s not enough just to have a website online; you should also make sure that your website ranks high in search engine results pages. Your website should have the design and content that are apt for SEO because if not, no one will know that your website exists. You should always keep in mind…

For a long time I have disliked Page building tools, specially the Visual Composer. Visual Composer, now called WPBakery Page Builder was one of the earliest ones of the kind and came with almost every second premium theme on themeforest. So no matter what you bought, you'd be getting Visual Composer prebuilt. It had a…

Getting a new design for your website is both time consuming and expensive.  There are many great options for free themes but too often these themes do not have very many features and require a lot of extra work. Purchasing a theme from premium theme designers or paying for a custom design can not only…

In the beginning of this year, Google, eh, Google Chrome announced that they will be discouraging non-secure HTTP websites. Basically Google prefers secured websites in search rankings and after the announcement the measures were surely going to be tighter. But this time it is not just about the result rankings, if you own a website, especially…

Are you looking for a photography WordPress theme to showcase your photography talent? If you are, you are among the rarest and trendiest of people online. Everybody wants to be a photographer these days, but very few people actually think of ways to showcase their art online. Not many know that building a photography website,…

No matter what, you own a world class website or a simple blog – hackers and attackers will always be against you, trying to access your backend and modifying it according to their needs. Daily hundreds of top-level and thousands of other websites are attacked by the security-attackers. The reason for these attacks can be…