Noteworthy Changes Coming in WordPress 4.9.5

WordPress 4.9.5 Beta 1 is available for testing and brings with it 23 bug fixes and improvements. A release candidate is scheduled for release on March 20th and a final release on April 3rd. Here are some notable changes you can expect in the release. “Cheatin’ uh?” Error Message is (more…)
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Top 10 Tips To Fix Most Common WordPress Security Issues 

Three out of every four WordPress websites are vulnerable to attacks. If your site is hacked, it will not only cost you in terms of restoring the system back to a safe level, but it will also damage your reputation and affect your search engine ranking. But if you follow some best practices you can …
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7 Reasons Your Small Business Needs a Blog

It seems like everyone has a blog these days. If you don’t, you’re probably wondering what all of the fuss is about. Businesses of all sizes start blogs because they offer a wealth of practical advantages that ultimately boost those businesses. If you’re looking for reasons to jump on the blog train, there’s no shortage …
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WPWeekly Episode 309 – All AMPed Up

In this episode, I’m joined by Alberto Medina, Developer Advocate working with the Web Content Ecosystems Team at Google, and Weston Ruter, CTO of XWP. We have a candid conversation about Google’s AMP Project. We start by learning why the project was created, what its main goal is, and the technology behind (more…)
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Good ol’ Margin Collapsing

Here’s a one-sentence blog post about margin collapsing: When two block elements are stacked on top of one another, the vertical space between them is the larger between the one on top’s margin-bottom and the one on the bottom’s margin-top.

It’s a bit weird and ascii-shruggy. Couple caveats with them, as you might expect.

I find it fascinating how it makes for the perfect sort of mini blog post when people have an ah-ha moment about it. MDN even …

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​Deliver exceptional customer experiences in your product

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20+ Awesome Resources for Bootstrap Lovers

Bootstrap has simply exploded in the web development community. There will always be skeptics and haters but on the whole, the project has been a smashing success and can constantly be seen at the top of the Forked and Watched charts at GitHub. As a result of Bootstrap’s fame, lots of great related resources have […]
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Why and How to Increase Dwell Time on Your WordPress Website

Dwell time and how to increase dwell time are often neglected elements of search engine optimization. You, too, probably mostly concentrate on how to get visitors on your site and rarely give a thought about how to keep them there. However, dwell time, the amount of time visitors spend on your site, is an important …
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Putting Things in Context With React

Context is currently an experimental API for React – but soon to be a first class citizen! There are a lot of reasons it is interesting but perhaps the most is that it allows for parent components to pass data implicitly to their children, no matter how deep the component tree is. In other words, data can be added to a parent component and then any child can tap into it.

See the Pen React Context Lights by Neal …

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