How to Harden Your WordPress Security

When it comes to security, there is no WordPress-specific type of security that exists. All problems with security are common for all websites or applications.

WordPress security problems are of great interest, though, because it powers about 40% of the web and is open source. When one finds a vulnerability either in the WordPress core or plugins, other websites using it become vulnerable because they all use the same code.

On the other hand, there are a decent number of plugins that you can use to harden your website security.

In this column, you’ll learn how to harden your WordPress site…


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How to Integrate Customer Communication in Your WordPress Site / Digital Information World

In 2021, providing an outstanding online customer experience is more crucial than ever for businesses. As Forbes recently highlighted, customer experience is the new flagship store for brands in the age of work and life online.

A huge part of providing a positive customer experience is making it easy for anyone to communicate efficiently with your business – through the channel of their choosing.

The single most important place where you should centralize all these communication options is your website.

In itself, your site should provide a stellar experience, with easy-to-find…


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WP Engine Launches Premier, the Enterprise WordPress Platform

AUSTIN, Texas–()–WP Engine, the world’s most trusted WordPress technology company, today announced the launch of Premier, the enterprise WordPress platform that delivers industry-leading levels of security, performance and scalability for the world’s most popular and most visited sites.

Customers using WP Engine Premier no longer need to worry about whether their platform can handle sudden traffic spikes or compute intensive workloads. Premier is an enterprise platform, designed by the company that powers more of the top 200,000 websites in the world than…


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Microsoft Store gets an official WordPress app that’s rated M for Mature

WordPress.com has arrived on the Microsoft Store in the form of an official app released by Automattic, Inc.‬, the company behind WordPress (via WalkingCat). The app is, by all accounts, virtually identical to the traditional browser-based experience, so your mileage with its utility may vary. Here’s the app’s official description, as stated by Automattic.

“Give your big ideas a home on the web. Manage or create your WordPress blog or website right from your desktop.

  • Pick the right look and feel from a wide selection of WordPress themes.
  • Create updates, stories, photo essays…

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An official Windows WordPress app just launched in the Microsoft Store app store

WordPress finally added their Windows desktop app to the Microsoft Store app store this week. The app listing was first spotted by popular Microsoft leaker, WalkingCat, on Twitter and it appears to be the same app that can be downloaded an installed from the official WordPress website which is itself mostly just a copy of the WordPress web experience.

Here’s the app’s official description:

Give your big ideas a home on the web. Manage or create your WordPress blog or website right from your desktop.

  • Pick the right look and feel from a wide selection of WordPress themes.
  • Create…

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WordPress Pros, Cons, and Benefits

When choosing a content managing system (CMS) to build a blog or website, you need to weigh the pros and cons to ensure you make the right pick for your needs. We’ll do just that with WordPress to help you see if it’s the right for your upcoming projects.

WordPress Pros

If you’re looking for reasons to give WordPress a try, here are plenty of them:

Instant Creation

Whether you want to make a new site go live quickly to capture an opportunity or you want to create new and current content for your site’s visitors, it can all be done with ease via WordPress.

 

Cheaper Than A…


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Refreshing Old Twenty* WordPress Themes With Block Patterns – WordPress Tavern

What began as a project in August 2020 has now become a reality. All past Twenty* default WordPress themes now have their own unique block patterns. In recent weeks, Twenty Ten through Twenty Fifteen received updates.

Designer Mel Choyce-Dwan kick-started tickets for all previous 10 default themes before the WordPress 5.5 release, the first version to support patterns. Twenty Twenty, Twenty Nineteen, Twenty Seventeen, and Twenty Sixteen each made the cut for that update. However, the remaining default themes were left to languish, at least for a few months and WordPress…


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Google Launches Search Console Insights, a User-Friendly Content Performance Overview – WordPress Tavern

Google Analytics is powerful if you know exactly what kind of metrics you want to investigate, it but can be overwhelming if you just need a simple overview of your traffic and referrals. Search Console Insights is a new tool from the Google Web Creators team that is aimed at making content performance easier to understand at a glance. It combines data from Search Console and Google Analytics for a user-friendly overview of important metrics for content creators.

Search Console Insights can help users quickly ascertain which pieces are their best performing content, how…


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Google Launches Search Console Insights, a User-Friendly Content Performance Overview – WordPress Tavern

Google Analytics is powerful if you know exactly what kind of metrics you want to investigate, it but can be overwhelming if you just need a simple overview of your traffic and referrals. Search Console Insights is a new tool from the Google Web Creators team that is aimed at making content performance easier to understand at a glance. It combines data from Search Console and Google Analytics for a user-friendly overview of important metrics for content creators.

Search Console Insights can help users quickly ascertain which pieces are their best performing content, how…


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