WPX WordPress Hosting Outage via @sejournal, @martinibuster

WPX Managed WordPress Hosting suffered an outage that may have taken down thousands of websites. The outage has lasted for hours. Many customers are complaining about a lack of communication…

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WordPress 5.8 Released With Nearly 300 New Features & Fixes

WordPress 5.8 Released With Nearly 300 New Features & Fixes

WordPress 5.8 is rolling out right now and is available to all publishers. The new release is named after the innovative jazz musician, Art Tatum. It’s a fitting name for…

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WordPress 5.9 May Boost a Core Web Vitals Metric by Up to 33%

WordPress published an article in their developer section proposing to refine WordPress’ default lazy loading behavior. Testing revealed that the proposed change improved a Core Web Vitals performance metric by…

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WooCommerce Vulnerability Affects Millions of WordPress Sites via @sejournal, @martinibuster

WooCommerce announced they have patched a critical vulnerability affecting millions of users. Publishers using the WooCommerce plugin or the WooCommerce Blocks plugin are strongly urged to update their plugins if…

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Best WordPress Themes

Your website should load quickly and present content for readers in a sensible way. The good news is there’s a wide variety of excellent WordPress themes that do just that….

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How to Protect a WordPress Site from Hackers

How to Protect a WordPress Site from Hackers

WordPress is a frequent target for hacking. Hackers are targeting the theme, the core WordPress files, plugins, and even the login page. These are the steps to take to make…

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WordPress 5.8 Will Be Faster with WebP Support

WordPress 5.8 Will Be Faster with WebP Support

WordPress.org announced that it will support the advanced WebP image format. WordPress version 5.8 is scheduled for release in late July 2021 and will ship with full support of the…

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You Might Not Need That Block

As I was perusing the WordPress plugin directory this morning, I noticed a new block plugin, which is always one of the highlights of my week. It was a simple…

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WordPress SEO Without an SEO Plugin

WordPress SEO Without an SEO Plugin

I optimize some of my WordPress sites without an SEO plugin because often, they simply have more features than I need for certain projects. In this column, you’ll learn how…

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How To Improve Largest Contentful Paint (LCP) on WordPress

How To Improve Largest Contentful Paint (LCP) on WordPress

The Largest Contentful Paint (LCP) is a Core Web Vital metric and measures how long it takes for the largest element to become visible in the viewport. Until the LCP…

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