CSS Specificity: A Detailed Guide (Incl. Best Practices, Examples)

CSS specificity is an important tool in the arsenal of web designers and developers and anyone who changes the design of their site by playing around with cascading style sheets. If you have ever been in the situation that you just couldn’t get an element to behave or a look the way you wanted it […]

WordPress 5.8.1 Security and Maintenance Release

WordPress 5.8.1 is now available! This security and maintenance release features 60 bug fixes in addition to 3 security fixes. Because this is a security release, it is recommended that you update your sites immediately. All versions since WordPress 5.4 have also been updated. WordPress 5.8.1 is a short-cycle security and maintenance release. The next […]

The 10 Best Email Opt-in Plugins for WordPress

As a business owner, you probably know how effective email marketing can be. Almost every online marketer swears by its effectiveness, so it’s a channel you simply can’t afford to ignore.  Here’s the rub: 99% of all email users check their inboxes daily. That’s a staggering figure, and perfectly highlights the importance of using an […]

31 WordPress Maintenance Tools to Keep Your Site in Top Shape

WordPress site maintenance is a key component of owning and operating a site in the first place and having the right tools makes it much easier. However, what those are can vary a lot from person to person. That’s why we’re spending time here today outlining essential tools that speed up the maintenance process, make […]

12 Best Mobile Testing Tools for WordPress (Free & Paid)

It’s no secret that mobile traffic is a force to be reckoned with. Over the past several years, the number of mobile Internet users has surpassed that of people surfing on desktop machines. By now, more than half of Internet consumption happens via phones, tablets, and other mobile devices. This has also made using mobile […]

WordPress.com Managed Hosting Webinar with Rudy Faile, Automattic Systems

On June 16, 2021, WordPress.com presented a live webinar focused on Managed Hosting with WordPress.com. The topic expert was Rudy Faile, Automattic Systems Engineer. Hosting the webinar was Sam Vaidya, Automattic Happiness Engineer. If you missed the live event, don’t worry. You can watch the recording at your convenience on Youtube or view it right […]

Weekly WordPress News: WordPress 5.8 Release Candidate Available

Hey, WordPress fans. We are checking in with your latest dose of weekly WordPress news. This week, the first release candidate for WordPress 5.8 is finally available. While the new version is ready, contributors can still test WordPress 5.8 features before its final release slated on July 20. Beyond that, we share some articles about […]

How to Protect WordPress Against Site Injection Attacks (3 Ways)

It’s common knowledge that WordPress themes and plugins can make your site more vulnerable to attack. However, third-party libraries can also leave your site susceptible to hackers. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to protect your WordPress installation – even when the security loophole originates from third-party code. This has never been more important, […]

Weekly WordPress News: More Features Available With Jetpack 9.7

Hey, WordPress fans. We are checking in with your latest dose of weekly WordPress news. This week, Jetpack released its latest update with bug fixes and some improvements. Most notably, it now lets users access features as soon as the plugin is enabled, instead of requiring authentication with WordPress.com.  Beyond that, Gutenberg 10.5 introduces new […]

WordPress 5.7.1 Security and Maintenance Release

WordPress 5.7.1 is now available! This security and maintenance release features 26 bug fixes in addition to two security fixes. Because this is a security release, it is recommended that you update your sites immediately. All versions since WordPress 4.7 have also been updated. WordPress 5.7.1 is a short-cycle security and maintenance release. The next […]