Choosing a good host is part of running a WordPress site, but many users wonder where to go from there. A properly optimized WordPress site can not only allow you to serve your customers better, but also greatly decreases your server loads. In the web hosting world, a few extra seconds to load your site could be the difference in converting a customer to a sale. In this article, we’ll show you how to improve server performance and page speed by leveraging things like browser caching and CDNs.
In case you’ve missed it, Media Temple have recently launched their Premium WordPress Hosting service, which puts them in direct competition with other providers (such as WP Engine and Page.ly) operating in the managed WordPress hosting niche.
Now Media Temple were the cool hosts that everyone wanted to be on just a few years ago, however there was a big shift when managed WordPress hosting providers entered the market, and they kind of lost their foothold in the WordPress market. With this new offering, they are back in the game and eagerly wanting to reclaim their slice of the pie. With their experience and technology they should be well positioned to become one of the leaders in the managed WordPress hosting niche. I’ve put them to the test and here’s what I found.
Every now and then I receive an email asking me for advice on resources where one would start learning about WordPress. Specifically, such enquiries tend to focus on going beyond the basics. Here’s what I recommend.
One of the most popular web techniques this year is the idea of making certain elements on a page scroll a bit and then affix themselves to remain in a permanent position as the user continues scrolling down the page. In this post I’ll discuss the technique and how we can implement it.
OnTheGoSystems have just released a beta version of the drag and drop component for Toolset, named Layouts.
Layouts lets you design entire pages, from the header, through the content and down to the footer, using a drag-and-drop interface.
You can use layouts for individual pages or as templates for entire content types.
Have you ever heard of a theme has built in front-end and back-end multilingual support for over 14 languages? No? Me neither, but there’s one out!
Langwitch has just launched, exclusive to ThemeForest. Feedback is good till now, with a good number of satisfied customers. It also seems to be generating a lot of interest. It is one of those do-everything themes, so it will most likely garner split-feedback, as many people in the WordPress community are advocating for a return to simplicity in WordPress themes.