- A content management system (CMS) is a tool which helps you build a website without needing to write code.
- According to W3Techs, WordPress powers 43% of all the websites on the Internet, including those without a content management system (CMS) or with a custom-coded CMS.
- WordPress Upgrade Warning!!!!!
- WordPress Security Practices
- Workshops & Conferences
- WordPress Support & Configuration
- WordPress Full Site Editing (FSE)
- WordPress Themes
- WordPress Plugins
- Developer Tools
- Unit Testing
- Problem Resolution
- WordPress Forums
WordPress Upgrade Warning!!!!!
If you’re a version of WordPress lower than v5.0, then heed the following:
- Make absolutely certain your Web host is running PHP v5.6, or newer, before upgrading to WordPress v5.x.
- Make sure to do a full offline backup of your site, including the database and configuration files, before upgrading to WordPress v5.x.
- After upgrading to WordPress 5.x, make sure to also upgrade to PHP v7.3 or newer.
WordPress Security Practices
Make sure to update all themes, plugins, and of course, the WordPress core regularly. Wordfence can be configured to send you e-mails when it detects updates are available.
- Giving Administrative Access to your WordPress site by Chin
- How to increase security while developing a WordPress site by wmullins
- Roles and Capabilities (WordPress Codex)
- WordPress User Roles 101: What They Are and How to Use Them (themeisle.com)
- WordPress Security: The Ultimate 32-Step Checklist (wpmudev.org)
- What Is Xmlrpc.php in WordPress and Why You Should Disable It
- Hardening WordPress
- Wordfence – Security Plugin For WordPress
- WordPress Security: 24 Simple Tricks to Secure Your WordPress Website (CodinWP.com)
- WPS Hide Login by WPServeur, NicolasKulka, tabrisrp
- The Ultimate WordPress Guide For Beginners [ShoutMeLoud.com]
- Ultimate Guide to Custom Post Types in WordPress
- Introduction to WordPress Web Development – Absolute Beginners by ( Know the Code )
- How to Set Up Bookable Services with Easy Digital Downloads
- Free WordPress Video Course for Beginners and Beyond (JoyOfWP.com)
Workshops & Conferences
- WordCamp – NYC 2019, NYC 2018
- WordPress NYC Meetup Group
WordPress Support & Configuration
- 10 Most Common WordPress Errors (With Solutions) By Kay Tan
- So Your WordPress Site Just Got Hacked, Now What? by Nick Schäferhoff
- Generate new SALTs (Secret Keys)
- Giving WordPress Its Own Directory
- Making Your WordPress Blog Look Like it’s in the Root Directory while Keeping it in it’s Own Directory
- How To Prevent Image Hotlinking In WordPress (3 Working Methods)
- Fixing WordPress Forum – For any problems encountered after setting up WordPress.
WordPress Full Site Editing (FSE)
- WordPress 5.9: Top 20 New Features & Improvements
- Why Aren’t More WordPress Theme Authors Creating Block Themes?
- Marcus Kazmierczak published a brief introduction to building block themes, which links to helpful resources from the Block Editor Handbook. Most notably, these include an overview of block themes, how to create a block theme, and a guide to Global Settings and Styles (theme.json). Carolina Nymark has also published a quick guide to creating block themes on fullsiteediting.com. If you’re looking for a starter for building block themes, Justin Tadlock has a few recommendations in one of his recent Ask The Bartender posts.
- GeneratePress Review – Best WordPress Theme I’ve Found in 10 Years by Brian Jackson
Important! The backup process is not complete until, you’ve successfully completed a restore, and verified all of the data and parameters were correctly restored.
- UpdraftPlus – Backup/Restore by UpdraftPlus.Com, DavidAnderson
- All-in-One WP Migration by ServMask
This plugin exports your WordPress website including the database, media files, plugins and themes.
- The community version is limited to 512MB for imports.
- To import backups, less than 512MB, use the All-in-One WP Migration File Extension, as some hosts limit the size of uploads, and the File Extension splits the file into chunks to get around file size limitations.
- To import backups larger than 512MB you’ll need the All-in-One WP Migration Unlimited Extension for $64 (Lifetime license).
Page Builders, Blocks, Layouts
- TablePress allows you to create and manage tables in the admin area of WordPress. Tables may contain text, numbers and even HTML (e.g. to include images or links). You can then show the tables in your posts, on your pages, or in text widgets by using a Shortcode. If you want to show your tables anywhere else in your theme, you can use a Template Tag function.
- Wordfence – Security Plugin For WordPress
- Broken Link Checker By Janis Elsts, Vladimir Prelovac
- WordPress Media Library Folders by Max Foundry
- Better Search Replace By Delicious Brain
- Super Socializer by Team Heateor
“Gutenberg” is the codename for the new WordPress editor focus. The goal of this focus is to create a new post and page editing experience that makes it easy for anyone to create rich post layouts.
Gutenberg has replaced the TinyMCE editor with the release of WordPress 5.0 on 2018-12-07.
- Go Gutenberg: Learn the new WordPress editor
- How To Use The WordPress Gutenberg Editor – A Complete Guide For Beginners [ShoutMeLoud.com]
- Diving Into the New Gutenberg WordPress Editor (Pros and Cons) [kinsta.com]
- Gutenberg Support
- Beaver Builder vs Gutenberg: A Case Study
- Learning Gutenberg: A Primer with create-guten-block (css-tricks.com)
- Building Gutenberg Blocks With create-guten-block (code.tutsplus.com)
Determine which WordPress theme & WordPress plugins a Web site is running:
- PHP Unit Testing in WordPress: WP Test is a library for quickly and easily setting up and executing WordPress unit and integration tests. It allows you to initialize an automated test suite on any new or existing WordPress theme, plugin or full website project.
- PHP Compatibility and WordPress Versions
- 7 Best WordPress Backup Plugins Compared (Pros and Cons)
- How To Make a WordPress Database Backup Manually
- How to Fix the Error Establishing a Database Connection in WordPress