By: Keanan Koppenhaver Render-blocking resources often cause issues for developers who are trying to optimize the performance of their sites. Put simply, a render-blocking resource is one that’s loaded as part of the rendering of a web page, but while it’s loading, it stops the rest of the page from doing so. As more and ... Read More.
By: Philip Jonas As a developer, you know that the software development landscape has grown to astronomical proportions with no signs of slowing down. At times, it feels like remaining current is an impossible task. In this chaotic landscape, you need something that is simple to learn, easy to maintain, and robust enough to allow ... Read More.
Local dev environments are used to build and test sites, plugins and themes. In this article, you'll learn about several local environments and discover how to set up your own with Docker. ... Read More.
By: Keanan Koppenhaver In the WordPress ecosystem, transients are a part of the codebase that’s rarely talked about. But depending on what type of code you’re writing in your plugins and themes, transients can be a powerful aid in making your code more performant. If your code is running a complex database query or calling ... Read More.
By: Ivan Kahl WordPress, launched in 2003, is an open source, PHP-based CMS that uses a MySQL database to store data. Developers can use it to create blogs, websites, landing pages, and web apps. This versatility has made WordPress overwhelmingly popular, and it currently powers over 43 percent of all websites. It also boasts a ... Read More.
By Cameron Pavey WordPress sites typically use PHP to serve HTML content that’s preloaded with necessary data. However, thanks to the WordPress REST API, this approach is not the only way to build WordPress sites. The REST API allows you to communicate with your site’s backend by sending and receiving JSON objects. You can use it ... Read More.
Understanding the importance of scalable hosting and how WordPress.com can provide that need. ... Read More.
A quick-start guide for developers who haven't yet worked with WordPress ... Read More.
Although your site visitors never see it, form spam is a headache for site owners – especially if you get email or text notifications every time a visitor completes a form on your site. Preventing form spam helps alleviate this headache. But what is form spam exactly? Most form spam occurs when bots discover your ... Read More.
Improving Jetpack's i18n problems was challenging. Hopefully, our solutions might help other plugin developers improve their i18n as well. ... Read More.