How to Update PHP to the Recommended Version for WordPress

Using an outdated version of WordPress core, plugins or themes isn’t ideal. PHP is no different. While WordPress technically works with PHP 5.6 and above, you’re sacrificing performance and compatibility, plus you’re open to security vulnerabilities by using older PHP versions. You should always aim to use the latest version of PHP. In this post, …

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How to Improve First Contentful and Meaningful Paint

You’re not optimizing your site to please a stopwatch. You’re optimizing your site for real people. So how can you determine if you’re achieving your goal? You need to include metrics such as First Contentful Paint and First Meaningful Paint in your performance assessment in order to measure how your site is performing from your …

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How to Install XAMPP and WordPress Locally on PC/Windows

Setting up XAMPP on your Windows machine is by far no easy feat, but once installed it’s a breeze to run and will save you a bunch of time if you need to run WordPress locally to test themes and plugins. In fact, you’ll forget it’s even there. Source link

Git and GitHub for Non-Developers

Git is notoriously difficult for beginners to learn, especially for non-developers. It took me at least 3 (alright more like 20) attempts before I learned how to use Git and that was only because I Googled, “Explain Like I’m 5 Git.” Most of us navigate our computers with visual queues. “Here’s my document. I want …

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Hack Design – 15+ Concrete Tips That Will Actually Help You

There are times when you have to design something in a hurry – and designers are nowhere to be found. In times like these, we can’t sit and cry – we have to hack design. Here are some convenient WordPress design tips that will set up any developer for success, even if there’s a pressing deadline …

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Developing a WordPress Dashboard Widget Using Forminator

Forminator is an undercover superhero. On the surface, Forminator appears to be an unassuming form plugin, but if you take the time to look through the Forminator API, you’ll see that beneath those hipster glasses and vest, there is a beast waiting to be unleashed. Unlike other form plugins, Forminator’s API is not blocked off …

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