When Is It Time to Abandon a WordPress Plugin?

One of the biggest reasons to love WordPress is the sheer number of available plugins. It seems like, no matter what type of functionality you need, there is at least one plugin that can do the job. But it’s no secret that plugins can sometimes outlive their usefulness. As both our needs and WordPress itself …

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Visual Composer Website Builder vs WPBakery Page Builder

A decade ago, WordPress content builders were small tools – usually created by WordPress theme authors. They created them for their users to have easier page editing options. But what once was a small industry has now expanded into a great WordPress niche. Nowadays, there are dozens of WordPress site builders on the market. While …

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10 Essential WooCommerce Plugins for Managing Your Store

What makes WooCommerce such a compelling eCommerce platform is that, just like other WordPress plugins, it can be extended to perform more and more tasks. For example, complex functionality (advanced reporting, rewards programs, etc.) that used to be reserved for high-end SaaS providers is now within everyone’s reach. Even so, shopkeepers don’t always need something …

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Building Plugin Stacks for Complex WordPress Sites

With the right plugin stack, WordPress can produce some powerful and complex sites. But WordPress has no central authority coordinating everyone’s efforts, so plugin incompatibilities are a big problem. That’s like, the textbook definition of complexity: Complexity characterises the behaviour of a system or model whose components interact in multiple ways and follow local rules, meaning there is …

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Adding WordPress Plugins to Your Development Workflow

Web designers often have a collection of favorite tools to help get things done more efficiently. Whether it’s a graphics program, a code editor or a framework – we all have our mainstays. WordPress is also present in many a designer’s toolbox. We often talk about how the CMS makes our jobs easier. But one …

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