How to Easily Display Code on Your WordPress Site

Do you want to display code in your WordPress blog posts? If you tried to add code like regular text, then WordPress will not display it correctly. WordPress runs your content through several cleanup filters each time you save a post. These filters are there to make sure someone does not inject code via post …

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How to Upgrade WordPress to PHP 7 (And Why You Need To)

Recently, we were having some performance issues here at WPLift. 502 errors. Server slowdowns…it wasn’t fun stuff. The quest to fix those issues led us to this post, which we hope acts as both a source of motivation and guidance on this very important topic: The PHP version that your WordPress site’s server is running. …

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How to Fix Briefly Unavailable for Scheduled Maintenance Error in WordPress

Are you seeing the ‘Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance’ error in WordPress? This error usually appears while updating WordPress core, plugins, or themes. Basically, your WordPress site fails to finish the update which leaves you stuck in the maintenance mode. In this article, we will show you how to easily fix the “Briefly unavailable for …

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Weekly WordPress News: Block Management in Gutenberg

This week, WordPress officially ended its support for out-of-date PHP versions…kind of. You can still use PHP 5.6, but WordPress no longer supports anything under that. Beyond that, the latest version of Gutenberg introduces block management, and WordPress now officially powers one-third of the web. Let’s get to all of this week’s news… WORDPRESS NEWS …

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24 Useful Tricks To Speed Up WordPress & Boost Performance

Do you want to speed up your WordPress site? Fast loading pages improve user experience, increase your pageviews, and help with your WordPress SEO. In this article, we will share the most useful WordPress speed optimization tips to boost WordPress performance and speed up your website. Unlike other “X best WordPress caching plugin” lists or …

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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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How To Remove WordPress Sidebar For Specific Posts Or Entire Site

Looking for a way to remove the sidebar at your WordPress site? Most themes come with a sidebar of some sort, but you may not want to use it on all of your content (or even at all). While a sidebar certainly gives you more space to put “stuff”, having more “stuff” isn’t always a …

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WordPress 5.0 “Bebo” Is Out

In the biggest news in a long time, WordPress 5.0, named “Bebo”, was officially released on December 6. As such, the new Gutenberg block editor is officially part of the WordPress core. Be careful about updating and consider using the official Classic Editor plugin if you’re not ready to move to Gutenberg. This week was …

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Displaying the Date and Time in the WordPress Loop

Adding the date and time to the WordPress Loop seems like a simple enough task, right? Well, yes. It can be a case of coding a simple template tag and letting WordPress do the work for you. But sometimes you can run into problems along the way. In this quick tip, I’ll show you the …

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