As best as it can, the WordPress core is designed to be as lean and lightweight as it can be while maximizing flexibility and minimizing code bloat. Part of that flexibility is the ability to not try to do everything but to use plugins to extend and add to the … Continue reading
Let’s make something clear. Security is never about perfectly secure systems. Such a thing is not only highly impractical but it’s impossible to achieve. What security can do is to provide risk reduction, not risk elimination. It’s about employing all the appropriate techniques available to you and using a healthy … Continue reading
I used to think the only one way to update a user password is through WordPress’ interface. But there are situations where you may be logged out of the system and, say, the site was hacked and you’re unable to update/reset the password through the traditional methods. Since WordPress is … Continue reading
I became enthralled with jQuery when I started working with it a few years back. To me, it is the best thing since sliced bread. I had been working on web applications for years and one of my biggest frustrations was dealing with cross browser issues so stumbling across jQuery … Continue reading
As a plugin and/or theme developer, it is always our responsibility to use jQuery correctly. One thing we should try to be aware of is the jQuery version that is shipped with each WordPress. The following is a brief history of jQuery and WordPress.
In some ways, the single most important file in your entire WordPress installation is the wp-config.php file. Most WordPress developers know that it contains database configuration information but most don’t look beyond that and have no idea what’s there or what they can do with it. This article is meant … Continue reading
As promised in my previous article on wp-config.php, here are some more important configuration tips that I’ve collected over the years that almost every WordPress install can benefit from. 1. Locking Down You Configuration File We all know how important the wp-config.php file is. This file stores all of your … Continue reading