Navigation is a very important part of any webpage. A well structured one allows the visitors to easily locate all the information they are looking for and make the overall browsing experience more pleasant. Luckily WordPress has catered to this need with a functional and easy to use menu system. Today we’re going to take a closer look at the menu creation procedure.
Have you ever wanted to change the_category()‘s behaviour so that it’ll only show the leaves (last child categories) of the selected WordPress categories?
For example, you might have a category hierarchy of Food>Cat>Prescription Cat Food, and it doesn’t really make sense to show all three categories. Due to organizational reasons however, you need to have all three of them selected. How do you force your theme then, to only display the Prescription Cat Food category?
Thousands of support tickets have taught us one thing; people love customizing their themes. Everyday, many of them, dive in the code to get a unique layout or functionality, tailored to their needs and desires.
Another interesting fact is that very few users utilize child themes. Why is that? Well, most of them don’t know what they are, how they work and what they have to offer. Some, happily very few, just can’t be bothered.
While scouring the web looking for an answer to various WordPress related questions, you are bound to find references to child themes and strong suggestions towards using them, let’s find out what they are below.
Whenever a user visits your site, CloudFlare will first check for any indicators of malicious intent. Once CloudFlare verifies the visit isn’t motivated by nefarious purposes, it serves up data from the data center that’s geographically closest to your visitor
Result: beefier security, and much faster website load speeds.
This is part 3 of our 3-part series on speeding up your WordPress site trough the means of Content Delivery Networks (CDN) and image optimization. Just as previously, this is all about the quick wins for your WordPress blog … no coding involved, no hassle.
How to Optimize Images in WordPress the Quick and Easy Way
The guide you’re reading right now is all about image optimization in WordPress – aka. the easiest way of saving even up to 50% of your site’s whole bandwidth consumption.
In other words, optimizing your images is THE no.1 way of reducing your site’s loading times, and thus making the experience smoother for your visitors, as well as Google (it’s always good to stay on Google’s good side).
Google Search has been very clear about the benefits for websites that are accessible through a secure HTTPS/SSL connection, the announcement back in 2014 saw a huge increase in the number of sites that switched over to HTTPS, but in comparison to today’s standards, there’s still many website owners who haven’t made the switch.
This is part 2 of our 3-part series on making your WordPress site perform better through the magic of Content Delivery Networks and image optimization. In other words, we’re talking all about quick wins for your blog, without you having to learn any coding.
Okay, so Content Delivery Networks (CDN) are fairly complicated things under the hood. To be honest with you, I have no clue how they work on a cog-by-cog basis. But to simplify the idea greatly, it goes something like that: Read More
Okay … I hear your doubts … so let’s start like this:
Who doesn’t like a fast site?
Admit it, if you’re forced to wait more than 2 seconds for a YouTube video to load, it’s “goodbye video!”
Seems natural, right?
The bad news, however, is that the visitors to your WordPress site feel basically the same way. And I’m not exaggerating with the 2 seconds thing. In a study by Akamai, it’s reported that nearly 47% of visitors are not willing to wait longer than those 2 seconds.
That is one of the reasons why you should do whatever you can to make your WordPress site perform better!
But there’s more, and we’re talking all about it today.
Since you’re here, I’m guessing there’s a fashion or lifestyle blog sitting in you somewhere. You know that you could share something awesome with the world, but you’re missing a tool to do so … hence, a WordPress blog!
Blogs are perfect when it comes to expressing your opinions and building a relationship with your (soon-to-be) audience.