Sean O'Brien

WP-CLI

This post is part of a series designed to help developers who are just starting out understand some basics and how they relate to WordPress. This sixth post is about WP-CLI, which stands for WordPress Command Line Interface. If you’ve ever worked with Drupal’s command line tool Drush then it should be easy to learn. If not, you have nothing to fear. We’ll walk you through the basics and provide a video on how to get started hands-on. WP-CLI is… Read It


Bill-Belew

Bill Belew is professional blogger, content marketer, experienced educator, and renowned speaker who has presented at PressNomics and has a WordCamp talk scheduled for October 2014, not to mention being a regular cruise ship speaker. His various online projects have received massive amounts of traffic due to his commitment to hitting the publish button again and again. If your business needs more leads, or you want to make your website or a blog a success, then diving into the years… Read It


SPDY

This post is part of a series designed to help developers who are just starting out understand some basics and how they relate to WordPress. This fifth post is about SPDY (pronounced speedy) which we offer on our Business, Professional, Ultimate, VPS, and Enterprise plans. What is SPDY? SPDY was developed primarily by Google for transporting web content, and is an open networking protocol. The protocol deals with HTTP traffic to speed up web page load times and to improve… Read It



Joe Fylan

BobWP

If you are a beginner or intermediate WordPress user and are looking to improve your WordPress skills, then Bob Dunn has been busy building just the resource you are looking for. With a passion for training and coaching, the BobWP website was born and quickly became a place where Bob has been able to help WordPress users improve their skills in order to take control of their websites. Since launching his BobWP.com website back in 2008, thanks to his “non-geeky”… Read It


star-wars-fail

Has this ever happened to you? Your hosting company tells you the server you were on is dead, and they are trying to get it back online or will be moving you to a new server. Hours go by, your site is offline, and you are becoming increasingly frustrated. Perhaps after an hour, or 3, or 8, your site is back online and you go on about your way upset at the lost opportunity and revenue caused from the failure. Hardware… Read It



Joe Fylan

Matt Report

Matt Medeiros is the brains behind the Matt Report, a WordPress business podcast for entrepreneurs, startups, and freelancers. In each episode, Matt interviews people working with WordPress to find out more about their business, services, or what they are up to in general. If you are working with WordPress in any way, or just enjoy using the software for your own projects, then the Matt Report is definitely one outlet where you can learn new things and gain insights into… Read It



Kristoper Lagraff

wordpress maintenance

We’ll be updating all client sites to WordPress 3.9.2 throughout the day. This release is a minor security update that addresses the following issues Fixes a possible denial of service issue in PHP’s XML processing. Fixes a possible but unlikely code execution when processing widgets (WordPress is not affected by default). Prevents information disclosure via XML entity attacks in the external GetID3 library. Adds protections against brute attacks against CSRF tokens. Contains some additional security hardening, like preventing cross-site scripting… Read It



Sean O'Brien

ssh

This post is part of a series designed to help developers who are just starting out understand some basics and how they relate to WordPress. This fourth post is about SSH which we offer on our VPS and Enterprise plans. The previous post on FTP vs SFTP touched on SSH a bit, but this one will explain it a little more in-depth and also provide links to video tutorials on how to connect via SSH in general. SSH stands for… Read It


WP Sessions

WPSessions is an online training resource for WordPress developers that was launched in June 2013. The aim of the project is to help those working in the WordPress ecosystem gain time, skill, and efficiency, while also increasing the demand for their services. The highlight of WPSessions is that its training sessions are delivered by experts from the world of WordPress. This so far has included 34 well-known industry names such as Chris Lema, Corry Miller of iThemes, Tony Perez and Dre Armeda… Read It



Sean O'Brien

ftp

This post is part of a new series designed to help developers who are just starting out understand some basics and how they relate to WordPress. This third post is about FTP including its cousin the secure version (SFTP), and will attempt to explain the difference between the two and why they matter if you’re developing a WordPress site. FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol and has been around since 1971. Yes, people actually used computers way back then, but… Read It



Sean O'Brien

lock

This post is part of a new series designed to help developers who are just starting out understand some basics and how they relate to WordPress. This second post is about HTTP including its cousin the secure version, and will attempt to explain the difference between the two and why they matter if you’re developing a WordPress site. Let’s start with HTTP since it’s the more common. HTTP stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol and is a system for transmitting and… Read It


WP101

The goal at WP101 is to teach the basics of WordPress and beyond in about one hour, all through a series of professionally shot video tutorials. The tutorial series covers everything you need to know in order to create and manage a WordPress site, with the lessons geared towards new users of WordPress who are looking to get a better understanding of the software. For those who aren’t fans of textbooks, and prefer a more multimedia 21st century approach to learning,… Read It



Joe Fylan

WP University

If you want to know more about using WordPress and get access to a library of easy to follow guides and tutorials, then the WP University website could be just what you are looking for. While the online learning materials aren’t aimed at developers, anyone else using WordPress to publish content online can get a real head start by enrolling at the WP University. Whether you are simply using WordPress to create a blog and post your personal experiences online,… Read It


WP Curve

WP Curve is a support service for WordPress which takes care of their customer’s website problems, and carries out unlimited small WordPress fixes 24/7, all for a reasonable monthly fee. While this service sounds great, and it is, the WP Curve blog is proving to be a major attraction in its own right. The two founders behind one year old WP Curve, Dan Norris and Alex McClafferty, are using the blog to document their journey of launching a startup and… Read It



Sean O'Brien

dns

This post is part of a new series designed to help developers who are just starting out understand some basics and how they relate to WordPress. This first post is about DNS, including what it is and why you need to understand it. DNS stands for Domain Name System, so let’s get that out of the way first. Every time you use the internet you’re interacting with it, whether you realize it or not. That’s because DNS is a protocol… Read It