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Are You New To WordPress? 5 Tips for WordPress Designers

Are You New To WordPress? 5 Tips for WordPress Designers

“WordPress is a complex tool; it’s like the back of a digital SLR… but that doesn’t work on phone – Matt Mullenweg”

WordPress has opened up new doors and challenges to designers and developers. It’s really great and awesome to stay connected, learn and adapt new things from it. The role of a WordPress Developer is quite huge.

The developer has to do the following things:

  • Write blogs
  • Create themes and manages the front end
  • Writes plugins to create custom website/page.

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Now, if you are a designer and you haven’t dived into the WordPress wagon wheel, you have missed a lot. But, don’t worry; here are a few tips for the designers who are new to WordPress.

Can you handle PHP code?

Well, I don’t think there is any problem with the designers to handle the PHP code. But, for a designer who just understands HTML and CSS, would freak out seeing the PHP code. Don’t panic. If you really want to become a WordPress Designer, you should learn PHP. A designer must have some basic knowledge of the language. Thus, if you are really passionate about it then just go ahead.

Get familiar with the PHP functions and themes

If you are really sure that you can handle the code, the next step is to get familiar with the functions and themes. As far as designers are concerned, the themes will give you a proper idea about the layout and design of the website. A designer is well prepared for every odd on his / her way, just being cautious about the same, the designer needs to get familiar with the PHP functions and code.

Get familiar with the Internal Themes

If you really want to master PHP, the best way is to examine the internal themes provided by the WordPress. Go through them, analyze them, and understand the pattern and code and use them in your project. Begin as a learner and end as a professional.

Check for WordPress specific CSS

CSS is a must have for any designer. The good news is that most of the knowledge is reusable. However, we have WordPress specific CSS that you can’t let go.

Gain knowledge about WordPress

WordPress is an ever changing technology and has lots more to come in. And thus, if you want to stay on top, you need to stay updated and read more. You need to stay aware and keep your eyes open to the latest WordPress version releases. In addition to this, you should also read blogs and forums for WordPress development.

Final Thoughts:

WordPress is the most popular CMS platform for web development. So, if you are a WordPress Developer, and want to have a career in this field, then what are you waiting for? You have a bright future in designing and developing. You just need to follow the tips and success is on your way!

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Amazing WordPress 4.2.4 Security and Maintenance is now available!

Amazing WordPress 4.2.4 Security and Maintenance is now available!

WordPress 4.3 had recently released and not left the buzz. Another news flash has been made public by the developers of the WordPress Content Management System (CMS) on 04th of Aug 2015 that is the launch of the latest security update 4.2.4 of WordPress.  To be precise, it’s only been a two weeks or so since the preceding security update for WordPress was released, but already new amenabilities have been traced which could be misused by malevolent hackers to spoil your website.

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Here is the exposé from the advisory:

The security and maintenance release resolves six issues, counting

  • Sucuri’s Marc-Alexandre Montpas, from the WordPress team of security Helen Hou-Sandí, Netanel Rubin who belongs to Check Point, and Ivan Grigorov revealed three cross-site scripting exposure and a potential SQL injection that could harm your webpage.
  • Johannes Schmitt from Scrutinizer discovered a resolution for a possible timing side-channel attack
  • Mohamed A. Baset discovered how to stop an intruder from accessing a content from being rewritten.

A big thanks to the contributors of Security and Maintenance WordPress 4.2.4.

The good message is that WordPress offers the alternative of automatic security updates – expectantly very few portals will be remaining without patch than the scenario which was there before two years.

Some sites might miss out the news of the up-to-the-minute security release as they do not for their own motives make use of automatic updates.

Fortuitously, manually updating WordPress is a cakewalk. Here, take a look

Go to Dashboard → Updates & tap on “Update Now.”

It is advised to the site administrators that they must review the issue queue and apply the upgrade in a timely manner.

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Why WordPress is an optimal platform for small scale firms?

Why WordPress is an optimal platform for small scale firms?

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WordPress, a platform based on PHP and MySQL, was developed for people who are keen of writing on a daily basis. But as time passed, this blogging podium has emerged as a popular and full-fledged content management system as well. Thousands of people all across the world are now using this as a web publishing platform. According to WordPress.org, it powers 23% of the internet. WordPress has many amazing features that transcends it to the most popular content management system. Also there are many reasons which makes this platform as an ideal and optimal one for small businesses.

  • Easy to Use – The reason why WordPress is this much popular is it’s User Interface which is very user-friendly. A person with average technical skills can also manage to set-up and maintain his own website. Having it’s roots in blogging, this podium provides a content editor almost like MS word or Word Pad in which we can modify our subject matter easily. Also it lends a very handy medium for editing media like images, videos etc.
  • Open Source Platform – Open Source as the word suggests is a platform whose source is available in general. WordPress is an Open Source Platform and its License is available free of cost. Also there are thousands of volunteers working on this software to make it better and better.
  • SEO friendly – WordPress almost knows all the possible ways Google tries to index a website for search results. So in its each and every page, WordPress has all the things available for SEO like meta tags, meta descriptions, alt tags for images etc. Also it has ample of plugins available for SEO which helps in making our website reach the top-notch of the Google search results.
  • Social Media Tool – Socializing has become a very important medium for sharing information all across the world. This platform understands the importance of socializing well and provides a wide range of Social Media plugins for connecting our website and content to different Social Media Platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Youtube, LinkedIn etc.
  • Responsive Design – WordPress follows Template based Structure. Nowadays portable devices are gaining importance and Responsive Web Design has become a necessity. So many Responsive themes and templates have been introduced to make our website mobile-friendly.
  • Plethora of plug-ins and themes – Plugins are small applications developed specifically to address a functionality. In WordPress, Thousands of them are available for different-different services. Also whenever there isn’t any plugin available for any specific service, we can develop it on our own. But for this plugin development we will need a brief knowledge of PHP and MySQL. Also a wide range of attractive themes and web designs/templates are available from which we can choose the theme we like to make our website attractive and engaging.

Hence, from the above reasons it can be said that WordPress is an ideal and optimal platform for small businesses.

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