Creating a Customizable Site Theme in WordPress

Customization is an important aspect of a modern website. It gives you the power to change a site to fit your needs and to ultimately deliver the best version of the site to your customers. And with the introduction of full site editing in WordPress, people are beginning to realize the power of changing a…

Ensure Security with Forced SSL for WordPress Admin Logins

Requiring WordPress admins to log in through SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) helps prevent hackers from stealing passwords. But what exactly is SSL, and how do you force it for logins? Until 1995, data was sent across the internet in plain text. If someone ordered a product with their credit card, the account number and all…

Upgrade Your WordPress Development Skills with Action and Filter Hooks

An essential part of WordPress development is making modifications or adding functionality to what’s already in place from WordPress Core, a theme, or a plugin. If you’re familiar with the WordPress template hierarchy, a theme’s functions.php file, or even just the search function of your code editor, it’s tempting to find what you want to…