PHP versions 5.6 and 7.0 will soon not have security support

Update PHP 5.6 before December 31 2018

PHP version 5.6 will not be supported from the 1st of January 2019 and onwards. PHP 7.0 will likewise lose its security support on December 3 2018. Please update your PHP version to 7.1 or 7.2 if you haven’t done so already. Read more about the topic and what actions you should take on the […]

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Why you need a professional to maintain your WordPress site

Professional WordPress maintenance

Maintaining a WordPress site is not as easy as one may think. There are numerous thing which can go wrong, especially during updates on the site. If you are maintaining WordPress sites but you don’t consider it one of your core business areas, then it might be a good idea to let someone who does, […]

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Why you should have a staging version of your WordPress site

why staging version WordPress

The answer to the question in the title of this post is very simple: You won’t risk any downtime or problems on your production site if you use your staging site properly. Your site can of course go down for reasons beyond your control, such as the server going down, but using a staging site […]

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When to not use a caching plugin on your WordPress site

When to not use a caching plugin in WordPress

Caching plugins can be a great asset in serving your WordPress site faster to end-users, but it’s not always a good idea to have caching active. Here are a few website states where using a caching plugin is not a very good idea: When developing the site When developing your site you tend to do […]

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Why you should not only use Google Page Speed Insights to measure your WordPress page speed

Do not only use Google Page Speed Insights to measure your WordPress site performance

The most important thing about speeding up a WordPress installations is, you guessed it – the actual speed your site loads at. A lot of people seem to forget this simple but important fact, and stare blindly at scores from for example Google Page Speed Insights instead. When speeding up a WordPress installation, the most […]

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When do WordPress sites break?

When do WordPress sites break

The topic is very general, but it can be argued that a WordPress site which is functioning properly, will continue to do so until something on the site or server changes. When do things actually break in WordPress sites? For something to break in WordPress, something has to be changed in one way or another […]

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What to do when something goes wrong on your WordPress site

What to do when something goes wrong on your WordPress site

The spectrum of what could be going wrong on a WordPress site is very broad, but there are usually general debugging methods that you can try out. When debugging, always try to minimise all things which can possibly go wrong – you will want to exclude things one by one. Unless you are faced with […]

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Why you should not use the Admin username in WordPress

Not use admin username WordPress

The reason why you should not use Admin as your username on any WordPress installation is very simple; It is the default WordPress user name. Hackers are of course well aware of this, and the admin username is likely the first one they will try out to be able to gain access to your site. […]

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WOT Cache Pro plugin review

SteadyWP WOT Cache Pro plugin review

Having been released only five months ago, WOT Cache is a fairly new caching plugin on the market, but it’s already performing like it’s a veteran. The Pro version which we’ll be reviewing in this article is priced at $32 per license. First, let’s look though the features of this WordPress caching and performance plugin, […]

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What to consider before updating to WordPress 5

What to consider before updating to WordPress 5

As this is a major release we would like to recommend all WordPress users and admins to proceed with caution before updating to this version, as the chances of things breaking are much more likely in a release like this compared to a minor release. If you don’t want to use the Gutenberg editor at […]

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