How to disable the Gutenberg editor in WordPress 5

Disable Gutenberg editor WordPress 5

How to disable or deactivate the Gutenberg editor in WordPress 5. Adding a snippet to your functions.php file is all that is required.

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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

What should you use your staging site for? Perform all theme, plugin or code updates Test out new plugins or themes Test out new styling or features Perform tests on after updates Security and stability Updates, upgrades and testing A staging site is where you should perform all updates and changes before applying them to […]

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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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When do WordPress sites break?

When do WordPress sites break

When do things actually break in WordPress sites? For something to break in WordPress, something has to be changed in one way or another either in the code on the site, or on the server. Changes could for example be: Added or changed code Updated plugins Updated theme Changes or software updates on the server […]

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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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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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Interview series with WordPress maintenance people at UnderConstructionPage

Rikard SteadyWP Interview UnderConstructionPage

The good people over at the Under Construction Page have done interviews with people who are working with WordPress maintenance, you can read all the interviews here. I had the pleasure of being interviewed as well, you can read the full interview here, or read it below: Before becoming a freelance WordPress developer in 2012, […]

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What is Visual Regression Testing and how does it apply to your WordPress site?

what is visual regression testing WordPress

Visual Regression Testing is basically comparing screenshots from two different states – the before and after state, after an event has occurred. Before After Difference So how does this apply to your WordPress site? Let’s say you are updating your theme or plugins, it’s something almost all WordPress webmasters or admins do on a regular […]

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Compare WordPress maintenance services and what they have to offer

Rikard SteadyWP Interview UnderConstructionPage

The good people over at the Under Construction Page has put together an extensive list of all WordPress maintenance services they know about so far; what they offer, what prices they charge, among other things. You can find the full article here, or read it in the frame below: Check out our WordPress Maintenance Plans […]

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