It’s been more than a year since the last time I made a WordPress theme. I’ve been so busy with the Meta Box plugin and its extensions that I couldn’t split myself to manage all the theme work. Until 2 months ago, I decided to take a part of my time to focus on the theme business and started working on a blog theme. Today, the theme is released on ThemeForest.
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WooCommerce is the most popular e-commerce plugin for WordPress, allowing us to sell any kind of products online. It has almost everything an online store needs and doesn’t require much effort customising the store. When to say customising, I mean WooCommerce has all the necessary pages on the front end for the store: the product archive page, the product details page, the cart and checkout page and they work as expected. However, being created for the general store, it can’t satisfy all users and sometimes we need to customise WooCommerce for our specific needs.
SSL is secured protocol between your server (your website) and client browsers. SSL encrypts all the data transferred between your server and browsers so no one in-the-middle can hack to the transfer process and view sensitive information, such as username / password (when you type to log in) or other e-commerce data.
WP-CLI is an awesome command line tool for WordPress. It has a lot of commands that can help us installing plugins/themes, add posts, import/export data quickly and easily. I wrote about it once when I used it to create a staging environment for a WordPress website. That was on a Linux system. All the documentation on WP-CLI homepage are made for the Linux system and there’s only 1 line about the Windows system “limited support in Windows environment”. But we can do a little work to make it work on the Windows system.
I’m optimizing my Meta Box plugin and I need a way to measure the project’s statistics such as complexity and maintainability. After searching on Google, I found PHPMetrics, a wonderful project that can help me understand lots of key metrics for a PHP project. The result is displayed in a HTML report with some graphs and table of metrics which are very easy to understand. I tried using it with the Meta Box plugin and here is the result:
A large number of websites pop up over the internet around the clock. Observing these growing numbers being deployed each day on different hosting platforms, it becomes difficult to choose the right platform as your hosting provider. Web hosting platforms have now become more of necessity when you plan to design and launch your website. I have been in the internet hosting network for quite a while now, and gaining services from the right hosting platform do matters.
The main reason is that the right hosting platform gives optimal performance and a credible search engine ranking of your websites. There is a vast number of hosting platforms in the market that offers individuals dedicated hosting, VPS hosting, shared hosting and cloud hosting. If you ask me my personal preference, I would always recommend my viewers to go with a Managed WordPress Hosting provider, because it takes away the hassles of managing your servers and lets you focus on your marketing and website building. When I talk about Managed Cloud Hosting, Cloudways comes into my mind.
Daily backup is one of the most important things that a WordPress website owner should do. There are plenty powerful plugins that can help you to get the job done quickly and efficiently. However, if you are using a VPS, you can create a simple script to backup your WordPress database daily and this post will show you how to do that.