WordPress is currently the most popular content management system and powers more than 60 million websites. I switched from Drupal to WordPress in 2013 and I don’t regret it. WordPress is a fantastic CMS for photographers who wish to have a great-looking website displaying their work. The abundance of great themes and useful plugins for this platform makes it easy to create beautiful websites with advanced functions. If you think of any feature that you’d like to add to your website, most likely there is already a plugin for that. In this cycle I share tips about building and maintaining sites with this content management system. I will present some great themes and very useful plugins for your WordPress site. Stay tuned!

WordPress Plugin of the Month - UpdraftPlus

Backup! Backup!

It goes without saying that you should backup your website(s). Anything can go wrong: a plugin or theme update can break your site, the server may go down, the site may be compromised by hackers. Sometimes the webmaster simply makes a blunder while developing the site. If you have a proper backup plan, data loss will not be a disaster […]

WordPress Plugin of the Month - Maintenance

When Your Website Has to Be Temporarily Switched Off

There are times when you must temporarily switch off your WordPress site. For example, if you have just started to build the site on a live server, it doesn’t make sense to show the progress to the public before the launch. And when your beautiful site is finally ready, sometimes you just might want to quickly test some new feature or fix some issues. In such cases, you should activate maintenance mode. Out of the box, there is no quick and automatic way to put your WordPress site into maintenance mode. […]

Switch to HTTPS (SSL) easily

Switching to SSL Is Worth It and It Doesn't Have to Be Hard

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is an encryption protocol used in communication over computer networks. As a matter of fact, the SSL specification has been superseded by TLS (Transport Layer Security). However, the SSL acronym is still widely used to refer to both protocols. You can immediately tell which websites use secure connections. If the connection is secure, in the address bar of your browser you will see “https” instead of “http” and depending on the browser a green padlock icon may appear. […]

Essential Things for WordPress Sites

Advice for WordPress Newbies

In the previous article in this cycle, I described the installation process of the most popular content management system: WordPress. If you have installed WordPress recently and are a new user, I have some tips for you about the essential things that your site should have. […]