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SASS for WordPress developers: here’s everything you MUST know

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Although CSS can be fun, using proper preprocessors like SASS (Syntactically Awesome Stylesheet) – not to be confused with being sassy – will make the job of the developer even easier. If you’re wondering why exactly you need Sass and what it’ll give you, buckle up, cause we’re going to cover all the aspects of Sass in WordPress and go over its additions one by one. But first of all, let’s make a few definitions clear. What is Sass? Basically, Sass is a CSS preprocessor which makes writing with CSS neater and more comprehensible, and that can solve a lot of problems. It’s a very useful tool to incorporate into your projects to make your workflow faster and better organized. Here’s what we’ll cover in this article: In which cases can WP developers benefit from Sass What additions does Sass bring to CSS Variables Nested rules Partials Modules Mixins Extends/inheritance…

What’s New: 10Web Speed Optimizer Update

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The 10Web Speed Optimizer Here we go again! Moving forward in the same light, we have more improvements and bug fixes in the 10Web Speed Optimizer. Here is What’s New. JPEG Images To speed up websites, we have enabled by default to automatically encode large JPEG images to a progressive method. This will compress the size of your image and show the entire image while simultaneously loading it. Thus, providing a better user experience and a faster loading page. Option to Minify HTML Speed up your website by choosing to minify the HTML. This will remove the white space and comments, reducing the size. Option to Preconnect External Sources Preconnection works much like prefetching. When this option is checked, let’s say for Google Fonts, the DNS lookup, the TLS and TCP communication will be done before the page loads; thus, speeding up the load time of your pages. Option to…

68 Time-Saving WordPress Keyboard Shortcuts to Boost Your Efficiency

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We all know how important time is and how fast it flies. That is why we try to make our webpage as fast as possible with various WordPress performance plugins, in order to save our visitors’ time. But what about us, the website owners? Here is when WordPress keyboard shortcuts come to help. Why waste time on useless mouse clicks? If you work with WordPress knowing the list of most useful keyboard shortcuts will save you a bunch of time on a daily basis. Of course, you might think it’s just a trivial change which only saves you milliseconds, but all of those milliseconds actually add up and become rather significant at the end of the day. So this post is here to tell you about all those secret shortcuts that will make your workflow much faster. Here’s what we’ll guide you through: What are WordPress keyboard shortcuts ? Browser…

Everything You Must Know About WordPress 5.5

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From a trumpeter to a singer: WordPress Adderley has been updated to WordPress Eckstine. Named after the famous American jazz singer Eckstine, the new WordPress 5.5 update takes us to the swing era by making WordPress as smooth as Eckstine’s voice. What’s new in WordPress 5.5 ? Now back to the more technical questions. WordPress 5.5 “Eckstine” was released on August 11th, 2020, so it’s already available to the public. This new version brings a bunch of block editor improvements such as integrated block directory, UI changes in the block editor, edit images inside the block editor, introduction of block patterns and the ability to add your own plugins to the Block Directory. We’ll go through all of them one by one. The Block Editor Improvements Integrated Block Directory With this new WordPress 5.5 version if you decide to add a block which is not available on your site, you…

What’s New in PHP 7.4 (Features, Deprecations, Updates)

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About the PHP 7.4 release PHP 7.4 was released on November 28, 2019 for General Availability. With this PHP release you can expect a noticeable performance increase. However, although PHP 7.4 improves performance and code readability, you can expect a true boost from PHP 8, as a JIT inclusion has already been approved for that version.By the way if you want to check how your current website is doing on performance here are the top metrics you can use. But back to PHP 7.4! Some of the key features of this new version are syntactic improvements, FFI (foreign function interface), engine changes, class preloading, and much more. Here’s what we’ll cover in this article: Spread Operator in Array Expression Support for Arrow Functions Support for coalescing assign (??=) operator Support of typed properties Covariant Returns and Contravariant Parameters Support for WeakReferences Preloading Deprecations PHP 7.4 for WordPress users Now let’s…

What’s New: The 10Web Speed Optimizer

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10Web Speed Optimizer In the past year, we have gradually chipped away at the issues that can and do cause websites to load slowly. Our focus has been to improve the 10Web Speed Optimization service in order to automatically improve the speed of websites hosted at 10Web. Here are some of the improvements we have made and options we have added in the Speed Optimizer for a much faster loading website. Improved and Fixed in the Speed Optimizer Improved image lazyload Fixed conflicts with other plugins Added Options to the 10Web Speed Optimizer Option to Exclude Javascript from Defer Sometimes Javascript files that are included in defer may cause issues and slow down the load time of your website. You now have the option to exclude them from defer. Option to Preload Fonts, CSS, and JS Files This option allows you to warm up your Fonts, CSS, and JS files…

10 Fastest WordPress Themes Compared (Tested Results)

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You know that nice feeling when you get a satisfied customer bragging about how much website traffic he or she gained and how fast the page is overall. These customers will turn into the most loyal ones, and if you want to get more clients like that you need to make sure you provide the fastest website possible. But where should you start? Getting the right WordPress theme is the first step towards creating a fast website, but how do you check which theme is better? To conduct an accurate comparison of WP themes you need to remove all outside factors and test them out with various tools. But don’t worry, we’ve done all the hard work for you so you can simply lay back and enjoy our best recommendations of WP themes. But before we talk about how we’ve tested our themes and share the results, let’s first of…

How to Optimize a WP 404 Page and NEVER lose users again!

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Uh, oh… Looks like you’ve come across an article about non-existing pages. But there’s no need to go back to our homepage because no error has occurred and you’re certainly in the right place. Yes, you’ve guessed it, welcome to our phantom blog post where we are going to discuss the infamous WordPress 404 pages and everything you need to know about them. No matter how hard you try to get rid of those pages, 404 errors will always be there and it is better to know how to benefit from them and make them work for your profit. Now, let’s start from a quick recap: What is a 404 page? The WordPress 404 page, “error page” or “Page Not Found” page is the page which shows that the user has reached the domain, but the URL path could not provide any information. In other words, the 404 page occurs…

5 WordPress Performance Plugins to Boost Your Speed Today

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Today speed is everything, and if you want to keep your customers satisfied your website should be fast. No one wants to spend more than a couple of seconds waiting for a page to load, so if your page does not respond instantly, you can easily lose your customers. But what should you do to keep your page speed high and website performance good? Here is where WordPress performance plugins come to save you! In this blog, we’ll guide you through all the awesome plugins that can boost your speed and improve your page’s performance, never letting you lose even a single customer. But let’s start from basics: The Importance of a Fast Website Even without us telling it, you have probably considered that a slow page can have a negative influence on your website and decrease your traffic. Well, studies have shown that your hypothesis is correct. According to…

Why Use WordPress? Here Are 9 Rock-Solid Reasons

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You’re in the process of deciding how to create your website and are wondering why you should use WordPress? Well, no need to be wandering around in Wonderland anymore, because we have all the information you need. Let’s start by asking, “What is WordPress?” WordPress is the most popular and reputable content management system (CMS) there is to date. It’s an open-source software that’s accessible for everyone, and it won’t cost you a dime. As of now, WordPress is reigning over the CMS-market: with a market share of 62%, the platform is used by 35.2% of website owners worldwide. Already impressive, right? But there’s so much more to WordPress than meets the eye. To keep it concise, we picked out 9 advantages that WordPress offers, which make it indispensable for every website owner out there. Here’s a little sneak preview: Why use WordPress? Free and Open Source Huge Community Easy…

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