Do you write plugins?

This is a bit of a minority interest… but if you provide plugins for others, then you might be interested in a new free plugin from our sister company. It’s the “Simba Plugin Updates Manager”, available for free from here in the wordpress.org repository. What does it...

UpdraftPlus Newsletter

Want to sign up for the fortnightly UpdraftPlus newsletter? It contains a mix of UpdraftPlus news, useful training materials for WordPress developers and site-owners, and general WordPress news. If you want to give it a try (you can de-subscribe at any time), then...

Plugin of the week : Redirection

Next up in our occasional “recommended plugin” series is…  “Redirection”. It does one thing, and does it well – something that always appeals to site builders looking to develop knowledge of a set of tools that can cover them in any common situation. What does it do?...

Understanding how WordPress installs plugins

Understanding how WordPress installs plugins is a great piece of knowledge: 1) it’s actually fairly simple, and 2) it can get you out of a lot of problems. In this article, we’re going to learn about that, and see what we can do with it. Of course, you should try all...

Trouble posting support requests?

If you had a problem posting a support request using our paid customers support request form over the last 24 hours, then we apologise – please try again now. It looks like our webserver was experiencing random failures on this particular page. We are still...

Does your PHP version matter?

You’ve very likely heard about PHP many times, if you’re running a WordPress site… but, do you know what it is, and why it matters? PHP is the programming language that WordPress, like most websites, is written in. It has its share of defects, but has the huge...