Update WordPress permalinks easily without losing SEO

These days SEO experts recommend that the permalinks for WordPress and ClassicPress websites are set to ‘post name’. If you have an older site then you may have chosen a… More »

Removing all emoji code from a ClassicPress site

Here’s a quick tip for ClassicPress theme developers. If you want to remove all trace of the WordPress/ClassicPress built-in emoji scripts, styles and tags from your ClassicPress site’s pages, here… More »

Detecting https in PHP – the definitive guide

Detecting whether your PHP code is running on https or http is useful in a number of situations, particularly if you’re building a URL to set a form action or… More »

Catching up with ClassicPress

In our previous article published late last year, “ClassicPress Beta is now available – should we adopt it?“, we took a look at the new WordPress fork called ClassicPress, which… More »

ClassicPress Beta is now available – should we adopt it?

The ClassicPress fork of WordPress, inspired initially by the forced introduction of Gutenberg in WordPress 5.0, is progressing positively, and today the first Beta was released, superceding the initial Alpha… More »

How is ZigPress managing the introduction of Gutenberg?

If you keep your ear to the ground as far as the WordPress content management system is concerned, or even if you don’t, you may have heard that a new… More »

The WordPress 4.8 text widget will destroy your content

I just completely lost the contents of a text widget, and it was WordPress’s fault. I had a normal, old-style text widget, containing a set of links, and within each… More »

WordPress 4.7.4 and the ‘noopener noreferrer’ attribute

Some of you may have noticed that after you upgrade to WordPress 4.7.4, when you edit a post using the visual editor tab and add an internal link (a link… More »

Organize my uploads into month- and year-based folders

The piece of text I’ve used as this article’s title should be familiar to all WordPress users. Can’t place it? The image above should give you a clue… it’s on… More »

Connecting to Let’s Encrypt SSL sites via cURL from MAMP

This is a brief lesson in diagnostics that some may find helpful. The Scenario I develop websites on a Mac running MAMP. On my Mac I have an installation of… More »