With recent growth in SSL implementation, HTTP2 usage have risen significantly. This article explains what HTTP2 is and the advantages of using it with WordPress.
In order to understand HTTP/2 one must have a notion, even a quick and superficial one, about protocol, and in this context the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP). The HTTP protocol is a mechanism used by Internet browsers to request information from the web server and display the pages on the screen of the device in use.
You can also understand it as a set of rules that define how information will be transferred from one computer to the other. Although each protocol is slightly different, they are composed of a header, payload, and footer.
A simple look at the browsers navigation bar demonstrates its ubiquity. It is everywhere.
The version widely used is that of HTTP/1.1 that dates from 1999, that is, 17 years in use. The draft replacement, the HTTP/2 has been published by the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force). Through it, we had significant improvements in communication and data rendering between browsers and servers.
The HTTP protocol versions
The first version proposed by Tim Berners-Lee had the simplicity as the focal point and the idea was to transfer data in text format ASCII, then the only method request was GET.
The emergence of the World Wide Web is linked to
A how-to guide to combine 2 most popular softwares: WordPress and Slack.
Over the past years, Slack has become a favorite communication tool for thousands of companies, averaging more than 250,000 daily active users, 30% of which are using paid service. While Slack helps teams work together on a single target, the bulk of the actual work takes place outside of the app. For this reason, Slack API offers the possibility to add new Incoming WebHooks for integration with external services. Given that WordPress has 27% + sites in the world, it is very important to have an easy way to receive notifications from these sites.
For standalone WordPress Slack plugin assemblies exist, created by Akeda Bagus, the developer of the X-team. Day before yesterday we talked about the bbPress Slack Integration plugin, which allows you to send notifications about new topics and replies to your selected bbPress Slack channel. WP Slack performs a similar function for the common WordPress events.
The plugin is able to send notifications to Slack on the basis of the following events:
When recording requires an examination (status “pending review”)
When entry is posted
When a new comment is posted
In addition, the plug-in also includes slack_get_events filter to add more
Article shows easy way to integrate google analytics if your theme doesn't have any option for it.
By : TechTeam | August 02, 2016 Statistics and metrics are important for any project, from a small blog to large and complex sites. It is a fact that knowing your audience and what most pleases is something very important for a project to be successful. For this, we need to use tools such as Crazy Egg, Hotjar, Google Analytics, among others.
Ranked as one of the most robust free tools, Google Analytics is the darling among the data analysis tools of blogging sites and audiences around the world. Easy integration, you can add it to any site without much effort.
If you are the one who want to know whom your site / blog is targeted, it is worthwhile to see how to integrate it with the GA in a simple and practical way.
Getting tracking tag for GA?
The tracking tag can be achieved through the Google Tag Manager, product available for managing tags of all Google products.
Using Google Tag Manager to generate the GA tag
Integrating with Google Analytics without using plugins
If you have no preference for the use of plugins to make this integration, I suggest to you to insert the Google Analytics code in the header.php theme file that is used in your project.
This can be done via admin panel
Chrome's security warnings are coming soon, and they are going to affect all of us. Article sheds more light on upcoming changes.
Google Chrome announced that it will provide security warning to users, warning that sites containing HTTP protocol are not safe. But why did this happen? The people who still have HTTP site, what will they do? As will be going forward? That is the purpose of this article, clarify the main doubts. Why a security alert will be given?
As would be expected, Google comes out ahead again, taking another security measure to ensure the best browsing experience for users. This time, the turning point will be in Google Chrome, one of its most recognized and used products.
We’ve talked here on Blog a lot of times that Google’s algorithms are already giving priority in organic positioning issues, all sites that already contained HTTPS protocol despite all to continue with the HTTP protocol.
The website owners who are most worried about their users already understand what it does and why they should take the SSL seriously. But as the issue of security and encryption Google ended up taking strict action?
Well, a study cited by the browser security staff revealed that the lack of “green padlock” which is in the address bar, indicating that the site is secure, is almost never
Actionable tips and best practices to reduce time spent on debugging code.
All programmer few lines earlier or later face problems when developing a code. And no matter how planned and brilliant the software engineering applied was, always appears to have a bug. Sometimes there could be the fault of the chosen language, sometimes by how the algorithms behave, or sometimes the fault of distraction.
Whatever the reason is, there is no programmer who can write an error-free code. And often solve problems by spend more time than on the project itself.
But it is possible with good programming practices to minimize this problem by writing clean code and thus creating reliable and stable software. The following 10 tips can help you to avoid problems in programming:
1) VISUAL DEMONSTRATION
Print data values and variables is the simplest and fast for developer preview results. A print fitted in the code allows controlling the flow of data through a piece of code and rapidly identifying errors.
2) WRITE COMMENTS IN THE CODE
Explain what makes a piece of code using comments is a form simple and effective. Comments can help a lot to the understanding of a section of the code and how it relates to the rest of the program.
Many people “think ugly” comments in
Simple tutorial on how to personalize wp-admin areas without using plugins.
By : TechTeam | August 22, 2016 When developing a website using WordPress, we have in mind that the site will have updates, whether frequent or not. The administrative panel makes this work easier. At various times, the customer himself may want to make the changes that are necessary in the content, directly from the panel.
When you have access to the panel, you may want to customize the interface so that items and features that are not required can be hidden from the user – which ensures certain safety – and your brand (logo, colors, etc) to be exposed in this space.
There are some techniques that can be easily applied, and easy configuration of plugins that can let you do this customization in the panel. In this post we will see how to modify the WordPress administration panel (also known as dashboard) as per your requirement.
One of the areas that should receive special attention when we enter the brand is the login page. Remember, all access to the panel passes through it. Here are some tips to customize it:
Replacing The Logo
By default, the login page brings the iconic symbol of WordPress. Replacing it with your logo is super simple. Just add the following
With rising popularity, WordPress has become an attractive target to hackers. If your site is not carefully secured, it can get hacked. Here are some tips about recovering a hacked WordPress website.
A good collection of how-to steps to resolve WP's dreaded white screen of death.
Is it as scary as the name sounds? Well, the only thing that dies is your morale when you figure that you don’t know exactly what to do when the White Screen of Death strikes.
Sure, it is an error which makes most of us exasperated, and even get us all panicky, because why not? You don’t get any error messages when it takes over your life, which makes it horribly difficult to identify the problem and trouble shoot.
But once you are able to discover the problem, and how to tackle it, you are sortedJ And here we are going to show you just how you can sort this super annoying problem.
This article is constantly updated with new tips and tricks, so you can be rest assured that what you are seeing here is the latest info. Our experts keep updating the article through their own experiences and trial-and-error methods.
Here’s everything we’ve got in this article at a glance:
What is White Screen of Death?
So what is this big super annoying problem we are talking about? What is White Screen of Death?
It’s an error most of the users face where the user feels helpless and is welcomed by a blank screen. What it does is this:
It makes your website look like a blank
With so many choices for WP plugins, it can be daunting for new users to pick secure plugins. This article shows a few easy tips for picking secure plugins from WordPress directory.
Overview of how brute force attacks are done on WordPress, and what you can do to protect against them.
By : TechTeam | August 09, 2016 The WordPress platform is a hugely popular and widely used worldwide. This popularity makes WordPress the target of attackers and makes brute force attacks (exclusively targeted).
Unfortunately, many users do not have knowledge and awareness of required safety criteria and end up failing and helping much a brute force attack to be successful in making use, for example, the username “admin” or choose a weak password.
You as a user have the obligation and it is your duty to at least choose a strong password with a combination of uppercase and lowercase characters added with special numbers and characters. The latest version of WordPress has further improved its relationship with the user when it will set a password for your personal account, suggesting and helping to make a good choice in this regard. Behind this feature is a platform step that helps users to avoid their sites to be hacked through brute force attack.
How does the brute force attack happen on WordPress?
A brute force attack can be accomplished manually or using methods and tools that automate the process.
How is the brute force attack done manually?
The attacker accesses the
WP Debug log is essential in identifying and fixing issues with updates, themes and plugins. This article shows how to enable and access debug log.
By : TechTeam | May 28, 2016 About debug on WordPress
Debug code must be the part of development process. This amplifies the final product quality and increases interoperability with the ecosystem of WordPress, ie the core, plugins in question and the subject in use.
It is known that each installation of WP is packed with plugins that add many features and a topic for public interaction. This brings a variety of codes, standards and challenges.
So consider the development of projects with the active debug and revised to avoid hidden errors, warnings, alerts and warnings codes. On the run, or in the absence of development planning, the debug is left in hand, quality and safety gets hit, and unfortunately produces a poor, insecure and flawed code.
Debug safely, the three constants and two functions
Natively, we have a debug system that, by default, is disabled. Besides the possibility of activation, we have hidden capabilities for power and greater security mechanism.
The constant WP_DEBUG
The debug can be enabled by constant WP_DEBUG wp-config.php file.
1 define( ‘WP_DEBUG’, false ); // By default is disabled
2 define( ‘WP_DEBUG’, true ); // Consider the true
When you need someone else to work on your site, don't setup their accounts from wp-admin. Use this plugin instead.
Ever need to create a WordPress user account that is used only temporarily? Manually creating temporary accounts or using wp-cli is good, but the problem with this is that in some situations you may forget to delete the user afterwards. This article will show you how to create a temporary login to WordPress without passwords.
When do you need a temporary login in WordPress?
Many users or managers of sites and blogs on WordPress need to access the admin area to edit, post or check something. Developers and content managers may need access to make adjustments on the site and to update content. Anyway, if you trust the developer, you can keep following the old fashioned way, creating an administrator account for them and then delete it when the job is done. You can add new users and authors in the WP and then block the user without deleting the account.
The problem is when you forget you added someone with privileges to make changes to your site. This type of access makes your website open to potential security threats and unprotects the data.
With the temporary login to WordPress, you create temporary accounts that do not require a password and are automatically disabled after a certain
Simple guide to displaying your snapcode on WordPress site or blog.
A new possibility to get more followers on Snapchat is to add Snapcode on your website or WordPress blog. What is the Snapchat Snapcode?
If you are reading this article it is quite possible that you have already used or at least know what Snapchat is. If you have not used, try the app that is packed with intuitive possibilities and will certainly ensure you at least a good laugh.
Briefly this is a social network that is being mostly used today by young people, their posts last only for 24 hours, and if someone makes a print (copy) of the screen, the account holder is notified. These are the key differentiators of Snap, as it is popularly known, the other social networks highlighted lately.
Another differential is, Snapchat has is the ease of adding snap Users through snapcode. This code works like a QR Code, you use Snapchat app to scan the snapcode of the person or brand you want and is already added to your list.
Many brands and autonomous are using Snapchat as relationship strategic tool for their audience and / or followers. For those who use WordPress and Snapchat, we have a good tip that is super easy. Place your snapcode on your website or blog, it’s simple, we