Blogs

The best WordPress alternatives: an overview

These days, there are many options for aspiring web developers. Out of all the homepage toolkits and content management systems available on the net, WordPress is without a doubt the most popular, thanks to its all-rounder qualities. Originally intended to be blogging software, over the years the program has evolved to include a wide range of plugins, making it a suitable platform for almost any kind of web project. Despite its versatility, its size can sometimes mean that the platform suffers from weaknesses in its performance and security, which smaller, specialized WordPress alternatives do not. [...]  

Create your own WordPress website: It’s that easy!

Do you want to have your own website, but hardly have any programing skills? With a content management system, you can create a homepage for yourself or your company without HTML knowledge. Our WordPress guide will guide you step-by-step through the website making process, from installing and setting up WordPress, to creating content and publishing your material. [...]  

WordPress themes: elements and structure

The blog software, WordPress, has many strengths, one of them being that design and layout can be separated from the program core. This allows users to customise the appearance of website content using themes without having to interfere with the actual software. Here, we explain the function of WordPress themes, their components, and their structure. [...]  

Piwik in the WordPress dashboard: Web analysis directly in the CMS

As an operator of an internet site, you will, of course, be interested in tailoring your website to the needs of your users in as much detail as possible. To be able to do this, it’s helpful to find out as much as you can about the behaviour of your visitors. Web analytics programmes make this possible. Many people have only heard of Google Analytics and don’t know about the advantages that other web tracking programmes have to offer. Piwik is a particularly significant alternative. The tool is easy to set up and can easily be connected to WordPress via a plugin. [...]  

Blog with success part 1: creating a blog

Anyone can be an author online by starting a blog to publicise ideas and thoughts. But for many, a blog is much more than simply an online diary: if you want to mix it with the industry professionals and become a successful blogger, there are certain guidelines to be aware of. In this short series, we will guide you on the journey to blogging with success. We begin with part 1: creating a blog. [...]  

The best WordPress plugins of 2017

WordPress is particularly popular because it allows inexperienced users to create a fully functional blog or website relatively quickly. Even if you want to use the content management system for the realisation of complex web projects, that’s entirely possible too: With the appropriate WordPress plugins, the open source platform can easily be adapted to individual needs and expanded to include practical functions. [...]  

WordPress frameworks: the easy way to get your ideal theme

Themes are a great way to give your WordPress project a unique look and add special features quickly and easily. Intuitive and beginner-friendly, no programming knowledge is needed to implement your perfect look. The basis for many purchasable layout templates are special themes, which contain layout editors and basic functions and resemble a homepage kit. These special WordPress frameworks can also be used to develop your own theme. [...]  

Thesis: The WordPress framework focused on SEO

The WordPress framework Thesis is appreciated in many different ways: some value the divergence of the theme kit whereas others evaluate it as an unnecessary complication when working on new layout templates for the popular content management system. Basically, the Thesis framework presents itself as an excellent parent theme solution, which can be enjoyed – despite its rather cumbersome start – thanks to new SEO features that have been implemented as well as effective design options. [...]  

WordPress migration: steps for a successful server migration

There is much more going on behind WordPress blogs than the average visitor is aware of. In addition to texts, pictures and other graphics, it is primarily the behind-the-scenes aspects like plugins and user settings that make the site what it is. All of these features have to be taken into account when migrating from A to B. Thanks to tools like migration plugins, moving your WordPress blog to a different server is now a manageable feat, even without professional support. [...]  

Genesis Framework: The performance-oriented basis for WordPress themes

Maybe you have already heard of the WordPress framework Genesis, since the basic theme offered by the American web service StudioPress is one of the most sought-after solutions in terms of template design. The Genesis child themes are also impressive. You can refer to this guide to examine the popularity of this product and the costs associated with its use. [...]