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Flywheel – Local WordPress Development Made Easy

Local by Flywheel

Developing WordPress websites has become easier over the years but installing the software to develop locally on your own computer can be cumbersome. Deciding whether to use free software like Ampps, Mamp, Xampp, pay for commercial software or even setup vagrant and VVV. They can all be learning curves that require additional steps to debug and get your perfect server setup. Enter Local from Flywheel that aims to take the frustration out of installing a local development environment by replacing it with a fast and functional app.

WordPress Plugins: Will They Still Be Useful in 2017?

WordPress Plugins

WordPress is the biggest Content Management System (CMS) when it comes to blogging, and there aren’t many other platforms that come close in terms of ease of use, with a large development community that supports it. WordPress has grown over the years from a basic blogging platform that enabled users to setup their blogs with ease, to a platform that now lets users create their own themes and plugins, which can easily be installed on other sites using WordPress.

WordPress Database Cleaning Plugins Round-up

WordPress Resources

Cleaning your WordPress database might not be top of your agenda.  Whenever you have published a post or page, trashed a comment or simply haven’t even thought about it, there is likely to be left-over useless data. Over time that data builds up clogging up your database which can affect the performance. You can off course go into your database and clear things up manually which may be exhaustive for the average user or you could make use of a cleaning plugin.  Here is my round-up of WordPress cleaners to keep your WP database in tip-top shape.

Display your WordPress Recent Posts FAQs

WordPress Faqs

Rewind back 3 years when I published the tutorial display your WordPress Recent Posts on a Static Page.  I wouldn’t ever have dreamed that it would be one of the most commented posts on my blog and even now people are still asking on hints and tips on how to expand the code further so I’ve decided to go through all the comments and gathered enough to have a FAQ section.