Little bit of an opinionated title, I know. Mark Barnes does a nice job describing how to create grandchild themes by way of a plugin, in order to alter child theme functionality in themes like Genesis. The problem is Genesis is a parent theme, and their child themes do too much. A framework should be a framework, in my opinion.
Transients are an excellent way to speed up complex queries in WordPress. Dave Clements shows you in this post how you can use transients to avoid bringing a site to its knees like he did, by caching those queries instead of repeating them on every page load.
I like this very much. If you’re using Jetpack with a self hosted install, you can now get more advanced notifications, and do a bunch of pretty cool stuff from within the iOS app.
Is your elevator pitch doing its job?
If you’re attending all the things and you’re not getting a return on your time and investment, then it’s time to take another look.
Zach Schnackel gives an example of an interesting use case for WordPress. He wants access to some WordPress functions, but doesn’t really want to use the WordPress theming system or load most of WordPress itself.
A critical vulnerability was found in the Ultimate Addons for Elementor and Ultimate Addons for Beaver Builder plugins. Hackers can gain full control of your website through them if you don’t apply the security updates.
Gutenberg 8.3 has been released. It features a few additions to the design tools for blocks, including a new padding control on the cover block. This release consolidates a new organization of block categories that groups blocks into text, media, design, widgets, and embeds. See our video pick below to learn more about what’s been…