If you run a site that sends a lot of emails and is considered a third-party service, then you might want to pay some attention to Amazon SES. Matt Shaw over at Delicious Brains digs into SES as an option for WordPress mail with a great walk-through. ✉️
WPSiteSync is a product that aims to improve the process for deploying content on your website. It allows you to create or edit a post or page on a staging environment, and then deploy those changes to your live website. It is similar to Ramp by Crowd Favorite, a plugin that at one time I enjoyed,…
Here’s a nice roundup and comparison of CDN options for your WordPress site on the CodeInWP site. Speaking of CDNs, you might also want to review this advice from Delicious Brains on why you might not always want to serve assets from Amazon S3.
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Ashley Rich over at Delicious Brains relates some lessons learned from building WP Scanner, a WordPress-centric web app. The app was built on Laravel with Spark, and there’s a WordPress plugin that is installed that communicates with WP Scanner’s servers. Ashley mentions some of the third-party services he used. His advice about optimizing too early is…
Matt Shaw summarizes for Delicious Brains why most WordPress email plugins suck: “they simply don’t do enough to alert you of potential issues and don’t give you a way to rectify them.” 📧
Developers might be tired of hearing about Google’s AMP project… but Delicious Brains Jeff Gould has a good summary. After the summary, Jeff actually goes into a bit on how to customize the output of the AMP WordPress plugin, which is worth a look to make AMP pages actually look more like your site.