WordPress s a content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL that is usually used with the MySQL or MariaDB database servers but can also use the SQLite database engine. Features include a plugin architecture and a template system. It is most associated with blogging. Used by more than 60 million websites, including 33.6% of the top 10 million websites as of April 2019, WordPress is the most popular website management system in use.
Whipping WPExplorer’s Blogger Template into shape
I recently switched to WPExplorer’s Bogger Template, because it is simple and focused on the articles. What’s not to love? But there is still a lot to do to whip this template into shape. To help you out, I’ve created this post.
Increase WordPress performance on IIS
I noticed that the Time To First Byte (TTFB) of my website was taking way too long. First I thought it should be resolved by caching, but I noticed that it couldn’t be the caching, because TTFB kept being pretty high. After some research I found the culprit: IPv6 with the MySQL driver.
How to create ‘edit tag’ and ‘edit category’ buttons?
This small code snippet creates edit buttons for your category and tag pages. Adding edit buttons to your theme will greatly improve the usability for the end user.
Serving SASS files for WordPress theme on IIS
I love SASS. What’s not to love? Well… it can’t be served directly by the web server like CSS. It needs to be pre-compiled before it is served. Fortunately there is a PHP SASS compiler that can be used to make PHP compile and serve SASS. I’m using an IIS installation, so I’ll be explaining how it can be done on a Windows machine.