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Jan Koch

Coding Your First WordPress Gutenberg Block

The new WordPress editor Gutenberg marks a big shift away from the TinyMCE editor towards a WYSIWYG way of building pages and writing posts. While there are many 3rd-party page builder plugins already, WordPress version 5.0 has made Gutenberg the new default editor. In today’s article, I’m going to explain how you, as a developer, […]

Common Bottlenecks That Slow Down WordPress Sites

Is your WordPress site loading slow? Many factors can slow down WordPress, but luckily you do not need to be a tech-expert to fix them. In this guide, I’ll walk you through the most common bottlenecks that slow down WordPress and present a solution to each one. You can (and should) follow along with this […]

BlogVault and MalCare: Redefining WordPress Security with Founder Akshat Choudhary

The following article is with Akshat Choudhary, founder of BlogVault and MalCare, two leading security products in the WordPress Community. We sat down with him to find out more about his recent success with MalCare, how he did it, and what we can all learn from him about keeping our WordPress sites secure. Akshat, thanks […]

A Real-World Guide to Using Gutenberg

Gutenberg is the new post editor that will be published with WordPress version 5. Its name derives from Johannes Gutenberg, who invented the printing press. Matt Mullenweg, the founder of WordPress, and his team aim to simplify creating content with WordPress. To be fair, Gutenberg is not officially ready for using it on production systems […]

Adding WooCommerce to the Genesis Framework

Adding WooCommerce to the Genesis Framework is one of the best ways to build a stable and fast running eCommerce site. Due to the nature of the Genesis Framework, it has some quirks though. In this article, I’m going to walk you through the most important steps of the installation and customization process for your […]

Understanding GTmetrix Reports for Speed Analysis

One of the go-to tools for analyzing a website’s loading speed is called GTmetrix. They are one of the most-used service providers for loading speed analysis reports, alongside Pingdom and Google Pagespeed Insights. Since I do loading speed optimization for a living, I want to take some time and explain how to understand the GTmetrix […]

4 Step Workflow for Collaborating With a WordPress Freelancer

If you’re a WordPress user without a technical background, you might find yourself looking for a freelancer to help you sooner or later. Even though WordPress is quite straightforward to use, there’s only so much you can do with your website if you can’t code. If you want a certain functionality on your site or […]