Increase Resilience with Must-Use Plugins

December 15, 2020

Plugins and themes are the life-blood of WordPress. There are thousands of quality themes and plugins available in the WordPress repository for free, and even more out there on various marketplaces for extraordinarily low prices. Millions of people have made great websites using these tools and little else, and it is undoubtedly the reason for […]

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Should I Disable XML-RPC in WordPress?

August 21, 2020

I recently gave a talk on WordPress security at a Women in WordPress meetup and while preparing my slides, I realized I was disabling XML-RPC in WordPress without ever really understanding why. This was a learned behavior I picked up many years ago and never stopped to question. That ends now! In this post we’re […]

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Reflections on Jamstack Virtual 2020

June 01, 2020

This was my first Jamstack conference, but it may not be my last. For an event that quickly had to pivot from an in-person London event to an online one, the Netlify team did a fantastic job. It felt like it was always meant to be virtual, or at the very least like they had […]

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How to Secure the WordPress Admin

July 15, 2020

WordPress is ubiquitous, easy to use, and highly extensible through a wide array of themes and plugins. No doubt these factors are what we love most about the platform, but they also make WordPress a prime target for hackers. Don’t worry; this does not mean we should give up WordPress. There are ways we can […]

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Useful Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows

May 14, 2020

One of the first things I do when learning a new tool or application is to learn its keyboard shortcuts or unique features that might improve my workflow. We try so hard to enter a flow, digging through menus to figure out how to do something is a great way to break that flow. In […]

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