How to Disable Emoji in WordPress

Ever since the release of WordPress version 4.2, support for Emoji emoticons appeared in the core. It is implemented using the Twemoji external library from Twitter, and the emoji images are loaded from the WordPress.org server. You can disable emoji support using the plugin. There are a number of reasons why site owners will want… Continue reading How to Disable Emoji in WordPress

How to Change Your WordPress Site URL

Having decided to change the site address, you should remember that in addition to changing the domain in the hosting settings, you need to change a few settings in WordPress itself. If this is not done, the site or part of its functionality will stop working. When transferring a site from a local server to… Continue reading How to Change Your WordPress Site URL

Options performance in WordPress

The options table in WordPress contains all the settings for your website, themes, and plugins. It can store both simple checkboxes (yes/no), and larger data, sometimes even logs. The options API in WordPress is very simple and can be summarized in two lines: update_option( ‘foo’, ‘bar’ ); // store an option called foo $foo =… Continue reading Options performance in WordPress

How to Search and Replace in WordPress database

A few days ago, an update to the popular WP-CLI utility was released, and one of the most interesting changes is flag support –regexin the command search-replace. WP-CLI is a system utility for managing WordPress sites from the command line. Many hosting providers have long been installing it for their customers. It allows you to… Continue reading How to Search and Replace in WordPress database

How to get the number of MailChimp subscribers in WordPress

If you run a WordPress blog or magazine, then you are probably doing an email newsletter to your readers. And if you’re using MailChimp, you’re in luck – in this tutorial, we’ll show you how to display the number of subscribers on your site using the MailChimp API. This tutorial is intended for those who… Continue reading How to get the number of MailChimp subscribers in WordPress

Best Services for Monitoring WordPress Sites

Popular website monitoring service Pingdom is closing its free accounts starting January 28, 2016. In this article, we have collected some free alternatives to help you replace Pingdom. Why monitoring is needed Monitoring allows you to automatically monitor the health of your site, and receive notifications every time your site does not open – background… Continue reading Best Services for Monitoring WordPress Sites

How to Change WordPress Password Using WP-CLI

Previously, we have already covered five ways to change the password in WordPress, and in this article, we will tell you how to do it using the WP-CLI utility. Please note that if none of the previously suggested methods helped you for some reason, then WP-CLI is unlikely to work magic for you in this… Continue reading How to Change WordPress Password Using WP-CLI

Five New Starter Themes on WordPress

The WordPress theme team at Automattic have announced the next evolution of their popular Underscores starter theme. The new project is called Components and includes five starter themes. Components is a fork of the Underscores project. Its main difference is that it is not limited to the basic structure and simplified theme styles, i.e. the… Continue reading Five New Starter Themes on WordPress

New Gridicons icons from Automattic

Designer at Automattic Dave Wheatley announced on the Dribbble website the availability of a new Gridicons icon pack. These are the new vector icons used in the Calypso project by WordPress. Now the project has more than 140 icons in vector format. You can use them for any purpose according to the GPL license, but… Continue reading New Gridicons icons from Automattic

How to Track External HTTP Requests in WordPress

One of the most common causes of slow WordPress sites is plugins that frequently make HTTP requests to external sources. In this article, we will tell you how to find and eliminate such requests. External HTTP requests When it comes to WordPress performance, proper caching is one of the most important things, but unfortunately, not… Continue reading How to Track External HTTP Requests in WordPress