WordPress is the most popular content management system on the planet. And not by a slim margin either. When comparing CMS’s, WordPress has a 61.4% market share. That’s 12 times more than second placed Joomla, with 4.9% market share. In fact, it’s estimated that 34% of the entire internet is built with WordPress. That is unbelievable! But it means that if you’ve hitched your wagon to WordPress you’ve made the right choice.

That’s not to say that WordPress is not without it’s problems. The new Block Editor (aka Gutenberg) was far from warmly received; the WordPress core itself is getting more and more complicated, meaning your hosting resources may need to get bumped up at some point; and with the end-of-life in 2018 of PHP 5.6, that’s caused no end of compatibility problems as plugins and themes get updated.

With all that in mind, we’ve started a new blog – You Suck At WordPress. Before you get too update, the name is a play on a popular Photoshop web series, You Suck At Photoshop, which I’m sure was a website at some point, but I cannot find evidence to back that up…

In this blog, we will be posting all the useful tips and tricks we come across as we develop on this popular platform. Any time we write some custom code for a website, we’ll add it to this blog, along with a detailed explanation as to how you can implement it yourself.

We’ll also be reviewing plugins, announcing vulnerabilities, and basically just showing you how to squeeze every last drop of performance from your website. WordPress is a beast, and if it’s set up incorrectly, it can act like one!

If you have any specific questions that you would like us to address in a future blog post, don’t hesitate to contact us or comment on the posts over at YSAW.

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