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WordPress Resources & Toolbox

A collection of resources gleaned from a collective of WordPress meetups.

Internet Best Practice

Separate registrar, Separate DNS, Separate web host, Separate eMail host

Planting your “flag/domain” on the Internet

1 – Domain Registration – acquire your domain

2 – Name Servers

Setup DNS control separate from domain registration

3 – Web Hosting – separate from domain & names servers

[for Email setup – see email hosting]

What’s new in WP 6.1

Backup / Migrate Site

Blocks

Block Themes

CDN – Content Delivery Network

Content Management

Cookie Consent

CSS

Custom Post Types, Custom Fields

Design Tools (Website Design)

Email Hosting

“Separate hosting – If one goes down, they don’t ALL go down.”

  • Setup your email hosting independent of your domain registration or web hosting.
  • If your email is tied to your registrar or web host then moving to a different provider, registrar or hosting plan becomes very difficult.
  • Many web hosting companies offer Office 365 or Google Workspace, but it is better to NOT signup to either of these through your hosting company. You will have more control if you signup directly with Google or Microsoft. Hosting offers are usually not the full plan and are further complicated by being tied to your hosting or domain registration provider.

Email Marketing

SMTP transactional email services

Forms

GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation

Applies to all websites with users from the EU. 

Hosting Services

 Means the provision, administration, and maintenance of servers and related equipment, the provision of bandwidth at the hosting facility, and the operation of the Application (WordPress, in our case)  for access by Customer Users to be provided by the relevant hosting service provider. ~ Law Insider

Images

Localhost Site Development

  • Local – Spin up local WordPress installs in less than a minute – https://localwp.com
    [in Preference > Advance > (set) Router mode > localhost]
  • DevKinsta – a Docker based local hosting server environment – https://kinsta.com/devkinsta
  • Mamp Pro – an alternative local development server environment – https://www.mamp.info
    Mamp Pro is a commercial frontend for the classic MAMP local server environment.

Page Builders

Page Load Speed – Site Speed Testing

Performance/Optimization

Protecting Privacy

Research

Security

  • WP 2FA  – enable two-factor authentication.
  • WP Bouncer – restricts the number of simultaneous logins
  • 1Password – password manager
  • Last Pass – password manager
  • Privacy.com – Create virtual payment cards for one-time purchases or subscriptions

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Site Maintenance

WooCommerce Code

WordPress Themes

Theme Development

The technical aspects of writing code to build your own Themes 

Training & Education