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Can I Use Drag-and-Drop Themes for WordPress Development?

Themify, most fancy premium themes, and most page builders are meant for solopreneurs, inexperienced business owners and freelancers who want to earn a quick buck for a site that won’t generate any traction anytime soon. The market for providing “site builder” services with no additional value is generally oversaturated. You can probably get a new small project…

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Are WordPress Developers In Demand?

As someone who regularly hires WordPress developers, I can confirm that good developers are in demand. Note that I’ve said good developers. WordPress Developers ARE In Demand WordPress currently powers 30% of the web – which equates to tens of millions of websites (roughly speaking). This includes a massive portion of small business websites and…

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Is Adding More Features Slowing WordPress Down?

As other respondents have noted, new features are usually slowing down a website – but only under specific circumstances. WordPress – and the other web application platforms and frameworks – generate web pages rendered at the browser with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (together with other assets such as images and fonts). Those are processed depending…

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Is WordPress Suitable for Serious Web Development Projects?

Because building a complex WordPress platform depends on intimate familiarity with the CMS and a careful selection of a theme and plugins (if any). WordPress Site Building Most vendors either discard WordPress entirely or create a LEGO by bundling dozens and dozens of randomly picked plugins combined with a premium WordPress theme. Both approaches are…

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Can I Learn PHP Through WordPress Development?

Learning PHP through WordPress is possible, although I wouldn’t recommend it. Learning PHP From WordPress In all honesty, I know of a couple dozen people who followed that route. One of the smartest minds in my network did that – but it happened over a decade ago when email lists and support forums were still…

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How to Include a WordPress Plugin in a Non-WordPress Project?

Short answer: You can’t. The long answer is complicated and should be avoided if possible. That said, there are always workarounds… Rewrite the plugin The most viable (and rightful) option is often rewriting the core logic of the plugin. It’s the most time consuming one, but it doesn’t depend on the WordPress Core. Plugins tend…

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7 Steps to Reduce Your Email Backlog

Dealing with a staggering email backlog daily is a problematic chore. It takes a while to browse through your emails, identify priorities, reassign whenever needed, and handle everything without missing important backlog activities. Here are 7 practical ways to reduce your email backlog and automate your process in a sensible manner, thus allocating time and…

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The Current State of Programming in 2017

Back in the day, being a software engineer wasn’t sexy. It was a deliberate choice by people who were obsessed about tinkering machines and the rising world of information technology. Nowadays, we see active discussions from programmers such as As a programmer, do I have to absolutely love writing code? by people who are employed as developers and don’t…

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