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Are Premium WordPress Themes Faster Than Free Themes?

Usually, No Commercial WordPress themes generally include a large suite of scripts and styles, along with a comprehensive set of features in order to make them pop. Most premium themes rely on a number of theme options, various widgets, eventually some sliders, content builders, galleries, social media integrations and the like. Each of those components…

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Is Using Theme Frameworks (Genesis) Preferable to Custom Theme Development?

First off, developers are people who actually specialize in programming. Real developers are platform-agnostic and often language-agnostic since the concepts of software development revolve around solving business problems through algorithms, using data structures and paradigms embedded in the OS layer, web servers, the networking infrastructure and more. WordPress Development Requires PHP WordPress developers are software…

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How Do Staging and Production Environments for WordPress Websites Work?

Some workflows depend on staging and production environments while others add an extra layer – a dev server that runs the latest bleeding edge of the application. Structuring WordPress Environments The second approach is structured in the following way: Dev environment is constantly updated with the latest commits by the dev team. The test/staging environment…

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Can I Create WordPress Multisite Networks With Centralized Design or Features?

Yes, it’s definitely possible. The way WordPress Multisite is created allows you to build separate subsites within your network that share common plugins (or even themes) while maintaining different sets of content for each site. It’s a great way to organize reusable components from a web performance standpoint (optimize ones, use everywhere). However, multisite networks…

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What Are The Limitations of Simple WordPress Websites Created With Plugins?

You can easily build MVPs and simple applications with WordPress without coding knowledge. That said, this would inevitably lead to scalability, performance, security, and backward compatibility issues if your application gets some traction. I’ve been compiling a list of common problems for large WordPress websites which uncovers a good number of challenges when using large and bloated plugins (premium…

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Are PHP Developers Redundant Because of WordPress Site Builders?

1. WordPress is a Platform It’s an open-source software CMS that runs 29% of the web. There’s a popular site named WordPress.com which offers a hosted version of the software. It’s fairly limited, although Automattic – the company owning the product (whose CEO is also a co-founder of the WordPress software) – continuously introduces some additions and…

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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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