WordPress and Wix Comparison

WordPress and Wix Comparison

Nowadays, Self Hosted WordPress.org is the most popular website builder but is not the only option. Wix is another popular platform that allows you to easily create a website. Both Wix and WordPress allow you to create websites without learning to code. In this article, we will review and compare the pros and cons  between Wix vs WordPress. Hopefully that you will be able to decide which platform meet all your needs. Categories Wix WordPress.org Cost Wix offers a basic website builder for free. However, there are 3 major downsides to it. 1.     It adds Wix branded advertisements on the top and bottom of your website. 2.     You cannot use a custom domain name for your site, so your site address will be: username.wix.com/sitename 3.     To remove ads and get additional add-ons (Google Analytics, Favicons, eCommerce, etc.), you’ll have to upgrade to one of the premium plans they offer. Apart from that, Each Wix premium plan has different storage and bandwidth limitations. You can pay monthly or choose a yearly plan. The WordPress software is available for free for anyone to use. 1.     There are flexible plans available from a variety of web hosting companies. The cost depends on how […]

Update WordPress 4.8.3

Update WordPress 4.8.3

WordPress 4.8.3 has just been released so if you haven’t upgraded your WordPress website yet, then you should do so as soon as possible. Version 4.8.3 is an important security update that will fix a serious programming flaw that can potentially expose WordPress-powered websites to the possibility of being attacked and hijacked by hackers by means of injecting malicious SQL database commands. This version will fix all below bugs:  The bug CVE-2017-14723, was discovered and reported by security researcher Anthony Ferrara in September. The WordPress core is not affected, the vulnerability lies in WPDB, a set of functions used to talk to the WordPress database, and its ability to include sprint tokens.  The buggy code: $wpdb->prepare(), can create unexpected and unsafe queries and potentially allow malicious SQL injection in version 4.8.2 and earlier. This newly-released WordPress 4.8.3 security update addresses this flaw by changing the behavior of the esc_sql() function and hardening it to protect it from attacks via plugins and themes How to Update to WordPress 4.8.3 Log in to your website as you normally do and assure that your website have not already upgraded to WordPress version 4.8.3. If you wish to upgrade to WordPress 4.83 yourself, follow […]

What’s New in WordPress 4.7

What’s New in WordPress 4.7

WordPress 4.7 is the final release of 2016 and for the next year, it will have a new default theme. It is a WordPress tradition to release a new default theme each year named after the year. If we compare WordPress 4.7 version with the previous version so it has some difference. Important: Don’t forget to create a complete WordPress backup before starting the update. A New Default Theme – Twenty Seventeen Twenty Seventeen mostly focuses on business websites instead of blogs and it helps with the starter content new user in setup their WordPress websites.The starter content feature is available for new sites only. You can also use it as a blog theme. It has a large image features image, crisp typography which looks great on all screens. Video Header Support in WordPress 4.7 Most of the WordPress theme now are allowing users to add full screen videos. WordPress 4.7 brings video header support for themes that will make it easier for theme developers to integrate it with in customizer with live preview. In this version, you can upload and also use your own videos in mp4 format. For the videos not only YouTube but also Vimeo videos can […]

WordPress 4.6 Release

WordPress 4.6 Release

WordPress Version 4.6 was released just over 4 months since the release of WordPress Version 4.5, it was headed up by Dominik Schilling, supported by Garth Mortensen and 272 contributors. A community of translators also helped to make WordPress 4.6 accessible in 52 languages. This article is overview of what’s new in WordPress Version 4.6 release and what features to expect when you update your site. Before Updating – Backup Your Website Don’t forget perform backup all database and files of your website before upgrading WordPress 4.6. Where possible, it’s best to apply updates to a test or staging environment so that you can test the changes before applying them to your live site. WordPress 4.6 Update If you experience issues, try some basic troubleshooting steps. You can also visit the official WordPress support forum, just make sure you read the welcome post to ensure a speedy and helpful response. Streamlined Updates When you update, install or delete plugins and themes you stay on the same screen. It means that you can install and update your WordPress plugins and themes without leaving a page. This added a page load and increased the time spent on installing plugins and themes. Native […]

Resource Hints in WordPress 4.6

Resource Hints in WordPress 4.6

WordPress 4.6 Release Candidate Many of the changes in the forthcoming WordPress 4.6 are developer-focused changes that take place under the hood. You can test your plugins, themes, and sites with WordPress 4.6 before the release. WordPress have published 4 version 4.6 Beta to made a few refinements before releasing WordPress 4.6 on Tuesday, August 16. To test WordPress 4.6, you can use the WordPress Beta Tester plugin or you can download the release candidate here (zip). For more information about what’s new in version 4.6, check out the Beta 1, Beta 2,Beta 3, and Beta 4 blog posts. And If you haven’t tested 4.6 yet, now is the time! Resource Hints in WordPress 4.6 Resource Hints is a W3C specification that defines the dns-prefetch, preconnect, prefetch, and prerender relationships of the HTML Link Element (<link>). These can be used to assist the browser in the decision process of which origins it should connect to, and which resources it should fetch and preprocess to improve page performance. In 4.6, WordPress adds an API to register and use resource hints. By default, wp_resource_hints() prints hints for s.w.org (the WordPress.org CDN) and for all scripts and styles which are enqueued from external hosts. Developers can use the […]

WordPress 4.6 Beta 1 is available

WordPress 4.6 Beta 1 is available

After releasing WordPress 4.5 on April 12, WordPress team is now planning to release the version 4.6 on August 2016, the date is only for planning and discussion purpose and the focus is entirely on ensuring the quality of the release by eliminating bugs and profiling the code for any performance issues. WordPress 4.6 Beta 1 is now available! This software is still in development, so you should consider setting up a test site just to play with the new version. To test WordPress 4.6, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin . This plugin provides an easy way to get involved with Beta testing WordPress. Once installed it will enable you to upgrade your blog to the latest Beta or Release candidate at the click of a button using the built in upgrader. By default once enabled it switches your blog onto the point release development track. The newer version will be more stable and bug fixed, but we can’t exactly say what’s new on WordPress 4.6. We will keep updated this page every time we get a clue, so please keep your eyes on this page to know about the newest features of WordPress 4.6. But As far we know, WordPress […]