Weekly round-up of WordPress news – Vol 6

Weekly WordPress vol 6

We are fresh back from WordCamp Bristol 2017 and here is what has caught our attention in the last week.

Is WordPress ready to be an enterprise-grade cms? – Torque
We certainly think so and this article discusses whether WordPress is finally ready to become a respected CMS for big enterprise. There are some great reasons here why more and more big brands are turning to WordPress.

Exclude words while searching in WordPress – CSS Igniter
I liked this as it was something that I didn’t know you could do. When completing a search form in WordPress you can also exclude words from the search and not just search for words. This article tells you how to do it.

Beaver Themer 1.0 – A New World of Possibilities – Beaver Builder Blog
We are big fans of Beaver Builder and this Beaver Themer version looks like a great addition to their offering. This add-on to Beaver Builder lets you “create layouts for archive pages, template an entire post type, 404 and search pages, and create parts like headers and footers”.

How to Prevent Hotlinking in WordPress (5 Easy Methods) – Kinsta
If you don’t know what ‘Hotlinking’ is then this will be an interesting article for to read and understand. Hotlinking is where an image on your site is used on another site but with your URL. This affects your hosting and adds additional server load. Luckily, there are things you can do about it.

The Best Way To Check Your WordPress Site for PHP Compatibility – Word Impress
PHP7 is becoming wildly spread and it offers fantastic performance enhancements to your WordPress site. This article shows how you can check your site to see if it is compatible with PHP7.

Introducing “Press Ahead” – WPEngine
This is a new corporate brand platform from WPEngine which will include news of how to improve your brand’s digital performance. Worth keeping an eye on this one over the coming year.