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In reply to https://kevq.uk/which-wordpress-plugins-i-use/. I’m currently running no …

In reply to https://kevq.uk/which-wordpress-plugins-i-use/.

I’m currently running no less than 19 plugins, and although I apparently wrote 6 of those myself, and continually advise folks to keep their plugin count as low as possible, the issue is typically not the number of plugins, but what they do (and how well they’re kept up-to-date).

I probably couldn’t live without Micropub, which I use to post to my site from various clients, and WP Crontrol, to manually run or test WP-Cron jobs. And—shameless self-promotion—“Share on Mastodon.” What they have in common, though, is, uh, no discernible negative effect on your site’s speed at all. Unlike, say, drag-and-drop page builders.

Which WordPress Plugins I Use - Kev Quirk
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Bookmarked https://wptavern.com/gutenberg-7-9-adds-gradients-to-more-blocks-extra-typography-controls-and-new-patterns. A problem _long_ solved by CSS …

Bookmarked https://wptavern.com/gutenberg-7-9-adds-gradients-to-more-blocks-extra-typography-controls-and-new-patterns.

A problem long solved by CSS and the separation of content and presentation. (But visual editors, we need!)

I would not wish the pain of updating dozens or more old blog posts to adjust paragraph design on anyone. Of course, the same could be said of font sizes and similar settings.

Gutenberg 7.9 Adds Gradients to More Blocks, Extra Typography Controls, and New Patterns
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In reply to https://kevq.uk/rewriting-my-wordpress-site-in-html-css-comparing-performance/. That is _exactly_ what …

In reply to https://kevq.uk/rewriting-my-wordpress-site-in-html-css-comparing-performance/.

That is exactly what WP Super Cache—if properly configured—and many other page caching plugins do, though. Use rewrite rules to serve an entirely static HTML version of your site’s pages.

Rewriting My WordPress Site In HTML/CSS & Comparing Performance - Kev Quirk
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My site uses Corcel, a sort of translation …

My site uses Corcel, a sort of translation layer between WordPress’s database and Laraval’s Eloquent ORM. I’ve got WordPress living on a separate domain, and a symlink to its uploads folder in my Laravel app’s public folder. Accessors help me filter image tags, and the few shortcodes actually in use behave like they would in a pure WordPress environment, while my Blade-powered front end is 100% under my control. I like that; some of the markup WordPress produces is a bit of a mess.

Bookmarked https://torquemag.io/2016/11/singletons-wordpress-good-evil/. “Singletons are useful, but they …

Bookmarked https://torquemag.io/2016/11/singletons-wordpress-good-evil/.

Singletons are useful, but they reduce flexibility and therefore should be used sparingly. EDD is a great example. There is one main singleton that houses all the other “main” instances, of the other classes, without having to use a singleton on every one of those other classes.

Singletons In WordPress: Good Or Evil? | @thetorquemag
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Bookmarked https://wptavern.com/automatic-theme-and-plugin-updates-slated-for-wordpress-5-5. I’ve been doing this—fully automatic updates—for …

Bookmarked https://wptavern.com/automatic-theme-and-plugin-updates-slated-for-wordpress-5-5.

I’ve been doing this—fully automatic updates—for a very long time—for sites that do not have a gazillion horrible, “premium” plugins installed—using a simple cron task and WP-CLI.

Automatic Theme and Plugin Updates Slated for WordPress 5.5
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Bookmarked https://wptavern.com/key-takeaways-from-the-first-future-of-themes-meeting. “Global Styles” does feel an awful …

Bookmarked https://wptavern.com/key-takeaways-from-the-first-future-of-themes-meeting.

“Global Styles” does feel an awful lot like the Theme Options pages of horrible “premium” themes.

[T]heme authors who build hyper-detailed designs, [may] be cringing at the thought.

Key Takeaways From the First ‘Future of Themes’ Meeting
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Bookmarked https://wptavern.com/gutenberg-7-2-adds-long-awaited-multi-button-block-and-gallery-image-size-option. This would enable my tiny lightbox …

Bookmarked https://wptavern.com/gutenberg-7-2-adds-long-awaited-multi-button-block-and-gallery-image-size-option.

This would enable my tiny lightbox solution to do its thing, too.

Users can [now] also add a link for the image in the media & text block.

Gutenberg 7.2 Adds Long-Awaited Multi-Button Block and Gallery Image Size Option
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