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Opinionated List of Essential WordPress Plugins

I have an personal, opinionated list of essential plugins that should be installed in every new WordPress instance for various purposes, a few of which are: security maintenance performance search engine optimisation (SEO) legal compliance So, without further ado here's my list of essential WordPress plugins: Advanced Automatic Updates Akismet Anti-Spam All In One SEO Pack Autoptimize BackWPup EU Cookie Law Google Authenticator Google XML Sitemaps Leverage Browser Caching Limit Login Attempts Social Media Auto Publish Wordfence Security WP Super Cache Read more

Rachel Andrew @ RuhrJS 2017: Start Using CSS Grid Layout Today

As the obligatory CSS person at a JavaScript conference, at RuhrJS 2017 CSS expert Rachel Andrew gave a talk on CSS grid layouts and how they differ from flexbox layouts: Read more

Sara Harkousse @ RuhrJS 2017 – Web Components: It’s all rainbows and unicorns! Is it?

At RuhrJS 2017 Sara Harkousse gave a talk on web components and custom elements in particular. In this talk she gives a hands-on introduction on how to get started with custom elements: Read more

Paying for Developer Tools

Recently, a user named amerkhalid wrote this on Hacker News (commenting on a question about the market for developer tools): Agreed. Developers are hard bunch to sell to. We go out of our way to find free tools and almost look down on people who use decent IDEs or other tools. One example, when I finally got legit license for Sublime Text, all of my friends made fun of me for paying for a free software. I replied by criticising this attitude (that ... Read more