Security is super important and if you read on the internet about creating secure WordPress websites you will get conflicting advice. In this post I will explain what we do at Highrise Digital to make the websites we build as secure as we can and the rationale behind that.
This article is a comprehensive guide on how to use, modify and customise WordPress’ the_archive_title() function, used on many different archive views.
Visitors may come across 404 pages on your website when the content they are requesting doesn’t exist. This is the ultimate guide to WordPress 404 pages including what they are and how to customise them.
CSS combinators are powerful tools to target specific elements on a web page.
Here are the four combinators and one fancy use case…
In this post I will go through how to create a WordPress plugin from scratch, including how to make the plugin extensible. After reading this, you should be able to make yourself and extensible social profiles widget.
Escaping data when building WordPress plugins and themes is super important for security. This post outlines the main functions or methods which developers can use in order to make sure they code is escaped properly.
As a WordPress developer and website owner, I have used a lot of plugins over the years. However, there are a few that I constantly come back to and use over and over. In this blog post I am going to outline those plugins that I use again and again on WordPress websites I build.
Over the years I have read a lot of WordPress code in the form of plugins and themes. Over that time I have built up a list of the 15 basic things that you should be doing to avoid the mistakes that I have seen. Here are 15 things you should be doing to make you a better developer.
When users visit a page that cannot be found on a WordPress site, they are delivered the themes 404 page template file. However, as this is not an editable page in WordPress, website owners are stuck with the content the theme author included. In this article, I show you how to make that 404 page editable using the WordPress block editor.
How do you build a WordPress website that lasts, is robust and will adapt and grow with your business. In this article we will outline the ways in which Highrise Digital deliver WordPress websites for our clients that last.
Recently we have been working on an exciting project for TOMD (The Outsourced Marketing Department). We originally built a content deployment and content syndication system for them back in 2017 and we have recently been commissioned to improve this and add new features.
In this post, with accompanying video and presentation slides, I am going to focus on content syndication in WordPress, what it is, how it is done and why you might want to deploy content from one WordPress site to another.
Earlier this week I visited the WordPress Glasgow meetup in order to present a talk about how to write a website specification document, something which we think is an important part of any website project. You view the slides and watch the video.
Caching web pages can be very beneficial to your website for a number of reasons. In this, episode 8 of the AskHighrise series of videos, Mark looks at what caching is, why it can be a good thing and how you can implement caching on your WordPress website.
It is super important to make sure that the passwords we are using (and let’s face it we use a lot these days) are as secure as possible. In this episode, Mark looks at how to create a good, secure password and how to make sure you use different passwords for each service without having to remember them all.