How to Add an Admin User in WordPress Using FTP (Easy Tutorial)

Do you need to add an admin user in WordPress but don’t have access to the dashboard? At WPBeginner, we often help users who get locked out of their WordPress admin area and need to find a way back in. One easy fix is to add an admin user using FTP (File Transfer Protocol). In… Continue reading How to Add an Admin User in WordPress Using FTP (Easy Tutorial)

Tech Roundup Week Ending July 28

WordPress 6.3 Release Candidate 2 – WordPress News WordPress 6.3 Release Candidate 2 is available for download and testing. It is currently under development and should not be installed on production or critical websites. It is scheduled for release on August 8, 2023. Notable updates in RC2 include fixes for footnotes, distraction-free editing, global style… Continue reading Tech Roundup Week Ending July 28

Tech Roundup Week Ending July 21

WordPress 6.3 to Introduce a Development Mode WordPress 6.3 will introduce a new development mode. This mode can be initiated by declaring the WP_DEVELOPMENT_MODE constant. It is not recommended for production sites. Possible values for WP_DEVELOPMENT_MODE include core, plugin, theme, all, or an empty string. “All” applies to sites where all three aspects may be… Continue reading Tech Roundup Week Ending July 21

Tech Roundup Week Ending July 14

GitHub introduces passwordless authentication. GitHub is introducing passwordless authentication as a new method to enhance account security and provide a seamless user experience. Passkeys are a secure and easy-to-use way of protecting user accounts, combining two-factor authentication (2FA) with enhanced user verification. Passwords are eliminated, and passkeys require a combination of something the user is… Continue reading Tech Roundup Week Ending July 14

Women & Nonbinary Release • WP-CLI 2.8.0 • Redesign Update • Build Block Theme

This Week at WordPress.org (April 3, 2023) Sign up soon to mentor and be a part of the upcoming women and nonbinary release squad. Join the Test team in building a block theme. WP-CLI 2.8.0 is coming soon with PHP 8.2 compatibility. Get the latest updates on the WordPress.org redesign. Women and Nonbinary Release Squad,… Continue reading Women & Nonbinary Release • WP-CLI 2.8.0 • Redesign Update • Build Block Theme

Build a Block Theme • Theme Performance Improvements * Interactivity API • Why Jazz?

This Week at WordPress.org (April 3, 2023) Matt shares why WordPress releases are named after jazz musicians. The FSE block theme explores functionality gaps and gathers feedback on the Site Editor experience. WordPress 6.2 improves load times and server-side performance for block and classic themes. The Interactivity API proposal standardizes frontend interactivity for Gutenberg blocks.… Continue reading Build a Block Theme • Theme Performance Improvements * Interactivity API • Why Jazz?

WordPress 6.2 “Dolphy” • Gutenberg Phase 3 • Test Plugin Dependencies

This Week at WordPress.org (March 27, 2023) WordPress 6.2 is now available! If you haven’t started testing yet, now is the time. Gutenberg is a 4 phase approach to nearly all areas of WordPress. Phase 1 was Posts and Pages. Phase 2 included Themes. Matias Ventura shares what we could see in Phase 3. Andy… Continue reading WordPress 6.2 “Dolphy” • Gutenberg Phase 3 • Test Plugin Dependencies

WordPress 6.2 RC3 • Code Generators and GPL

This Week at WordPress.org (March 20, 2023) We’re just one week away from WordPress 6.2. Have you tested it and read the field guide yet? If you write code for a plugin that is in the WordPress Plugins Repo, you’ll want to ensure the code is GPL compatible. WP 6.2 RC 3, Code Generators WordPress… Continue reading WordPress 6.2 RC3 • Code Generators and GPL

WordPress 6.2 RC2 • Plugin Review Team Retirement News • WP20 Giveaway

This Week at WordPress.org (March 13, 2023) Discover WordPress 6.2’s new features, accessibility enhancements, and developer updates. Contribute to the community by joining the Contributor Working Group. Explore new block theme template. Engage in discussions on mentorship programs. Celebrate WP20 and participate in the Wapuu Coloring Giveaway. WP 6.2 RC2 • Plugin Review Team Announces… Continue reading WordPress 6.2 RC2 • Plugin Review Team Retirement News • WP20 Giveaway

Till Krüss on Object Cache Pro, WordPress, Plugins, Testing, and Performance — Post Status Draft 127

Till Krüss explains how he found his way into WordPress and a successful business that’s solving the hard problems of caching and performance optimization. His work and business model suggest several areas of opportunity for developers and founders working in the WordPress plugin market today. Estimated reading time: 44 minutes Back in August, I had… Continue reading Till Krüss on Object Cache Pro, WordPress, Plugins, Testing, and Performance — Post Status Draft 127