10 Popular Plugins to Extend or Enhance Your WordPress Site

This sponsored article was created by our content partner, BAW Media. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. WordPress plugins offer easy ways to add or extend the functionality of a WordPress site. There are hundreds of these plugins on the market. But which ones you choose …

My Best Practices for Deploying a Web Application on Alibaba Cloud

This article was originally published on Alibaba Cloud. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. In this article, I want to share the best practices I use when deploying a web application to Alibaba Cloud. I work as a freelancer and recently one of my clients asked …

Statically Compiled Go on Alibaba Cloud Container Service

The third prize of the Alibaba Cloud competition goes to David Banham. His winning entry is a succinct tutorial on statically compiling a Go program, and using Docker to containerize and distribute it. Alibaba Cloud’s Container Service is a great example of how Docker and Kubernetes are revolutionising the cloud …

How to Build a WordPress Theme from Scratch: Final Steps

In this article, we’ll complete our foray into building a WordPress theme from scratch, focusing on refining our templates, adding meta information, post thumbnails, sidebars, user-friendly controls and more. This is the third, and last part of the WordPress series on building a WordPress theme. Part 1 introduced WordPress theming, …

Quick Tip: Get URL Parameters with JavaScript

So you want to get a parameter from a URL? URL parameters (also called query string parameters or URL variables) can have lots of useful data including product info, user preferences, link referrals, and more. Let’s get started! Getting URL Parameters Let’s say you have the following url: http://example.com/?product=shirt&color=blue&newuser&size=m Here’s …

3 Methods for Hands-free Continuous Testing

This article was originally published on CrossBrowserTesting. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. In order to strike the perfect balance between speed and quality, teams that hope to achieve Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery must also implement Continuous Testing. This is often easier said than done. …

7 Tools for Building Pages & Websites Worth Taking a Look At

Website builders have been around for years. But the latest generation takes advantage of many useful features and capabilities that were not available in the past. There is a beauty in this new generation of website and page builders. They can help individuals, teams, and businesses. They can help to …

How Entrepreneurs Can Stay Positive in the Face of Adversity

When Tobi Skovron landed in LA, he had a great idea, a start-up mentality, and the Global Financial Crisis awaiting his arrival. Luckily he doesn’t believe in negative thinking. Tobi Skovron explains: I’ve got this unbreakable spirit, I can’t explain where I got it from but it’s just deep inside. …

Deploy a Laravel App to Alibaba Cloud Using Docker

In this tutorial, we will deploy a Laravel application using Docker and Alibaba Cloud Container Service. Prerequisites Before you begin this guide you’ll need the following: Docker installed on your local machine (if you can’t install the latest version you can use Docker Toolbox) Composer installed on your computer Preparing …

Finding the Right UX/UI Tools & Resources Just Got Easier: Here Are the Top 4 to Choose From Sponsored

Buggy software can certainly drive users away. But usability issues can as well, and are much more common. Potential usability issues can be detected and avoided during initial prototyping. This is a core aspect of UX design. Potential UI issues are typically addressed during the latter stages of design. Taking …

Fonts and Colors Used by Facebook, Twitter, Instagram + More

This article was updated in November 2018 to reflect the most recent colors and fonts used by social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. For the first time this doesn’t include Google Plus, which is now defunct. Was it ever really alive anyway? Social login buttons, links to social …