AWS, Azure & Google Cloud Backup Solutions Compared

Cloud backup is a form of cloud storage where data is stored and then retrieved from different distributed and interconnected cloud-based resources. Cloud-based backup solutions allow businesses and enterprises as well as individuals to safely store their data on the internet via a storage service provider. This cloud-based storage solution …

Best Practices of Web Application Hosting in Alibaba Cloud

This article was originally published on Alibaba Cloud. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. Deploying a highly available and scalable web application on a traditional data center is a complex and expensive undertaking. One must invest a lot of effort and resources into capacity management. But …

How to Choose a WordPress Theme in 2019: A Selection of the Best

This sponsored article was created by our content partner, BAW Media. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. There are plenty of tools to choose from if your goal is to build a website. But if your goal is to build a great website, your choices narrow …

Advanced OOP for WordPress: Customizing REST API Endpoints

This article on advanced OOP for WordPress was originally published by Torque Magazine, and is reproduced here with permission. I’ve written a lot about object-oriented PHP and the WordPress REST API for Torque over the past few years. I’ve also touched on using Composer for dependency management and to provide …

Exploring the Elegance of Line Typography in Web Design

Typography is one of those things that we can talk about forever. Just remember our outstanding articles where we discussed The Rise of the Hand-Written Typography Trend on the Web, 40 Examples of Clever Typography in Logo Design or even 70 Examples of Beautiful Typography in Print Ads. In essence, …

Creating a WordPress Ecommerce Store with WooCommerce

With the ever-increasing number of ecommerce users, more and more ecommerce websites are coming up. There are several dedicated ecommerce platforms out there, such as Shopify, that take care of everything for you, such as web hosting and SSL certificates. Ecommerce stores can also be powered by WordPress. In this …

Lazy Loading for WordPress: How to Add It to Your Website

This article on lazy loading for WordPress was originally published by Torque Magazine, and is reproduced here with permission. Adding lazy load to your WordPress website is an effective tool to speed up your WordPress website. We have written extensively (we even made a case study) about how slow page …

Build Secure Node Authentication with Passport.js & OpenID Connect

This article was originally published on the Okta developer blog. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. Building local or social login in Node can be simple with Passport.js. There are over 500 strategies already built that make it easy to wire up identity providers. But what …

How to Easily Back Up WordPress Remotely: A Step-by-step Guide

This article on how to back up WordPress remotely was originally published by Torque Magazine, and is reproduced here with permission. Learning to back up WordPress remotely is one of the most important things you can do. There is nothing worse than losing all your hard work and having no …

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 …

Develop WordPress Themes Faster with Gulp

This article is part of a series created in partnership with SiteGround. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. WordPress’ simple theme development is partly responsible for its success. A developer with front-end and PHP knowledge can consult the excellent Codex and get started on their next …

Our 100 Favorite CSS Libraries, Frameworks and Tools from 2018

With all of the changes and rapid advancements CSS has gone through over the last few years, we should not be surprised at the vast volume of open-source resources and tools that are continually being released. These time-saving CSS libraries, frameworks, and tools have been built to make our lives …