Although here at Create and Code we focus primarily on WordPress there are many alternative publishing solutions out there. One of the most popular is Wix, with over 110 million users in 190 countries around the world. But is Wix a superior solution to WordPress? Well, it depends. I’m going to cover a couple of scenarios where Wix may be the better approach, but each point is lined with caveats so bear them in mind. We’ll be comparing Wix with the self-hosted version of WordPress (.org) as that’s the more popular and widely-used iteration.
We’ve covered the topic of where to get help and support with WordPress nearly a year ago but it’s worthwhile to take a fresh look at the playing field for 2018 and see what options are out there. We’ll cover everything from the support options on WordPress.com to what to do and who to contact if you have a self-hosted version of WordPress.
New year, new you. We’re going to be reviewing ten extensions for the Google Chrome web browser which will hopefully make you more productive, saving you time and money in the process. Extensions are a real strength within modern browsers, giving more features and abilities with one-click and are often superior to built-in functionality. Having too many active can make your browser slower so it’s important also to keep an eye on which ones are enabled and if you notice a deterioration in performance, be prepared to disable it. I’ve tested all of the recommendations below and have been happy with how each of them has operated.
There are few things more frustrating than trying to access your WordPress site only to be met with an error.
Since you’re reading this post, I’m going to assume you might be feeling that frustration right this very instant.
Here’s the good news, though:
Because WordPress powers over 29% of all the websites on the Internet, we have a pretty good idea of the kinds of common WordPress errors that you’re going to encounter. And to help you get your site back to working in no time, I’m going to show you how to fix all of these errors.
I’ve tried and tested lots of local WordPress solutions over the years, most notably WAMP, MAMP, and Docker, to name just a few. The thing is, I’m impatient. I’d prefer to spend my time designing and developing rather than fiddling around in the terminal or wondering by a local SQL has become corrupted after a reboot and is no longer recognized (thank you MAMP for that one).
After copious gnashing of teeth and colorful swearing I’ve settled on, what I think, is an absolutely outstanding environment for developing sites locally. And that’s Local by Flywheel.