WP Template Parts vs CSS Styles And Scripts

One of our major goals at OnSiteWP is to make WordPress sites easy for businesses to own. Both Mark and I enjoy digging under the hood of websites but you may not hear us "speaking geek" because we understand that our clients have better things to do than listen to us...

Reduce Distractions on Android Phones

While we are a WordPress based company, we still have other technology in our lives. Today I'd like to step away from WordPress and give a productivity tip. Lately the Facebook and Twitter apps on my phone have been alerting like crazy. Maybe that's a good thing and...

WooCommerce 3.0 Technical Advisory

Our engineers at OnSiteWP follow the large developments in the WordPress community. One such development is the release of WooCommerce 3.0. The new version of WooCommerce is a major update.  By major we mean that your plugins and themes need to be compatible with this...

The Importance of WordPress Backups

Having a good, restorable backup copy of your website is something that OnSiteWP cannot stress enough. It's why we include WordPress site backups with all of our maintenance packages. One of the frequently asked questions we receive is why do we perform backups when...

For Writers, WordPress is More Like WordComplex

For Writers, WordPress is More Like WordComplex I’m a copywriter and content developer. WordPress helped me expand my business when I first started using it in 2009. Back then, it was still considered blogware, but many writers and small businesses used it to create...

Is Your Username a Security Hole?

WordPress Security Alert: One of the new features of the recent WordPress 4.7 update is the REST API which is being hailed as the NEXT BIG THING for the WordPress platform. Of course that remains to be seen. So what exactly is this REST (JSON) API and what does it do?...

Convert Your WordPress Website to Use SSL and https://

What is HTTPS and do you even need it? Many people are looking to convert their site from plain HTTP to the secure version (HTTPS). Sometimes this is called adding an SSL certificate to your website. An SSL certificate is what makes the secure HTTPS transport...

PHP 7 Is For Performance

When looking at ways to improve the performance of your website, your web hosting plays a major role. One of the most exciting advances in hosting technology is the introduction of PHP 7. As a website owner, there are 3 major benefits to PHP 7 that concern you. Speed...

How To Fix A Broken Plugin Update

A website design company client of ours develops websites on their own servers before publishing the completed website to it's final hosting location. At that point, they engage our OnSiteWP website maintenance services to keep their live websites up to date. When a...

The Perils of Outdated Software

I have been working with a company who has been doing the right thing, they are updating their website.  It's a much larger project than normal because they are switching from PrestaShop to WordPress and Woocommerce.  In order to do this, we are using a commercial...