Author: Karol K

WP Engine vs Pagely vs Synthesis vs Flywheel vs GoDaddy WordPress Hosting

If you’re looking for a good WordPress hosting platform, and you’re just about done with cheap low-quality providers, then you’re in a good place. Today, we’re comparing five of the most popular and recognized managed WordPress hosting solutions out there: WP Engine vs Pagely vs Synthesis vs Flywheel vs GoDaddy. (more…)

[INFOGRAPHIC] The Good, Bad and Ugly of WordPress Hosting

If you’re not interested in all-things WordPress hosting, then sorry, but we’re going at it again (with this WordPress hosting infographic). (more…)

Anti Adblock in WordPress – You Probably Need It, Here’s Why

Before we go into the topic of anti adblock in WordPress, here’s a couple of charts that reflect people’s relationship with ads based on their profession: (more…)

[RESULTS] Biggest WordPress Hosting Survey to Date – The Good, Bad and Ugly of WordPress Hosting

What you’re about to read are the results of our 2016 WordPress hosting survey – aka.  “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of WordPress Hosting.”  Yep, we have good, we have bad, and we indeed do have ugly. (more…)

The 2016 WordPress Hosting Survey – aka “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of WordPress Hosting”

WordPress hosting – collectively the favorite topic to talk about when you meet some fellow WordPress people at a conference. Or is it just me? (more…)

WordPress Theme Shop Directory 2017 – Who’s Leading the WordPress Theme Market Right Now, 110+ Theme Shops Analyzed

TL;DR: What you’re about to read is our list of 99 103 106 110 WordPress theme shops currently on the market, and their rank relative to one another. In other words, you can see who’s on top of the game, who’s growing, who’s declining. The WordPress theme shop directory 2017 edition.

This is embarrassing, but I still remember the talks we used to have back in the day (circa 2009-10) when I was part of a design/dev company. We were brainstorming different ideas, and one of them was to transition to building WordPress themes exclusively. I was the one to veto … saying that the market probably isn’t big enough to make it profitable long term.

Yep, that was me. (more…)

MaxCDN vs CloudFlare vs Amazon CloudFront vs Akamai Edge vs Fastly

This post compares the performance and the features offered by the leaders in the CDN market for WordPress (but not limited to). Read on to find out which of the main players is most likely to work for your WordPress site: MaxCDN vs CloudFlare vs Amazon CloudFront vs Akamai Edge vs Fastly.

The CDN (Content Delivery Network) market is a fairly busy one.

There’s a ton of different services available, and for a newbie, picking the best one is a serious challenge. (more…)

[News] Ninja Forms Vulnerable – Issue Marked “Very High Risk”

As reported by the Wordfence guys, Ninja Forms – a popular form plugin (contact forms, subscription forms, etc.) – is suffering from a number of serious security vulnerabilities.

Put together, those vulnerabilities have been labeled “very high risk,” which in web-security-speak basically means this: (more…)

4 Free JIRA Alternatives That Are Just as Good

JIRA Software is impressive. Let’s be honest here. Atlassian – the company behind it – has not only built a great development and project management tool, but also lined up a whole range of other tools that integrate with the main package (handling things like documentation, help desk, etc.).

But as life has taught me, only bacon comes with no downsides. And there is one huge, elephant-in-the-room downside with JIRA. (more…)

Managed WordPress Hosting: The All-You-Need-to-Know Guide

Is the (managed) WordPress hosting industry coming to an end? I mean, is WordPress easy-to-grasp enough so that we no longer need any companies helping us out setting up our web servers, and then taking care of those servers on a regular basis? (more…)