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#28: Thu June 08, 2023

Maximizing WordPress Performance, Security, and SEO: A Guide to Advanced Caching, Logs, and Vulnerabilities

Binary Moon Avatar This post was curated and edited by Ben Gillbanks. Ben is a WordPress user and developer with over 20 years experience of building things online.

Welcome to WP Briefs for Thursday, 8th June 2023. Today we have some interesting stories about WordPress optimization, security, and SEO.

First up is an article on Advanced WordPress Caching Techniques from WPVIP. The article focuses on the importance of caching in optimizing the performance of a WordPress site. You can learn how to reduce page and server load times and more by using advanced caching techniques.

Moving on, we have another informative article from Cloudways titled A Comprehensive Guide to WordPress Logs. This guide provides valuable insights for agency owners providing website development and maintenance services. It highlights the importance of finding, enabling, and fixing errors that occur on clients’ websites. By doing this, you can ensure that your clients’ websites are running smoothly without any negative impressions for visitors or potential customers.

Next up is a critical security update announcement from Wordfence regarding Directorist WordPress Plugin Patches Two High-risk Vulnerabilities. According to Wordfence’s Threat Intelligence team, they discovered two high-risk vulnerabilities in Directorist WordPress Plugin code that could allow attackers to bypass authentication and gain elevated privileges in WordPress plugins if left unpatched.

We also have an interview by Jamie Marsland with Matt Mullenweg where they talk about AI and its impact on WordPress and the wider technology landscape. During the discussion, they look at the imminent wave of disruption poised to revolutionise our experiences and the opportunities that lie ahead as AI permeates the WordPress ecosystem.

Finally, there’s an interesting read from Dumitru Brinzan about the Cost of Enabling ‘Discourage Search Engines’ in WordPress which explains how enabling this overlooked setting can ruin your marketing efforts by causing your website to be excludede from search engines like Google.

That’s all for today’s WP Briefs; join us again tomorrow for more exciting updates in the world of WordPress!

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