Show current WordPress template

The WordPress template hierarchy is complex to say the least, or at least, not overly memorable… It’s incredibly useful and powerful to be able to create overriding custom templates, giving you full control over what you want to display for different parts of the WordPress site you’re creating. However, it’s easy to get lost, and…

Ultimate Addons flaw

If you are using either the Ultimate Addons for Beaver Builder or Ultimate Addons for Elementor plugins, then you really need to update them as soon as possible. Security researchers at MalCare have discovered a critical authentication bypass vulnerability in both of these populate premium WordPress plugins, and unfortunately they are quite trivial to exploit.  The…

Time To First Byte – part 2

I often do performance optimisation on WordPress sites for clients, and have recently completed such a project.  One really critical metric I explored is Time To First Byte (TTFB).  But it can be hard to really drill down into it. In my last post I spoke specifically about how to use the Server-Timing response header…

Better Security Pro is coming

Earlier this year I released two new security plugins to the WordPress plugin library; Better Passwords and Better Headers.  I then followed that up a couple of months later with an announcement of a third plugin; Better Detection.  These are all available for free from the WordPress plugin library. Today I am announcing that since then…