Jetpack 12.1.1: Critical Security Update

Earlier today, we released a new version of Jetpack, 12.1.1. This release contains a critical security update. While we have no evidence that this vulnerability has been exploited yet, please update your version of Jetpack as soon as possible to ensure the security of your site.

To help you in this process, we have worked closely with the WordPress.org Security Team to release patched versions of every version of Jetpack since 2.0. Most websites have been or will soon be automatically updated to a secured version.

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How to Reduce DNS Lookups to Speed Up a WordPress Site

The domain name system (DNS) is one of the cornerstones of the web. Without DNS lookups, it would be impossible to know which domain corresponds to which IP address (the location where a website’s files are hosted). As it is, these lookups can happen in milliseconds, allowing you to jump from website to website almost as quickly as you can click on a link.

Reducing the number of DNS lookups can help keep your website loading times in check. It’s a simple process you can undertake in a number of ways, but it can have a significant positive impact on the user experience.

Below, we’ll go over the basics of DNS lookups, how they work, and how to measure response times. Then, we’ll discuss how to reduce DNS lookups in WordPress. 

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How to Lazy Load in WordPress (Images & Videos)

If you’re a website owner, you’ve likely thought about site speed at least once in the past. After all, Google considers speed when determining where to place sites in search results. So, if your site is slow to load, you’re at a disadvantage when it comes to ranking. And we all know that higher rankings lead to more traffic.

So, how do you make sure your WordPress site is loading as quickly as possible? One way is to lazy load your images.

Lazy loading is a technique that delays the rendering of images and videos until they’re needed. Implementing this can speed up your site considerably, and the great news is that you don’t need to be a developer to put this to work.

Today, we’ll show you how to lazy load images and videos in WordPress using two methods: with a plugin and without.

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A Complete Guide to the WordPress Block Editor

If you currently run a WordPress website or are considering building one, you’ve probably heard of the block editor. This powerful tool is built into WordPress core, giving website owners and developers the ability to build their entire site from the ground up without needing to use code.

But there’s a lot more to uncover about the block editor! Let’s take a look at what it is, the pros and cons, and how to use it.

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The 22 Different Types of Social Media Content

Do you feel like your social media posts are stuck in an endless loop? Have you run out of new things to say and grown bored? Does it seem like you’re not getting any traction? 

Don’t worry — these feelings are common among marketers and small business owners. Today we’re going to explore the world of social media content and provide you with 22 different types of content to help you engage your audience in new and exciting ways.

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How to Create a Winning Social Media Content Calendar for 2023

Are you tired of constantly feeling overwhelmed by your social media content creation process? Sick of scrambling at the last minute to come up with ideas that aren’t even engaging your audience? Well, fear not because today we’re going to talk about how to create a social media content calendar that will transform your approach in 2023.

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24 Social Media Tips for Businesses Looking to Maximize ROI

Let’s get one thing straight: social media marketing is not a golden ticket. It won’t solve all your business problems, and it won’t make you an overnight success. However, if you’re willing to put in the time and effort, social media can be a powerful tool for building relationships, establishing credibility, and growing your business.

In this post, we’re going to share 24 social media tips to help you maximize results, efficiency, and ROI for your business.

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Social Media Branding: How to Elevate Your Strategy in 11 Steps

Are you struggling to make your mark on social media? Do you feel like your brand is getting lost in the endless stream of cat videos and memes? Fear not because we’ve got your back. In this article, we’re going to give you eleven tips to help you nail your social media branding strategy and stand out from the crowd. But first, let’s explore what social media branding is because and why it’s important.

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WordPress Permalinks: What They Are and How to Change Them

What is a permalink? It’s a simple concept, really. A permalink is the permanent URL link used to access a piece of content on the internet. These URLs are, well, permanent — and it’s vital that they’re rarely changed or adjusted.

This article will explain what permalinks are, how they work, how to change them if you really need to, and more. 

Specifically, we’ll talk about permalinks in the context of WordPress. Let’s go! 

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Jetpack 12.1 – Under-the-hood improvements for your site

This month we have worked on several under-the-hood improvements to enhance your Jetpack experience.

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