Tools for checking WordPress performance and page load speed

Tools checking WordPress performance page load speed

There are several ways of measuring the page speed load times and performance of your WordPress site and hosting solution. We don’t have any statics on the subject, but we believe that GTmetrix, Pingdom and Google PageSpeed Insights are the most popular ones, so we’ll start off with those, and we’ll finish off with three […]

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What to consider when optimising WordPress for speed

Consider optimise wordpress page speed

When optimising your WordPress installation for speed your objective is to keep it as lean and quick as possible. If we use an analogy then it’s a bit like a car; if you load up your car with a lot of heavy bags, it’s going to be slower and consume more gas. The equivalent to […]

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How to disable the Gutenberg editor in WordPress 5

Disable Gutenberg editor WordPress 5

How to disable or deactivate the Gutenberg editor in WordPress 5. Adding a snippet to your functions.php file is all that is required.

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What to change when installing WordPress to improve security

Change installing WordPress improve security

When installing WordPress you should change the default database prefix and username for security reasons.

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PHP versions 5.6 and 7.0 will soon not have security support

Update PHP 5.6 before December 31 2018

PHP version 5.6 will not be supported from the 1st of January 2019 and onwards. PHP 7.0 will likewise lose its security support on December 3 2018. Please update your PHP version to 7.1 or 7.2 if you haven’t done so already. Read more about the topic and what actions you should take on the […]

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Why you need a professional to maintain your WordPress site

Professional WordPress maintenance

Maintaining a WordPress site is not as easy as one may think. There are numerous thing which can go wrong, especially during updates on the site. If you are maintaining WordPress sites but you don’t consider it one of your core business areas, then it might be a good idea to let someone who does […]

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Why you should have a staging version of your WordPress site

why staging version WordPress

What should you use your staging site for? Perform all theme, plugin or code updates Test out new plugins or themes Test out new styling or features Perform tests on after updates Security and stability Updates, upgrades and testing A staging site is where you should perform all updates and changes before applying them to […]

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When to not use a caching plugin on your WordPress site?

When to not use a caching plugin in WordPress

Caching plugins can be a great asset in serving your WordPress site faster to end-users, but it’s not always a good idea to have caching active. Here are a few website states where using a caching plugin is not a very good idea: When developing the site When developing your site you tend to do […]

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Why you should not only use Google Page Speed Insights to measure your WordPress page speed

Do not only use Google Page Speed Insights to measure your WordPress site performance

The most important thing about speeding up a WordPress installations is, you guessed it – the actual speed your site loads at. A lot of people seem to forget this simple but important fact, and stare blindly at scores from for example Google Page Speed Insights instead. When speeding up a WordPress installation, the most […]

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When do WordPress sites break?

When do WordPress sites break

When do things actually break in WordPress sites? For something to break in WordPress, something has to be changed in one way or another either in the code on the site, or on the server. Changes could for example be: Added or changed code Updated plugins Updated theme Changes or software updates on the server […]

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