HOW TO: Setup Webp image support with Webp Express, WP Engine & Cloudflare (or MaxCDN)
HOW TO: Set up Webp image support with Webp Express, WP Engine & Cloudflare (or MaxCDN)

Learn how to setup and fully support webp image support on WP engine with the webp express plugin. Compatible with Cloudflare, MaxCDN and any other CDN.

HOW TO: Deploy a headless site for Wordpress to the Cloud for FREE with Frontity and Zeit Now
HOW TO: Deploy a headless site for WordPress to the Cloud for FREE with Frontity and Zeit Now

A quick start guide on deploying a decoupled headless React.js site to the cloud for free Frontity and Zeit Now that uses Wordpress as its backend.

[SOLVED] Google Best Practices:
[SOLVED] Google Best Practices: “Includes front-end JavaScript libraries with known security vulnerabilities” ([email protected])

Google Lighthouse Best Practices often flags Wordpress for “Includes front-end JavaScript libraries with known security vulnerabilities”. Why?

HOW TO: Use Autoptimize to set Critical Path CSS & Eliminate Render-Blocking Resources
HOW TO: Eliminate Render-Blocking Resources & set Critical Path CSS with Autoptimize

Set critical path css & eliminate render-blocking resources, speed up your Wordpress site and get a better Google Pagespeed Insights score with Autoptimise.

How To: Dequeue Unused Scripts & Styles Reference

I have yet to come across a WordPress site that hasn’t benefited from dequeueing unnecessary scripts and styles loaded by plugins and the active theme (Google Pagespeed Insights/Lighthouse especially). Interestingly, I’ve also yet to come across a WordPress site that doesn’t load unnecessary scripts and styles. Identifying which of these can be knocked out in […]

HOW TO: Set Cache Control Headers in Nginx or Apache... The Right Way
HOW TO: Set Cache Control Headers in Nginx or Apache… The Right Way

There are a bajillion ways to set Cache control headers in Nginx and Apache. In this guide, I’ll show you the most correct, out-of-the-box setup.

How to: OCSP Stapling on WP Engine

Online Certificate Status Protocol, or OCSP for short, is a standard validating the whether an X.509 certificate has been revoked or not. OCSP Stapling removes the need for clients to query the Certificate Authority (CA) on lookup which improves performance and security at the SSL level. If you’re already routing through Cloudflare and are using […]

Why a High Bounce Rate can be Good (but also you should ignore it)

First off, your Bounce Rate is not a factor for your Google page ranking and has no effect on SEO in general. In fact, a high Bounce Rate might mean that you’re doing your online marketing really well. Google defines Bounce Rate this way: A bounce is a single-page session on your site. In Analytics, a […]

How To: Fix a Funky Looking Staging Site (Divi & Avada)

You may find that a duplicate of your WordPress site doesn’t look right after a fresh push from Live to Staging or vice versa (missing images, broken CSS, etc.). This is often because many themes have their own particular kind of minification compilation and caching (to boost performance) – files that are compiled for your […]

We still need to talk about (TTFB) Time to First Byte…

I’m just going to say it, a faster TTFB does not mean a faster page load speed. The myth of TTFB as a metric for site performance has been around since the early days of the web. There was even a time in those early days when it kind of mattered. All the way back […]

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