HOW TO: Serve Wordpress through a subdirectory on WP Engine
HOW TO: Serve WordPress through a subdirectory on WP Engine

Learn how to configure a Wordpress install to serve through a subdirectory on WP Engine (ie. /blog) with nginx, wp-config.php and .htaccess.

HOW TO: Setup a reverse proxy between 2 installs on WP Engine
HOW TO: Setup a reverse proxy between 2 installs on WP Engine

Configure a reverse proxy between 2 installs on WP Engine so you can serve a seperate Wordpress instance under a subfolder on the same domain (ie. /blog)

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[SOLVED] “Thing is not a known valid target type for the itemReviewed property” in Google’s Structured Data Testing Tool for Rich Snippet Schema

Learn how to fix “Thing is not a known valid target type for the itemReviewed property.” in Google’s Structured Data testing tool for rich snippet schema.

[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: Force static resources to lowercase on WP Engine

First you’ll want to rename all files to be lowercase. Here is a command you can run from your linux terminal to RECURSIVELY (all subdirectories within the one you are in will be affected): Next you’ll want to add the following to the Nginx configuration of your site (you may need to contact support to […]

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: Force Robots.txt and Sitemap.xml over HTTPS:// on WP Engine

If you’re on WP Engine and are not routing through Cloudflare or a similar proxy that can force static files to HTTPS://, you may notice that a request to https://domain.com/robots.txt or https://domain.com/sitemap.xml won’t redirect to HTTPS:// (or many other static files). They will both still load with HTTPS:// if specifically requested with that protocol – […]

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 […]

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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