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