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How to Optimize the Critical Rendering Path in WordPress

The Critical Rendering Path is the sequence of tasks the browser performs to first render a page on the screen, i.e. to download, process and convert …

11 Best WordPress Contact Form Plugins (Reviewed and Compared)

You’ve pieced together your new WordPress site like a work of art. Everything’s in place: the logo, About Us page, a small eCommerce store, menu, and …

WordPress Sitemap Guide: What It Is and How to Use It

If you’ve ever sat down and read an article on SEO, you’ve probably come across the terms sitemap and/or XML sitemap. But while sitemaps are a …

Kinsta Kingpin: Interview with Devin Walker

You can find Devin on LinkedIn or Twitter. This is our recent interview with him, as part of our Kinsta Kingpin series. Q1: What is your background, & how did …

WordPress Free vs Paid Themes: Which is Right for Your Next Project?

The WordPress community developed thanks in part to a love of the platform’s amazing customizability. And though a high level of customizability is generally considered as …

How to Reinstall WordPress: 5 Different Methods Depending On Your Needs

If you’re having issues with your WordPress site, one potential fix is to reinstall WordPress to make sure the issue isn’t caused by any corrupt files. …

Meet the New Kinsta – Fresh Look, Entry-Tier Plans, and CDN

Our team has literally been working around the clock and we’re thrilled to be able to finally launch the new Kinsta, along with new features! We …

How to Fix a 504 Gateway Timeout Error on Your WordPress Site

There’s nothing more worrisome and frustrating than browsing to your WordPress site and encountering a white screen with an error. Some common ones you might have experienced …

Why Use WordPress? A Deep Dive Into 10 Good Reasons

If you find yourself wondering, “Why use WordPress?” you’ve come to the right place. Pondering this question means you’ve at least researched WordPress a bit or …

How to Create Beautiful WordPress Charts and Graphs

Whether you’re a researcher compiling data about a local election or a teacher sharing data about the local wildlife population with your class, there are no …

10 Unique WordPress Ecommerce Strategies to Crush the Holidays

With the holiday season closely approaching, it’s never too late to start optimizing your WooCommerce or Easy Digital Downloads site to capture more customers. For some, even a 1% …

WordPress Robots.txt Guide – What It Is and How to Use It

Ever heard the term robots.txt and wondered how it applies to your website? Most websites have a robots.txt file, but that doesn’t mean most webmasters understand …