gtmetrix speed test

A Deep Dive Into the GTmetrix Speed Test Tool

There are a lot of options you have as a website owner when it comes to running speed tests to check performance. Previously we took an in-depth look at the Pingdom tool. Today we want to dive into how to better use and understand the data from the popular website speed test tool GTmetrix. Tools like this rely […]

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interview per esbensen

Kinsta Kingpin: Interview with Per Esbensen

You can find Per 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 you first get involved with WordPress? I’ve actually had quite a turbulent career before starting Codeable, having all kinds of jobs that were mostly related to sales […]

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create a wordpress widget

How to Create a WordPress Widget From Scratch

WordPress Widgets are blocks of static or dynamic HTML content that can be added to specific areas of the front-end pages (widget areas or sidebars). WordPress provides a good number of built-in widgets, like Archives, Categories, Tag Cloud, Search, Recent Posts, Calendar, and more. Moreover, as I’m going to explain in this post, plugin developers […]

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how to optimize images for web

How to Optimize Images for Web and Performance

Trust us, you don’t want Google to hate your website. Fortunately, you can reduce your image’s file sizes to help improve your website’s performance. One problem with formatting them is that modifications often reduce their quality (which in turn might make the visitor hate your website). That’s not a bad thing as long as you […]

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interview vova feldman

Kinsta Kingpin: Interview with Vova Feldman

You can find Vova 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 you first get involved with WordPress? I discovered development very early in my life. When I was 12, my father’s friend gave him a programming book on […]

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hotlinking

How to Prevent Hotlinking in WordPress (5 Easy Methods)

Nothing is worse than someone stealing your images or bandwidth, but this happens fairly regularly as everything is out in the open on the internet for people to easily link to. This can cost you money and is even illegal if the person is linking to stock photos in which you had to acquire a […]

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easy digital downloads tutorial for WordPress

Easy Digital Downloads Tutorial for WordPress (In-Depth)

Selling digital goods and services is one of the smartest ways to make money online. Unlike selling physical products, there are no inventory costs or shipping costs involved. Plus, the options for digital products are virtually endless:  videos, eBooks, music, audio files, PDFs, website themes & templates, WordPress plugins, development time, photography and much more. Companies like Selz, […]

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website speed test

11 Free Website Speed Test Tools for WordPress Users

Today we want to share with you some free website speed test tools. Why is speed so important? Well, because Google says so for a start. Site speed is a significant factor in Google’s algorithm, so fast-loading websites can expect to rank higher in the SERPs and attract more visitors. Then there are the user […]

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interview with bryce adams

Kinsta Kingpin: Interview with Bryce Adams

You can find Bryce 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 you first get involved with WordPress? Like most people in the WordPress space, I first got into it by building simple blogs and sites for myself and […]

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email authentication

Email Authentication – Don’t Let Your Emails End Up in Spam

The dreaded spam folder. One thing all businesses try to avoid when it comes to sending out emails. Winding up in the spam folder can drastically diminish your total number of email opens, which in turn affects the number of clicks back to your website. In a lot of email clients, such as Gmail, the […]

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disable wordpress plugins

How to Disable WordPress Plugins From Loading on Specific Pages and Posts

When it comes to WordPress performance we have a lot to say about plugins. Each plugin adds PHP code that has to be executed, can include scripts and styles, and some may execute additional queries against the database. This means that unnecessary plugins can affect page speed and may have a negative impact on user […]

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zero bs crm

Diving Into Zero BS CRM and Advantages of Going Self-Hosted

No matter what business you operate in, customers are your lifeline. Without them, you wouldn’t generate any sales, get referrals, or develop new relationships. True customer relationship management helps you better understand your customers and engage with them throughout the entire customer lifecycle. By analyzing data, you can determine what they need or want, and […]

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