Articles by Jon Penland

Jon is the Chief Customer Officer at Kinsta. He is a WordPress expert and customer service champion, applying his formidable knowledge of our favorite CMS to fix your website woes. His background in sales management means he'll do everything he can to keep you happy. Jon's a family man. So when he isn't feverishly tapping the keys of his laptop he's usually helping one of his kids fix a bike or setting up Netflix for an impatient preschooler.

How to Find WordPress Performance Bottlenecks with New Relic

Here at Kinsta, our Support Engineers make use of New Relic APM every single day. It’s a powerful tool that drills down into the inner workings …

Query Monitor – Debug WordPress and Improve Website Performance

Imagine this scenario: You’re working on a WordPress development project and have a dozen or more plugins installed. However, your site isn’t humming along quite the …

How to Speed up WordPress Comments

Have you ever noticed that your most popular blog posts – the ones that trigger an avalanche of comments – take a little longer to load? …

A Complete Guide and List of HTTP Status Codes

HTTP status codes are like a short note from the web server that gets tacked onto the top of a web page. It’s not actually part of …

WordPress Redirect – Best Practices For Faster Performance

There is a WordPress redirect functionality built into core which is designed to catch wrong URLS. When an incorrect URL is requested, WordPress tries to locate …

How to Implement WordPress Lazy Load on Images and Videos

The average web pages weight in at 3719 kB with images and videos making up nearly 78% of the total weight according to the HTTP Archive. …

A Guide on Web Font Optimization in WordPress

Web fonts are a staple of modern web design and used by the overwhelming majority of WordPress websites. Optimizing the use and delivery of web fonts …

How to Eliminate Render-Blocking JavaScript and CSS

When it comes to the speed of your website, it’s important to think of speed as a necessary feature, not a luxury, and to treat it …