Articles by Jon Penland

Jon is the Chief Operating Officer at Kinsta and is involved with Kinsta's sales, customer service, and technical support teams on a daily basis. 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 Use WebP Images on WordPress (And Shrink Image File Sizes up to 35%)

Need to cut down on image file sizes? Learn more about the WebP image format and how you can start using WebP images on your WordPress website with...

A Complete Guide to WordPress Debugging (Enable WP_DEBUG + Other Tools)

Issues with WordPress? Here's how to enable WP_DEBUG in your wp-config.php file to find the culprit and some other tips for debugging your WordPres...

WordPress Redirect Best Practices to Maximize SEO and Page Speed

Redirects have a huge impact on page load speed. Learn the best practices and the most popular WordPress redirect plugins you can use.

How to Fix the Leverage Browser Caching Warning in WordPress

Check out this in-depth tutorial on how to fix the leverage browser caching warning on your WordPress site that you get from Google PageSpeed Insig...

A Complete Guide and List of HTTP Status Codes

This tutorial introduces a list of HTTP status codes and explains what they reveal about what's happening on the server and what you can do to fix...

How to Eliminate Render-Blocking Resources on WordPress (CSS + JavaScript)

PageSpeed Insights telling you to eliminate render-blocking resources? Here's what that means, and how to do it with some simple WordPress plugins.

How to Find WordPress Performance Bottlenecks with New Relic

Check out these tips on how to use New Relic to identify performance bottlenecks from third-party plugins, services, and queries on your WordPress...

Query Monitor – Debug WordPress and Improve Website Performance

Find out how you can use the free query monitor plugin to pinpoint and debug slow queries and transactions that take place on your WordPress website.

How to Speed up WordPress Comments

WordPress comments bogging down your site? You can speed up them up by both optimizing and lazy loading them so they don't fire on the initial page...

How to Implement WordPress Lazy Load on Images and Videos

Check out our step-by-step tutorial on how to implement WordPress lazy load on images and videos. This can help boost performance and save resources.