query monitor

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 way you’d like it to. You’ve eliminated all of the usual suspects: hosting is adequate, there are no obvious JavaScript or PHP errors, and there is nothing else clearly […]

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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? While it’s nice to watch WordPress comments roll in, if your commenting system is not carefully configured it can really slow down your website. Think about the resources that […]

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list of http status codes

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 the web page. Instead, it’s a message from the server letting you know how things went when the request to view the page was received by the server. These […]

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wordpress redirect

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 the correct URL and will redirect the visitor to the correct URL if it can find it. On hand one this is great, but let’s take a deeper look […]

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wordpress lazy load

How to Implement WordPress Lazy Load on Images and Videos

The average web pages weight in at 1820 kB with images and videos making up nearly 73% of the total weight according to the HTTP Archive. That’s a lot of bytes for a website visitor’s browser to download and render, and the trends all point to larger web pages and increased used of images in […]

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web font optimization

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 is critical because poorly optimized web fonts can bog down the performance of your website. Despite this risk, the answer isn’t to punt web fonts in favor of web […]

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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 accordingly. There are a lot of things that go into the equation that determines how quickly site visitors begin to see content when they visit your website. Some of […]

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