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Articles by Salman Ravoof

Salman Ravoof is the Technical Editor at Kinsta. He's a self-taught web developer, writer, creator, and a huge admirer of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). Apart from tech, he's excited by science, philosophy, arts, cats, and food. Learn more about him on his website, and connect with Salman on Twitter.

How to Enable GZIP Compression to Speed Up WordPress Sites

Learn how to enable GZIP compression to speed up your WordPress site on various web servers like Apache, Nginx, and IIS.
Reading time
26 min read
Publish date
October 16, 2020
Topic
Website Speed
Topic
WordPress Performance

How To Set Up a Reverse Proxy (Step-By-Steps for Nginx and Apache)

Comprehensive Reverse Proxy guide for WordPress. Learn how to load a different WordPress site from a subdirectory via reverse proxy.
Reading time
29 min read
Publish date
August 14, 2020
Topic
WordPress Development
Topic
WordPress Tips

The Ultimate Guide to WordPress User Roles and Capabilities

Explore WordPress user roles and capabilities in depth. Learn how to edit and create custom user roles & capabilities with plugins or code.
Reading time
63 min read
Publish date
July 27, 2020
Topic
PHP Function
Topic
WordPress Development

The WordPress Hooks Bootcamp: How to Use Actions, Filters, and Custom Hooks

Learn WordPress Hooks in depth. Master Actions, Filters, and Custom Hooks by creating your own extensible plugin. Level up your WordPress dev skill…
Reading time
63 min read
Publish date
May 27, 2020
Topic
PHP Function
Topic
WordPress Development

17 Powerful Ways To Speed Up Your WooCommerce Store (2022 Ultimate Guide)

Looking for ways to make your WooCommerce fast? Learn 17 powerful ways to speed up your WooCommerce store (frontend + backend) in this guide!
Reading time
41 min read
Publish date
March 23, 2020
Topic
Website Speed
Topic
WooCommerce

Sucuri vs Wordfence: WordPress Security Plugins Showdown

Lock down your site against all malicious attacks. Pick between Sucuri vs Wordfence for your WordPress security needs in this hands-on review.
Reading time
28 min read
Publish date
March 4, 2020
Topic
WordPress Plugins
Topic
WordPress Security

The Ultimate Guide to WordPress Shortcodes (With Examples to Create Your Own)

WordPress shortcodes make your life easier. Learn what they are and how to create your custom WordPress shortcodes with this guide (and code examples)
Reading time
23 min read
Publish date
January 8, 2020
Topic
WordPress Development