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How to Add Expires Headers in WordPress

How to Add Expires Headers in WordPress

Learn how to Add Expires Headers With the .htaccess on Apache Web Server, using the config File on Nginx Web Server or with a WordPress Plugin.
Reading time
10 min read
Publish date
February 11, 2021
Disable WP Cron

How to Disable WP-Cron (wp-cron.php) for Faster Performance

WP-Cron is known to have performance issues on high-traffic WordPress sites. Check out how to disable WP-Cron (wp-cron.php) for faster performance.
Reading time
4 min read
Publish date
November 28, 2018
WordPress google cloud storage

WordPress Google Cloud Storage – How to Offload Your Media

Instructions on how to offload media in WordPress to Google Cloud Storage to save on disk space. You can also integrate a CDN for better performance.
Reading time
11 min read
Publish date
June 5, 2018
wp_options autoloaded data

How to Clean up Your wp_options Table and Autoloaded Data

Plugins and themes can amass large amounts of autoloaded data in the wp_options table, which slows down your site. Find out how to clean up your da…
Reading time
13 min read
Publish date
September 28, 2017
pdf mp3 hosting

How to Optimally Offload PDF, DOCX, and MP3 Hosting

Hosting will always have limitations, even if they aren't advertised. Follow this tutorial on how to optimally offload PDF, DOCX, and MP3 hosting.
Reading time
6 min read
Publish date
August 23, 2017

How to Fix the “Specify a Cache Validator” Warning

Find out how to fix the "Specify a Cache Validator" warning on your WordPress site that you see in Pingdom, GTmetrix, and PageSpeed Insights.
Reading time
6 min read
Publish date
May 1, 2017

How to Fix “Specify a Vary: Accept-Encoding Header” Warning

Find out how to fix the "Specify a Vary: Accept-Encoding Header" warning on your WordPress site that you see in Pingdom, GTmetrix, and PageSpeed In…
Reading time
3 min read
Publish date
March 14, 2017
convert myisam to innodb

MySQL Storage Engine – How to Convert MyISAM to InnoDB

The MySQL InnoDB storage engine has been shown to perform faster and be more reliable. Follow this quick tutorial on how to convert MyISAM to InnoDB.
Reading time
2 min read
Publish date
December 8, 2016
WordPress Amazon S3

Integration Guide for WordPress Amazon S3 and CDN

Tutorial on how to complete a WordPress Amazon S3 integration as well as optionally using a content delivery network (CDN) such as CloudFront along…
Reading time
7 min read
Publish date
November 17, 2016
Combine external CSS

How to Combine External CSS in WordPress

Find out what your options are for the "combine external CSS" warning you might see on your WordPress site when using tools like Pingdom or GTmetrix.
Reading time
2 min read
Publish date
September 19, 2016
serve static content from a cookieless domain

How to Fix “Serve Static Content From a Cookieless Domain” Warning

Find out how to resolve the "serve static content from a cookieless domain" warning you might see on your WordPress site with a tool like GTmetrix.
Reading time
3 min read
Publish date
September 12, 2016
Remove query strings from static resources

How to Remove Query Strings from Static Resources in WordPress

Not every server or CDN can cache query strings. Follow this tutorial on how to remove query strings from static resources in WordPress and improve…
Reading time
4 min read
Publish date
September 2, 2016