How to tweak WordPress to increase website speed

How to tweak WordPress to increase website speed

Some of the websites we inherit from new clients suffer from slow loading. Out of the box, WordPress is fast. A default WordPress installation without any added extras scores high on GTMetrix. But, when you add themes, plugins, and content, the website slows down...

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Common WordPress hacking fixes

Common WordPress hacking fixes

As the popularity of WordPress increases, so too does the number of hacked websites. Having to fix quite a few hacked websites over the last several months, we decided to keep a log of how hackers gained entry to the website and what they did once they got in. A...

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Is WordPress good for a business website?

Is WordPress good for a business website?

Some clients are leery of using an open source platform as the foundation for their small business website. When I tell them that the key components of all websites are open source (i.e. the apache web server, the php programming language, and the mysql database...

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Clean an infected WordPress website

Clean an infected WordPress website

Your WordPress website has been humming along nicely for years. Then, unexpectedly, your website starts behaving weirdly. It displays text that doesn’t belong, redirects to different spammy websites, or it slows down considerably. Your website may suffer from an...

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Site Health a welcome addition to WordPress 5.2

Site Health a welcome addition to WordPress 5.2

Automattic released version 5.2 of their immensely popular WordPress Content Management System on 07 May. Included in this update is a new feature called Site Health. This feature helps you identify and fix configuration items such as security and performance issues....

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Use GeoIP to display dynamic website content

Use GeoIP to display dynamic website content

So, you have your website set up and fully optimized. You are directing traffic to it through marketing. Still, your website is not converting visitors. The problem may be that your website is too general (i.e. does not target specific visitors). What if there was a...

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More business in three steps

More business in three steps

Everyone wants more business. It is what helps businesses grow. Build a website they said, and they will come. Have a website and your business will be open to the world 24/7 they said. But the sad reality is that simply having a website is not enough. Everyone has a...

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WordPress speed testing results surprising

WordPress speed testing results surprising

Everyone knows that time is money. For example, restaurants with slow service don’t receive good reviews. Similarly, a slow website frustrates visitors (Neil Patel argues that 40% of website visitors will leave a website that takes more than 3 seconds to load). Other...

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Best WordPress permalink recommendations

Best WordPress permalink recommendations

The Uniform Resource Locator (URL) of your website gives hints on the structure of your WordPress website. Good structure leads visitors to an understanding the layout of your website. They can accurately deduce where to find different content. Having a poor website...

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