WordPress Performance

This week’s WordPress and web marketing links. A statistical milestone: WordPress now powers 30% of the top 1,000,000 websites! This is over 60% market share of all content management systems (CMS) too. Ever struggled with (or unsure how to) get a YouTube video into your WordPress site? Here’s a nice simple guide to 4 methods […]

This week’s WordPress and web marketing links. Yoast SEO can be an overwhelming plugin for newbies. If you’re a beginner, here’s a good, basic introduction to Yoast SEO. Speed matters. If your site is slow to load, it’s almost certainly having an impact on your business whether you realize it or not. In WordPress, there’s […]

This week’s WordPress and web marketing links. Looking for a calendar plugin? You’ll find a lot of them in the WordPress plugin repository… to help make sense of the offerings check out this review of the Six Best Event Calendar Plugins for WordPress. I’m a fan of The Events Calendar, although it is definitely not […]

This week’s WordPress and web marketing links. Here’s another roundup of the top ecommerce plugins for WordPress – but I dissent on Shopp. Shopp used to be a really good and well-supported ecommerce platform, but their support fell through the floor years ago. It got to the point where I wondered if it was still […]

This week’s WordPress and web marketing links. Want to squeeze more out of your WooCommerce site without resorting to paid commercial plugins? Here’s a roundup of 20 free WordPress plugins to extend WooCommerce, including: WooCommerce-friendly search Product carousel Edit checkout fields Add a ‘New’ badge to new products Customize the tabs on the single product […]

This week’s WordPress and web marketing links. (Yep, I changed this series’ name because a friend pointed out that this weekly post shows up in social media on other days than Fridays). I’ve seen WordPress sites with just a couple of plugins run like a drunk turtle on a low-quality hosting environment. I’ve also seen sites […]

Page performance test

This week I moved a client’s site from a popular big-box ‘managed WordPress’ host to WP Engine. Here are the results of performance tests before and immediately after the move was complete: (The ‘C’ is in part because WP Engine was adding files to its CDN at that time, and the site does need performance […]

This week’s WordPress and web marketing links. Ready to improve your site’s content in 2017? It’s time to fix those common copywriting mistakes we all make when trying to sell a product or service – and fortunately for those of us strapped for time, it’s not that hard to do. If you’re on shared hosting, […]