WordPress Performance

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, […]

This week’s WordPress and web marketing links. Is your WordPress site looking a bit cluttered? WordPress makes it easy to add lots of different kinds of content – but at some point, enough is enough (besides being harder to comprehend, too much stuff can impact performance). Here’s a quick guide for decluttering your WordPress site, […]

This week’s WordPress and web marketing links. Looking for a way to run a contest from your WordPress site? Here’s a review of 10 competition plugins that will help you do that – from photo and video contests to polls and surveys. If you’re a WooCommerce store owner and also a fan of Square, you’ll […]