How-to WordPress Reports


12 how-to reports improve your mobile website.

We’ve prepared 12 how-to reports revealing free resources you can use today to improve or speed up your mobile-first performance. These specific problems plague most WordPress sites. We’ve collected expert information for small-business owners and site developers with limited budgets.

One beautiful thing about WordPress is the free plugin directory. It has over 53,000 plugins to solve all sorts of problems. But who has time to sort through such a huge collection.

Plugins extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress website. Speed differentiates your website from your competitors. Speed is about improving user experience.

You can customize functions and features with free plugins and ideas. You can tailor your site to your specific needs.

Don’t climb a steep learning curve. We’ll share our research with you.

I would’ve never known about how popular plugins can slow my site so much! Now I know that it isn’t about how many plugins you have, it’s about the quality of those plugins. My old setup had 12 plugins and it was loading at around 2 seconds! And now thanks to your articles and a bit of tweaking, my site has 25 plugins that loads at ~900ms! – Adriantara Nadyagustama INDONESIA hyperanium.com/

HOW-TO REPORTS are ebook-only guides to essential page-speed fundamentals, speed techniques, or deep obsessions on a single aspect of WordPress speed. Whatever the report, you’re only a quick read away from learning vital, practical know-how for faster mobile speed.

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HOW-TO REPORT Issue #1

ACCELERATE
GOOGLE ANALYTICS
Google Analytics code usually adds anywhere from 100 milliseconds to 500 milliseconds load time.
Plus, installing Google Analytics code causes your site to fail two Google PageSpeed Insights tests. Google contradictions. We share the best plugin solution to speed up Google Analytics slowdown. (8.5×11 inch,  13 pages, 387k PDF).

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Speed Clone Issue #2
HOW-TO REPORT
Issue #2

FASTEST jQUERY
jQuery code library blocks web-page critical rendering path. Slow!
Because it’s a common big chunk of WordPress code, jQuery deserves special treatment. Every browser on the planet has Google’s jQuery CDN address primed in cache. Override your WordPress slow code – substitute faster Google CDN-hosted jQuery. All with a simple plugin solution. Then you never download jQuery at all. It’s already cached in the user’s browser. Free speed. (8.5×11 inch, 7 pages, 383k PDF).

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HOW-TO REPORT Issue #3
HOW-TO REPORT
Issue #3

SAFELY CHANGE TO PHP 7.1 FOR SPEED
Test all your plugins – using a free plugin. Verify they’re PHP 7 compatible. 80 percent of WordPress sites still use slower, obsolete PHP version 5. Upgrading PHP is a simple C-panel setting – but not without potential consequences. Upgrade your server to run on PHP 7.1 – instead of PHP 5.6 – and double the speed of WordPress code performance. Free speed improvement. (8.5×11 inch, 6 pages, 142k PDF).

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HOW-TO REPORT
Issue #4

TURBOCHARGE
GOOGLE MAPS
How heavy are Google Maps? They use an API (script) to call offsite web assets from Google’s servers. You can’t host these bits and pieces locally. That means the assets for maps aren’t cached. There are delays when servers talk to each other. Often, Google Maps add at least 500k page weight. We report alternatives to speed up your site. (8.5×11 inch, 6 pages, 258k PDF).

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HOW-TO REPORT
Issue #5

SHUN GOOGLE
NO-CAPTCHA CAPTCHA
NoCaptcha reCaptcha adds 350 to 550 milliseconds globally. The Google script slows down every single page and post of your website. Not only the page where shortcode resides . Everywhere.

We tested all 50 plugin options in the free WordPress plugin directory. Streamlined alternatives take care of security and SPAM blocking without any UX hassle. We report these faster-loading solutions. (8.5×11 inch, 7 pages, 182k PDF).

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HOW-TO REPORT
Issue #6

SSL-CERTIFICATION
SLOWS YOUR SITE
HTTPS speed penalty is horrible and appalling. There is a myth HTTPS / SSL Certification makes no increase in page delays. Our testing says otherwise. HTTPS / SSL server handshaking creates an initial stall in making Internet connections. Sites under 100 milliseconds Time-to-First-Byte (TTFB) are now over 500 milliseconds TTFB. When your performance budget is 2 seconds, that’s 25 percent waste. This is our speed report. (8.5×11 inch, 9 pages, 256k PDF).

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HOW-TO REPORT
Issue #7

FASTEST MAILCHIMP
We’ve seen 1- to 2-second delays for third-party email service add-ons. And in bad cases, more than 8 seconds. Ugh! “Waiting in line” for peak-traffic-dependent servers.

MailChimp’s free email service sounds enticing. Is it fast enough? 36-millisecond load time with the right plugin. There are ways to do this without a plugin – but we found it particularly easy. With MailChimp, you can send 12,000 emails a month to a list of up to 2,000 subscribers – free! Our report gives an example of setting up MailChimp for speed. And we give a list of alternative services. (8.5×11 inch, 8 pages, 157k PDF).

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HOW-TO REPORT
Issue #8

FASTEST RELATED-POSTS PLUGINS
Related-posts plugins are a functional category. And there are a bunch – 38 free plugins. How much do “related posts” increase internal traffic: a mere 10 percent. We’ll take it.

Suggested related content improves the user experience. Plus improves your bounce rate, page views, and time-on-website statistics, too. Learn our related-posts plugin speed picks. (8.5×11 inch, 8 pages, 127k PDF).

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HOW-TO REPORT
Issue #9

COLOR SPEED STRATEGY
Can studying Google Analytics web statistics influence design color choices? More ways than you might think. But first you have to know where you’re at. And where you’re going. You must know what is most important. What is valuable and what is not? Even for something as simple as colors.

Images – with fewer details and fewer colors – can focus your message. This improves viewer attention. And mobile speed! Learn more about this speed concept in our report. (8.5×11 inch, 6 pages, 201k PDF).

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HOW-TO REPORT
Issue #10

JUDGING PLUGIN PERFORMANCE
Plugins give you control over website functions and performance without writing any code. Choosing the right plugins play a big role in your mobile speed success. You don’t need deep technical knowledge.

The free plugin directory provides almost 55,000 applications extending WordPress. The problem is the most popular plugins are slow loading.

Many plugins have identical functions – but they’re not built the same. Some hog resources. Others are fine quality. Discover how to test your plugin choices for mobile WordPress speed. (8.5×11 inch, 10 pages, 182k PDF).

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HOW-TO REPORT
Issue #11

PDF LIBRARY TIPS
We’ve done library sections on websites before. They are popular with search engines. But success is contingent on several things for SEO (search engine optimization). These are details improving findability.

Findability means visitors easily locate what they’re searching for on your site. And it also means finding relevant information from places like Google.

PDF newsletters on websites aren’t always findable. They’re invisible. Then they aren’t listed on Google. Our goal is getting every single page and document listed on Google. Our report tells you things that help. (8.5×11 inch, 5 pages, 115k PDF).

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HOW-TO REPORT
Issue #12

DUMP SLOW EMOJIS
WordPress 4.2 added Emoji functionality. WordPress doesn’t need emoji.

A poor decision by WordPress is enabling emojis by default, and providing no way to disable them. WordPress should have a disable setting instead of another removal plugin. Emoji functions add 6k to 15k page weight and 2 or 3 HTTP requests to a site.

Emojis are a waste of bandwidth. This report tells you how to remove unnecessary emoji slowness with a plugin. (8.5×11 inch, 5 pages, 124k PDF).

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How-to ebooks contain:
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