Articles about plugin speed tricks.
"Jetpack adds powerful features previously only available to WordPress.com users including customization, traffic, mobile, content, and performance tools."
—Plugin description from
There are times when date stamping your website or it's content can be good - or bad. Say, you wrote
Why does Google repeatedly mess up web speed? We don't know. The harder they try the worse it gets. Here's
We snoop on WPMU DEV often. Some may call this snooping industrial espionage. Maybe? It makes us feel 007ish. WPMU
Where is the missing WP Super Simple Speed plugin?
It's still available to download on GitHub.
The plugin author removed the plugin
Affliate links are a way to monetize a WordPress website. We don't do monetization on PagePipe - but many websites
Google Analytic code causes your site to fail two speed tests. And the test criteria are invented by the web-demigod
We don't recommend using Google’s PageSpeed Insight tools for doing mobile website benchmarking – or even for desktop. We avoid
We demonstrate a common but little understood speed problem usually labeled as Leverage Browser Caching. Various tests report this fault
Google's ambitious AMP project (October 2015) speeds up the entire mobile web. Right!? It's a WordPress speed miracle - wait!
Elementor is one of the more popular live page builder plugins for WordPress. It has a free and paid version.
Minification is not an important optimization tactic for mobile speed.
There are 31 minification plugins in the WordPress directory. They vary
WordPress works fine. But you need plugins to add extra features and functionality. Without plugins, junk WordPress. Plugins give you
Often blogs posted by other authors recommend "the best" plugins. We ignore these Disneyland fantasies fabricated by errant or evil
Focus on reducing image file sizes for ultrafast mobile page speed. We've written an ebook about JPEG image optimization. Seventy
Want to use the MailChimp WP Subscribe form on the default WordPress Twenty-seventeen theme?
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On the Internet, there exist widgets – or interface components. They allow connecting your site to specialty services. These are
Related-posts plugins are a functional category. And there are a bunch – 38 plugins at the time of this writing.
Slow plugins? It's not the quantity, it's the quality that makes a difference. Web designers can't be arbitrary in loading
Lazy loading is a technique for deferred loading of page content. It's loaded when it’s needed rather than all at
Comments are a unique and tightly integrated feature of blogging. But the Internet has changed. It's an uglier, more cruel
We admit there are times we find new plugins and think we know their function – only to find out
From our experience with WordPress search, we get better results without the search enhancement plugin Relevanssi. It shuts down or
Your plugin choices affect website speed. But how much plugins affect load time varies from a thousandth of a second
Choosing a plugin would be easier if WordPress permitted a little more repository information. Author-generated advice is untrustworthy because it's
We generally think image sliders are a bane. We've written about the problems before. But if your client is insistent
Using the Disable Emojis plugin removes the emoji functionality added in WordPress 4.2. WordPress does not need emoji. Probably, the
PagePipe is anti-waste and pro-thriftiness about more than just web speed. We don't like the misuse of any web resources.
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