Mobile-first WordPress ★ PagePipe
Articles about plugin speed tricks.
We had a weird problem appear on PagePipe and a client site. We're using a plugin called: WP Post Navigation.
Let's examine one of the Internet's bigger speed service shakedowns: WP Faster. NOTE: Their home page loads in 2.76 seconds in
WordPress works fine. But you need plugins to add extra features and functionality. Without plugins, junk WordPress. Plugins give you
We generally think image sliders are a bane. We've written about the problems before. But if your client is insistent
Like many people, you may hate website popups. What's a popup? It's that annoying type of window - or web
Many WordPress site owners cause damage when adding a popular contact-form plugin. Contact forms can hurt your load time. Not
While studying site security and speed, we tested the iThemes Security plugin. It's claimed to prevent malware injection. We're sure
What's the verdict on how Gutenberg editor affects WordPress load time?
Some say Gutenberg slows down WordPress core from 24 milliseconds
Yes. "Autodescription" is a worthy plugin. It's benign. We've tested it. It's good for speed. But we don't advocate SEO
Elementor is one of the more popular live page builder plugins for WordPress. It has a free and paid version.
Slow plugins? It's not the quantity, it's the quality that makes a difference. Web designers can't be arbitrary in loading
We snoop on WPMU DEV often. Some may call this snooping industrial espionage. Maybe? It makes us feel 007ish. WPMU
Loading plugins redundantly and globally decreases the speed of your pages. It's best to deactivate heavy plugins on pages where
"Jetpack adds powerful features previously only available to WordPress.com users including customization, traffic, mobile, content, and performance tools."
—Plugin description from
Why does Google repeatedly mess up web speed? We don't know. The harder they try the worse it gets. Here's
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!
Minification is not an important optimization tactic for mobile speed.
There are 31 minification plugins in the WordPress directory. They vary
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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Related-posts plugins are a functional category. And there are a bunch – 38 plugins at the time of this writing.
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
Below is a description and list of 45 plugins previously used on PagePipe. Even with this many plugins, load time
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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