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Google edicts! We're sick of them. The HTTPS speed penalty is incredible. To us, it’s horrible and appalling. There is
WordPress version 5.0.3 core is 20 milliseconds faster that 4.9.8.
Is that significant?
So Gutenberg isn't slowing anything down really? Nope.
PHP 7 is twice as fast as PHP 5.x and requires one fraction of the server memory.
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SSL offloading keeps encryption and decryption on another website. It's moved to a separate location for the task. Performance efficiency
WordPress released core version 4.7 in early December 2016. The default Twenty Seventeen theme included a new Customizer CSS editor.
We use our creative concept of speed amplification. It's the deliberate choice of severe self-imposed site limitations. These WordPress speed
Many sites we evaluate for speed testing are using free Cloudflare CDN services. A CDN (content distribution network) is a
Speed affects Search Engine Optimization (SEO) indirectly. That's right. Not DIRECTLY - indirectly!
Speed is a component of User Experience (UX).
Are Progressive Web Apps a remarkable phenomenon? Or another fad touted as rescuing mobile experiences?
Should you convert to Progressive Web Apps?
Very heavy plugins usually consume database and RAM resources on the server host. With these specs, we're not interested in
"I was thinking of using a theme like GeneratePress - or Astra. They seem to be the fastest but, now
Online speed test scores are especially useless. These include lame tests like Google PageSpeed Insights. Many test-result recommendations don’t make
"If it ain't broke, don't fix it." We couldn't agree more. But we know, the WordPress world breaks on a
Normally, we write about releases of default themes - and we torture test it for speed. Not so in the
Aggregator websites getting 1 to 2 million visitors per month is pretty nice – and profitable!
Many agregator sites are somewhat
Incsub, LLC (aka WPMU DEV) have the art of producing customer fear down to a science. For example, you can
Studies such as those from Moz demonstrate site speed is a small part of Google ranking factor. Nothing suggests it
We turn conventional speed wisdom on its head. Sixty-four active plugins - on our site - load in under a
Popular premium WordPress themes have a big commonality: They claim they do anything. In fact, the Divi theme's motto is
PLUGIN SURGERY FOR SALE
PagePipe speed services uncover real speed problems fast. And we discover unrealized speed potential, too. Many web
Visual Composer is a $34 page builder for WordPress.
We don't review paid plugins - unless it's a roast or exposé.
We mean no offense to Hristo Pandjarov.
He's the author of SiteGround's free ebook. "SPEED MATTERS: 21 Expert Tips to an
You'll weep when you read Google’s 200 Ranking Factors: The Complete List (2018). Because it's so sad? No. Because it's so overwhelming.
Some people are complaining the WordPress Twenty-sixteen theme is old-fashioned or plain. We think it's fine for certain jobs. If
Be forewarned, the blog post we review here is deliberate bait to sell wpmudev theme memberships. It's the article: 15
We evaluated 35 theme candidates. All are available as free downloads from the WordPress theme repository. They came to our
Aggregator websites collect and post syndicated material from around the Web, including news, specialized publishing, or the latest bargains and
If we authored a WordPress dream theme, what specifications would we use for extreme mobile speed optimization?
Here what we've prayed
Few people care about speed as much as we do.
Susty is the lightest stripped down WordPress theme we've ever seen.
In Ancient Greek religion, Hestia is a virgin goddess of architecture.
Tiny Hestia is a free child-theme that strips down the
[dropcap]1[/dropcap]Use a theme that's fast loading. And we don't mean "mediocre" fast. We mean faster than greased lightning. Built and
We hate waste. We're unconventional thinkers and love creative problem solving. We take a different path to page speed improvements.
Is your site traffic declining? Speed and mobile strategy will improve your user's experience. And "potentially" SEO. Other things influence
"CloudFlare has released a new privacy-focused DNS service that runs on IP 18.104.22.168. They supposedly rotate logs every 24 hours
SiteGround isn't always kind to their customers. We probably only get whiners coming to PagePipe searching for change. Speed anxiety
Because you like Elementor page builder plugin, does that make you're a speed fool? No. Lots of people like Elementor
WP Engine is frequently recommended on blogs as the "Best Premium Shared Hosting for Advanced Bloggers." Of course, blog authors
Everyone wants to hear the truth about speed
- until Steve Teare opens his mouth.
Speed Truth Hurts - Sometimes
Your theme and
How could we resist a list of select WordPress websites reported as "cool" – as in neat-o or spiffy? They
We recently evaluated a London-based site's home page for speed opportunities. Load times on Pingdom were: 2.05 seconds, 1.95s, 1.85s
Never trust speed test scores. Ever. Always measure improvement in milliseconds of load time.
How to interpret pingdom.com and webpagetest.org speed
Attempting to dictate the rules of speed quality, Google made the mobile Internet worse. How did they shoot their own
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