How to Fully Optimize Images for Speed and SEO in a WordPress Site

We hear it all the time… A fast web site gets and retains more traffic. And, traffic is the lifeblood of many an online business, right? And let’s face it, images are often the main culprit in slowing down our web sites. So, how do we properly optimize the images? Is there more to it […]

AMP Boot Camp: Making Your WordPress Site AMP-Only

AMP, or Accelerated Mobile Pages, is meant to be displayed on mobile devices that often lack in the powerful hardware of the desktop computer. AMP pages are marked up in a special way, and keep speed in mind. They limit the tags that can be used, and feature a rule set of which can be […]

Image Optimization Tools: Making WordPress Pages Load Faster

With the recent launch of Accelerated Mobile Pages, which reminded everyone of Facebook Instant Pages and Apple News, it’s clear they want us slimming down our web pages. They want Speedy Gonzales, but we’re offering a fat, lazy mouse with unnecessarily giant ears. And by “they” I mean: publishers, platforms, and your everyday web user. […]

AJAX Comment Loading Plugin Fixed

Recently I wanted to use the Ajax Comment Loading Plugin (developed by Mark Jaquith) on one of my WordPress sites. The functionality that plugin offers is very nice but it turns out that the plugin doesn’t work for current version of WordPress anymore. I fixed the code a little to make it work with the […]

WP Far Future Expiration Plugin – Easily Add Far Future Expiration to Your Static Files

This plugin will allow you to easily add a “far future expiration” date for various static file types on your WordPress powered site to improve page load time (site speed). Adding far future expiry header to your static resources (images, js, css) can improve the site speed. If you are using a caching plugin like […]

Top 3 Common Reasons for a Slow WordPress Site (in my experience)

If you own and run a WordPress site which is currently slow then there are usually some common factors which are most probably contributing to the lack of load speed of your site. The power and flexibility of WordPress lies under the hood, where as a blogging and CMS platform, it easily caters for customizations […]

How to Use Google Analytics to Track Your WordPress Site Speed

Site speed is becoming more important to track and improve on since the search engines are using site speed in the ranking¬†algorithm.¬†A few readers have requested us to write a simple tutorial on how they can track their site speed easily. Here is a quick tutorial showing how you can use your Google Analytics account […]

WordPress Plugins to Speed Up Your WordPress Site

Speeding up your WordPress blog goes a long way to improve its popularity. As the website loads faster, your visitor enjoys browsing, driving high traffic and generating revenue. While there are many proven ways to boost a site’s performance (a lot of these are explained in the WordPress Optimization Tips and Tricks post), in this […]

How to Add Far Future Expires Headers to Your WordPress Site

Few weeks ago I wrote on how to optimize your WordPress site for better performance which has some tips and tricks on how to speed up a WordPress Site. I received a few requests to elaborate on some of the points as not all of them are obvious changes. In this article I have explained […]