WP Compress challenges the current WordPress image compression king (ShortPixel) with never-before-seen features and shockingly size-efficient algorithm!
Swift Performance easily beats WP Rocket for me. It’s faster, just as easy to use (although requiring a few extra clicks to setup), has more features, and performs better on a wider range of servers. WP Rocket is no slouch, it was the WordPress caching champion for several years! Let’s do some deeper comparisons!
Honest advice from an experienced user in both WooCommerce (with WordPress) and Shopify platform. They’re both fantastic ecommerce platforms with incredible designs and features. Both are popular for all users, beginners, experts, and even large corporations. It used to be that Shopify was considered the “expensive/paid/pro” option and WordPress/WooCommerce was the “cheap/free/open-source/DIY” option…but a lot has… Read more WooCommerce (WordPress) vs Shopify – Ecommerce Store Comparison (2018)
I review different WordPress backup plugins and the many nuances I noticed about each one. There are numerous features to consider and many ways to go about it. I go over several options explaining why I like (or don’t like) each one.
My unofficial guide to speeding up WordPress with SWIFT Performance cache plugin! The SWIFT Performance cache plugin was something I was really excited about because it made such a difference on my sites. I was previously cycling between 3 or 4 different plugins throughout various sites/servers but can now replace almost all of them to… Read more Swift Performance WordPress Cache Plugin – UNOFFICIAL GUIDE
OVER 40+ WordPress cache plugins reviewed, with test scores and personal notes! I tested every single WordPress cache plugin I could find. (And yes, I have no life!) I’m a total speed addict and love tweaking my sites for the absolute best page load times. Q: Why does website speed matter so much? A: It… Read more Best WordPress Cache Plugins Review – UPDATED 2018
My favorite WordPress plugins (and also HIGHLY RECOMMENDED by experienced WordPress developers). All these plugins are clean-coded, super-fast, and best in class. I’ve also included thoughts on others that I don’t like…just so you have some context.
DAMN!!!! DAMN DAMN DAMN! I feel embarrassed to say this but gotta give credit where it’s due: SWIFT PERFORMANCE LITE PLUGIN is the motherf**ken magic wand of the WordPress speed-up universe! I’m embarrassed because I’ve made it my personal mission to stay on the cutting edge of WordPress speed-related optimizations/development and for whatever reason have… Read more Swift Performance Lite – WordPress Cache Speed Plugin REVIEW
I made a long explanation about it a long time ago but can’t remember everything I said. Basically, BackupWordpress has all the features I need for free and doesn’t nag me at all like UpDraft. Off the top of my head, Updraft: 1) doesn’t back up the entire root directory unless you pay for… Read more WordPress Backup Plugin Review – BackupWordPress vs Updraft
I’ve studied, read up and compared many different membership plugins. I have personally tried MemberPress, MemberMouse, and DAP (still using MemberPress and DAP currently). Here is a basic summary of why I think MemberPress is best. For those wondering about my membership site. I basically sell access to 3rd-party hosted videos, downloadable videos & ebooks,… Read more MemberPress vs MemberMouse vs DAP – WordPress Membership Plugins Review (2018)
My honest review about this membership plugin from over 6 years of use (and still counting). It does some things well and lacks in others. I’ve written about DAP before here and here. Here are the quick facts, pros and cons.
How to make WPML run faster! (instead of slow) Is WPML slowing your site to a crawl? (10-20s load times?) I hear complaints about WPML slowing down sites almost every other day. And for the most part, there’s truth to that. ANY multi-lingual plugin, not just WPML will slow down your site. But many people… Read more WPML Speed Optimization Tips
Honestly…there are only 3 good ones (ShortPixel, WP Compress, and Imagify). The rest are junk to me. Either poor compression quality, lack of features, hard to use, or don’t offer anything unique that these 3 already do.
Which is better? The free-for-all community driven software or mature enterprise-grade production-ready commercial software? Those supporting open-source software claim it has the obvious advantage of being free but more importantly, is developed by more community experts with more contributing hands. It’s likely to grow and fork faster into more exciting projects. Those support proprietary software claim it’s… Read more Open-Source vs Proprietary (closed-source)
I’m very happy with it. It works out of the box. It’s not overly complicated or pricey like Gravity Forms, or as pretty as Ninja forms. But I like that it doesn’t try to over-stylize your form. Newbies may prefer something prettier but more web-savvy guys like myself prefer having a clean well-coded form that… Read more Caldera Forms – WordPress plugin review
Some people have asked which WordPress plugin is best for redirection, to avoid 404 errors, or maybe after a change in permalinnks (url structure), or migration to HTTPS. Of all the WordPress redirection plugins, IMO Safe Redirect Manager is the best. Other plugins are consumer grade, but this one is enterprise grade (and the fastest).… Read more WordPress Redirection Tips – HTaccess vs Plugins
So much has been said about this incredibly popular WordPress plugin that just about everyone should have heard about it by now. But why is it so popular and what exactly makes MemberPress the best membership plugin for WordPress right now? Here are my top 10 reasons why MemberPress is the best WordPress membership plugin…
This is starting to become a big problem with many DAP websites being targeted. I’ve chatted personally with Veena, the author of the DAP plugin and she says the plugin is secure but I can’t help but notice other issues with the same problems I did. About 8 months ago, I was hacked every day… Read more DigitalAccessPass hacked – and changed address (PayPal IPN hack)
There’s only 3 good ones that I’ve found. They are all full-featured, updated (as of this writing), and highly regarded. 1. The SEO Framework This is the one I’m using currently on my site and I love it. Very clean and simple. All the necessary functions. Very fast, no bloat. And not obnoxious. It’s… Read more BEST WordPress SEO Plugins 2018
A fast breakdown of the strategy I used to turn my WordPress into a multilingual site to target different readers and customers from all around the world. I go over many of the typical challenges you’ll face when trying to translate your website into other languages. Read to learn about different WordPress translation plugins, ideas… Read more WordPress Multilingual Guide 2016 – Plugin Review, Language Translation Strategy, and WPML Tips
This is a review of my research regarding DigitalAccessPass (DAP) and DLGuard. Both are 2 powerful gateways built to sell your digital e-products. Their differences are mainly in the amount of options they have in delivering the product, securing the product, and displaying the product. Ultimately, I chose to go with DAP and I’m very… Read more Digital Access Pass (DAP) vs DLGuard Review