How to Optimize/Compress Your Website Images

Three ways to optimize/compress your images to improve WordPress load time: Open up Photoshop, export to Save-for-web, JPEG 50%. Save your image in the highest quality possible, go to ShortPixel’s online compress tool, and simply upload there. Download an image compression plugin that does it automatically from WordPress. I like ShortPixel but there are many… Read more How to Optimize/Compress Your Website Images

Optimizing Javascript Load from WordPress Plugins

Having many javascript files loading will slow down your page load! For that reason, I cover the 2 most common optimization tactics below: Defer them if they aren’t critical for initial page rendering. On pages where they aren’t used, disable them from loading at all.

Worst WordPress Plugins Ever – AVOID THEM

I’ve made lists sharing my favorite plugins but never made a list of bad plugins. These are probably equally important to know as they’re known to cause many issues with sites, causing poor performance or conflicting with other plugins. I include the most popular “bad” ones below.

Swift Performance WordPress Cache Plugin – UNOFFICIAL GUIDE

My unofficial guide to speeding up WordPress with SWIFT Performance cache plugin! (Updated June 22, 2018) 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 cache plugins throughout various sites but can now replace… Read more Swift Performance WordPress Cache Plugin – UNOFFICIAL GUIDE

WooCommerce (WordPress) vs Shopify – Ecommerce Store Comparison (2018)

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)

Swift Performance Lite – WordPress Cache Speed Plugin REVIEW

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

MemberPress vs MemberMouse vs DAP – WordPress Membership Plugins Review (2018)

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)

Open-Source vs Proprietary (closed-source)

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)

WordPress Redirection Tips – HTaccess vs Plugins

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

WordPress Multilingual Guide 2016 – Plugin Review, Language Translation Strategy, and WPML Tips

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