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Saturday, May 30, 2020

Archive for the 'WordPress Optimization' Category

Copyblogger publishes guide to the best WordPress tools

The Copyblogger team has published a guide to the best WordPress tools. The guide also covers information on WordPress hosting, themes, plugins, SEO, security, and more.Talking about the guide, the Copyblogger team says, “With this foundational expertise, Copyblogger knows WordPress as well as anyone. We know which hosts, themes, and plugins you should trust to power your website — and which ones you shouldn’t.This Buyer’s Guide answers questions like:What are the best options for WordPress hosting?Which WordPress themes can you trust?What kind of security tools will protect... [...]

Tips to optimize your WordPress after running a speed test

WordPress has become a widely adopted environment and supports thousands of websites today. Your WordPress needs optimization to adjust with the changing search engine algorithms.Yoast contributor Michiel Heijmans  has shared a short guide on optimizing WordPress after using a page speed test.Heijmans says, “After running a page speed test, I am pretty sure that most website owners feel they should invest some time into optimizing that speed for their website. You will have a dozen recommendations. These recommendations differ from things you can do yourselves and some things that you... [...]

How to connect WordPress to a CRM [GoDadddy]

GoDaddy’s Maddy Osman has shared an useful article on connecting a WordPress blog to a CRM (Customer Relationship Management) system. The article offers in-depth information with a step-by-step procedure to connect the two.Osman says, “Before initiating any new points of contact, members of your team can consult your CRM to look at past interactions and determine the appropriate next step.The alternative is manually copying/pasting contact form information sent from your WordPress website to your CRM. This manual process can be fraught with errors and inefficiencies! As a busy business... [...]

Viper Cache: super speed-up for WP sites #ad

Speed is critical for website success. Users won’t put up with slow sites, and search engines downgrade them.Savvy webmasters use a cache to store a “predigested” version of the most important data on their site, so that data can be delivered with minimal processing when a visitor clicks on it.The data is processed in advance, so that less processing needed while the visitor is waiting for results.There are several well-known caches for WordPress sites, The two best-known are Total Cache and Super Cache.Viper Cache was just released and may prove the be the fastest cache ever.... [...]

WordPress free workshop on supporting themes, August 23

The WordPress support team is hosting a free workshop on ‘The Developers Guide to Supporting Your Themes’. The online workshop will be held on Wednesday, August 23 at 11.00 am CDT.The WP support team says, “Some users approach WordPress.org plugins and themes with realistic expectations regarding the support they might receive on tickets. Others approach these free products as if they were all built with large teams of professional support behind them, which is rarely the case. This often results in frustration, one-star reviews, and ultimately a bad reputation for products... [...]

WP Engine Launches ‘Content Performance’ Tool

WP Engine has launched Content Performance, a Performance Intelligence solution for marketers and publishers. According to the company, this new tool will help marketers drive higher brand engagement with greater agility through WordPress and get better insights into their entire WordPress content.Key benefits of Content PerformanceUnlock New Google Analytics Insights Tailored for WordPressStrengthen Content Strategy with Relevant DataMaintain Your Content Production WorkflowEngage Your Audience and Drive ROI.Jason Cohen, Founder & CTO, WP Engine, says, “Today, WordPress powers 28... [...]

‘First Month Free + No Charge Migration to a Faster WordPress Website’ – Copyblogger

Brian Clark says, “It’s been less than three months since we launched StudioPress Sites, our new solution that combines the ease of an all-in-one website builder with the flexible power of WordPress.The response and feedback have been phenomenal. And the icing on the cake is that we’re already winning accolades.In an independent speed test performed this month by WebMatros, StudioPress Sites was declared the undisputed winner. We’re thrilled, because we were up against formidable competition from WP Engine, Flywheel, Media Temple, Pressable, and Bluehost.As you know, speed is important.... [...]

‘How to Move Your WordPress Website to a New Host With No Downtime’ – Elegant Themes

John Hughes says, “Moving your website from one host to another is often touted as a complicated process, but it can actually be quite simple. All it takes is a few steps, and your site will be up and running once more – this time on a different (and better) host. The only trick lies in pulling off the process with no downtime.If there’s one thing you never want your website to be, it’s down for the count. The good news is you’ll only need five steps – as we’ll show you in this piece. However, before that let’s take a moment to talk about the dangers of downtime, and what... [...]

‘6 SEO Friendly Tips to Improve Site Speed on WordPress Blogs’ – Copyblogger

Loren Baker says, “In the world of SEO, user experience on websites has always been a factor, as has the time it takes for a site to load.However, with the use of mobile devices surpassing desktop use (in most consumer-facing industries) and the wide adoption of broadband, people expect sites to load instantly.Long gone are the days of waiting 10 seconds for a site to load.If a page takes more than a couple of seconds to load, users will instantly hit the back button and move on to the next result.Accordingly, Google officially started paying attention to site speed and declared its... [...]

‘Introducing StudioPress Sites: WordPress Made Easy … Without Sacrificing Power or Flexibilityg’ – Copyblogger

Brian Clark says, “From 2010 through 2015, we at Rainmaker Digital built at a furious pace. Most of that effort was directed at development of the Rainmaker Platform.During that entire time, StudioPress.com worked tirelessly in the background to bankroll our bootstrapped effort to create a full marketing automation platform without outside investors.And it worked.That said, we were always aware of the debt we owed to the StudioPress line of business, and more importantly, the community that had grown around the Genesis Framework. Which is to say, we always planned to come back to it and... [...]