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3 Best Practices for WordPress Plugins

Ian Svoboda Using WordPress, Website Performance Leave a Comment

One of the great things about WordPress is the plugin ecosystem. At the time of writing, over 40,000 plugins exist in the WordPress Plugin Repository, adding loads of additional functionality. However, using plugins is not as simple as installing them and forgetting them. While many WordPress plugins are easy to setup and use, there are some general best practices that should be observed when working with the plugins on your WordPress site. 1. Only use the plugins you need While it’s tempting to install a bunch of plugins, you should carefully consider if a plugin is in fact necessary before …

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5 Ways to Improve WordPress Site Performance

Ian Svoboda Website Performance Leave a Comment

Customers often ask: “How can I make my WordPress site faster?” Anyone who runs a website (WordPress or not) should be concerned about how fast their pages load. Studies have shown that page load times can dramatically influence conversion rates (source). Most visitors will consider a load time of three seconds or less acceptable. Anything more than three seconds, and visitors will begin to get impatient. So how fast should my WordPress website be? That being said, your goal should be to ensure your site loads at around three seconds or less if at all possible. This is not always feasible due …