4 Great WordPress Plugins for Any Website

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At the time of writing, there are over 50,000+ plugins in the WordPress.org Plugin Repository. That’s an enormous amount to choose from and picking the right ones can be a challenge. Every WordPress site is unique; there isn’t a true “one size fits all” configuration or set of plugins to use. We’ve put together a list of some solid choices that we’ve seen many customers use and some others that I have personal experience with. 1. SEO: Yoast SEO WordPress is a very SEO friendly platform out of the box. However, WordPress doesn’t include easy options for adding meta tags, …

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5 Ways to Improve WordPress Site Performance

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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 …