Cloudflare Plugin 3.0.3

Hey gang! Some very cool news for Cloudflare users. If you have Cloudflare plugin installed (and you should), the new 3.0.3 version allows you to purge Cloudflare cache right from your WordPress admin. But that's not all. You can set it up to do it automatically every time you update your site (in case you […]

Speed Up WordPress: Removing Unneeded Redirects

When working on clients’ sites, I often see that many use for WordPress Address and Site Address (you’ll find these settings in your WP Admin Dashboard under Settings > General). However, most people never type in www when visiting our sites. And if that’s the case, then they get redirected from (called "root" […]

Why embedded videos slow your site down and how to fix this

When you embed a YouTube or any other 3rd party video, your visitor's browser will need to make a number of extra requests to render your page. With YouTube, the average number of requests is 4, 3 for three different resolutions and 1 for the still image used as a video cover. It gets even […]

Speed up WordPress: How to make your site load faster by self-hosting fonts

Update: Since the time this article was first written, Google Fonts interface has changed and the gauge described below is nowhere to be found. I'm a typography junkie. Not that I'm any good at it. But I can sure appreciate excellent typography when I see it. The right typography creates the right "selling atmosphere" for […]
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