Resource Hints or: how to Speed Up Magento 2 using Preconnect

A few months ago I showed how using preconnect resource hints can severely speed up your website. I found out that for Magento 2 there are no ready-to-use solutions to integrate preload, preconnect or prefetch headers into your store. So today I’ll show you how to add preload, preconnect and prefetch resource hints to Magento 2’s head.

How to Bypass Ad Blockers with CAOS Pro for Google Analytics

Ad Blockers; a thorn in the side of every online business. Wouldn’t it be great if we could bypass those Ad Blockers and keep our Google Analytics data accurate?

That’s what Steve from Its420somewhere.com thought, when he contacted me with a well-researched feature request for CAOS Pro. A stealth mode to bypass (most) ad blockers. Today I’ll show you the base principles of bypassing Ad Blockers and protecting your Google Analytics data with CAOS Pro.

What’s the Difference Between analytics.js, gtag.js & ga.js?

Besides analytics.js, I recently added support for gtag.js to CAOS. To be honest I didn’t really think it through. Many people asked for gtag.js support and me being the obedient soldier that I am, I just implemented it. The update was received with (virtual) standing ovations and… panic. Riots in the streets. WORLDWIDE C-H-AOS! (wink wink) Also, questions. Because what’s the difference between ga.js, analytics.js and gtag.js!? Well, let’s find out!

How to add Products to Topmenu in Magento 2

Let’s say your company sells one product. This deserves the spotlight, right? Let’s say you want to give your product a prominent place in the topmenu. Since Magento 2 natively only supports adding categories to its topmenu, you’re up for a challenge! Today I’ll show you how to create a module which allows you to add products to your topmenu.

How to Remove Google Fonts from your WordPress Theme

I’ve been getting a lot of requests lately, to implement a ‘Remove Google Fonts’-option into OMGF.

After a lot of research (a few months!) I managed to implement an efficient way to do it. Version 1.9.0 contains an experimental option to remove any Google Fonts that are enqueued in your WordPress blog.

But, for those where it doesn’t work, or for those that want to have full control, I provided an alternative: a complete guide on how to remove Google Fonts from your WordPress Theme.

How to Speed Up WordPress with Preconnect

Preconnect is one of many ways to improve the performance of your WordPress website. I’ve covered many of these in previous posts and created plugins which optimize various aspects of WordPress.

Although I am the (self-proclaimed) king, no, emperor of hosting files locally, even I must admit that many roads lead to Rome. Today I’ll explain to you how something called ‘Preconnect’ can greatly speed up your WordPress blog.

How to (actually) move WordPress to a New Domain (with SSL — without losing SEO)

How do you move WordPress to a new domain? Moving my WordPress site to a new domain gave me a headache, but I’m sure it was worth it. I mean, check out my shiny new domain name! .dev, isn’t it awesome? If this move doesn’t give me a SEO boost, I don’t know what does.

Why did it give me a headache? I wanted to move WordPress using an external domain registrar with 301 redirects, without affecting my Let’s Encrypt SSL-certificates and Google Search Console. And not a tutorial in the world to help me out.

Well, I figured it out and today I’ll share it with you.

How to Host any (.js)-File Locally (and keep it updated using Crontab)

I’ve received many requests on the WordPress support forums to create plugins to host certain files locally.

Besides CAOS and OMGF I recently created a plugin which enables you to easily save a local copy of any external script or style, called HELL or: Host Everything LocaL. But since there are still plenty of scenario’s that aren’t covered by CAOS, OMGF or HELL I figured I’d show you how to host any file locally and keep it updated using cronjobs.

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