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 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.
A few years ago I wrote a guide on how to get a perfect 100/100 score on Pagespeed Insights, Pingdom and GTMetrix. A lot of time has passed since then. The rules have changed and I’ve learned new, easier ways to optimize my WordPress blog. In this post I’ll show you an updated approach to completely optimize your blog using a few efficiënt, easy to use plugins.
Google Fonts. Every WordPress blogger uses them. It’s an easy — if not the easiest — way to improve your blog’s looks. Pagespeed Insights. We’ve all heard of that too. And we all want to achieve the highest possible score. Both are brought to you by the same entity we’ve come to know, love — and hate: Google. Love, because they gave us these beautiful fonts. Hate, because as soon as we use them, it lowers our score on Pagespeed Insights!
Today I’m showing you how you can achieve the best of both worlds:
- Maintain your high score on Pagespeed Insights by leveraging your browser cache, and
- Keep using your Google Fonts by hosting them locally.
And I promise you, it couldn’t be easier.
I’ve already written a lot of posts ever since the new GDPR laws were introduced. Most of CAOS for Analytics’ code had to be rewritten for the sake of GDPR Compliance. Now we’re nearing — the big — v2.0 and many options have been added. To WordPress — and CAOS. This post will function as a Complete Guide through the jungle that is called GDPR Compliance.