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category: Performance

HOW TO: Stop using wp-cron.php and do this instead…

Wordpress cron (wp-cron) works really well. Until it doesn’t. For a small single site blog with relatively low traffic, you don’t need this. But as you scale, or run a Woocommerce store or multisite – this is absolutely worth setting up.

HOW TO: Prevent exposing your visitor’s data to the Chinese Communist Party through Tik Tok embeds

Concerned about exposing your visitor data to third parties like TikTok or the Chinese Communist Party? Here’s what you need to know about Wordpress embeds.

9 WordPress Defines You (probably) Didn’t Know About

Allow outbound connections through your proxy? Stop themes from installing on core updates? Here’s some neat tricks for Wordpress you may not be aware of.

Handle high traffic by sanitising social media traffic in nginx

Absorb large social media marketing traffic like you never did before, with this sneaky nginx rewrite to help out your cache.

HOW TO: Serve Frontity inside WordPress on any environment (no node.js)

A method to load a Frontity site as a theme inside Wordpress with any hosting environment – including those that don’t yet support Node.js!

HOW TO: Support .webp on Cloudflare’s edge with a Worker

A method to serve .webp to supported browsers only using Cloudflare workers (and optionally Webp Express).

Scaling for VOLUME with Frontity & Cloudflare

Can we achieve half a million visits in 60 seconds on entry-level hardware? With Frontity and Cloudflare, the answer may surprise you.

HOW TO: Use Cloudflare to handle Country-based redirects

Do you have a multilingual or multi-regional website that automatically redirects users based on their country? This is for you.

HOW TO: Block traffic coming from a specific domain

Inbound links are awesome. Except for when they’re not. Here’s how to stop bad ones…

HOW TO: Cache the WordPress REST API Post endpoint in Cloudflare

With this method using Apache, Node, Frontity and Cloudflare, you can start imagining how to get your site to 100% uptime.