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category: Performance

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.

HOW TO: Set up Webp image support with Webp Express on Nginx (CDN-compatible/no .htaccess)

Learn how to setup and fully support webp image support on Nginx with the webp express plugin. Compatible with Cloudflare, Stackpath and any other CDN.

HOW TO: Deploy a headless site for WordPress to the Cloud for FREE with Frontity and Zeit Now

A quick start guide on deploying a decoupled headless React.js site to the cloud for free Frontity and Zeit Now that uses Wordpress as its backend.

[SOLVED] Google Best Practices: “Includes front-end JavaScript libraries with known security vulnerabilities” ([email protected])

Google Lighthouse Best Practices often flags Wordpress for “Includes front-end JavaScript libraries with known security vulnerabilities”. Why?

HOW TO: Eliminate Render-Blocking Resources & set Critical Path CSS with Autoptimize

Set critical path css & eliminate render-blocking resources, speed up your Wordpress site and get a better Google Pagespeed Insights score with Autoptimise.

HOW TO: Dequeue Unused Scripts & Styles Reference

Speed up your Wordpress performance and dominate Google Pagespeed mobile scores by dequeuing unused JS scripts & CSS styles.

HOW TO: Set Cache Control Headers in Nginx or Apache

There are a bajillion ways to set Cache control headers in Nginx and Apache. In this guide, I’ll show you the most correct, out-of-the-box setup.

Why a High Bounce Rate can be Good (and when you should ignore it)

Bounce Rate is not necessarily a factor for Google page ranking. In fact, a high Bounce Rate might mean that you’re doing your online marketing really well.

We still need to talk about (TTFB) Time to First Byte…

I’m just going to say it, a faster TTFB does not mean a faster page load speed. In fact, it can even be correlated to a faster page load time. Here’s why…