Hummingbird: All-New Ultra-Fast Minification Engine & Gravatar Caching

This week we’re excited to announce we’ve added a brand new, ultra-fast minification engine to our Hummingbird performance plugin! But that’s not all. Hummingbird now features Gravatar caching, too! So what does this mean? Well, two things: The new minification engine uses an API located on our dedicated servers, so when you minify a file, […] View original post at …

Hummingbird Speed Optimization Plugin Now Free at WordPress.org

Got a serious need for speed? Satisfy it – for free! – with Hummingbird. We’re excited to announce today that our speed optimization plugin is now available to download at WordPress.org. Hummingbird is the ultimate performance optimization plugin for WordPress. Once activated, it scans your site for potential speed improvements and provides fine-tuned controls for […] View original post at …

How to Properly Compress and Resize Images for WordPress

Getting your images right can be tricky when it comes to improving the performance of your WordPress website. So much so that we’ve had a few members ask our support team about how to properly compress and resize images. In particular, we’ve had a few questions about an image-related recommendation from our Hummingbird performance plugin: […] View original post at …

Multisite, Hummingbird and Cloudflare: Make Your WordPress Network Blisteringly Fast

You may have caught the recent announcement that our Hummingbird performance plugin has been integrated with CloudFlare. But given that CloudFlare works on a domain level, what does this mean if you’re running a Multisite network? The good news is that with one CloudFlare account you can cover multiple domains. Unlike many services, you don’t need a separate account for each …