The Slowest WordPress Plugins (and Alternatives to Try Instead)

We all know that performance and speed are a critical part of how visitors perceive their experience on a website. That’s why we use optimized web hosting plans, install CDNs, and utilize caching plugins to keep WordPress sites running quickly and smoothly. For some of your clients, however, paying for VPS or managed WordPress hosting […] 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 …

The Ultimate Guide to W3 Total Cache: Works-Every-Time Settings for Shared Web Hosting

Shared hosting isn’t the ideal environment for speeding up WordPress with W3 Total Cache. There are features that just don’t work well on a shared server. In addition, if you run into server configuration issues there isn’t much you can do about it if your site is hosted on a shared server. In an ideal WordPress world, every WordPress website …

How Fast Is Your WordPress Site? Find out with These Free Speed Testing Tools

How long does it take for your WordPress website to load? Two seconds? Three seconds? Heaven forbid, more than four seconds? If you don’t know, there’s a good chance that a slow-loading website is costing you pageviews and conversions. The first step to fixing any problem is admitting that you have a problem. But how do find out if you …