Hummingbird Performance Upgrades Get You Closer to That Perfect 100

Hummingbird, the automated speed optimization plugin for WordPress, has received +130 new features, enhancements and fixes, has doubled active installs (+125k) and cracked 200 reviews with an average 5-star rating in the last 6 months. We’ve been moving so fast improving things we almost forgot to send you the highlights. Tell me more! If you […] 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 …

The Ultimate Guide to WordPress Caching

As a savvy website owner, I’m certain you understand how important it is for your website to load quickly. And if you run your website on WordPress, you’ve probably at least heard of the need for caching plugins before. Caching is a critical aspect of your website’s performance as it can greatly improve loading times. By a lot. In layman’s terms, a caching plugin creates …

CloudFlare Review: Speed Up Your Site for Free, Plus Setup Instructions

When you spend so much time building and optimizing your site, ensuring it loads fast for your visitors is a top priority. CloudFlare is a popular choice for boosting site performance – we even use it here at WPMU DEV. CloudFlare is a Content Delivery Network (CDN) that sends traffic through its global network to automatically optimize the delivery of your site …