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WordPress Optimization in 5 Easy Steps

WordPress Optimization in 5 Easy Steps

If you've noticed problems on the horizon as your WordPress site has grown, you're experiencing problems related to popularity! We congratulate you on drawing and retaining visitors, but that popularity may be short-lived if any or all of the following apply to your site: Shamefully slow loading times that would frustrate the average user Errors getting thrown left and right by WordPress A cluttered Dashboard that you try to avoid looking at whenever possible No meaningful WordPress site optimization has been performed (yet) If any of these apply to you, all hope is not lost!

April 20, 2022 Read more
WordPress Cache Enabler Plugin Updates

WordPress Cache Enabler Plugin Updates

In October 2015 KeyCDN released a free WordPress caching plugin called Cache Enabler. We did this because we wanted to give back to the WordPress community in the offering of a caching solution that was not complicated and most importantly, free. This plugin was initially released as a lightweight caching plugin that was able to speed up WordPress websites by generating static HTML files that could then be minified and even converted for WebP support.

November 19, 2020 Read more

Google PageSpeed Insights - Scoring 100/100 with WordPress

Running speed tests with tools like Google PageSpeed Insights, WebPageTest, or KeyCDN's Website Speed Test is always a good way to help gauge your website's performance. Look how we effortlessly achieved a score of 100/100 using WordPress and Google PageSpeed Insights. But also learn why simply achieving this score should not be overstated. Many website developers and owners seem obsessed with achieving a 100/100 score on Google PageSpeed Insights and overlook the most important thing: Google PageSpeed Insights recommendations.

August 29, 2019 Read more

Top 5 WordPress Security Threats and How to Fix Them

WordPress is the most popular content management system (CMS) on the Internet today. There are around 74,652,825 sites running on WordPress and around half of those are hosted on the free WordPress.com site. The rest are hosted on private servers. There is a reason so many CMS-based sites use WP. WordPress is a smart and intuitive platform that nearly anyone can learn to use. There are numerous plugins and themes available to help website owners customize the look and features of a site.

June 21, 2018 Read more

Speed up WordPress Gravatar Delivery with a CDN

Images often times account for the largest part of a website. Website maintainers may include an abundance of images in a single post and may not be aware of image optimization techniques, or that they are loading images from various third party sources. Whatever the reason, it's important to do all you can to accelerate the load time of these images so that users aren't left waiting longer than they should.

October 26, 2017 Read more

KeyCDN's WordPress Plugins Are Now on GitHub

KeyCDN loves giving back to the web performance community which is why we created three WordPress plugins that are directly related to making websites faster - CDN Enabler, Cache Enabler, and Optimus. Each of these plugins serves a different purpose however they all share the common goal of making websites perform better. We've gotten great response and feedback from our users since the launch of each plugin and now we're happy to announce that each plugin is publicly available on GitHub.

September 28, 2017 Read more

WordPress Performance - Breaking It down by HTTP Requests

WordPress can be a tricky beast as they say when it comes to web performance. Especially if you are comparing it against others running static sites. Because WordPress is based on PHP and most of the content is dynamically generated, it means you need to find other ways to optimize. In today's post, we are going to dive into a fresh WordPress install and take it apart piece by piece, or rather by HTTP requests, to hopefully help you gain a better understanding of WordPress performance.

October 13, 2016 Read more

Harness the Power of WP-CLI to Manage Your WordPress Sites

WordPress is well known for being very user-friendly, and that is one of the reasons it has become one of the most popular content management systems on the web. But when it comes to managing multiple WordPress sites and repeating the same operations over and over again it can become quite a tedious task for developers. And that brings us to WP-CLI, a set of command line tools to help speed up the development process and accomplish tasks more efficiently and quickly.

March 3, 2016 Read more

WordPress Security - Complete 17 Step Guide

WordPress is the most popular CMS on the web and is now powering over 26.5% of all websites. Since it holds such a large piece of the market share it brings additional security concerns and increases your risk of attack when vulnerabilities are discovered. Follow our complete guide below on what you can do to harden your WordPress security and help prevent yourself from getting hacked or becoming a victim of the next brute-force attack.

December 10, 2015 Read more

WordPress Cache Plugin - Benchmarking Cache Enabler

KeyCDN released its free WordPress cache plugin, Cache Enabler, because we weren't happy with the current free caching plugins on the marketplace. We have been getting great feedback so far and a lot of you have been asking how Cache Enabler compares to third party caching plugins. Check out our performance benchmarks below that we ran against WP Super Cache and W3 Total Cache. Our goal was to create a free caching plugin that is super easy to use and is blazing fast!

November 5, 2015 Read more
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