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WordPress Plugins That Speed Your Website UP

GZip Ninja speed compression GZip Ninja speed compression is a great plugin which compliments W3 Total Cache nicely. I have optimised hundreds of websites over the years and they all react differently to optimisation plugins. I normally begin with w3 Total Cache but on this occasion (during my tutorial) my client's website did not respond very well to the built in browser compression element of the W3 plugin, enter the GZip. Here are a couple of before and after screen grabs from Google Page Speed Insights: BEFORE AFTER   Leverage Browser Caching Ninja I put this plugin on because the total cache plugin in this instance did not improve our score on Here is a screenshot AFTER I installed the "Leverage Browser Caching Ninja" plugin: You can see that the browser caching issue has gone away, however it has affected "Remove query strings from static resources" negatively. I can also see that Google Page Insights is showing: which is great! More importantly the website is still fully functional and has actually sped up. An important point to bear in mind during this process is that the point of this exercise is to improve the User Experience (UX) and not just to check another box for Google. Remove query strings from static resources "Remove query strings from static resources" - in this example I am now left with this problem. There are a number of plugins that you could choose from but my tool of choice after much testing is Query Strings Remover Here are the results after installing that plugin: and once again the website is fully functional and the overall User Experience (UX) seems great. There is still the matter of the low

By | 2017-10-16T21:10:14+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Can’t Login to WordPress

Can't Login to Wordpress but sure your detail are correct? If you can't login to WordPress and you know your details are correct here is a very common cause with a simple solution:   Check for a string similar to this in your URL wp-login.php?redirect_to=https%3A%2F%2Fdomain%2Fwp-admin%2F&reauth=1   It's a common fault in WordPress.   The solution is to remove all of the excess code so you end up with just: wp-login.php Refresh the page, ensuring that the excess code is now gone and try and log in again. If you still can't login then you are looking at a more in depth issue, try resetting your password in the first instance. If that won't work then you can still move forward so long as you have FTP or Hosting/Cpanel/Backend access by resetting your password manually (this would take a more in depth post).  

By | 2017-02-16T18:28:06+00:00 February 9th, 2017|Categories: Fixes|0 Comments

Part 3 Kodi Genesis Tutorial

Go back to your homepage and scroll along to "Videos" - Genesis should now be available from the shortcut menu. If it is not then you can click "Add Ons" and select it from there. Each theme for Kodi has it's own way of placing shortcuts under the Video menu and you should Google for your theme method of how to do this. It's also worth mentioning that although Kodi can be installed upon most devices (see Kodi Genesis tutorial page 1) you can buy pre-made mini computers that already have Kodi installed onto them, most also come equiped with great little keyboards.

By | 2017-07-09T23:26:03+00:00 September 26th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments