• This Post Title is Still Loading… and So Is Your Slow WordPress Site

    You know when you've written an awesome blog post about optimizing #WordPress sites for speed but can't figure out the right title for it because you don't want it to sound all clickbatey? That's us right now. — Pagely (@Pagely) November 12, 2020 Across the various WordPress community groups and forums, there’s no doubt that

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  • PHP Workers and WordPress: The Definitive Guide

    PHP workers are getting a bad rap lately in the WordPress hosting world. Most commonly, they’re being cited as a scapegoat for a hard upsell by the host. Let’s dig in a bit deeper and discover the truth behind PHP workers and how they apply to hosting WordPress sites. Table of Contents What is a

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  • WordPress Performance & Digging into PHP with Pagely’s CTO

    Traffic surges and overall growth are an indicator of business success. A big splash of attention resulting in lots of people coming to your site means you’ve done something right, but you’ve also got a lot on the line. You want to make sure your site keeps running fast no matter how many hits it

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  • How to Prepare a WordPress Site for Your Vacation

    It’s winter time, and for most of us that means we want to escape. Maybe you booked a trip somewhere warm, or maybe you’re too nervous to leave work behind, so year after year you just stay local and burn out. Either way, there are steps to take to prepare your site for time away.

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  • The Complete Guide to Creating Custom Shortcodes in WordPress

    WordPress shortcodes are used to 1) reduce the amount of code you need to write; 2) simplify the usage of WordPress plugins, themes, and other functions. They behave like macros, when you insert a shortcode, it is replaced with a snippet of code. It could be anything. WordPress comes with some pre-defined shortcodes, like and , and they’re

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  • WordPress Plugin Best Practices: How To Choose And Manage Plugins

    Plugins are the backbone of WordPress sites. Whether you want to add a contact form or an eCommerce store, plugins are always there to lend a helping hand. But despite the essential role they play, plugins are also one of the places on your WordPress site that are most likely to go “wrong”. Because plugins

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  • A Crash Course in WordPress Image Optimization + Helpful Plugins

    You’re likely always looking for ways to speed up your WordPress site. With benefits like improved user experience, more conversions, and maybe even better search rankings, faster page load times are always a good thing. There are a number of ways to speed up WordPress (many of which Pagely has implemented). But given that 63%

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  • A Guide to Using WordPress Logs to Track Errors

    Use WordPress logs to fix problems that arise on your WordPress instance — or, more accurately, to figure out why they’ve occurred. This feature tracks errors and records them in one easy-to-locate file, so you can get started on the troubleshooting process. There are three basic steps to enable WordPress error logs: Access your website’s

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  • How to Style Blockquotes in WordPress Using CSS

    You probably remember the concept of blockquotes from school. If you’re like me, you might even have flashback nightmares about properly MLA-formatting long form blockquotes. Omit the quotation marks, indent this, double space that… Thankfully, WordPress blockquotes are a little less stressful. They’re actually a great way to break up a wall of text in

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  • 5 Ways to Optimize Your WordPress Site for Mobile

    Most people have optimized their site in one way or another, but have you ever done anything specifically for your mobile visitors? In 2017, more traffic came from mobile than desktop, and that number is only going to grow. People are using their devices more and more, and they demand that you make it easy

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