Highlighted Areas With Links on Responsive Image for Free (SVG, WP)

IntroIn this tutorial you will learn how to make interactive highlighted areas that you can click on in your image and make this image responsive in WordPress. Easy and for free.An area gets highlighted when you move your mouse over the area. Here's an example of the result (this SVG depicts some popular in-depth articles on my website):Move your mouse over the areas in the … [Read more...]

How to Configure W3 Total Cache. Easier Than You Think. Settings Explained

Intro Many users think that configuring W3 Total Cache plugin is hard because there are a lot of settings that they do not understand. In this tutorial I want to explain the settings and show you how to configure this plugin easily.W3 Total Cache is a powerful, flexible and free caching plugin for WordPress. But it allows not only optimizing your website caching, but also … [Read more...]

How to Migrate a Big Website to a New Domain or Subdomain for Free for Testing (the Easiest Way)

I'd like to show you how to copy or migrate bigger WordPress sites (more than 500 MB and very likely more than several GB). This method is easy and free. It's great for creating testing copies of your big websites. This method in its core includes using All-in-One WP Migration plugin (a free version) and manually copying media files ('uploads' folder).Also in this article I compare my … [Read more...]

How To Optimize Images: The Strategy To Make Your Site Faster For Free (52 Tests)

Image optimization is one of the simplest and efficient things you can do to make your website faster. And I want to show how you can optimize images. And I'll demonstrate how useful image optimization is in numbers.Also, I'll share with you several practical and very useful tips how you can optimize your new and existing images for free.This is easy and cool :)  Intro and … [Read more...]

Display Images Only When You Need Them (Faster Site With Lazy Load. 50 Tests)

I've written this article to show you a practical effectiveness of lazy load optimization using a free WordPress plugin. It allows to significantly cut the page loading time (make your website faster). I've run 50 manual tests to get reliable test data.I also focused on Render Start time and Visual Complete time in my research. These are important metrics for a neat user experience that you'll … [Read more...]

How to Avoid Plugins or WordPress Update Breaking Your Site

This is a simple but very useful tutorial. I'll show you how you can avoid the situations when installing new plugins or updating your plugins or updating WordPress version breaks your site. This method works perfectly for huge websites too. It's easy and free.It's the best free way I know so far if your hosting does not offer staging environment for you.  IntroAlthough … [Read more...]

One Best Security Plugin For WordPress or Combination of Plugins?

1. Intro Let me assume you are concerned about your website safety or have already been hacked. And you would like to know what is the best security plugin for WordPress out there. You might have heard of some of them and you don't know which one to choose to make your site protected from hackers and malicious bots.I've made a research on WordPress security plugins and solutions and would … [Read more...]

Slow Redirect Plugin Or How To Make Affiliate Links Faster (Tutorial)

In this tutorial I'll show you how to make your affiliate links work much faster. It's extremely useful if you use a redirect plugin or an affiliate link management plugin which started to work very slowly for you (this was exactly my case). IntroOne day I found out that my affiliate links started working very slowly. Visitors clicked my affiliate links, and it took tens of … [Read more...]

The Best WordPress Caching Plugins Speed Test: W3 Total Cache, WP Super Cache vs Sucuri Firewall (Cloud WAF)

I've run 32,224 tests during one month to find out which caching plugin makes your website faster. I tested W3 Total Cache and WP Super Cache plugins. They are the two best well-known free caching plugins that WordPress users highly recommend using to make your website faster.And also I compared them to the caching solution that I currently use – Sucuri Cloud WAF (website application … [Read more...]

How To Make A Responsive Image With Clickable Areas For Free

This is a tutorial (including video) how to make a responsive image with clickable areas (i.e. responsive interactive images) for free in WordPress. This will allow you to get an image with multiple areas on it which can be clicked with their own URLs. And when this image is automatically scaled (e.g. when displaying on different mobile devices) the clickable areas scale appropriately.UPDATE: … [Read more...]

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