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...]

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...]

Hosting Performance Contest – September 2017 Roundup (15 Hosts Tested: The Affordables Rock)

Here's the 20th Monthly Hosting Performance Contest Roundup for September 2017! I've been testing 15 hosts in a non-stop manner the whole month and I'll show you you the results below. In general, this contest's result can be featured as "More affordable hosts show rocking performance". By the way, you can find the latest roundups here and the performance tables and charts here. All … [Read more...]

Is your host well-protected from DDOS attacks? And your website?

I'll cut it to the chase from the very beginning: no host can be protected from DDoS attacks very well. But some hosts are DDoS-protected better than others. In this article I'll explain you why. And I'll tell you what you can do to protect your online property from DDoS attacks without paying more than you need. If your website or application is currently under a DDoS attack or you want to … [Read more...]

Hosting Performance Contest – August 2017 Roundup (15 Hosts Tested: Retain)

Here's the 19th Monthly Hosting Performance Contest Roundup for August 2017! I've been testing 15 hosts in a non-stop manner the whole month and I'll show you you the results below. In general, this contest's result can be featured as "The ranking retains almost unchanged". By the way, you can find the latest roundups here and the performance tables and charts here. All monitored hosts are … [Read more...]

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

Intro In 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...]

Hosting Performance Contest – July 2017 Roundup (15 Hosts Tested: The Reverse)

Here's the 18th Monthly Hosting Performance Contest Roundup for July 2017! I've been testing 15 hosts in a non-stop manner the whole month and I'll show you you the results below. In general, this contest's result can be featured as "The top winners go in a reverse order than their prices". By the way, you can find the latest roundups here and the performance tables and charts here. All … [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...]

Hosting Performance Contest – June 2017 Roundup (15 Hosts Tested: The Middles Go On)

Here's the 17th Monthly Hosting Performance Contest Roundup for June 2017! I've been testing 15 hosts in a non-stop manner the whole month and I'll show you you the results below. In general, this contest's result can be featured as "The middle pricing category hosts go on on showing great results". By the way, you can find the latest roundups here and the performance tables and charts … [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...]