To CloudFlare or not CloudFlare

Direct Quote from CloudFlare: CloudFlare protects and accelerates any website online. Once your website is a part of the CloudFlare community, its web traffic is routed through our intelligent global network. We automatically optimize the delivery of your web pages so your visitors get the fastest page load times and best performance. We also block threats and limit abusive bots and crawlers from wasting your bandwidth and server resources. The result: CloudFlare-powered … [Read more...]

Search for best WordPress Hosting

We had been a happy customer of pair.com for many years. Its hosting service is premium-priced, but we had been happy to pay the premium for its reliable service and excellent tech support. Several recent events had forced us to look for a hosting elsewhere. The following is our search and experience for a best hosting company. It is a tiny list, it may help you if you happen to consider the following providers. Most of those companies offer money back guarantee, if you … [Read more...]

MaxCDN or Cloudfront

Among all CDN providers for WordPress blogs, MaxCDN and Amazon Cloudfront could be said among the top choices for many. Which one to choose? Your selection/decision would largely be based on traffic pattern of your site and your geographic preference. If your site is small but growing - use Cloudfront and don't waste your money on MaxCDN. If you want broad geographic presence such Asian presence, choose Cloudfront. If you want to use it on multiple sites, choose … [Read more...]

No 3rd party javascript code in header

If you place third party javascript codes in your HTML head, you are effectively giving up control of site at the mercy of the third party. Your site will not load if the third party server is no-responsive or simply dead. With exception of Google, which you don't expect it to go offline (also you are required to do so), third party javascript codes should be in the footer. One of our sites once trial-tested a free theme which used a third party javascript … [Read more...]

Check your sitemap regularly

You may have installed a sitemap plugin long time ago and presumed it will be continuously working. Not so. To get best crawling results from search engines, be sure to check your sitemap.xml (whatever file you use) to spot any errors, especially memory allocation errors. I have been using XML & Google News Sitemap Feeds without any problems until recently. Several sites with this plugin started to experience memory problems. It did not help even with trying to … [Read more...]

How to turn Galaxy Nexus auto-sync on, a non WordPress related TIP

If you own a Galaxy Nexus, one day you may be very surprised to find out that your device has stopped syncing. You check your accounts, and no surprise, sync is off for all your accounts. There seems not to be an easy way to turn auto-sync on manually. Don't know when Google will fix it. This has happened to me twice. First time, I found the fix right way through Google, first page and top 5 results. Now thanks to Google ever-evolving algorithm to present you the … [Read more...]

Move entire WordPress site to a new domain

There are times that you wish to move from one domain name to another for your WordPress site. We recently registered/acquired the .com version of one of our domains. The domain was a deleted domain that has been dropped by the person who registered it two years ago. If you can, you naturally want a .com domain for your wesite. Make no mistakes, .com is still the king of the Internet. Move a WordPress site to a new domain is not that difficult; it can be an easy, smooth … [Read more...]

Speed Up WordPress Websites

There are many factors, slowing or speeding up your WordPress sites. They can be classified in the following categories, although in reality all they are related and need to be considered or thought through in concert. Themes Like you shop for clothing, you want something simple but elegant. Your target audience will help you decide what style of theme you will use. There are many free and paying themes. Several things to consider in choosing a theme. Paying vs free … [Read more...]

Welcome to WordPress TIPs

Welcome to WordPress TIPs, hopefully, a tips and howtos resource to help you manage, improve, and better use world's most used blogging software. … [Read more...]