September 8th in Performance, Wordpress Plugins, Wordpress Tips by .

Many webmasters add YouTube, Vimeo, and other video content to their website. Some of these embedded videos could slow down your site and make it less responsive for your visitors. By lazy loading videos in WordPress, you will be able to provide your visitors with a smoother browsing experience. Here are 4 plugins that lazy load YouTube / Vimeo videos:

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Lazy Load for Videos: it speeds up your website by replacing embedded videos with a clickable preview image. It works for YouTube and Vimeo videos. [click to continue…]


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February 26th in Performance by .

Most WordPress webmasters understand the importance of using a reliable CDN service to offer better performance to their visitors. There are plenty of CDN providers around. We have had a lot of success with MaxCDN. It is not too expensive and quite reliable. Once you sign up for MaxCDN, you are going to have to set it up properly to get it working fine with W3 Total Cache (or other compatible plugins).

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September 2nd in Performance by .

We all want our site to run as fast and smoothly as possible. That is not always possible without doing some tweaks to your database or scripts you are running. Before you get there, you need to figure out whether your site has a problem. Once you know what the problem is and what’s causing it, you will have an easier time addressing it. Here are 6 plugins you can use to monitor your site’s performance:

P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler): this plugin analyzes the plugins you are running on your website and shows you how they impact your site’s load time.

GTmetrix: GTmetrix is one of our favorite tools for measuring site speed and performance. This official plugin integrates the service with WordPress. It lets you run reports, receive alerts, and do much more from within WordPress.

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