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3 months ago

WP Rocket Review - Worth It In 2021? (Our Thoughts)

Anyone with any experience managing a WordPress site will have learned that a free caching plugin is not always optimal when loading your pages quickly. Plus, WordPress generates content dynamically by default. With more than a few options to choose from, picking the right caching plugin may be a bit challenging. If you have a […]
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8 months ago

Our WordPress Speed Stack – Plugins And Tools We Use

This article/tutorial covers all of the speed plugins, tools, and services our digital agency uses to ensure that our client's WordPress sites load as fast as possible. Rocket.net - 20% off for 1 year with code ISOTROPIC20 When we use this company to host our agency website, blog, and ecommerce offerings. It's the perfect mixture […]
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8 months ago

8 Actionable Ways To Improve FCP In WordPress

This article is going to cover several easy ways that you can improve your FCP or First Contentful Paint in WordPress. By improving this performance metric, your WordPress website will have a better user experience, get ranked higher on Google, and load noticeably quicker. First, let's go over what FCP is very quickly, and then […]
9 months ago

Speeding Up A WordPress Site With Statically, A Free CDN

This article will introduce Statically, a 100% free CDN that offers a serious performance boost to your Oxygen Builder website. We really like it because unlike other free services, it actually works, and has a very elegant and easy to use backend. Statically CDN is a free content delivery network that comes with a lot […]
9 months ago

Minimize CLS With Aspect Ratio Divs Wrapping Slow Loading Content

CLS is caused by items loading into your page after the user has begun interacting with the content. For example, if you have a slow loading video or image, and the user has already begun using your website, once it loads in it will push content up and down, resulting in a layout shift. This […]
9 months ago

Merge and Minify (CSS/JS) Should Be Avoided on HTTP/2 Servers

Merging and minifying files is a great practice if you are optimizing your WordPress website for speed, but it should be avoided on an HTTP 2 server. In this article, we're going to discuss what HTTP 2 is, why it is really good for WordPress performance, and why you don't want to merge and minify […]
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9 months ago

Content-Visibility Example and Real World Test

In this quick test, we tested the impact of applying content-visibility to a real-world web page. This is a relatively new CSS property that improves the loading time of your page by omitting off screen content from the initial rendering of your site. Google states that it “enables the user agent to skip an element's […]
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10 months ago

The Best Cache Plugin For Elementor

It's a known fact that the Elementor page builder is bloated and slow to load. This may not be an issue if you have a basic website with limited functionality, but the second you add any advanced features, effects, or content, the front end loading becomes noticeably slow. Elementor has been trying to improve the […]
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10 months ago

Perfmatters Vs Asset Cleanup Pro -- An In Depth Look

In this article, we will be comparing Asset Cleanup Pro and Perfmatters, two plugins oriented at improving the performance of your WordPress website. We're going to take a look at pricing, features, design, and more to help you make the best purchase decision. [00:00:01.180] Hi, guys, this is James from Isotropic. And in this video, […]
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10 months ago

An Agency Review Of Servebolt: Fastest Hosting Available

In this review of ServeBolt hosting, we will be discussing this offering for WordPress, which bills itself as one of the fastest on the market. Unlike many other reviewer’s, we are a web design agency, and have used ServeBolt extensively for major projects (think sites that get 1M+ views per month). Because of that, we’re […]
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10 months ago

How To Reduce the Impact of 3rd Party Code

In this article we are going to discuss how to reduce the impact of 3rd party code on the loading of your website. If you have a ton of 3rd party code loading when a visitor enters your URL into their browser, your page will load slower leading to penalties on Google search engine ranking […]
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11 months ago

How To Speed Up Elementor By Optimizing Images

In this article, we're going to discuss speeding up the loading time of your Elementor website by optimizing images (with ShortPixel). When it comes to most websites, images make up the bulk of the page size, followed by JavaScript and finally the underlying HTML and CSS assets. However, many people don't know that unoptimized images […]
12 months ago

Cloudflare Advanced Platform Optimization Results In A Noticeable Speed Increase

Cloudflare just announced their new automatic platform optimization tool for WordPress. After writing about its release, we wanted to test it out on our own website to get some quantitative data about the impact that it would have on a WordPress installation. Our website is created with Oxygen Builder, and uses WP Rocket as well […]
July 23, 2020

CloudFlare Visitor Stats Different Than Google Analytics?

Many times the Cloudflare Total Unique Visitors count is much different than Google Analytics Unique Visitors Count. In this article, we're going to figure out why. If you've recently checked your Cloudflare analytics tab, you may have been greeted with surprising data. The Cloudflare analytics tab displays three major statistics. Total unique visitors, maximum unique […]
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July 18, 2020

What Does “Reset Your Cache” Actually Mean?

“Try resetting your cache.” What does that mean?! Read this article first as it applies to 80% of caching issues. If this doesn’t help, read this As server side caching, not browser caching, could be because of your issue. Resetting your cache in WordPress is one of the most common ways to fix formatting issues […]
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July 16, 2020

Critical CSS On WordPress

This post is going to take a look at what critical CSS is, why it's important on your website, and how you can use it to speed up the perceived loading time of your pages. This is one of the core principles of any fast website, so understanding the terminology and theory behind critical CSS […]
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July 10, 2020

How Do I Speed Up Scripts Like GA and FB Pixel On WordPress?

In this article, we're going to introduce a method that we use to speed up Third Party JavaScript on our WordPress websites. You can usually identify the impact that third party scripts are having on your website loading times by using a tool such as Google PageSpeed or GT metrics. If a script is severely […]
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July 10, 2020

Commonly Failed PageSpeed Audits And How To Fix Them

In this article we're going to discuss how to use WP Rocket to optimize your WordPress website. We will be taking a step by step look at how to use this plugin to pass the most commonly failed PageSpeed audits. We've ordered this article by most common audit to fail to least common audit to […]
July 8, 2020

Google PageSpeed & Lighthouse Score Is A Question Mark?

In this article, we're going to discuss the common causes of a Google PageSpeed performance score being a question question mark. Sometimes, when you generate a Google PageSpeed report (the same goes for Lighthouse) there will be an error, and your performance score will display as a question question mark. We recently had this issue […]
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