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8 months ago

How To Install Chatwoot To A DigitalOcean Droplet

Intro Chatwoot is an open source alternative to popular live chat software as a service offerings. Because it's open source, it's free if you install it and host it yourself. You can choose to pay the company $49 to $99 a month for the same features, with managed hosting and support. This article is going […]
8 months ago

How To Defer Offscreen Images On Your WordPress Website

What Is It? The Defer Offecreen Images opportunity section of your Lighthouse report lists all offscreen or hidden images in your page along with the potential savings in kilobytes (KB). Consider lazy-loading these images after all critical resources have finished loading to lower Time to Interactive: Why Does It Display? Google will display these suggestions […]
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8 months ago

Monetize High Performance Cloud Hosting On A Low Budget

This is a short guide for WordPress web designers, developers, and small digital agencies. All too often your clients are on shared hosting, which seriously impacts their paidspeed loading times. As we discussed in this blog a lot, page speed is extremely important because it directly correlates to conversion rate, revenue generated by the website, […]
8 months ago

What's The Best Elementor Add On Plugin?

We purchased the 7 most popular Elementor Addon Plugins and tested each of them to find the best solution for you.
8 months ago

Avoid An Excessive DOM Size On Your WordPress Website

What Is It? The Document Object Model (DOM) is a cross-platform and language-independent interface that treats an XML or HTML document as a tree structure wherein each node is an object representing a part of the document. The DOM represents a document with a logical tree. The more elements (headings, links, sections, paragraphs...) you have […]
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8 months ago

How To Avoid Multiple Page Redirects On Your WordPress Site

What Is It? Redirects slow down your page load speed. When a browser requests a resource that has been redirected, the server usually returns an HTTP response like this: The browser must then make another HTTP request at the new location to retrieve the resource. This additional trip across the network can delay the loading […]
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8 months ago

The Free Alternative to LiveChat & Intercom

Existing live chat services do live chat really well, but they also cost a pretty penny. We set out to find a free & powerful alternative to existing live chat services. Many times, there are some stunning open source alternatives that are free, and offer more features than paid services. For live chat, there's an […]
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9 months ago

Do's And Don'ts Of An Architecture Website

We generated an architecture website checklist just for you. Over the past couple of months, the Isotropic team has been hard at work identifying and analysing hundreds of websites across the industries we serve. Our findings have been pretty helpful in isolating the industry-specific do's and don'ts of websites and web presences. Over the next […]
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9 months ago

How To Fix "Avoid Chaining Critical Requests" On Your WordPress Site

What Is It? Critical request chains are a series of dependent network requests important for page rendering. The more prominent the length of the chains and the bigger the download sizes, the more critical the effect on page load execution. Browsers typically parse HTML utilizing a streaming parser—resources are found inside the markup before they […]
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9 months ago

Implementing Infinite Scroll On The Default Elementor Posts Widget

As unfortunate as it is, Elementor doesn't provide any support for Ajax infinite loading. We've been requesting this feature for awhile, so it doesn't look like they'll be adding in anytime soon. Luckily for you, it's a pretty easy thing to implement with a free and super simple third party plugin. In this blog post […]
9 months ago

How To Keep An Elementor Sticky Element In Its Column

A common issue with Elementor is being unable to keep sticky elements in their column. The typical default behavior is for the sticky element to remain sticky for the entire page scroll - this behavior is not (usually) wanted because the element will end up in the footer of the website. Usually, you want these […]
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9 months ago

How To Eliminate Render-blocking Resources For WordPress Websites

⛔ to render blocking ????‍????. Let's fix this. In this article, we'll discuss what render blocking resources are and how to fix them. Addressing this is one of the best things to do to directly improve your Google PageSpeed Report, website speed, and SEO rankings. Here's what Google has to say about render blocking resources […]
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9 months ago

Breaking Down Cloudway's Five Server Choices For WordPress Hosting

For WordPress, Cloudways is our favorite web host, hands down. They offer you a unique service that allows you to host your website on leading Cloud providers like DigitalOcean, Google, and Amazon Web Services. They basically allow you to run your own server from one of five premium Cloud hosting Solutions, and manage it through […]
9 months ago

How To Identify And Remove Unused CSS for WordPress Websites

Update: We just published a new ebook on how to make your website faster. Check it out. Unlike some other PageSpeed opportunities, getting this right can be quite tricky, as removing the wrong thing can break your site (so always, always back up your files). Let's take a look at some CSS frameworks and their sizes: […]
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9 months ago

Reduce TTFB on Your WordPress Website

What Is It? This audit report reports Time to First Byte, the time that it takes for a user's browser to receive the first byte of page content: Addressing this is one of the most impactful fixes you can implement, and will drastically speed your site loading time. Why Does It Display? This audit fails […]
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9 months ago

How To Change The WordPress Posts Permalink To /blog/

Changing the permalink to display /blog/ before the post specific information is a difficult task if you have custom post types in your site, as the "standard" way of doing things applies to all post types. Here's the issue. You want to change isotropic.co/super-cool-blog-post to be isotropic.co/blog/super-cool-blog-post. First, if you're not running custom post types, […]
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9 months ago

The Best WordPress Plugin To Remove Unused CSS, And How To Use It

Update: We just published a new ebook on how to make your website faster. Check it out. Quick and easy ???? When running a Google PageSpeed or Lighthouse report, a common audit category that many website owners and developers encounter is “remove unused CSS”. This is an extremely common audit to fail (especially with WordPress […]
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9 months ago

How To Make Your Website Convert More

In this post we're going to go over three major catagories (with many sub categories) of things that you can focus on to boost your conversion rate and generate more leads. All to often, businesses will generate major traffic by doing inbound/content marketing right, but fail to convert those visitors into form entries or phone […]
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9 months ago

Why PageSpeed Matters, And How You Can Boost It

???? Fast Sites = More ???????? Let's talk about why a speedy site = a good investment (of time or money). When you increase your Google PageSpeed Score, you don't just get a quicker site. You get a whole host of "ripple benefits". Here are a few: The average bounce rate for a website that […]
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9 months ago

How To Defer Parsing of JavaScript For Youtube Embeds

Many GTMetrix users are discovering that embedded Youtube videos are causing significant render-blocking and interpreting page loading speed for WordPress Websites. If you haven't directly optimized your YouTube embeds, they're probably impacting your Google PageSpeed Score and Y-Slow score (not to mention the actual load time of your site). The fix is pretty simple: Defer […]
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