The Best WordPress Image Optimizer Plugins in 2021 (Tested and Reviewed)

Fast-loading pages will give users a better experience when browsing your website and improve your website’s search engine ranking. Whilst many factors can contribute to a page loading slowly, images tend to have the greatest effect on page speed, representing around half the total size of the average web page.

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The HTTP Archive State of Images report shows that the median number of image requests on a web page is 25, contributing to a median weight of 988.5 KB on desktop browsers and 881.9 KB on mobiles. The total weight of images on web pages continues to grow each year,…


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love grows for cloud functions • The Register

A survey of Jamstack developers shows rising use and popularity for cloud functions and the TypeScript programming language – along with a warning for entrenched content management system WordPress.

Jamstack or JAMstack (JavaScript, APIs and Markup) is an approach to web development that is based on static pages with dynamic content rendered by JavaScript calling web services. This makes it amenable to optimisation by content delivery networks – although it may shift the performance burden from web server to whatever server-side code lies behind the APIs.

The Netlify survey was…


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13 WordPress Plugins for Customer Support

Offering support throughout your shoppers’ purchase experience is a good way to ensure their return. If you have a WordPress site, there are a variety of customer-support plugins to help.

Here is a list of plugins for customer support on WordPress. There are plugins for support documentation, FAQs, help desk ticketing systems, and real-time live chat. Many of these plugins are free, though most offer premium plans for add-on services.

Plugins for Customer Support

LiveChat adds 24/7 support to your WordPress site quickly and easily. Hold multiple chat sessions…


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13 WordPress Plugins for Customer Support

Offering support throughout your shoppers’ purchase experience is a good way to ensure their return. If you have a WordPress site, there are a variety of customer-support plugins to help.

Here is a list of plugins for customer support on WordPress. There are plugins for support documentation, FAQs, help desk ticketing systems, and real-time live chat. Many of these plugins are free, though most offer premium plans for add-on services.

Plugins for Customer Support

LiveChat adds 24/7 support to your WordPress site quickly and easily. Hold multiple chat sessions…


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WPCloudDeploy Brings Site and Server Management to the WordPress Admin – WP Tavern

WPCloudDeploy recently launched version 4.10.5 of its rapidly-maturing WordPress plugin of the same name. The project is a WordPress-native replacement for SaaS services like Cloudways, Ploi, SpinupWP, and others.

Customers still need to hook up to a cloud server provider, such as Digital Ocean, Linode, AWS, or elsewhere. However, the project seeks to cut out the middleman for developers and agencies running multiple sites. They are specifically targeting those who would routinely manage 20 or more.

“It’s a true plugin where everything you need runs on your own site (except,…


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Default Theme Releases May Become More Frequent Following WordPress 5.9 – WP Tavern

photo credit: Matt Bango

The new Twenty Twenty-Two default theme coming in 5.9 hasn’t even been fully built yet but many WordPress enthusiasts who saw yesterday’s design reveal are already eager to use it on their sites. Contributors have just 40 days before the scheduled Beta 1 release on November 16 to get the theme ready. While that seems like an impossibly tight deadline, more frequent default theme releases may be ahead on the horizon.

In a couple of short paragraphs tucked into the end of the announcement, Kjell Reigstad commented on the future of default theme release…


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Tips for WordPress CMS | www.HTMLGoodies.com

WordPress powers a significant slice of the Internet. Why? Because it is a website-building platform that is powerful, versatile, and easy to use. If you have never used WordPress, though, and are new to the world of building sites, you may feel a bit overwhelmed. That is why we have come up with the top tips for WordPress beginners or those that are new to the content management system (CMS) so you can start developing your site like a pro.

Advice for WordPress Content Management

While the tips below may seem like they are only for beginning content managers and WordPress developers, the…


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How to Start a Website With WordPress.com

Creating a website can seem like a daunting task considering the costs associated with web hosting and domain names. Maybe you want to start your own personal blog to express ideas and emotions residing in you. Or maybe you’ve started a new business and want a personalized website that represents the brand well.

With WordPress, you don’t have to worry about buying expensive hosting or hiring a web developer to create the website for you. Even you can easily design your own website with WordPress, for free.

Here’s how to start…


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“The Most Flexible Default Theme Ever Created for WordPress” – WP Tavern

Twenty Twenty-Two, the new default theme coming in WordPress 5.9, was unveiled today on WordPress.org. The design goes full steam ahead in support of full site editing and new customization capabilities.

Like its predecessor, Twenty Twenty-One, the new default theme makes some bold design choices wrapped around a central theme. In this case it’s bird illustrations, complemented by Source Serif Pro for headlines, and a delicious array of patterns for limitless combinations.

Image Credit: Introducing Twenty Twenty-Two

The theme will be developed on GitHub until it’s ready…


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How to Speed Up WordPress Load Time

Research shows that 25% of the visitors leave the website if it takes over 4 seconds to load. 

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A slow WordPress website is even worse for eCommerce websites where just a 2-second delay could mean up to 87% of cart abandonment. 

None of this means that you should panic, but it is important to take your WordPress performance seriously. If your website is taking time to load, we’ve put together the most common reasons and ways to fix them and speed up WordPress

TL;DR: A WordPress site could slow down for a number of reasons.  Malware is one of the main reasons because it…


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