Ιs your WordPress slow?

wordpress slow

WordPress sites become slower when plugins or themes create PHP errors and slow database queries. These errors will not show up on WordPress speed performance reports but can be identified and fixed after running a speed audit.

Website speed myths

website speed myths

People tend to give more credit to website speed than merited and attribute to it properties and powers it doesn’t have. Examples: Indexation People think that part of (or all of) their indexation issues are caused by the low website speed when the truth is, that their SEO team is underperforming dramatically.     Higher … Read more

Remote Code Execution (RCE) Vulnerability in Elementor

elementor remote code execution vulnerability

The authors of the Elementor Website Builder plugin for WordPress have just released version 3.6.3 to address a critical remote code execution vulnerability that may impact as many as 500,000 websites. Although exploiting the flaw requires authentication, its critical severity is given by the fact that anyone logged into the vulnerable website can exploit it, … Read more

How to Do Conversion Rate Optimization

Conversion Rate Optimization

Last week I got a request from a client to add some testimonial widgets on an already full testimonials page that allegedly “is not converting”. When I was SEO Manager for WesternUnion.com we had to make a business case for each proposal we wanted to introduce. How many conversions do we expect? How much it … Read more

Migration issues

website migration

My latest WP Migration projects were: 3 WP sites (built with Elementor, and WP Bakery, 2 of which nested into the 3rd WP -main domain-).Additionally, I’ve transferred a British Woocommerce website amounting to 32GB of data.There’s no limit to the website size that I can transfer. Issues you might encounter during a website migration:1. SSL … Read more

Mistakes regarding website speed

speed error

here is a job posted on a forum: Hello we are looking for someone who can improve a website speed: (Romanian domain hidden) We want someone who can do better than plugins. The website is a landing page, 1 page only, so we are seeking a grade A. Thanks That guy not only can’t see … Read more

How to Block Bot Traffic

Have you ever gone through your server logs and discovered those aggressive spiders that your servers at crazy request rates?Here is a quick list of known bots to be inserted into robots.txt User-agent: AhrefsBot Disallow: / User-agent: BLEXBot Disallow: / User-agent: Ezooms Disallow: / User-agent: MJ12bot Disallow: / User-agent: Majestic-12 Disallow: / User-agent: Majestic-SEO Disallow: … Read more

WP Widgets now use Block Editor

The recent WordPress update changed the way to edit the widgets on this page: wp-admin/widgets.php Instead of having the classic widgets dashboard you now work with a problematic block editor to manage the widgets To restore the old functionality that made sense just find the file functions.php in your theme folder (if you have a … Read more

Loopback or REST API Request error

A typical message created from the server and sent to a WP owner: – – – REST API encountered an error The REST API is one way Wordpress, and other applications, communicate with the server. One example is the block editor screen, which relies on this to display, and save, your posts and pages. The … Read more