Disable WordPress Cron and Enable Real Cron in 2 simple steps
Sarah J By - Sarah J

Disable WordPress Cron and Enable Real Cron in 2 simple steps

Disable WordPress Cron in wp-config.php with define(‘DISABLE_WP_CRON’, true); Add a real cron with wget -q -O – https://example.com/wp-cron.php?doing_wp_cron >/dev/null What is WordPress Cron? WordPress Cron is system to mimic real cron. Real cron is basically a task scheduler. In other words, its a system built in to make sure that automated events take place. For […] Continue Reading
  • 22nd Aug 2019
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Easily create WordPress images in next-gen formats
Sarah J By - Sarah J

Easily create WordPress images in next-gen formats

We previously wrote about WordPress caching. In this post, we continue learning how to optimise our websites with WordPress images in next-gen formats. When you run a google page speed test (which you really should be doing!), you may see the notice to “Serve images in next-gen formats”. Typically on our web sites, we use […] Continue Reading
  • 14th Aug 2019
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Max Share per Server
John Mc By - John Mc

Max Share per Server

In web hosting, over-selling is the practice of selling more resources than the server actually has. This makes “unlimited disk space” offers seem plausible but in fact leads to poorer service WPTachyon.com Have you been enticed by web hosting offers with unlimited disk space? The premise is that you can host your site and use […] Continue Reading
  • 7th Aug 2019
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Number 1 WordPress Caching Recommendation
Sarah J By - Sarah J

Number 1 WordPress Caching Recommendation

To get the best speed out of your WordPress website you need to use some sort of caching. We’ll walk through a few WordPress caching options below. What is WordPress Caching Caching simply means to store something away. For instance, in my house, we have a chocolate cache that I can take refuge in whenever […] Continue Reading
  • 4th Aug 2019
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Deleting thousands of posts in WordPress
John Mc By - John Mc

Deleting thousands of posts in WordPress

So you’ve been given the task of deleting thousands of posts in WordPress. As you start selecting all on page one and doing a bulk delete of the 30 items you start to think, “There must be a better way”. So you fiddle around in the screen options and select it to display 500 rows. […] Continue Reading
  • 29th Jul 2019
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Move Images to S3
John Mc By - John Mc

Move Images to S3

If your WordPress website contains a large number of images, eg, you’re a photographer, you may want to move those images to cheaper storage like Amazon’s S3. If you already have a large number of images on your server you may find a plugin like https://github.com/humanmade/S3-Uploads handy to move them to S3 in bulk. Use […] Continue Reading
  • 17th Jul 2019
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Optimisations to WordPress
John Mc By - John Mc

Optimisations to WordPress

If you’ve ever run a Google Page Speed test you’ll likely be familiar with the “Serve images in next-gen formats” message. This message is when you’re serving your images as PNG or JPG’s and Google is recommending you rather use the newer, smaller WEBP image format. There are one of two ways you can achieve […] Continue Reading
  • 16th Jul 2019
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Adding a drop down to Page Attributes
John Mc By - John Mc

Adding a drop down to Page Attributes

We helped a client who’s theme worked by adding tabs to the parent page for each child page. This worked well and looked great, except they wanted the ability to add certain pages without creating the tabs. They did still need the parent / child relationship to keep the bread crumbs working correctly. The solution […] Continue Reading
  • 1st Jul 2019
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