We review the tools provided by Google to assess your site performance.
Images comprise 70% of an average page size. Optimizing them for mobile, tablet and desktop can have a significant impact on site performance. We discuss ways to do this.
A slow site will make your SEO ratings go down, cause you to lose revenue and increase your bounce rates. We cover 10 ways to speed up your WordPress site.
Strattic is an innovative WordPress WebOps platform that is also a static site generator. We compare its capabilities with WPEngine in this post. We also migrate a website from WPEngine to Strattic and compare site performance between these platforms.
In this post, we compare two WordPress hosting platforms : Kinsta and WPEngine. We also migrate a real website from WPEngine to Kinsta and compare how the site performs on both.
We share our discoveries on the latest update of the WordPress CMS. WordPress 5.8 - Tatum
In this article we provide the perfect step-by-step guide to set up a secure and user friendly subscription billing solution in WordPress.
We review and build a design system using Elementor with WordPress
We review the popular Jetpack plugin for WordPress. We evaluate the pros and cons and let you decide if this plugin works for you.
Component-based design thinking is essential to ensure coherence, consistency and productivity when building large websites. We discuss what typical website components look like and how they are organized.
We differentiate between “static” vs “dynamic” content and discuss what it means to implement them in WordPress. We also discuss how to design relational data-driven content within WordPress.
We review some of the latest Gutenberg block builders and contrast them to Divi and Elementor.
We discuss how to implement faceted search while building a WordPress site. Specifically, we will cover some key features of the FacetWP plugin and discuss how to implement advanced features such as building custom queries and implementing hooks.
In this post, we discuss how to design for importing complex data feeds in WordPress. Since these feeds need to be imported on a regular basis, we also show how to design and operate these processes. We will implement these workflows using the WP All Import Pro plugin.
Site search — that lets users search for content on a website — is commonly requested, yet is hard to do well. We discuss the Relevanssi search plug-in capabilities in this regard. We also explore Faceted Search.
SEO is essential for attracting customers to your website. Although good content is fundamental to this, there are several technical optimizations to your website that will go a long way to improving your SEO scores. If you run your site on WordPress, it is quite important to use good plugins to assist with your SEO. In this post, we explore Rank Math — a newcomer to the WordPress SEO world and also contrast it with Yoast, a leader in this space.
We articulate some devops best practices around managing and upgrading an enterprise website on an ongoing basis. We are focused more on what it takes to add new features rather than aspects such as managing performance, security or uptime. Also, for purposes of simplicity, we will illustrate these concepts on a WordPress setup that runs on the WPEngine hosting platform. You will find that these can be extrapolated quite naturally to other CMS and hosting environments as well.
Web Accessibility is about ensuring that everyone will be able to understand your site quickly and easily — and that includes people with visual and cognitive impairments. It is a humane endeavor that you should undertake, not to mention the fact that you will risk legal liabilities if you don’t.
With everything moving to the cloud, we show you how to switch from Acquia desktop to cloud.
We look at the basics of how to launch multilingual sites in Drupal.
In an earlier post, we had introduced component-based front-end design for websites. We discussed how essential it is, to ensure coherence, consistency and productivity when building large websites. In this post, we discuss component-based design approaches in Drupal.
Acquia Cloud is the premier hosting provider for Drupal while WP Engine is the web hosting leader for WordPress. We compare the two platforms.
Migrating from Drupal 6 to Drupal 8 is tricky business. We outline a couple of approaches, discuss multilingual considerations and review a few gotchas.
Drupal 8 has been an architectural sea-change from Drupal 7 and had been five years in the making. Comparatively, Drupal 9 is a much more incremental change over Drupal 8. In this article, we explore the question “What difference does it make to a project manager, if the site is built in Drupal 7 vs. Drupal 8?”
In an earlier post, we had introduced the fundamentals of site personalization. In this post, we will take a specific usecase and see how to implement it in WordPress.
We introduce the three pillars of site personalization : Site components, Incoming state of a visitor and Behavior in the active session. We then formulate a usecase to illustrate these ideas and implement them in multiple CMS platforms such as WordPress, Drupal, AEM, Kentico and others.
Many websites have dynamic data entities (offices, employees, experts) that need to be location-aware. When a user in a certain physical location comes to the site we need to show only the data is closest to them (the closest office, the nearest employee, experts within a 25-mile radius). We discuss generic approaches to accomplish this.
Building enterprise websites requires a standard of quality that cannot be compromised. Read on to find out how we ensure the highest benchmarks of UX and UI using BrowserStack.
In this article, we discuss the benefits of using WebP as an image format for delivering images on the web. We then delve into the details of how to achieve this on a site that is built on the WordPress CMS and hosted on WPEngine.
In this article we review the execution and deployment of a multilingual site based on WordPress. Burns & Wilcox (a privately owned insurance company ) were interested in launching a Canadian site alongside their US website that would support both English and French. Lets find out more...
Sometimes a client will want to do a “lift-shift” project. This usually happens when they decide to move from CMS to another. In such projects, the look-feel of the site will remain exactly the same but the entire underlying tech infrastructure is swapped out completely. In this post, we will explore how to do this in the quickest, least intrusive and most effective manner.
A few pointers on migrating your site from HTTP to HTTPS