Plugin Logic – A simple, but forgotten performance plugin

Plugin Logic WordPress

  Recently I made a video post on Plugin Load Filter and in it I mentioned Plugin Logic.  It was suggested to me, but I did not try it as it appeared to have been abandoned for years. Strangely, after my video I discovered that neither Plugin Load Filter or Plugin Organizer were of use for…

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Using Plugin Load Filter – a performance plugin

In this video post I’m talking about Plugin Load Filter which is a free plugin from the WordPress repository. It allows you to deactivate unnecessary plugins on individual pages and posts to speed up your site. It’s a simpler alternative to plugin I used for some years called Plugin Organizer and is similar to Plugin…

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How I use WordPress Demo Builder by MotoPress

  People have asked me what I use to build my Beaver Builder live demo sites and I’ve avoided doing a video because I was unsure of my set up. When I started in 2014  I used Ninja Demos (from the team who created Ninja Forms).  It was a unique product, but they did not…

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Using WordPress for Client Friendly Project Management

Project Management in WordPress

 I’ve been using 3rd party project management (PM) tools for an age. As an employee I had the job of trailing an early contenders for our Government department.  I carried on as a self employed web “designer” moving about from BaseCamp, to Trello to Asana. More recently, I’ve started to feel they have become…

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WordPress Speed and Performance with Usage DD

Usage DD WP Plugin - site speed

Here we are looking at Usage DD. A free utility plugin from the WordPress repository that allows us to monitor the server resources used in a WordPress install.  It’s a simple and lightweight and  gives us key performance indicators wherever we happen to be in WordPress. What happens when Usage DD is activated? It simply…

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Help and Impress Clients with WP Admin Pages Pro

Admin Pages Pro

  A few years ago I made a video on customising a WordPress dashboard with page builder templates. The idea opened up some opportunities for smoother onboarding and client communication. Yet. I never really made use it.  There were limitation of what could be done in the dashboard space and problems with dynamic content like…

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My WordPress Image frustrations solved by Stencil?

A while back I made a video post on ways to save time when using WordPress images. It featured ways to automate image optimization, SEO and some sizing tips.  These things have been very handy for me, but I still had a problem explaining to clients where to go for free images, how to crop…

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Adding a Child Theme without losing your Customizer styles

 customizer Export Import

Perhaps you’ve forgotten to add a child theme, inherited a site without one or thought you might not need one until now. Maybe you want to save complex customiser setting for another project. Either way there is a great plugin from the WordPress repository called Customizer Export/Import that could save you time. When you install and…

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Timed Post Content for Events, Job Listings and Limited offers

Timed Post Content Wp

I’ve been working on two projects each with Custom Post Types where posts needed to automatically disappear based on the date. One was for events. The other for job listings.  The best solution seemed to be a plugin called Post Expirator.  In short At the time of writing  Post Expirator had not been updated…

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The Breeze Cache plugin – How I set it up and why I use it.

Breeze Cache Plugin

UPDATE: March 2021.  I am presently using WP Rocket (again).  Breeze seems to be working fine, but there was small period in 2020 where my sites were experiencing long Time to First Byte.  WP Rocket introduced a few useful additions for me such as deferred loading videos scripts and optimized google fonts. I still think…

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