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Why Your WordPress Site is So Slow

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Whatever you’ve read in the past about why your WordPress website is slow, throw it away. If you have books, burn them. Because they are all beating around the bush. Take a look at the following chart. What we’ve done here is highlighted the main areas which affect website load times. Website Load Times – Importance of Various Factors Take … Read More

Plugins Without Perpetual Updates are Ruining WordPress

If you’re a WordPress developer like me, you’ve probably seen it countless times: your client never renewed their Gravity Forms or Revolution Slider licenses, and now they’ve been hacked because those plugins are three years out-of-date. Unfortunately, this is far from uncommon. There are reasons those two plugins specifically are the cause of, in my opinion, the majority of all hacked websites: … Read More

Removing a WordPress Website Hack & Malware

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I’ve dealt with quite a few WordPress website hacks and infections, especially lately. While there are virtually unlimited numbers of ways your site can be compromised, I am going to focus on some likely ones and the methods I’ve used to fix 95% of the sites I’ve seen hacked. These methods all assume that you still have WordPress admin dashboard … Read More

What to Do if Your WordPress Website Goes Down

Your WordPress website just went down! It crashed you have no idea what to do. Never fear! This is the process I use with my clients to determine what actions to take. Note: before doing any of this, go to downforeveryoneorjustme.com and determine whether your site is actually down for everyone, or just you. I find that more often than not, … Read More