W3 Total Cache is one of those plugins which I always recommend to everyone for faster loading of their site. Though, at times, due to hosting compatibility issues or non-compatibility with other plugins, W3 Total Cache can act weird. In these instances, it’s important to uninstall W3 total cache to make sure it’s not creating issues. It’s also important to uninstall it correctly, or you will have even more issues in the future. Earlier I have shared how to install the W3 Total Cache plugin which I believe is a better cache plugin than Super Cache. Though sometimes, W3 Total Cache interacts strangely with another current plugin, and you might get weird issues like 404 errors or your entire blog might be redirected to Install.php. A possible solution to this problem is to uninstall W3 Total Cache. Here’s a quick tutorial on how you can remove the W3 Total Cache plugin manually. First, delete all cache and deactivate the W3 Total Cache … [Read more...] about How To Uninstall W3 Total Cache WordPress Plugin
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Gravatar is a service which comes pre-loaded with every WordPress blog. All those images you see in comment form here at ShoutMeLoud, or most any WordPress blog, comes from Gravatar.com. Now, one problem with using Gravatar is that it increases the loading time by performing a DNS query, thus slowing down our site. If you are new to Gravatar, you should read my earlier post: Gravatar Adds Images To WordPress Comments & Profiles. Of all the WordPress cache plugins we use, none of them cache Gravatar, and we miss out on another step of WordPress optimization. One solution is to not use Gravatar at all, but I wouldn’t suggest that as it helps in the branding of your authors and commentators. Also, it makes comments look more genuine, as images add another level of trust. So what’s the best way to cache Gravatar in WordPress? FV Gravatar Cache WordPress Plugin: FV Gravatar Cache is a simple WordPress plugin which easily caches Gravatar. This is a plug and play … [Read more...] about FV Gravatar Cache WordPress Plugin – Cache Gravatar Images
If you know a thing or two about blogging, you know that there’s so much more involved than just creating great content. Sure, high quality content is most important, but it’s also about making sure that content can be found and easily shared, in the end increasing your readership and helping your blog grow. And if your blog network grows enough, there’s a good chance it could also be monetized to create a steady stream of funds into your pocket. Those who host their blog on WordPress know that there are thousands of different plugins that are easily available for you to download—more than 26,000 in fact. With this much of a variety in choices, how do you know which plugins are really best for your blog? Different blogs in various industries and with different goals obviously have different needs for plugins. It can get frustrating trying to not only figure out which plugins to download, but also how to make them work properly for your site. Fortunately though, … [Read more...] about 10 Essential WordPress Plugins for Your Blog
Plugins make life easy for bloggers like you and me. There is always a plugin for anything we want to do in WordPress. The 5 Best WordPress Plugins For Creating Landing Pages Without Coding Skills The 9 Best WordPress Affiliate Plugins For Affiliate Marketers The 8 Best Free & Paid Form Builder Plugins For WordPress Best WordPress Security Plugins To Protect WordPress Blog The Best WordPress Social Media Plugins Of 2016 The Best WordPress Backup Plugins For Automated Backups: 2016 …and so on… This leads to a very common question: How many WordPress plugins should we use? It took me years to understand that the fewer plugins we use, the better our website's performance and load time is. In the post 8 reasons why WordPress is better than Blogspot, plugins are listed as one of the major advantages in WordPress. But it needs to be noted that using lots of plugins can slow down your blog's performance. Why Plugins Slow Down Your Blog Using a WordPress … [Read more...] about How Many WordPress Plugins Should You Use?
Page speed is important for a better user experience and also for SEO. In WordPress, there are many cache plugins available. But out of all of them, WP Super Cache and W3 Total Cache (W3TC) are my favorite. The major difference between these two plugin is: Super cache is easy to configure where as W3TC has too many options & you need to configure extensively. I have heard a lot of good things about the W3 Total Cache plugin. It’s a lot like WP Super Cache, but with more options. In particular, if you are planning on using a CDN, the W3 Total Cache plugin is really great. To speed up loading time, I’m using MaxCDN on my blog network. To supplement this, I also tested out the W3 Total Cache plugin. This test was performed on my WordPress hosting blog. Search for “W3 Total Cache” from the “Add new plugin” section in the WordPress dashboard. Or you can download the plugin from here and manually upload it … [Read more...] about How To Install & Configure W3 Total Cache WordPress Plugin