As developers we are used to working with Wordpress. We give you here all our tips to improve your website easily and we also recommend you the best plugins to use.

Create custom Gutenberg blocks for WordPress with the Lazy blocks plugin

As I told you in my previous blog post, I have finally switched to the new WP text editor also known as Gutenberg. This editor is clearly the future of WordPress (whether you like it or not) and will soon be more than just a text editor. For example, what you still know as Widgets will soon be ...

Moving from the WP Classic Editor to Gutenberg: my experience

Gutenberg is the new text editor for WordPress, and its release (with WordPress 5.0) has been the talk of the town, to say the least! I had already written (in summer 2018) a blog post about Gutenberg to explain in detail how it works and if it would break your website ;) (by the way, if you don't ...

How to Choose a fast WordPress Theme: Guide + Comparison (with detailed test)

Since I've been talking about WP site speed optimization around here, I've often been asked if I know good, fast WordPress themes with quality code that doesn't load tons of useless JS and CSS slowing down the site. I must admit that I never knew what to answer... All the themes I had seen were full ...

WP image compressor plugins: Ewwww VS shortpixel VS smushit VS others

One of the key points to improve the loading speed of a website is the image optimization. Indeed, most of the data downloaded by the browsers of Internet users are actually images. It is therefore very important to optimize this type of file as much as possible. I have already explained in details ...

Cloudflare: a free CDN to speed up your WordPress site

When we started writing our articles in French and English on our websites, we soon found ourselves confronted with a problem: Our websites are VERY slow from countries far away from Europe (Australia, USA, Asia...) That's pretty easy to understand. As the servers of our sites are located in ...

Introduction to email marketing and newsletter tools for WordPress

Newsletters or more generally emailing sometimes have this image a little "old-fashioned" and outdated... And yet I promise you that good old emails are far from being dead! They might even come back very strongly in the next few years (it's not me who says so, it's Pat Flynn ;) ).On the other ...

All you need to know about big images handling in WordPress 5.3

Images account for more than 50% of the volume of data that passes between the browsers of people surfing the web and the servers that host websites. If images are not optimized or poorly implemented on a website, they can slow down page load time enormously! This is why it is very important to ...

The best WordPress photo gallery plugin… and by far!

Adding a photo gallery to a blog post or web page is a very common need for many websites. By the way, if you take a look at our travel blog, you will find a gallery in almost all our articles ;) . But surprisingly, even if adding a photo gallery to an article should be easy, it took me years to ...

Project Gutenberg: Will the new WordPress text editor break your site?

As a Wordpress developer, I've been thinking for a while now that I need to test the new editor that will be available to us all when Wordpress 5.0 is released. Due to time constraints, I waited until the end of August 2018 to take an interest in this famous Gutenberg which is making a lot of noise. ...

The complete guide to speed up your WordPress website in 2020

You have a Wordpress site that works but you have the impression that it is a little slow? You have searched for information on the web but you don't know where to start? Don't panic! Don't panic! In this guide you will find all the information you need to optimize the speed of your Wordpress ...

Why and how to have responsive images on your WordPress site

With all the types and sizes of screens that now exist on our smartphones and computers, the topic of image optimization of a website has become quite complicated. In my last article I explained you how you could compress your images to reduce their weight while keeping a beautiful quality (you will ...

How to compress your images to improve the speed of your wordpress site

In general, a website contains a lot of images (Imagine that in 2019, images represent about 50% of the bandwidth on the web) and you may have read or heard that it is good practice to optimize the images on your site. But in concrete terms, why should you make the effort to reduce the size of your ...