Drastically Speed Up WordPress with Progressive Loading

What is progressive loading? “Progressive loading” can mean many different things. Generally, it means partially loading something first, then loading the rest later. In this article, “progressive loading” refers to loading HTML in chunks. PHP uses buffers to improve efficiency. Buffers batch up PHP output so your server can send fewer responses. Without buffers, your server would have to send a response each time PHP generates output (e.g. by calling echo)…

Best Way to Add a Favicon and App Icons to WordPress

Favicons are the icons displayed on browser tabs. They help form the identity and brand of a WordPress blog. App icons are a way to help bridge web apps and mobile apps. On popular mobile browsers such as Chrome and Safari, you can add shortcuts to webpages on your homescreen. These shortcuts look like apps, but they’re essentially bookmarks. Mobile browsers use your blog’s app icons as the icons for these shortcuts…

10 Rules for Choosing a Domain Name for WordPress Blogs

A domain name is the part of your website’s URL that tells a browser which server to fetch files from. For example, for https://blog.wordpress.com/index.php, the domain name is wordpress.com. The same rules for choosing a website domain name also applies to choosing a WordPress domain name. Since your domain name becomes your blog’s brand and identity, it’s important to choose a good domain name. Here are some rules for choosing a good domain name for your blog…

Choosing a Web Hosting Service for WordPress

There are several types of web hosting services: shared, VPS, dedicated, and cloud hosting. WordPress works on almost all web hosts. However, different types of web hosting vary greatly in terms of cost and difficulty to use. Choosing a web hosting service for your blog requires you to understand your needs and the properties of each type of hosting. Shared Hosting Sharing hosting is the cheapest type of web hosting and it’s recommended for beginners…

How to Install WordPress – a Step-by-Step Tutorial

There are 7 steps to installing your first WordPress blog:
  1. Get a web host (10 – 30min)
  2. Get a domain name (15min – 1h)
  3. Download WordPress (1min)
  4. Upload WordPress (5 – 15min)
  5. Set up database (5 – 10min)
  6. Install WordPress (2 – 15min)
  7. After installing WordPress (?)
It should take 1 to 2 hours to install WordPress, but it may take longer if you run into issues. With that in mind, let’s get started!…

What is a WordPress Blog

WordPress is a software for creating blogs. A blog is a type of website where lists of posts are displayed in reverse-chronological order. Authors periodically write posts for readers to browse and read. Blogger, Medium, and Tumblr are all examples of blogging sites. WordPress can also be used to create websites that aren’t blogs. WordPress has thousands of themes (layout and color) and plugins (additional functionality such as sharing buttons), making it easier to build a website than making everything from scratch…