Install PHP 8.0 FPM on Ubuntu 18.04 for WordPress

The PHP 8 benchmarks are looking really sexy! More performance improvements are always welcome over PHP 7.4 🙂 Check out this in-depth list of the new PHP 8 features. Remember to test the new PHP 8.0 in a staging environment for your WordPress or WooCommerce site first, ideally on a separate server. If you need … Learn more…

Clean WordPress Database after Removing Elementor Page Builder

When you uninstall plugins from WordPress a lot can be leftover in the database. This makes the database unnecessarily large and could even slow down queries. It is always a good idea to clean your WordPress database after removing plugins. I recently switched a site from Elementor to GenerateBlocks to improve performance so naturally I … Learn more…

Find Slow WordPress or WooCommerce Database Queries with WP-CLI

Slow database queries can really kill the performance and user experience of your WordPress site or WooCommerce store. Most users will try Query Monitor to identify slow MySQL queries on their site which is a fantastic plugin. If you want to gather data over time you can use New Relic which is incredibly valuable. Today … Learn more…