Using Free Tideways XHProf + XHGUI PHP 7.x for WordPress Code Profiling

WordPress performance has become incredibly important these days. Google has devoted an engineering team for WordPress performance development! Knowing which code is slowing your site down can help boost visitor retention and improve conversion rates for WooCommerce. XHProf is an amazing tool that can help you identify bottlenecks in your WordPress code. This took me … Learn more…

Getting Started with RediSearch with WordPress and WooCommerce on Ubuntu

Redis is a key value storage system that can be configured to speed up websites and those running WordPress and WooCommerce. It is typically used as the fast storage system for WordPress and WooCommerce external object cache (using for example this plugin). But Redis has grown and become more versatile! You can actually build modules … Learn more…

Single Hop http to https for non-www or www Domain with .htaccess

In the performance world we generally like to avoid doing unnecessary things because they add overhead. This includes unnecessary redirects, wastes of bandwidth and more. This post will show you multiple ways to force Apache or LiteSpeed to redirect your primary domains from http to https in one single hop to avoid unnecessary redirects. For … Learn more…

MonsterInsights Plugin Uninstall Database Cleanup with(out) WP-CLI

A number of WordPress plugins are notorious for not removing data after the plugin has been uninstalled – MonsterInsights is no exception. This can bloat the options database table. If you installed a couple of plugins to test on a site, then removed them, this can all lead to the options table growing or custom … Learn more…