Make Your WordPress Site FLY with Hummingbird (premium.wpmudev.org) Lightweight and high-powered, Hummingbird caches, minifies, combines, defers script loading, compresses, and makes your site a lean, mean speed machine.
It packs a punch, making optimizations in line with Google PageSpeed Insights and finding new ways to make it load faster, because when it comes to page speed – and especially Google – every millisecond counts.
Wait! Don’t Download That Theme Or Plugin (torquemag.io) Many beginners find themselves awestruck by the thousands of plugins available for WordPress. With all the shiny five-star options, it’s easy to slip into the trap of installing too many plugins in an attempt to bolster your website’s functionality. It is absolutely critical to understand that each plugin you add represents another moving part, which makes your site more fragile, complex, and bloated.
As such, minimizing your plugin count is one of the best routes to a fast and stable site.
WordPress Social Login – A Case for Better User Engagement (www.cozmoslabs.com) Users want a fast and easy way to register and login on a website, without having to worry about remembering yet another username / password combination. The easiest way to do this is with login information from social networks. The Cozmoslabs team created Social Connect that is a new Addon for Profile Builder. It allows you to easily setup WordPress social login on the registration and login forms that are provided by Profile Builder.
15 Great Mobile First WordPress Themes to Boost Your Site Performance (premium.wpmudev.org) A mobile first theme includes far fewer style declarations for layout than a traditional responsive theme that works desktop-first, mainly because it eliminates the need to declare 100% width for elements on small screens.
Making your site fast and mobile friendly are two of the most important things you can do to boost your search engine rankings and it will make your site visitors happy, too.
WP Engine To Hold Free Webinar On AngularJS And The REST API (torquemag.io) On Wednesday, March 16 at 11 a.m. CT, WP Engine will host a free webinar on AngularJS and the REST API featuring Torque contributor and owner and developer of CalderaWP Josh Pollock and WordPress core contributor and operations engineer at WP Engine Anthony Burchell.
Space is limited so reserve your seat today!