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Website Page Speed Case Study | Employee Time Clocks

Website Page Speed Case Study | Employee Time Clocks

The owner of Employee Time Clocks contacted us because he was looking for a WordPress Expert. The website was not performing well, no purchases were getting completed, it was slow loading and had some minor problems with appearance. Background EmployeeTimeClocks.net was built to replace an aspx website (Microsoft Active Server Pages). The new website was… Continue Reading

WordPress Maintenance Plans vs. Managed Hosting Plans

WordPress Maintenance Plans vs. Managed Hosting Plans

Are you wondering what kind of support would best meet your WordPress website needs: a Maintenance Plan or a Managed Hosting Plan? If so, this article will help you decide. First let’s define the terms: Webmaster, WordPress Management Plan, WordPress Maintenance Plan and Managed WordPress Hosting plan: A Webmaster is someone who is familiar with… Continue Reading

WPTechGuru has a New Logo

WPTechGuru has a New Logo

 In case you noticed the changes in the logo recently we recently learned that WordPress trademarked the name “WordPress” which was not trademarked in the past so we made an immediate decision to change our branding. After several evolutions we have settled on the one you see today. Going forward WPTechGuru will be the only… Continue Reading

Myths and Lies about Fast WordPress Themes

Myths and Lies about Fast WordPress Themes

I’ve researched “Fastest WordPress Themes” for many years as a Page Speed fanatic. The sites we build at Frank’s Designs are built with fast, clean themes with no bloat. So why are bloated WordPress themes considered “fast?” The YES argument If you consider that these themes load 50 – 200+ code files, fonts and images (called “requests”)… Continue Reading

LastPass and Vulnerabilities

LastPass and Vulnerabilities

First, if you are using LastPass and are concerned about security you should keep using it. There are a lot of stories in the news now about vulnerabilities in LastPass. While it is true that there are some vulnerabilities it doesn’t mean that LastPass is completely broken. LastPass is MUCH MUCH MUCH safer than storing… Continue Reading

Is Your Webmaster Asleep at the Wheel?

Is Your Webmaster Asleep at the Wheel?

Two Weeks ago WordPress 4.7.2 was released with the strong recommendation that webmasters and website owners update their websites immediately. Often with these releases vulnerabilities that are patched by the update are announced. Guess what? Hackers read these notices too and 100,000+ website and counting have been defaced. For more information read this article! WPTechGuru keeps… Continue Reading

Page Speed Case Study for Aikido Sarasota

Page Speed Case Study for Aikido Sarasota

Aikido Sarasota had a recent rebuild of their website in early 2016. For the original rebuild the designer used Maniva Fitness; a WordPress theme targeting gyms and similar businesses. The website suffered from slow page speeds and usability problems because it was on low cost hosting. Upon login I immediately noticed that Visual Composer was… Continue Reading

Website SEO Improvement and Speed up Case Study

Website SEO Improvement and Speed up Case Study

Michael of Direct Inspections contacted WPTechGuru several months ago because he wanted better SEO results. While his website was somewhat well optimized there were many areas that could be improved. As part of our cursory review we suggested that Michael consider redesign of the website to improve site speed because that was an obvious problem based on… Continue Reading

WordPress Security Using a Prevention Model

WordPress Security Using a Prevention Model

WordPress is well designed and has many built-in security features so that it is relatively secure out of the box IF you (or your developer) do some basic things when a site is created. Biggest Security Mistakes When Setting Up WordPress Using a WordPress installer. This is because it leads to many insecure settings including: database… Continue Reading

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