Making WordPress faster (with and without plugins)

July 29, 2022

There’s a few small, but unnecessarily things that can slow our WordPress page loads. They’re easily fixed with either a code snippet or a light-weight plugin. I’ve started storing snippets with WPCodeBox as a convenient and light-weight option, but of course, you don’t need to do the same. Unused styles from the Block Editor My…

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A better way to disable Gutenberg (with and without a plugin)

July 22, 2022

The Classic Editor and Classic widgets plugins are officially recommended for disabling Gutenberg. Both are popular* and highly rated, but aside from having two plugins to install, the Classic Editor does not remove Gutenberg’s styles and recently added SVGs. Although the performance impact is not huge, it’s more things Google wants us to improve as…

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5 snippets for replacing WordPress coming soon & maintenance plugins

July 15, 2022

In my last post on WPCodebox  I said I’d share the snippets I’m gathering to reduce my dependency on WordPress plugins. You don’t need WPCodebox here as you can simply add these php snippets to your child theme’s functions.php file. But, it’s worth checking out as it’s great for efficiency and does much more. In…

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