Category: Web Design

A Complete Guide and List of HTTP Status Codes

HTTP status codes are like a short note from the web server that gets tacked onto the top of a web page. It’s not actually part of the web page. Instead, it’s a message from the

How to Easily Build a Pricing Table in WordPress

When it comes to turning website visitors into buyers, one of the best things you can do is help them choose the right option for their needs and their budget. And one of the most

Kinsta Hires Brian Jackson to Help With Inbound Strategy

Kinsta is excited to welcome Brian Jackson to the team as our new inbound marketing director. He will be helping us with our online growth strategies, lead generation, content creation, technical SEO, and outreach within the

wp-config.php File – An In-Depth View on How to Configure WordPress

One of the most important files of a WordPress installation is the configuration file. It resides in the root directory and contains constant definitions and PHP instructions that make WordPress work the way you want.The

WordPress GIFs – How to Use Them On Your Website

Using multimedia content in your blog posts can result in more shares, more backlinks, more conversions, and more of anything else that you’re looking to achieve. The readers will see the effort and they will

WordPress Redirect – Best Practices For Faster Performance

There is a WordPress redirect functionality built into core which is designed to catch wrong URLS. When an incorrect URL is requested, WordPress tries to locate the correct URL and will redirect the visitor to

You Need to Spend Money to Make Money from Your Website

No matter how many times you multiply a zero, the grand total of all multiplications will always be zero. Similarly, you cannot make money with zero investment. If success came at no cost, everybody would be

How to Implement WordPress Lazy Load on Images and Videos

The average web pages weight in at 3719 kB with images and videos making up nearly 78% of the total weight according to the HTTP Archive. That’s a lot of bytes for a website visitor’s

Maintaining Your WordPress Site

Launching your WordPress site is just the beginning of its life on the web. You’ve conceived and birthed your baby… but now you’re in charge of feeding and protecting it. Owning a website is a responsibility.

Building Efficient WordPress Queries with WP_Query

As WordPress developers, we often need to retrieve posts, pages and other content matching specific criteria from the database. Usually, we don’t need to build SQL queries (and often we shouldn’t) because the WP_Query class and

Ad Retargeting – Why You Need to Understand How to Use It

You’ve spent a lot of time, energy, and money to promote your website. And you’re probably elated whenever new visitors stop by your site. But the excitement will likely die out after some time if it’s not helping

A Guide on Web Font Optimization in WordPress

Web fonts are a staple of modern web design and used by the overwhelming majority of WordPress websites. Optimizing the use and delivery of web fonts is critical because poorly optimized web fonts can bog

How to Eliminate Render-Blocking JavaScript and CSS

When it comes to the speed of your website, it’s important to think of speed as a necessary feature, not a luxury, and to treat it accordingly. There are a lot of things that go

Best WooCommerce Payment Gateways for WordPress

You have given a lot of thought to your business, but did you put a lot of thought into choosing the best WooCommerce payment gateways? You should. Bringing in sales is the most important part

Syncing Content Between WordPress Sites with WP Site Sync

When you are working with a WordPress development or staging site in conjunction with a live site, there are often times when you just want to migrate a couple of blog posts, for example, from

How to Connect via SSH to Your Server

SSH is one of the best tools in a developers tool-belt. It can be used to set up advanced environments, manipulate sites, use great tools like WP-CLI for automating common WordPress tasks or to access

How To Set Up a Free Download with Email Capture in your WooCommerce Shop

I’ve had some clients in the past who wanted to set up a free download in their WooCommerce store, as an email list building strategy. In reality it can be a little cumbersome to do

2 Ways To Safely Customize Your WordPress Site Without A Child Theme

This year (2016) I gave a talk at WordCamp San Diego as part of the Beginners’ Bootcamp, entitled “Customizing Without Hacking”. It was an introduction to best practices for customizing WordPress without doing anything that

We’re Revolutionizing Managed WordPress Hosting With Google Cloud

At Kinsta we believe that speed and stability are the hallmarks of a great website. Our mission is to bring you top-of-the-line managed WordPress hosting without compromises. This is why today we are announcing a

The 3 Most Customizable, Free WordPress Themes

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Beginners, Non-developers I must start with a caveat – I don’t believe any one theme should be all things to all users. A few years ago, a theme used to simply be a pre-made design that