The best caching plugin for WordPress is… no plugin!

Caching WordPress is a must, no doubts about this! It helps to speed up your website, save server resources (which means saving money!) and provide a better experience for your users, which usually love fast loading pages. Playing so important role is no surprise there are over 1.000 caching plugins only in the free repository. Well, let me go straight to the point: the best caching plugin for WordPress is… no plugin!

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The exciting career of a WordPress developer

WordPress is a powerhouse of the World Wide Web, with thirty percent of all websites using the platform. The flexibility and power that made it so popular with users make it an ideal framework for web developers. If you want to be an independent and creative contributor to the digital world, becoming a WordPress developer is an exciting and rewarding career choice. 

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Load testing WordPress plugins performances

When it comes to WordPress performance, a lot of players are involved and they all need to play together nicely to produce a robust and fast loading website. The hosting and the stack in general (caching, CDN, database) are of course critical, as well as the “size” of the site in terms of posts and images, and many other factors.Β 

In this article, we will focus on themes and plugins, which are equally important because every new plugin has an impact on the site’s performance, and a poorly coded theme can significantly slow down the entire site!

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Test WooCommerce checkout regularly and stay safe

The working life of a successful e-commerce website is a busy one. Well-built online stores appeal to customers with desirable products and stylish themes, crafted to build trust.

Behind the scenes, content management systems work hard to deliver smooth and seamless experiences that encourage sales transactions. Unfortunately, even the best sites tend to break down from time to time.

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7 things to expect from a professional WordPress developer

The website design process can be confusing if you are in the initial stages of planning a business website. As a WordPress developer, I have seen this many times. Perhaps if I share a few hints, it will help. These seven tips will set you on the right track to publishing your site and delivering the best outcome for your business objectives. 

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Organize marathon pictures using Machine Learning and AWS Rekognition

Last week I ran the Lisbon Marathon, well the half marathon if I have to be honest! A few days later, I got an email with my pictures taken during the event, available to be purchased online… awesome!

A question suddenly came to my mind: how they can organize pictures of more than 15.000 participants in just a couple of days? Well, I don’t know how they did, but I know how to do it using AWS Rekognition, and it can be a very good example of artificial intelligence (AI) applied to real-life (or real-business) scenarios.

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