9 Reasons Your WordPress Site Has Slow Response Time

How fast your website loads can have a direct effect on whether you turn visitors into new customers and fans. When your site is delivered to visitors fast, you’ll give everybody the chance to engage with your content. Plus, page loading speed and server response time are significant factors in how Google ranks your website.

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Use Rsync for Daily, Weekly and Full Monthly Backups

Today, we will be using rsync to make daily, weekly, incremental backups and then a full compressed/archived backup once a month. We will then use cron to automate the process. Lets face it us humans get lazy sometimes and most backup systems loose complete effectiveness if they are not completely automated.

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How to Add Code to WordPress Header and Footer

Struggling with how to add code to the WordPress header or footer? Many tools and tracking scripts require you to add code snippets to your WordPress site’s header or footer. But, by default, WordPress doesn’t make it very accessible to edit those files. In this entry, we’ll show you how to add code to the WordPress header or footer both by using a WordPress plugin or manually adding the code to your functions.php file. For most users, the plugin method is the recommended method. But intermediate-advanced WordPress users may prefer using the manual code method, instead.

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Free AWS EC2 Ubuntu-Apache-PHP-MySQL setup

Amazon Web Services is an advanced cloud platform which offers lots of features. As cloud platforms go it is mostly for larger projects that need to be able to scale. That said Amazon offers a free tier, which means that you can test out their features for one year for free. Yes, you get cloud services to play with for free! More info on Amazon’s Free Tier page.

AWS can have a slightly steep learning curve if you haven’t worked with cloud administration before so here is a straight forward guide to get your own LAMP box up and running on AWS.

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CSS3 – Sticky Header on Scroll Example

In this tutorial I’ve setup an example of how to add an animated sticky header to a website using almost pure CSS with just a touch of javascript.

The header becomes ‘sticky’ when the top header bar is scrolled out of view, in the demo this is 40px but can be changed using the LESS variables at the top of the /content/site.less file.

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How to Install WordPress: Complete Beginner’s Guide

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!

Trying to figure out how to install WordPress? There are a few different methods you can use, each of which I’ll give an in-depth guide for.

First of all, why are there different methods for installing WordPress in the first place? The answer is simple… Because of WordPress’ popularity, there are a number of helper tools that make it easier to install the platform on different servers and hosts. As a result, there’s not simply one choice for how to install WordPress but multiple alternative ones.

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