Speed up WP admin with Redis and HHVM

When we asked our readers what topic they’d like to cover in our tutorials three stood out the most: Site speed optimization Security WP Admin speed optimization We’ve covered the former two in our previous tutorials, so today, it’s all about optimizing your belowed wp-admin. Due to it’s dynamic nature we can’t do page caching,…

How to significantly improve your WordPress security

One of WordPress’s biggest advantages is the ease of getting started; Get a hosting provider, upload the files, run the installer, start publishing. One, commonly neglected/overlooked step, that should be considered a priority is making your WordPress secure enough so that we can prevent the most common attacks, such as brute force. On Brute force…

WordPress assets: How to properly serve static files

One of the most overlooked aspects of WordPress assets optimization actually has nothing to do with WordPress per-se; It’s all about how we deliver static assets to our visitors’ browsers. What are WordPress assets? We use the term assets to describe all static files that your web server sends to visitors and fall into three…

One trick that’ll make your WordPress site really fast. Yes, only one.

Did you know that one additional second in page load time costs Amazon 16 billion in yearly sales? Yes, that’s a b. And it’s a lot. While you’re probably nowhere near Amazon’s traffic, that doesn’t mean you should neglect your site’s performance – it applies to you as well, just on smaller scale, so why…

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How to backup WordPress to Dropbox without a plugin

Although there are many services and plugins that allow you to backup WordPress site (usually for a small fee), the easiest way to get going is to simply upload a compressed file of your WordPress files and database to your Dropbox. Prerequisites This tutorial assumes you have your own VPS (shared hosting won’t work as…

How to set up WordPress SSL certificate

In August 2014 Google announced they will start ranking websites that support HTTPS higher on their search result pages (SERPs). While the impact is minimal right now, they also stated it might (that’s Google’s saying it eventually will) become increasingly relevant in the future, so why not take care of it now and reap the…

How to migrate or install WordPress

Despite the fact that WordPress comes with its now famous 5-minute installation process, there is quite some boilerplate work to be done in order for those 5 minutes to be effective. So in today’s tutorial, I will teach you how to properly install WordPress on the server we created and configured last week. In the…

How to set up a WordPress VPS

As many people still use shared hosting these days, we decided to start a series of tutorials that will teach you how to set up your own virtual private server (VPS), all the necessary services for serving a WordPress website and then we’ll even add a few guides to optimize it for speed and security…

The Secret Sauce to growing your agency business

More and more small businesses rely on staff augmentation to handle peaks in their business and extend their skills. With access to Codeable’s pre-screened developers, BeefySites was able to take on more projects and offer broader services.   _Thanks to Codeable, BeffySites CEO Jared gets to spend more time with his family again._ The Challenge…

2013 – A year in review. 2014 – A year of being ourselves

This post is actually long overdue – we agreed with Per it should be written right after the new year. But something held me back and at first I didn’t know what or why. It’s only after Per said “be yourself” that made me think and ultimately realise what the problem is. It’s the fact that…