Optimizing your blog – Round-up and acknowledgements
So there we have it folks. Thank you for bearing with me through the previous six posts. I realise that it might not have been the most scintillating thing in the world to many people but it’s my hope that you could find at least one or two things to take away from it all which can help you in your blogging life.
In case you found it very overwhelming and you feel like you couldn’t possibly ever do all the things I mentioned, then allow me to pick out the “top three” for you. Three things which I would recommend you to prioritize above anything else. If you follow these three simple steps, and nothing else then these alone should ensure your site is running significantly more smoothly.
Do these, if nothing else…
And that’s it! Easy huh?
In case you’ve stumbled across this page for the first time, or if you’re looking for something in particular then I’m going to index the features and processes I covered in alphabetical order below:
A good host and a good theme can really make a site. If you’re not yet self-hosted and are considering giving it a try (you should – so much more control over your site!), or if you simply think that your site needs a new lease of life – a new home, or a fresh “coat of paint” if you will, I can recommend the services below:
I’d like to thank the good folks at Pingdom, GTMetrix, Amazon Web Services, and CloudFlare for replying so quickly to my requests to reproduce their logos (and as bloggers we all know how important gaining permission is don’t we?!).
The W3 Total Cache developer Frederick Townes deserves a public shout-out for his fantastic support for the plugin. Rare is the time when you see a plugin developer so active on both the WordPress forums, and so quick to reply to support requests.
Thanks for reading everyone. I’ll be back to 100% food, glorious food from now on but if you have questions at any time on the subjects covered here, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.