A new feature launched today offers Static WordPress Hosting for 2020Media Managed WordPress websites.
In collaboration with Cloudflare Inc, the world leader in globally distributed content delivery, the new Automatic Platform Optimisation services takes your WordPress site and serves it as a static HTML site fully cached from servers near your vistors.
Results are impressive, , with a 72% reduction in Time to First Byte (TTFB), 23% reduction to First Contentful Paint, and 13% reduction in Speed Index for desktop users at the 90th percentile. This means visitors to your website see not only the first content sooner but all content more quickly.
The new option also means you can keep managing and updating content on your website in the same way and leave the hard work for performance to us. No extra steps are needed on your site at all.
Logged-in users and Ecommerce (woocommerce in the intial release) are supported too – the system checks for “cookies” – little bits of data that are unique to specific users – and bypasses the cache for them. This ensures customized content for a specific user is only visible to that user.
Interested? The service costs from £5+VAT per month and you can try it for a single month to ensure it benefits your site. Get in touch on 0370 321 2020 or by emailing us here: www.2020media.com/contact
WordPress publishes new information that describes why WordPress 5.5 negatively affected millions of websites, a staggering amount. WordPress is publishing a maintenance release, version 5.5.1. It is designed to serve as a patch to give time for plugin and theme developers to update their software.
The announcement about what went wrong linkes to a spreadsheet naming hundreds of plugins and themes that were affected.
The spreadsheet also notes what the specific issue is for each plugin and theme, which will help software developers fix their plugins and themes.
2020Media’s Managed WordPress service is run by experts who know that major new releases can cause issues like this, and took the decision NOT to upgrade sites to 5.5 and therefore sites were not broken by the original release. We’ll be testing this new 5.5.1 release before rolling it out.
A client wanted a decoupled, REST API-powered website with a React frontend and a WordPress backend. This case study by development agency Humanmade.com is great read.
In a traditional WordPress project, WordPress powers both the front-end (what the world sees) and the back-end (where the content is entered). However WordPress has fantastic tools built in so that this is not the only way it can be deployed. In this example, WordPress is used solely as a data collection and delivery method.
The wider team, such as the designer, front-end developer, CSS developer, and Node.js developer, were able to focus on their component parts.