Caching Plugin

LiteSpeed cache logoI chose my web host carefully. My sites are hosted on a LiteSpeed web server, so I am able to use the remarkable free LiteSpeed Cache (LSC) plugin. LSC provides much more than just lightning-fast server-side caching. In also includes a suite of optimization tools such as: Database optimization; Image optimization – which seems to be equal to or better than the paid/premium versions of competing plugins; Connection to CloudFlare so I can put CF in development mode or purge the CF cache; and Miscellaneous settings like ‘Remove query strings from static resources’.

Using my two favorite website speed checkers, WebPageTest.org and GiftOfSpeed.com

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Custom security plugin

custom WP security pluginWhen researching WP security, I come across a number of suggested additions to my child theme’s functions.php file. Examples include code to disable login hints, and to remove WordPress version information from metadata. These are helpful suggestions, but … is the functions.php file really the best place for these changes? My child theme should address theme-related changes, not general security issues. If I put these changes into functions.php, then at some point switch to a new theme, the changes would be lost.

Better to implement these changes in a custom WP security plugin.

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