This week’s WordPress articles:
- The Seven Best Commenting Plugins for WordPress (2021) (Intermediate)
Commenting is built into the core of WordPress but it can be a beacon to spambots unless locked down properly and lacks features that some site owners may be looking for. This article outlines the best commenting alternatives and ways to extend the built-in WordPress commenting.
- What Are WordPress Tags? WordPress Tags Explained (Beginner)
The WordPress tag can be used to help organize your blog posts, and can help your SEO if done correctly. Make sure to set WordPress tag archives to “Noindex” to avoid a negative effect on your site’s search engine rankings. This article shows how to use tags correctly.
- Meta Keywords: What Are They and Should You Use Them? (Beginner)
When search engines were young, they primarily used a website’s meta keywords to know what that website was about. With today’s sophisticated search algorithms, most search engines don’t use meta keywords – so you don’t either!
- Optimize WebFont loading and rendering (Advanced)
This article explains in detail how web fonts are loaded, how they can slow down your page speed scores and what you can do for ensuring fast load times. At the office, we recently had a website with a CLS score of 0.551 that was caused by a webfont loading issue. Between this article and this video on fixing CLS issues, we got our score down to 0.003!
- 8 Best Websites For Free Stock Photography: Full Reviews (Any)
This is the best list for free sources of stock photography and ranks them based on selection, image quality, and licensing. Between these 8 sites, there’s over 60 million free images that you can add to your website for free.
Let’s wrap up with a fun quote from Salvador Dali: “No masterpiece was ever created by a lazy artist.”
Thanks for visiting and I’ll see you next week!