75% of all internet traffic is happening on mobile devices. Google now gives ranking precedence to websites offering good speed and mobile optimization (source: Business Insider)
A 1-second delay in page load time yields:
11% fewer page views
16% decrease in customer satisfaction
7% loss in conversions (source: Aberdeen Group)
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Oahu Web Design, Development, and Wordpress
Aside from the work of several top of the line developers and agencies, the majority of the themes and plugins for WordPress has substandard code. The result is frequent functional issues that result in website sluggishness or downtime. Another very frightening issue is the intentional and unintentional security problems that stem directly from faulty themes and plugins. Bloated code is also a problem. The WYSIWYG editor produces bad HTML, most themes and plug-ins are bloated. You need to install HTML/CSS/JS minifiers. But don’t get the wrong ones or they’ll kill your CPU by modifying every request!
Did you know that a vanilla WordPress homepage with just one post compiles down to billions of raw CPU instructions? It’s an awesomely extensible, infinitely flexible, hookable, pluggable, page-slinging genius machine. But it’s also relatively slow (in computing terms) compared to simpler subsystems that focus on doing one thing with maximum efficiency.
At the end of the day, every single time WordPress executes, it needs to query the database. And if that database isn’t responsive and performant, every page load for that site will suffer. Moreover, the rate at which database performance can degrade—e.g. due to a “query of death”—can be sudden and deadly, just as the name suggests.
If you have serious performance problems due to a ramshackle site—bad queries, blocking http calls, etc.—you may be able to get some quick wins by throwing hardware at the problem, or by adding some clever caching. However, those types of solutions typically don’t hold up over time, especially if your site’s traffic or content footprint continue to grow.
If performance is important for you, you have to understand where your bottlenecks are, and how hardware or caching are going to help alleviate and prevent these issues. While big wins exist, there are no quick fixes.
Let’s play. On the island of Oahu, learn to ride the waves in Waikiki where surfing was born or catch a big-wave surf meet on Oahu’s famed North Shore. Between sunrise and sunset, you’ll have hours to explore the hottest farm to table restaurants, browse the latest designer and local fashions, check out the urban art scene in Chinatown or stroll into Hawaii’s history at Iolani Palace. When the sun goes down, the “Heartbeat of Hawaii” awakens to a new beat, and it’s time to put on your dancing shoes. Now you don't have to have a huge bank account in order to enjoy what the Aloha State has to offer. As a matter of fact, you can enjoy so many great wordpress on these islands with just a shoestring budget. Read on for wordpress and how to make the most out of your Hawaiian vacation without spending a fortune.
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