HSTS preloading (again)

It was recently pointed out to me that the HSTS preloading doesn’t work on my website, and upon further investigation, there were two reasons for that. Firstly; despite setting up HSTS preloading on my website when it was at https://www.rik.onl and writing a pretty detailed blog post about it, I neglected to re-do this when I moved…

Focusing on Udemy

I have produced a number of courses, which were originally published on Skillshare and then more recently on Udemy as well.  However, it has recently been brought to my attention that theses courses are not a good fit for the Skillshare platform. Skillshare focuses primarily on project-based skill learning.  This means that students have to complete…

Time To First Byte – part 2

I often do performance optimisation on WordPress sites for clients, and have recently completed such a project.  One really critical metric I explored is Time To First Byte (TTFB).  But it can be hard to really drill down into it. In my last post I spoke specifically about how to use the Server-Timing response header…

Time To First Byte

I’ve been doing some performance optimisation on a WordPress site recently (something I often do for clients) and was once again asked why I was suggesting a move to a different webhost – am I just trying to earn commission?  Well, in short, no.  Your webhost is actually a really big factor in the overall…