Enforce strong passwords in WordPress, optimize password strength estimator

A very easy way to enforce strong passwords in Wordpress, is to disable the 'confirm weak password' checkbox. On top of this, we optimize the loading of the password strength estimator, zxcvbn.

How to host font files locally and preload them

Custom fonts are a great way to improve your online visual appearance. In order to make sure that custom fonts don't slow down your website, make sure you (i) host the font files locally and (ii) preload them. This article describes the process of obtaining and serving font files from your own server, as well as preloading the right font file for faster website loading.

WordPress 403 Forbidden after using WordPress app

Wordpress 403 Forbidden errors typically happen with corrupt .htaccess or faulty file/folder permissions. A third common cause is often overlooked: the use of the Wordpress app through XML-RPC.

The right way to serve responsive images (srcset and sizes attribute) with WordPress and Bootstrap 5

The most confusing thing when you inspect responsive images is the fact that the browser takes into account the DPR (Device Pixel Ratio) in order to download the most appropriate image size. Find out here how to serve your visitors responsive images.

Fontawesome performance 2 tips: better host locally and include only icons you actually use

Choose the right way to load and use Fontawesome icons. In this article we explain how to host the icons locally to minimize the number of external requests. Also, we optimize performance by only including used icons.