The race to the fastest first byte or TTFB on a WordPress site

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The fastest time to first byte is sometimes pushed aside to concentrate on other metrics thrown at us by the likes of Google and GTMetrix page speed tests. Do not be fooled by poor performance on “Think with Google“that you can easily overcome the dreaded “render blocking above the fold” javascript and CSS. Continue reading “The race to the fastest first byte or TTFB on a WordPress site”



Tracking visitor IP correctly with Cloudflare as proxy

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Resolving visitor IP’s in your logs or WordPress plugin has nothing to do with the Cloudflare plugin.


If you’re on an NGINX webserver you can put Cloudflares IP’s as rules in a iprules.conf file but you have to have the REALIP module included when NGINX is compiled. Continue reading “Tracking visitor IP correctly with Cloudflare as proxy”