Jem Turner · News, Reviews & Updates

WordPress Performance Auditing and Optimisation

Website performance is an important factor in the success of your WordPress website. Site speed affects conversions (whether or not a customer clicks that button, buys that product, fills out that form, etc) as well as search engine traffic and sales. Lighter websites also use less power, less bandwidth, and less disk space which brings […]

Why is my WordPress website so slow?

Jem, why is my WordPress website so slow? This question has landed in my inbox several times this week. Site owners, desperate to know why their WordPress website is so so slow, getting little to no answers from their existing developers or agencies. So, why not put together a list? Here are the top 5 […]

Ten Ways to Make Your WordPress Site Faster

If you’re a dev, or the techy type, you may be interested in my blog post on micro optimisations to make WordPress websites run faster, published earlier this year on my personal website: Website speed is a huge factor in your search engine rankings. Faster websites dramatically increase the likelihood of converting a visitor into […]

Jem’s Mail Form is relaunched

Jem’s Mail Form just got better. The website has been relaunched to include new functionality, a smoother (faster) checkout process fully integrated into PayPal express checkout and new membership features including a drag & drop form builder plugin built entirely into WordPress. Within hours of launch, the new and improved website made new sales. I’m […]

Be Aware of WordPress FUD: WordPress Myths Dispelled

Fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) is a tactic used in sales, marketing, public relations, politics and propaganda. FUD is generally a strategic attempt to influence perception by disseminating negative and dubious or false information. Fear, uncertainty and doubt — Wikipedia I read an anti-WordPress blog piece published by a local marketing agency earlier today. Naturally […]

Why I love working with WordPress

I've been using WordPress since the heady days of version 1.0 and developing WordPress websites commercially since version 1.5 (released in 2005!)