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How To Create a Free Online WordPress Test Site In a Second

Have you ever wanted to see how some plugin works, but didn’t really feel like experimenting on your live site? Now there is a way to check out a plugin, theme, or a new setting in a safe environment. Entering TasteWP.com, a friendly platform that allows you to spin up a free WordPress test site in just a couple of seconds.

A live WordPress test site with one click?

Yes, really. Even without being logged in, you can get a WordPress test site in under 3 seconds, with just one click. Surely, if you want a WordPress staging site that operates on a specific PHP version and/or WordPress version, you can make it happen in a couple of clicks more. Do not worry, it doesn’t get complicated, as the team behind TasteWP – Inisev, works to keep everything simple. 

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How Can WebP Images Speed Up Your WordPress Site

You’ve been a diligent admin of your WordPress website, minified and compacted the JavaScript and CSS, and optimized all your images in order to make them as light as possible. You also took proper care to have properly sized images or thumbnails loaded everywhere.

If you have a WordPress site, using plugins such as Autoptimize or ShortPixel Image Optimizer saved you a lot of hassle in doing that. That’s great, but what’s next?

Meet WebP images – a next-gen image format created by Google, that provides superior lossy and lossless compression compared to JPG, PNG, and GIF formats.

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How to configure your web server to deliver AVIF images

ShortPixel Image Optimizer is able to create and serve AVIF files since version 4.22. The delivery can be done in two different ways: using the <PICTURE> tag syntax or without altering the page code (via .htaccess).

The recommended method is via .htaccess, but it’s only available if you are using Apache as web server. If you are using NGINX, and if you are having trouble after creating AVIF files on your site and the supporting browsers are downloading the images instead of displaying them, you have come to the the right place.

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What is AVIF and why is it good?

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AVIF is an image file format developed by Alliance for Open Media which is supposed to make our images smaller while keeping the same image quality. Experts believe that it is the next step in media compression. AOMedia’s goal is to develop open, royalty-free technology for multimedia delivery, which means that nobody will have to pay anybody to use the new AVIF format (as opposed to JPG, for example). Behind AOMedia we find big companies like Netflix, Google, Facebook, Apple or Microsoft.

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ShortPixel Adaptive Images 2.0 has arrived! Onboarding wizard, Image Checker, performance improvements and more

ShortPixel Adaptive Images 2.0 is live! Finally, after months of work by our awesome team, we are happy to announce the new version of the best image optimization plugin. SPAI 2.0 comes with numerous new features, fixes and great improvements that we are all really excited about.

Onboarding wizard

ShortPixel Adaptive Images 2.0 brings a totally new onboarding wizard. If you install our plugin for the first time, right after the activation you will be taken to the wizard. In 4 simple steps, SPAI will help you connect the plugin to your account on shortpixel.com, recommend you the best settings for your website and show you live how your website improves with the plugin installed.

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After you finish the wizard, you’ll just need to relax and enjoy!

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