Benchmarking Tools

Security: Sucuri

As with all things digital, security is a key consideration for stable functioning websites.  Using WordPress as a platform is very secure in itself, however there are certain ways in which you can harden the security.  There are multiple things which you can do to make your website more secure at a server level, at a website level, and as a content management system. Read more

Performance: Pingdom

As with so many things, there is no one-size-fits-all tool.  If you are going to make a good website it is important to use several benchmarking tools so that you can identify strengths and weaknesses in a variety of areas.  I tend to take this approach as it is important to me that clients do not return to me with any issues I could have foreseen coming. Read more

Performance: GT Metrix

Three main tools are used to identify problems on a website:  Your own visual checks by visiting your website and navigating through it.  Getting other people to visit your website and navigate through it.  Benchmarking tools which analyse all the elements of a website and give you information on how quickly they loaded.  Read more

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