Benchmarking Tools

Platform Analysis: WP Theme Detector

If you guess that a site you like uses WordPress, enter its address and hit the button. This tool will analyze it for you and will display a whole lot of information about the WordPress theme and plugins being used. WordPress Theme Detector is a free tool that allows you to find all the details about the WordPress theme and plugins currently being used by a site. Read more

Platform Analysis: BuiltWith

BuiltWith is a website profiler toolkit, lead generation, competitive analysis and business intelligence tool providing technology adoption, ecommerce data and usage analytics for the internet.  BuiltWith technology tracking includes widgets, analytics, frameworks, content management systems, advertisers, content delivery networks, web standards and web servers to name some of the technology categories we cover.

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Security: Security Headers

HTTP Security Headers are a way of providing an extra layer of security by closing off certain vulnerabilities through the browser.  When a browser requests a web page from a server the content is sent along with HTTP Response Headers.  The HTTP Response Header contains information including the date, size and type of file which the server is sending along with data about the server itself attached to the files being sent back to the client. Read more

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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