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Has anyone used squirrly seo?

Thanks. Squirrly seo is being offered for 69 dollars lifetime on appsumo

There's all sorts of reviews here
https://appsumo.com/products/squirrly-seo/#reviews

Steep discount.

Nice one Abie 😉

You're welcome :)

Sorry, I have not.

-Mike

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Squirrly seo: has anyone used this plug in?

Squirrly seo: has anyone used this plug in?

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Has anyone used squirrly seo?

Thanks. Squirrly seo is being offered for 69 dollars lifetime on appsumo

There's all sorts of reviews here
https://appsumo.com/products/squirrly-seo/#reviews

Steep discount.

Nice one Abie 😉

You're welcome :)

Sorry, I have not.

-Mike

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I was wondering if anyone uses postx software and if it would be compatible with wealthy affiliate

Frank has you covered here :) Kindly let us know if you need additional assistance.

Thanks, Abie! 😎

You're awesomely welcome :)

Happy Labor Day, Abie! 🥩🌭🍔🍸🍹🍷😎

Thanks :)

Great Reply, Frank! 😉

Thanks, Denis!

Rock On!🤘🔥⚡️🔥🤘 Lol 😎
Frank 🎸

Hi Mark

I haven't used the Postx WordPress plugin. I heard it's great for creating news sites like news magazines, etc.

It doesn't have to be compatible with WA, just WordPress and your other WordPress plugins, but you can always check with Site Support to see if they have any issues with you installing it.

I use GenerateBlocks Pro page builder, which is lightweight and doesn't slow down my site.

Frank 🎸

Thanks

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Is postx software compatible with wealthy affiliate?

Is postx software compatible with wealthy affiliate?

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I was wondering if anyone uses postx software and if it would be compatible with wealthy affiliate

Frank has you covered here :) Kindly let us know if you need additional assistance.

Thanks, Abie! 😎

You're awesomely welcome :)

Happy Labor Day, Abie! 🥩🌭🍔🍸🍹🍷😎

Thanks :)

Great Reply, Frank! 😉

Thanks, Denis!

Rock On!🤘🔥⚡️🔥🤘 Lol 😎
Frank 🎸

Hi Mark

I haven't used the Postx WordPress plugin. I heard it's great for creating news sites like news magazines, etc.

It doesn't have to be compatible with WA, just WordPress and your other WordPress plugins, but you can always check with Site Support to see if they have any issues with you installing it.

I use GenerateBlocks Pro page builder, which is lightweight and doesn't slow down my site.

Frank 🎸

Thanks

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I want to play around with different themes to see which one I like best. Is it possible to do that without permanently changing the one I have now until I am certain which one

The majority here uses the GneratePress.

I would test it first before buying in because that can be expensive.

You want to ensure they are responsive, extremely light, fast, well-coded, SEO optimized, flexible, adaptable, and customizable.

You may try GeneratePress or Premium, where you can extend the theme and have many layout templates.

https://generatepress.com/
https://generatepress.com/premium/

https://generateblocks.com/
https://generateblocks.com/pro/

Kadence WP with Kadence blocks

https://www.kadencewp.com/
https://www.kadencewp.com/kadence-blocks/pro/

Blocksy
https://creativethemes.com/blocksy/


I hope this helps.

To change your theme, here is what to do.

You may go to Appearance > Themes and add new.

Input what you are looking for, install and activate.

Your content will be left intact; you may lose out on CSS styles and social media icons if, however, with a bit of tweaking, you are done.

We always recommend leaving a backup theme; you may do with the Twenty TwentyThree.

I hope this helps

Hi - as you mention in one of your responses, why change from GeneratePress if you are happy with it?

I have numerous sites using this theme, and I find it works well, showcasing the content with no distractions.

You can customize it to add a bit of indivduality, for example, by changing the colors.

You can take a look at my training.

You can swap from theme A to theme B and back to A without affecting your content, just how it's viewed.

I and others have answered your question in chat

As I mentioned in chat ask site support to create a staging website and use that to experiment until you are happy this way it won't affect your actual site.

Thank you!

You are welcome
Also don't go on chasing to make the site look pretty but focus on the content here is a video from Tim on why Wishing you a good night

Andre

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I want to explore other wordpress themes. is it possible to change my theme without losing the one I

I want to explore other wordpress themes. is it possible to change my theme without losing the one I

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I want to play around with different themes to see which one I like best. Is it possible to do that without permanently changing the one I have now until I am certain which one

The majority here uses the GneratePress.

I would test it first before buying in because that can be expensive.

You want to ensure they are responsive, extremely light, fast, well-coded, SEO optimized, flexible, adaptable, and customizable.

You may try GeneratePress or Premium, where you can extend the theme and have many layout templates.

https://generatepress.com/
https://generatepress.com/premium/

https://generateblocks.com/
https://generateblocks.com/pro/

Kadence WP with Kadence blocks

https://www.kadencewp.com/
https://www.kadencewp.com/kadence-blocks/pro/

Blocksy
https://creativethemes.com/blocksy/


I hope this helps.

To change your theme, here is what to do.

You may go to Appearance > Themes and add new.

Input what you are looking for, install and activate.

Your content will be left intact; you may lose out on CSS styles and social media icons if, however, with a bit of tweaking, you are done.

We always recommend leaving a backup theme; you may do with the Twenty TwentyThree.

I hope this helps

Hi - as you mention in one of your responses, why change from GeneratePress if you are happy with it?

I have numerous sites using this theme, and I find it works well, showcasing the content with no distractions.

You can customize it to add a bit of indivduality, for example, by changing the colors.

You can take a look at my training.

You can swap from theme A to theme B and back to A without affecting your content, just how it's viewed.

I and others have answered your question in chat

As I mentioned in chat ask site support to create a staging website and use that to experiment until you are happy this way it won't affect your actual site.

Thank you!

You are welcome
Also don't go on chasing to make the site look pretty but focus on the content here is a video from Tim on why Wishing you a good night

Andre

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I recently noticed in my website details two site speed settings: accelerated and extreme. Currently, I only have five posts on my website. Which is the best setting to designa

Hey Mark,

I'll answer this in the simplest way possible without getting too technical (probably NOT, but I'll give it a go, LOL).

Probably best with an analogy.

Look at your website has having 3 main elements, namely HTML, CSS, and Javascript.

So, using an analogy of building a house.

HTML is the structure of the house (The Foundations, walls, ceiling, supporting beams, holds the house together, etc.)

CSS is the design and layout of the house (Make it look pretty, paint, wallpaper, carpets, etc.)

Javascript is the additional items you add to make the house more functional (cooker, microwave, washing machine, hair straightners, etc.).

So, the longer you live in a house the more "pretty" and "functional" you will make your house by either decorating, doing DIY, or buying functional items.

The more-and-more pretty and functional items you add to your house, the greater the value of the contents of your house.

Now, let's revert back to your website.

Firstly yes, Extreme is absolute fine for you.

The "minify" CSS and Javascript is done through "caching abilities" of the Extreme hosting.

"Caching" is probably something you will hear a lot about, it's simply a way of saying:

"We will store COPIES of files, webpages, multimedia, BUT these can be accessed very quickly when someone/something requests to see them".

So, when you read an article on the internet, at the time that you click on the link that article is actually being "stored in a file". However, the second you click on the link you actually SEE the article straight away, BUT, without you realising it, as it happened so quickly, the article has been "released" from its "storage file" for you to read. As soon as you finish reading that article and click back on your browser, that article goes back into "storage".

So, it's very much like takinga document out of a filing cabinet, reading it, and then placing it back in the filing cabinet, BUT this all occurs at extremely high speed that you're not even aware of the "filing cabinet".

As I say, all of this happens so quickly you won't even realise it.

Now, the reason for "storing" everything on every website is that if it was "on show" permanently this would dramatically slow down the speed of your website.

Imagine clicking on the title of an article from a Google search and then having to wait approximately 90 seconds for that article to appear (if you remember the Internet from around 20-25 years ago, and dial-up connections, you'll be aware of the time things took before "caching" was properly introduced).

Now, the more content you add to your website, the more design and functionality you're adding too (CSS and Javascript).

This will slow your website down.

And the more content you add over the coming weeks, months, and years, the "heavier" your website becomes.

Eventually you may get to the stage where you require additiional "caching abilties".

This is often when people turn to plugins to help, e.g. image optimzation plugins (Smush, Imagify, etc.) and Caching plugins (WP Rocket, W3 Cache, etc.)

Now, Frank spoke of "breaking your site" which can happen when there are conflicts between all these elements on your website.

So, as an example, most people who have WP Rocket installed on a website hosted at WA (Prior to 2023, as there appears to be many, many, many plugins blacklisted now), it would've have been better to have the hosting switched to Accelerated, and in the case of one of my websites, I had SiteSPeed TURNED OFF completely.

Basically, the "perfomance" plugins I had installed were conflicting with WA's EXTREME hosting and this caused my site to not perform properly until I turned everything off.

Now, I'm sure you're wondering why other people would require "performance plugins", but in reality that's one for Kyle to answer.

For me personally, all my websites that are above 100,000 visitors per month are hosted elesewhere and I have all these "performance plugins" installed.

Plus, I have now started moving any sites that have 10,000+ visitors per month elsewhere.

I'm NOT saying that the WA hosting is bad... however, I personally find that performance is affected with the more content and traffic I receive.

I'm sure that some may be outraged at why I host elsewhere, but I would also question why many of the "super affiliates" and "primary WA trainers" have their largest websites HOSTED ELSEWHERE?

For now though Mark, you're absolutely fine on the level of hosting you have, while using EXTREME, for a good couple of years yet.

AND, if anyone understood ALL of the above, you're a bloody genius, would you like to come and work for me?? Hahahaha!!

Partha

Thanks

Hi, Partha

Does decorating a house with guitars count? Lol 😎

Frank 🎸

I'm gonna take one of your MANY guitars Dr. F... and "gently" beat you to death with it!!!! Hahahaha!!

p.s. YES, make sure they're covered under your "valueable items" on your Contents Insurance, LOL!

Hi, Partha

Hahaha, You can use one of the cheapo guitars I built for my wife. She never plays it, and she would probably be happy to get rid of me! Lol 😂

ADT Alarm Systems calls my house "Fort Knox." I have 28 separate zones of wireless video cameras, motion sensors, magnetic contact switches, glass break sensors, etc.
I designed it by watching Pink Panther movies. Lol

Rock On! 🤘
Frank 🎸

Partha's information on this is GOLD, trust me haha

He should be on the wa payroll

Partha, may I ask why you need to TURN OFF your SITE SPEED?

Hi, Mark

I would definitely try the extreme setting to combine and minify Javascript and CSS.

If it breaks your site or adversely affects it you can switch back to accelerated.😎

Frank 🎸

How would it break my site?

You are a mind reader!

You say adversely; how adversely, please?

Lol 😎🎸

Hi, Abie

See Partha's explanation. 😎

Frank 🎸

I was asking you lol

Don't worry, I have written to site support

Hi, Abie

The "minification" process is just temporary, so changing extreme back to accelerated would typically solve the problem.
Just like the shrink ray in "Despicable Me." Lol

Accidentally breaking a site can be a great learning experience! 😎

Frank 🎸

I already answered your question, Abie.

We are apparently reading and writing in time-synch. Lol 😎

👍

Thanks :) I appreciate your response.

That's site support correspondence. It still doesn't make sense to me I don't understand.

Except for the first one, a caching element in play.

And the second,

Intensifying to cover Google PageSpeed Insight scores

You may check it out.

Hi, Abie

The only real difference between the two is the combining and minifying Javascript and CSS.

I prefer the caching plugins (which are now blacklisted) because they allow me to specify exactly how to combine and minify them, as well as giving me the option to select one (Javascript or CSS) and not the other.

The extra configuration settings allow me to optimize the caching technology to work best with the way my site is set up, its theme, and the other plugins I use.

Frank

Yeah, I don't host major or client websites here vs. elsewhere; I can install all performance premium plugins on the sites and have no issues there.

Looking back at my records here, there was a case scenario in the past where one site was broken, and when they shifted to Accelerated, their site got fixed. However, I am unaware of the site's speed of that specific site. So in this particular scenario, minifying didn't work. I am puzzled why it didn't, unaware of what other plugins they may have had on their site.

Anyways not to worry, I just wanted to understand why and why nots so that I can pass that knowledge onwards.

Appreciate your patience here with me, Frank!

Haha You're always welcome, Abie! 😎

But, remember, you're talking to a Rock N' Roll guitar player, not an internet server engineer. Lol 😵‍💫

Frank 🎸

Lol

I have mine set to extreme, but as Abie said it would be best to direct your question to Site Support, they will guide you by analyzing your website, something we can't do.

I only have a few posts right now so extreme it is. No need for site support

Only if you want an analysis

Thanks. I don't think I need an analysis right now

It also states on the page.

Accelerated: SiteSpeed Accelerated provides a sophisticated, highly compatible, and ultra-fast caching option to increase the overall speed of websites vastly. This is the default caching option providing speed improvements for cached pages up to 20x faster than normal loading.

Extreme: SiteSpeed Extreme uses the same technology as SiteSpeed Accelerated. However, we take the optimization one step further by combining and minifying Javascript and CSS. Experience even bigger speed gains over Accelerated and achieve the highest Google PageSpeed Insight scores.

Yes, I saw that. But still had the question. Was not clear to me when best to stay with accelerated. And I was wondering that if extreme is better why that would not be the default setting

Mine are all set to Extreme but I would direct my question to site support for a clearer answer.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/support

I switched to extreme a few days ago. I will leave it at that unless I run into problems down the road

You should be fine with extreme. It is the fastest speed. Google loves speedy websites that loads quickly.

That should be fine, I was looking into it just now,... And something to do with the caching as well.

👍 I just was wondering why Kyle had the default setting on accelerated if extreme is generally the better setting.

I believe it's a system default only. You should be fine with extreme. Accelerated was the default a couple of years ago and they added the extreme around 2018 if my memory serves me right. That must be why it's set at accelerated by default

Most members go for the extreme, unless sometimes minifying CSS or Javascript may cause issues you'd go with accelerated.

Why would minifying cause issues?

Or the case not minifying CSS or Javascript.. You may want to ask site support as it is too technical for me.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/support

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Accelerated or extreme, which is the best site speed setting?

Accelerated or extreme, which is the best site speed setting?

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I recently noticed in my website details two site speed settings: accelerated and extreme. Currently, I only have five posts on my website. Which is the best setting to designa

Hey Mark,

I'll answer this in the simplest way possible without getting too technical (probably NOT, but I'll give it a go, LOL).

Probably best with an analogy.

Look at your website has having 3 main elements, namely HTML, CSS, and Javascript.

So, using an analogy of building a house.

HTML is the structure of the house (The Foundations, walls, ceiling, supporting beams, holds the house together, etc.)

CSS is the design and layout of the house (Make it look pretty, paint, wallpaper, carpets, etc.)

Javascript is the additional items you add to make the house more functional (cooker, microwave, washing machine, hair straightners, etc.).

So, the longer you live in a house the more "pretty" and "functional" you will make your house by either decorating, doing DIY, or buying functional items.

The more-and-more pretty and functional items you add to your house, the greater the value of the contents of your house.

Now, let's revert back to your website.

Firstly yes, Extreme is absolute fine for you.

The "minify" CSS and Javascript is done through "caching abilities" of the Extreme hosting.

"Caching" is probably something you will hear a lot about, it's simply a way of saying:

"We will store COPIES of files, webpages, multimedia, BUT these can be accessed very quickly when someone/something requests to see them".

So, when you read an article on the internet, at the time that you click on the link that article is actually being "stored in a file". However, the second you click on the link you actually SEE the article straight away, BUT, without you realising it, as it happened so quickly, the article has been "released" from its "storage file" for you to read. As soon as you finish reading that article and click back on your browser, that article goes back into "storage".

So, it's very much like takinga document out of a filing cabinet, reading it, and then placing it back in the filing cabinet, BUT this all occurs at extremely high speed that you're not even aware of the "filing cabinet".

As I say, all of this happens so quickly you won't even realise it.

Now, the reason for "storing" everything on every website is that if it was "on show" permanently this would dramatically slow down the speed of your website.

Imagine clicking on the title of an article from a Google search and then having to wait approximately 90 seconds for that article to appear (if you remember the Internet from around 20-25 years ago, and dial-up connections, you'll be aware of the time things took before "caching" was properly introduced).

Now, the more content you add to your website, the more design and functionality you're adding too (CSS and Javascript).

This will slow your website down.

And the more content you add over the coming weeks, months, and years, the "heavier" your website becomes.

Eventually you may get to the stage where you require additiional "caching abilties".

This is often when people turn to plugins to help, e.g. image optimzation plugins (Smush, Imagify, etc.) and Caching plugins (WP Rocket, W3 Cache, etc.)

Now, Frank spoke of "breaking your site" which can happen when there are conflicts between all these elements on your website.

So, as an example, most people who have WP Rocket installed on a website hosted at WA (Prior to 2023, as there appears to be many, many, many plugins blacklisted now), it would've have been better to have the hosting switched to Accelerated, and in the case of one of my websites, I had SiteSPeed TURNED OFF completely.

Basically, the "perfomance" plugins I had installed were conflicting with WA's EXTREME hosting and this caused my site to not perform properly until I turned everything off.

Now, I'm sure you're wondering why other people would require "performance plugins", but in reality that's one for Kyle to answer.

For me personally, all my websites that are above 100,000 visitors per month are hosted elesewhere and I have all these "performance plugins" installed.

Plus, I have now started moving any sites that have 10,000+ visitors per month elsewhere.

I'm NOT saying that the WA hosting is bad... however, I personally find that performance is affected with the more content and traffic I receive.

I'm sure that some may be outraged at why I host elsewhere, but I would also question why many of the "super affiliates" and "primary WA trainers" have their largest websites HOSTED ELSEWHERE?

For now though Mark, you're absolutely fine on the level of hosting you have, while using EXTREME, for a good couple of years yet.

AND, if anyone understood ALL of the above, you're a bloody genius, would you like to come and work for me?? Hahahaha!!

Partha

Thanks

Hi, Partha

Does decorating a house with guitars count? Lol 😎

Frank 🎸

I'm gonna take one of your MANY guitars Dr. F... and "gently" beat you to death with it!!!! Hahahaha!!

p.s. YES, make sure they're covered under your "valueable items" on your Contents Insurance, LOL!

Hi, Partha

Hahaha, You can use one of the cheapo guitars I built for my wife. She never plays it, and she would probably be happy to get rid of me! Lol 😂

ADT Alarm Systems calls my house "Fort Knox." I have 28 separate zones of wireless video cameras, motion sensors, magnetic contact switches, glass break sensors, etc.
I designed it by watching Pink Panther movies. Lol

Rock On! 🤘
Frank 🎸

Partha's information on this is GOLD, trust me haha

He should be on the wa payroll

Partha, may I ask why you need to TURN OFF your SITE SPEED?

Hi, Mark

I would definitely try the extreme setting to combine and minify Javascript and CSS.

If it breaks your site or adversely affects it you can switch back to accelerated.😎

Frank 🎸

How would it break my site?