Caching a WordPress website

Caching a WordPress website

Updated: 14/02/2019. I already wrote about website caching in general. So now I won’t be explaining (again) what caching is, why it is important etc. Here I’ll write briefly about WordPress caching. What solutions there are and which one I chose and why. 1. Dynamically generated content I touched this subject in the previous article … Read moreCaching a WordPress website

Website optimization [07] Permalink change

Wordpress - permalink structure change and redirects

Updated: 17/12/2018. In this post I’ll deal with WordPress permalinks, their alteration/change on a “live” website and solving/preventing problems that it can cause. Using Google didn’t provide complete answers on this (not for me at least), so I did some testing on a test website, then tried on one “live” website, then another – finally … Read moreWebsite optimization [07] Permalink change

1×13 groupset by Rotor – honest preview

Honest preview of Rotor 1x13 groupset

Updated: 09/11/2018. Reading a local (Serbian) Facebook group Bicikliramo, I came across a post showing a new 1×13 bicycle groupset. That got me interested. After some googling, looking into it, it turned out that a Spanish company called Rotor is “the culprit”, so I wrote them an e-mail, explaining who I am, and said that … Read more1×13 groupset by Rotor – honest preview

Website optimization [05] Images – pictures

Website image optimization - and WordPress image optimization

Updated: 23/01/2019. In a series of posts explaining website optimization, this one deals with website image optimization. First it will be explained what “website image optimization” is, why it is important, followed by explanation of how to do it (technically). Let us begin… Contents: 1. What is image optimization? 2. The importance of image optimization … Read moreWebsite optimization [05] Images – pictures

Website optimization [04] WordPress plugins – speed and stability

WordPress plugins - speed and stability. Recommendations and experience.

Updated: 07/02/2019. After posts explaining general website optimization in terms of finding the problems and bottlenecks, eliminating multiple redirects, implementing caching and compression, the subject of this post is specially related to WordPress websites, something that can drastically affect website speed and stability – WordPress plugins. First I will explain the function and importance of … Read moreWebsite optimization [04] WordPress plugins – speed and stability

Website optimization [03] Caching and compressing

Speed-up website - caching

Updated: 07/02/2019. After a post about measuring web-site performance and discovering “slow-downs”, followed by a post about eliminating multiple redirects, this post deals with website caching. It will explain briefly what caching is and why it is important. Followed by the same for compression. Finally, I’ll explain how it’s been implemented on this (relatively small and … Read moreWebsite optimization [03] Caching and compressing

Website optimization [02] DNS and redirects

Website performance improvement: DNS and redirections

Updated: 04/02/2019. As I explained in the article about my website problems, analysis and measurement has shown problems with multiple landing page redirections in some situations. Here I’ll explain how I’ve solved those problems. Contents: 1. Introduction – what is a DNS and redirection? 2. Eliminating multiple redirects …2.1. Types of redirect setups …2.2. Redirect … Read moreWebsite optimization [02] DNS and redirects

Website optimization [01] Measuring “performance”

Website and hosting problems

Updated: 23/01/2019. IT corner – a place that has nothing to do with bicycles. 🙂  As I wrote in the “about the author” page, my vocation and “day time job” are IT engineering based – systems specialist. In that field I have about 20 years of experience and some knowledge has piled up along the … Read moreWebsite optimization [01] Measuring “performance”

Shimano XTR M9100 – (honest) overview of a new 12 speed MTB groupset

Shimano XTR M9100 new Shimano MTB groupset - review, technical specifications etc.

Updated: 16/11/2018. In the summer of 2018, a new MTB groupset Shimano XTR M9100 saw the ligth of day. What are the first impressions? What do the technical specifications look like? What has changed? In this post I’ll give an overview of the new XTR M9100 groupset. Rear chainrings are often referred to by a … Read moreShimano XTR M9100 – (honest) overview of a new 12 speed MTB groupset

Website security upgrade and maintenance

BikeGremlin website security upgrade

Updated: 08/11/2018. The cause of “hickups” With the nice spring and summer weather, cycling season is still at it’s peak – lots of work at the bike shop. In those terms, the worst possible moment was chosen for the bikegremlin.com site redesign. However, since the website is meant as a source of good and reliable … Read moreWebsite security upgrade and maintenance

Posting questions, or comments

Questions and comments for bikegremlin.com website, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google+ profiles

Updated: 09/12/2018. This post explains some basic “rules” for posting questions and/or comments on the website (same goes for the BikeGremlin Youtube, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter channels).   1. How to post a question? To post a question/comment, it is first necessary to register, or log in if an account has already been registered. Also, … Read morePosting questions, or comments

A thank you note for donations and help

1$ Pay Pal donation

Updated: 08/11/2018. This fortnightly post will not deal with cycling riding technique or mechanics. It is time to say thanks to all the people that have, and still are helping to make and keep this site, as well as the whole Bike Gremlin “story” become and remain what it is – a place with good … Read moreA thank you note for donations and help

Theory vs practice

Theory, or practise - what is more important?

Updated: 08/11/2018. Theory is when everything is known, but nothing works. Practice is when everything works, but no one knows why. In Bike Gremlin garage, we combine theory and practice: nothing works and no one knows why!  🙂 This post gives my personal opinion on theory and practice in terms of (bicycle) mechanics and engineering. … Read moreTheory vs practice

White arrow – vintage road bike project

Restauration and assembly of a retro (vintage) road bicycle

Updated: 08/11/2018. A colleague asked me to find her a road bicycle for up to around 200 euros. Since small sized frame 2nd hand bikes offer was very poor, it was decided to find a frame and components and assemble a nice fast bike. 🙂   1. Sourcing parts and preparations Suitable frame was found. … Read moreWhite arrow – vintage road bike project

Capriolo Sunrise – long term test 03 – 300 km – painting the bicycle

Painting a bicycle

Updated: 08/11/2018. Previous posts from this test: Capriolo Sunrise – long term test 01 Capriolo Sunrise – long term test 02 After the first 300 kilometres there were no more problems – all was working perfectly. It was the time for the first chain lubing – since the factory grease was done after 300 km. … Read moreCapriolo Sunrise – long term test 03 – 300 km – painting the bicycle