Why you should always run WP-Optimize before migrating a site

The WP-Optimize plugin is a wonderful addition to anyones WordPress toolbox but it’s not often I’m able to really show why. Yesterday however I migrated a WP site that had been left to ‘rot’ for a few months, the outcome was a database of almost 700mb!

Check out the before…

WP-Optimize before

Almost 700mb!

..and after:

WP-Optimize after

Whoop! Down to 2.6mb!

Save time by keeping it all in WordPress

The most impressive thing about WP-Optimize is the time it saves you. Before this I would have to manually jump into phpMyAdmin and run a few choice queries before doing the SQL export.

Now I just do a full migration from any WordPress site directly from the Dashboard by running WP-Optimize first and then firing off BackUpWordPress.

Make Do is sponsoring UpFront Conference in Manchester

Last week I mentioned the awesome looking UpFront conference in Manchester and yesterday we (WordPress agency) finally got confirmed as sponsors of the event.

Big shout out to the UpFront organisers (they know who they are) it looks like it’s going to be a great day out :)

Great write up of the Shopify re-design

I love a good re-design story and this recent one about how Shopify shifted to a more mobile-friendly version of their site is a must-read.

The updated Shopify home page

The updated Shopify home page

Here’s a snippet covering how they strategically used breakpoints to deliver key content to different screen sizes:

Ultimately, this shows that Shopify determined a strategy for content resolution: what content should be available at all breakpoints, on all devices, versus what content should only be available if the on-screen real estate is that of a desktop or tablet? These kinds of questions lead to a better overall content strategy, and should arguably be a part of all responsive design efforts.

How They Did It: Shopify via TutsPlus