Best Practices for Reduced Image Size on WordPress

Background images should be no greater than 200 K Try to keep other web images under 50 K Avoid PNGs when possible Yahoo’s Smush.it is a great tool for reducing image size. Update: June 1, 2015 Also saving images as progressive jpegs results in a smaller image & the browser progressively loads the images which […]

Fix it! Git ignoring contents of .gitignore / .gitignore not working

I’ve had this happen a couple of times when setting up a WP Engine site locally. Ultimately, when trying to push to production an error gets triggered, .git fails to ignore wp-config.php inspite of .gitignore telling it to. I found a fix (that has worked wonders so far) here. $ git rm -r –cached . […]