An Update on COVID-19 From W3 Mind

Dear Friends,
As we all grapple with the challenges of the COVID-19 virus, please know that W3 Mind is committed to posting and sharing the solutions, quality tips, tricks, hacks, and other CMS resources that allows my clients and colleagues to improve their site(s).

I hope you and your loved ones are healthy and safe. If there’s anyway W3 Mind can help, please let us know.

Here are basic protective measures against the new Coronavirus

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. When soap and running water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand rub with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands that are visibly soiled.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Be safe,
w3mind.com

PHP 7.4 has arrived

Hello Friends!!!
Here are some useful information on PHP 7.4 update.

Please check if there will be any impact on your sites.

There are some things that are going away, so any rules that are added to .htaccess will no longer work.

You can check this article here https://wpengine.com/support/htaccess-deprecation/ Other than that there isn’t much other changes, you can find here https://www.php.net/ChangeLog-7.php

As of right now it’s not a mandatory update, But you can try it out on staging or dev site to see its impact.

https://wpengine.com/blog/a-first-look-at-php-7-4/ Here is more user friendly representation regarding changes in 7.4. Look at the “Deprecations” and “Performance Enhancements” sections.

*** If your site has redirects in the .htaccess, they will need to be relocated in order to remain both functional and optimized ๐Ÿ™

The best WordPress speed booster plugins 2020 – Free and Pro

Hello Friends,
I’m sharing some such plugins with you that will help you to increase the speed of your site. In-short, this will help reduce the load time of your site. Which will increase the number of visitors to your site. And the SEO of your site will also be improved.

As you all know, These days Google is very strict about the speed of the site. For this reason, it’s very important to take care of the load time of your site. Because it’s also a ranking factor from the SEO Perspective.

So here are the speed booster plugins that will reduce your site’s load time. All you need to do is to install this plugins and do some configuration. That’s it ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. WP Rocket

    This plugin is very powerful and reliable. A lot of options are available in this plugin.
    You have to check all the options one by one and configure this plugin proper. Many people use this plugin to reduce page load time. And the results of this plugin are very good.

    And to be very honest, I’ve used this plugin on many sites. And this is a very good plugin. I’d recommend that you use this plugin on your site. This plugin is not FREE unfortunately ๐Ÿ™ It is a paid plugin. But it will solve a lot of problems related to the page load time.

  2. Autoptimize

    Many of you may have used this plugin on your sites. No doubt this is a good plugin. This plugin is FREE. But there are some features which is paid. But a lot of your work will be done with free features.

    I’d recommend this plugin if you don’t want to spend money and looking for a FREE plugins like this.

  3. WP Fastest Cache

    This plugin is also FREE. You will get all this facilities with this plugin. i.e. Cache, Minify HTML, Minify CSS, Minify JS, Render Blocking JS, Image Optimization, Lazy Load, Database Cleanup and few more.

    You just need to install, activate and run through the settings.

    Many people has used this plugin on their site. So this is a good choice.

  4. W3 Total Cache

    This is another popular speed booster plugin. The plugin is FREE.

    Thereโ€™s advanced support for CloudFlare and other CDN services.

    But it’s quite confusing. Because there are so many options, itโ€™s not the easiest to setup. And there is a possibility that you could break something. So I’d recommend this plugin to advanced users.

CSS for disabled input field

If you only want to style the input fields of type=”text”:


input[type="text"]:disabled {
  background: #eee;
}

And if you want to style all the input fields.


input:disabled {
  background: #eee;
}