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Add Social Share Buttons to Your Wordpress Blog without Plugins

There are plenty of plugins for WordPress that allow you to add social share buttons to your Posts and Pages. Usually, these plugins are bloated. They require a lot of CSS-overrides to make it fit with your theme’s design. Some even slow your site down, because they’re not coded well or are packed with a bunch of options you don’t need. Well, to hell with code-bloat! I want your site to be fast. Today I’m going to show you a really simple way to add your own social share buttons to your WordPress blog.

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Choosing the right host to serve your website can be such a pain. If you’re a small business owner or a startup, you usually don’t have the funds to invest in “fancy” WordPress-hosting. Luckily this doesn’t mean you’re site has to load sluggish. With the right tools you can give these “fancy” WordPress-hosts using Varnish & Nginx a run for their money. In this guide I’m going to show you how to get a perfect score on Pingdom and Google Pagespeed Insights with W3TC and Autoptimize.

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As of WordPress 4.2 the CMS platform supports Emoji’s. This could be great news for you, if you use them anywhere away from your mobile phone. However, for many bloggers the added feature is an absolute eyesore, causing combine external Javascript to reappear in Pingdom and Pagespeed Insights. Damn you, WordPress! If you introduce a new feature, at least allow us to disable it! When you’re optimizing your WordPress website, you’ll notice that minification plugins aren’t able to capture the file. Which means that ‘wp-emoji-release.min.js’ will always show up as an extra DNS request. It also means that Pingdom and Google Pagespeed Insights will suggest you to combine external Javascript. It is a terrible thing if you already spent days fine-tuning your WordPress’ website performance. Luckily, removing the feature isn’t that hard. Today I’ll show you how a few lines of code will send your WordPress website soaring towards that perfect score again.

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