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October 8, 2022
Cloudflare Firewall Part 2 - Rules to filter data type

It's important to filter data types and allow only what you can actually use. Bots always search for files like .zip or .sql that could contain private or security information. For this, we identify first that it's a URI path with a dot (http.request.uri.path contains ".") and then by exclusion we define what we want […]

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October 7, 2022
Cloudflare Firewall Part 1 - Rules to filter bad bots

Ruleset part 1 Here is my ruleset to block bad bots with the Cloudflare firewall. I'm filtering SEO bots like Ahrefs or Moz, if you're using them then of course remove them from the ruleset. Ruleset part 2 Here is part 2 because the Cloudflare rule has a limited length. For that, you need to […]

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June 25, 2022
Do you want a fast website? WordPress can help but...

This is my typical response to a potential client that is very frustrated about WordPress and thinks that WordPress is slow and fundamentally unreliable. Letter from the client: I absolutely HATE wordpress because we had a wordpress website before - there was ALWAYS sth wrong/ hacked/ not working/ plugins colliding...its a nightmare. I was also […]

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February 20, 2019
How to measure website speed to get the most accurate intel?

Most of the blog posts dedicated to speed just point out that we need to measure website speed and offers links to online tools that can do the jobs, but don't explain how and what to measure. For those who are looking for a one-click-solve-all solution will this article be a great disappointment. But those […]

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January 30, 2019
Website loading speed explained

There is a lot's of misconceptions about what is the "speed of the website". It's a very complex topic but it can be boiled down to two words: "User Experience".

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