How to speed up & optimize a slow Magento 1.x website (Part 1)

Magento 1.x speed optimization tutorial series

Prerequisites This is part 1 of a series of steps that I take to speed up Magento. With these steps, I’ve managed to get a Magento website to load all elements in under 3 seconds. Visually, it appears to be less than 1 second. I’ve also chopped the loading speed of client websites in half. (Note: […]

What are expires headers and how do I add them to my website.

Speed up with expires headers

Prerequisites Thank you for visiting my blog. First, I’d like to point out that this guide does not apply to cloud hosted websites such as Shopify or big commerce. What are expires headers Expires headers tell the browser, which elements of a website to keep in the browser cache and for how long. Every time […]

How to fix Magento 1.x checkout after upgrading to 1.9.3.3 or 1.9.3.4

How to fix Magento 1.x checkout after upgrading to 1.9.3.3 or 1.9.3.4

After you’ve upgraded to Magento version 1.9.3.4 have you noticed that your check out just sits on billing information and doesn’t proceed to the shipping options? Apparently, the Magento team discovered a security issue and added form key validation on check out. What are form keys? Form keys help prevent Cross Site Request Forgery attacks on Magento […]