The EasyWP Dispatch – WordPress boosts page speed with new plugins

The EasyWP Dispatch - WordPress boosts page speed with new plugins

Welcome to the latest EasyWP Dispatch news roundup! In this edition, we bring you exciting news from the WordPress Core Performance Team, showcasing two innovative plugins designed to supercharge webpage performance. Additionally, we delve into the world of WordPress table plugins, exploring their benefits and recommending the best options for your website. And if you’re in the market for a laptop suited for graphic design, we’ve got you covered with our top recommendations. 

WordPress releases two new plugins to speed up pages

The WordPress Core Performance Team has unveiled two game-changing plugins aimed at enhancing web page speed through cutting-edge technologies. The Speculation Rules plugin pre-renders linked URLs, predicting user interactions. The WordPress Auto-Sizes For Lazy-Loaded Images plugin uses the Auto-Size attribute to expedite lazy loading. 

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Discover how these plugins empower website owners to deliver lightning-fast user experiences and improve overall site performance in an overview of these tools from Search Engine Journal.

The best WordPress table plugins 

Tables are invaluable for presenting data effectively, but creating them from scratch can be daunting. This need has given way to the wide world of WordPress table plugins, offering an array of features for effortless table creation, data processing, and customization for site designers. In a recent, comprehensive guide, GeeksMint introduces us to the top WordPress table plugins available, along with insights into their unique strengths and specializations

Their top recommendations include Ninja Tables Pro, TablePress, and an interesting premium plugin called League Table, which was designed specifically for sports-related websites.  This versatile plugin enables users to effortlessly create responsive and customizable tables for their posts, pages, custom post types, or widget areas. Featuring a user-friendly interface and an extensive array of options, League Table stands out for its speed, ease of use, and powerful capabilities, making it a top choice for WordPress users seeking to showcase any type of data in an attractive and organized manner.

An example of a table on a WordPress site.
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Whether you’re showcasing product specifications or statistical information, these plugins will streamline your online data presentation.

Best laptops for graphic design 

It’s no secret that WordPress site owners are often multi-talented professionals, with one of the most common crossover skill sets being graphic design. TechRadar curated a list of the best laptops for graphic design in 2024, catering to various needs and budgets. From powerhouse MacBooks to budget-friendly options, they evaluated processors, storage, screen quality, and more. 

A designer sits and works on his Macbook Pro.
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Unsurprisingly, their top overall pick is the Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch, a perennial favorite for graphic designers worldwide. However, their roundup includes several other interesting discoveries, including the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 8 and the Gigabyte Aero 17, which they recommend for more complex projects. If you are in the market for a new laptop, check out the full reviews of their top six. 

That’s all for this edition of The EasyWP Dispatch! Whether you’re improving webpage performance, enhancing data presentation, or upgrading your graphic design tools, read our weekly news roundups to keep you informed and inspired. Stay tuned for more exciting updates in the world of web design and development.

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