Posting content on WordPress can be time consuming without the right technique. By default, copying and pasting images isn’t possible. Images need to manually be uploaded, resized, and optimized for performance. And even if you do that, they’re still not optimized for global performance because they aren’t on a CDN (content delivery network). To simplify posting content on WordPress, I’ve found the following setup and workflow to be best.
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This plugin is critical, especially for performance. Among other things, you can enable performance optimization to automatically resize, optimize and host all images and static files (CSS, JS) on WordPress’ content delivery network. A 3.5 MB image instantly gets optimized to a fraction of that size, e.g. 120 KB. This plugin is an absolute must.”
The JetPack plugin will only use the WordPress CDN for images uploaded through WordPress. To enable all other images to use a CDN, your web host may have a simple one-click option. On GoDaddy Managed WordPress, there is a simple toggle switch.
CloudFlare is a popular proxy for websites. You can use it to improve performance, secure your site (https) and many other things.
I used to prefer the Classic WordPress editor but the Gutenberg editor supports features that you can’t live without including the ability to paste images from the clipboard directly into a post.
Sometimes I prefer to author long content in Google Docs. Google Docs also supports pasting images from the clipboard directly into a doc. When you’re done, you can just select all, copy, and paste everything into WordPress. All images and text get carried over.
If you make changes to your website, you may not see the changes right away if the files you edited have been cached. Make sure to clear your cache to see changes.
In Chrome, open the inspector, go to the Network panel, check the Disable Cache checkbox, and reload.
Click the Caching tab then choose “Custom Purge” or “Purge Everything”