In this video, we’re going to create, customize, and add a short code that’s going to allow us to insert the current date and/or time into our post and pages.

This customization is actually a couple of different items in one. We’re going to create a short code that when inserted into a post or page will return a welcome message or just the logged in user’s first name.

Before we begin customizing our WordPress theme, there are a few things to do.

There are a few different ways to create a child theme, and this video is going to cover one of those ways.

In the previous video, we added a caching plugin, WP Super Cache, to our WordPress site.

In this video, we’re going to add what is called Gzip to our .htaccess file in order to compress all the items within our site files that can be compressed.

In this video, we’re going to add another plugin to our WordPress site that will do more compressing.

In this video, we’re going to fix the render-blocking JavaScript and CSS and above-the-fold content error message that we get in the Google’s PageSpeed Insights tester.

This video is going to cover the process of caching your page so that it’s going to load faster and also reduce the number of requests that the browser sends out to the host server, which will also improve the load speed of your page.

This video is going to cover one of the easiest optimization items you can do, optimizing your images.