Elementor Sites of September 2020: Magazine Sites

Elementor Sites of September 2020: Magazine Sites

Grubhub is a Chicago-based, American food ordering and delivery platform that connects diners/customers with local restaurants. Founded in 2004 in Chicago, Illinois, the company had 19.9 million active users as of 2019, with 115,000 associated restaurants across 3,200 cities and all 50 U.S states. In June 2020, European food delivery service “Just Eat Takeaway” announced an agreement to buy Grubhub for $7.3 billion in stock. 

Grubhub’s blog provides various restaurant and culinary-related resources, such as the year’s most popular dishes, “restaurant stories”, quizzes, FAQs, ordering guides, and so on. All in all, the blog serves as a fun, informal resource that increases the community-feeling among diners and their favorite restaurants, beyond the physical network that allows them to order food online.

One unique feature of the Grubhub blog is that in its main menu, there is a COVID-19 page. Logically, this page was created relatively recently, as a new addition to Grubhub blog. Naturally, the COVID-19 page fits right into the rest of the site, which shows how simple it is to add an additional page to an Elementor site. The page itself features advanced yet subtle design details, such as a full-width video background, modern, upbeat iconography, and a multi-colored color scheme. Another noteworthy detail is the blog’s use of a custom font by the name of GS (both light and bold). Adding a custom font to your website can be a great way to make your unique style known, even in the most understated way.

Design & Development: Grubhub

Theme: TheCrave 

Plugins: Google Analytics, Tealium, Google Tag Manager, reCaptcha, Yoast SEO, Twemoji, Font Awesome, Babel, Swiper Slider

5 Best WordPress Caching Plugins to Speed up Your Website │Elementor

5 Best WordPress Caching Plugins to Speed up Your Website │Elementor

A a caching plugin ensures that the content on your webpage does not affect your speed and that you can continue adding information to provide your users with the best content. 

There are a lot of different websites available, of various sizes, with different content and information. 

Some, like blog and magazine websites, rely on text, images, and videos. These elements make the web page exceedingly heavier and which will result in it taking longer to load. 

Image heavy websites (like a photographer’s website, for example), will also take longer to load because of the sheer amount of information. 

So is the case with ecommerce websites, where there’s a lot of static, but also dynamic content (shopping items), which make the website heavier, so why not reduce the loading speeds of all the static bloat and make sure that your users have a better experience? 

Note: dynamic content can also be cached by using a CDN cache instead of the original, probably distant server, thus reducing the time it takes to load. 

Caching, therefore, increases the loading speed of websites and according to Google, “no matter what, faster is better and less is more”.

Note: Using caching plugins is not the only method to increase your websites speed, and should be done in concurrence with other methods which are listed in these great articles: How to Speed up Your WordPress Website — Part 1 and How to Speed up Your WordPress Website — Part 2

Now that we’ve established that you need caching plugins for better loading speed, let’s understand why you need better loading speed times.