Create Unique QR Codes For Your Blog Posts

A QR code is a specific matrix barcode that is readable by dedicated QR barcode readers and mobile phones.

By adding QR codes to your blog posts you can enhance mobile users’ experience and they can visit the URLs easily by that. Earlier I showed you how to generate QR codes using Goo.gl. Now we’ll see how to generate QR codes for your blog and blog posts.

Creating QR Codes For Blog Posts

We are using Google Chart Tools for doing this. You just need to add the following code in single.php file or anywhere you want.

<img src=”http://chart.apis.google.com/chart?cht=qr&chs=150×150&chld=L|4&chl=<?php the_permalink(); ?/>” width=”150″ height=”150″ alt=”QR code” />

or

<img src=”https://chart.googleapis.com/chart?chs=150×150&cht=qr&chl=<?php the_permalink(); ?/>&choe=UTF-8″ width=”150″ height=”150″ alt=”QR code”/>

Creating QR Code For Your Blog

HBB QR Code

For the main URL, https://hellboundbloggers.com, I can use this for generating QR Code.

http://chart.apis.google.com/chart?cht=qr&chs=200×200&chl=https://hellboundbloggers.com

You can also add QR code parameters to customize how you want it to be. You can scan it with your QR code scanner and check whether it is working or not.

You can try QR Code Plugin for adding QR codes in Blogger.

HOW TO: Get Google Page Speed Report Via W3 Total Cache

Obviously, if you are blogger or webmaster, you would have tried both Google Page Speed and W3 Total Cache WordPress plugin. Now this tutorial is to combine both and help you to give better performance.

Google Page Speed evaluates the page’s conformance to a number of different rules and gives score according to it. W3 Total Cache is a famous WordPress plugin which improve WordPress’ performance and user experience of your site via caching: browser, page, object, database, minify and content delivery network.

In this tutorial, I’ll share some simple ways to get Google Speed Report right on your dashboard.

Here you have to do two things in order to get Google Speed Report on your dashboard.

  1. Get Page Speed API Key from Google APIs.
  2. Update your W3 Total Cache plugin settings.

Get Page Speed API Key from Google APIs

To acquire a free API key, visit the APIs Console. Go to the Project Home tab, activate the Page Speed Online API, and accept the Terms of Service.

PageSpeed ON

Then go to the API Access tab. The API key is in the Simple API Access section.

Simple API Access

That’s it. You can use this API key or generate a new key. Now copy this key and keep it safe!


Update your W3 Total Cache plugin settings

Upgrade the plugin to the latest version if you haven’t. Now go to W3 Total Cache settings | Miscellaneous section.

Enter API Key

Now paste that API key here. After entering the API Key, select “Save all settings”.

Now go to your dashboard, and now you can see instant Google Page Speed Report.

Page Speed Dashboard

The Page Speed Score (0-100) indicates how much faster a page could be. A high score indicates little room for improvement, while a low score indicates more room for improvement. View all results shows all the relevant and detail analysis.

It helped me to save my time, and hope it helps you too.