SparklingPenny - Lifestyle Blog

SparklingPenny wanted a fast-loading site with a fresh and modern design

SparklingPenny - Lifestyle Blog
Kirby CMS

The brief was as follows:

Fast loading for better page ranking

The website uses the Kirby CMS and is hosted as ‘headless’ which vastly improved the loading time and security. A lightweight theme. All images were compressed and a system font was used.

Links to Amazon affiliate products

ACF Blocks plugin combined with custom code was used to make Gutenberg blocks.

Automatic Amazon links from keywords

A custom preprocessor was written to scan for keywords so that they can be replaced with affiliate links. All the author needs to do is write the keyword and it converts to an Amazon link.

Optimized for SEO

GeneratePress along with the Yoast plugin.


The site looks fabulous on laptops and phones.