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Improving page speed with WordPress sites.

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Hey everyone,

 

I've limited my plugins, have a rather small front page, added cache support, and also use CloudFlare - but I'm still not loading fast enough!

 

What are you doing to improve page speed?

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The best thing you can do first is benchmark, get out your stopwatch and measure the number of seconds.  Compare to Wordpress standards.  Don't like what you see?  Think about other things you can do to reduce overhead, pick a skinnier theme, less CSS/JavaScript, etc.

 

If that doesn't work, consider throwing more hardware.  Look at a VPS instead of Shared, etc.

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For wordpress sites always worth benchmarking it https://wordpress.org/plugins/p3-profiler/ .  That can tell you what plugins are taking up all the CPU time.  Just keep in mind with that always disable your caching plugins as they have a lot of overhead only for the first page load.  Then the second item is with caching make sure it's working.  A lot of plugins break caching so every page load it's actually reloading the caches.

 

Your site in your signature though is doing quite well 75% faster than other sites tested:  http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/#!/DyMWG/http://www.siterockers.com/

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The best thing you can do first is benchmark, get out your stopwatch and measure the number of seconds.  Compare to Wordpress standards.  Don't like what you see?  Think about other things you can do to reduce overhead, pick a skinnier theme, less CSS/JavaScript, etc.

 

If that doesn't work, consider throwing more hardware.  Look at a VPS instead of Shared, etc.

I agree with this metode :)

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For wordpress sites always worth benchmarking it https://wordpress.org/plugins/p3-profiler/ .  That can tell you what plugins are taking up all the CPU time.  Just keep in mind with that always disable your caching plugins as they have a lot of overhead only for the first page load.  Then the second item is with caching make sure it's working.  A lot of plugins break caching so every page load it's actually reloading the caches.

 

Your site in your signature though is doing quite well 75% faster than other sites tested:  http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/#!/DyMWG/http://www.siterockers.com/

 

Ouw ... awesome tips.. thank you.

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