On the step 2 of the WordPress Speed Challenge we're gonna automatically backup and optimize the WordPress Database. This is important before doing any changes
See how four simple steps makes it easy to speed up WordPress in order to retain readers and ensure the search engines don't punish your blog for being slow.
The first step of the WordPress Speed Challenge is to analyze the blogs performance before doing optimization and write the results down for later comparison.
Today we are pleased to release Frank, an open-source WordPress theme designed and built to provide a light, responsive and unobtrusive reading experience. The theme’s default home page makes 9 database queries and consists of 2 requests weighing at roughly 30KB (9.5KB gzipped). Show More Summary
WordPress users beware! Researcher Jason A. Donenfeld discovered a vulnerability in a popular WordPress plugin, W3 Total Cache, which is described as a “performance framework” that speeds up sites, speeds up page load, downloads and other important tasks in a … Continue reading ?
MakeUseOf serves hundreds of thousands of visitors everyday, and we do it all on Wordpress. Wordpress can and does scale from tens to millions of pageviews, but you’re going to need some heavyweight plugins and strategies to increase performance at that level. Here’s a comprehensive list of things you can do to speed up your blog, and the plugins you can use to do it.
Everyone has their own set of favorite WordPress plugins that they just can’t live without. Some people love flashy plugins, while others love plugins that clean up the overall experience and speed of a blog. No matter what type of plugins...Show More Summary
I wrote a post last week asking if people are interested in a WordPress performance tuning course, to learn how to speed up a slow loading site. It looks like that course has been given the green light. I’m planning to teach people the process I use to speed up slow sites. Show More Summary
It has been a busy past couple of months for WordPress.com, the hosted incarnation of the popular blogging service. With infinite scrolling, a bevy of new social and linking widgets...
I get called in a lot to help speed up slow loading WordPress sites. This is important for both user perception and for search engine rankings(Google doesn’t like slow sites). I thought it would be a good idea to create a video course...Show More Summary
Those of you running Wordpress blogs will notice a new major update is available if you've logged into your dashboards recently - version 3.4. I suspect most of us will upgrade regardless for security fixes and speed improvements, but what new features can you expect?
Believe it or not WordPress is a resource hungry thing and it gets slower as soon as you start dumping large images, great background cover and some fancy plugins just for the sake of decking up the look and feel of the blog. However, there are some bloggers who are still living in denial. Show More Summary
Back in 2010 I started to use a content delivery network in WordPress to speed up the delivery of pages to users from all over the world. The basic issue without a CDN is that all data is transferred from one server. If your location is close to that server, you will experience fast speeds [...]
In the world of web sites and blogging, speed means everything. With so many people running WordPress driven sites there is a lot that can slow your site down. Loading issues could be anything from your theme, plugins or even your hosting. Show More Summary
Thesis Theme for WordPress is out with the new version: 1.8.4. Biggest change for me is the improvement in the speed when loading my site. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
Is your theme using custom queries? If yes, you should definitely use WordPress Transients API to cache the queries and consequently speed up your blog. Today's recipe will show you how to cache any custom queries.
The WordPress engine is pretty efficient out of the box, but once you start loading plugins the performance and responsiveness of your site might go downhill. On top of that the consumption of resources might become too big, possibly leading to a suspension of your hosting account (especially if you use shared hosting). Show More Summary
Whether you just want to create a slightly customized theme or something completely unique, creating a WordPress child theme can greatly speed up the development process. Child themes let you start with the basics of an existing theme, so you’re not having to reinvent the wheel. You can pick a theme that has the functionality [...]
I recently noticed that my WordPress blog’s page loading times increased through the roofs which made me reevaluate everything that contributed to the loading times of the website. I implemented a few changes on the blog to improve page loading times. I first got rid of the three social networking buttons pointing to Google Plus, [...]
Plugins and tools to take care of page speed optimization without the need for (much) technical knowledge Post from: Search Engine People SEO Blog How to optimize page load speed in WordPress