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Old 12-03-2016, 10:04 AM
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7 Ways to Increase the Speed of a WordPress Site

This is a good read.

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Do you have problems with your WordPress site not loading or loading too slowly? These are the sorts of problems you donít want to have when you are trying to promote your brand on your website. WordPress is a popular platform and web host. This may be one of the reasons it is also slower than it should be.

Gregory Ciotti recently did a big write up on not only why itís important to have a fast loading siteÖ but also some of the best working methods to speed things up. Within this article, he reported some harrowing statistics: Just a 2-second longer delay in page responsiveness reduced user satisfaction by 3.8%. It also increased lost revenue by 4.3% and reduced clicks by 4.3%. (Microsoft Bing search team)
Continued at: http://www.bloggingtips.com/2016/12/...ordpress-site/

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Want more speed?? Try to combine with CDN and cache server such as trafficserver or varnish, but to use cache server you must install on your server or VPS.

One last thing, if you use cache server you can not use HTTPS (Current problem )
 
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Old 12-04-2016, 04:44 AM
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Any thoughts on the blog post I asked you to read?
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I pretty much optimize all images I use for web delivery. I don't trust WP to crunch them efficiently.

Using a simple theme is fine in theory, but I employ this idea as balancing technique - ensuring a theme is simple, yet it must have some elegance as well. I've used themes that are great looking/functioning, but most have monster bloat code. And, I've tried the "simple theme as well. Finding a middle ground or a good balance of both points for a client's site, at least for my biz, is important

I use caching plugin for most sites that are a little sluggish. It makes them pretty fast. I know it's not the same as speeding up a site with internal medicine, but for 95% of my clients, just having a fast site that their visitors experience is what they want, and that's good enough for me, as they are paying the bill.

I agree with simplifying the home page. Again, it's a balance of what is needed, vs what you can install. The former is the simplicity factor, while the latter can show inexperience in theme usage.

I use responsive design exclusively and have done so for more than 2 years now. It just makes too much sense not to do otherwise, at least for us, that is.

I occasionally run speed tests, but they always suggest things that, if you don't know what you are doing, can "break" a site. Case in point, using a "minify" function where CSS is concerned, can, at a minimum, distort some aspects of a site, and at the worst, can break it.

I will look into minify further one day, but these days, I just don't have the time.
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The blog post is great but the author forgot to include "optimize database". It's very important too. Limiting the post revisions will also speed up a wordpress site..
 
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The blog post is great but the author forgot to include "optimize database". It's very important too. Limiting the post revisions will also speed up a wordpress site..
I agree with you.

Here is a plugin to use.

https://wordpress.org/plugins/rvg-optimize-database/
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Choose your web host carefully
Use a simple theme
Use a cache plug-in - This helps to clean your browser cache
Optimize your image
Optimize your home page
Minimize your backlinks
Creating responsive websites
 
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Old 01-03-2017, 05:29 AM
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Choose your web host carefully
Use a simple theme
Use a cache plug-in - This helps to clean your browser cache
Optimize your image
Optimize your home page
Minimize your backlinks
Creating responsive websites
You didn't bother to read the blog post now did you?
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Use a cache plug-in - This helps to clean your browser cache
Is that how you think they work?
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blog post mainly talks about frontend optimizaiton: simple theme, images, CDN.

it tells you to hide your performance problems under full page cache. cache != performance. cache is important and can make your site fast quickly but it doesn't solve the root cause of a slow site.

i would add a couple of tips to work mainly on backend optimization:

1. use PHP7 with your wordpress
2. try to measure and optimize time to first byte of your site, make it around 600ms. wordpress is pretty fast but custom extensions might not be so keeping 3rd party plugins to minimum is a good start to a faster site.
3. pick a wordpress optimized hosting. you can't expect good performance from $3/mo shared hosting.
 
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it's great plugin, i personally applied it to my site
Which plugin? The blog post talks about 7 ways. What are you using?
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The blog post is great but the author forgot to include "optimize database". It's very important too. Limiting the post revisions will also speed up a wordpress site..

How to do this? Is it helpful to increasing the website speed ?
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How to do this? Is it helpful to increasing the website speed ?
It's very helpful. Each time you edit a blog post or a page a post revision is store. There are plugins to do this stuff automatically instead of playing with code. The many revisions can add up and waste some valuable HDD space with your host and even some speed.

I found this blog post 3 days ago and still going through it myself to help speed up my blog. Very very useful advice.

http://www.onlinemediamasters.com/wh...press-so-slow/
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The host upgrade will make the biggest difference for me. I haven't heard of siteground and some of the others he rated highly, so will have to do some research on them. I plan on upgrading mid 2017. I have also been interested in AMP, so will try out some of those plugins now.
 
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Continued at: http://www.bloggingtips.com/2016/12/...ordpress-site/

Any thoughts?
I read the entire post, All points are good, and I am following all rules, but I don't understand, how backlinks effect on site speed.

Are you talking about interlinking or what?
Please clear this, this is a new thing for me.
And one suggest for image optimization. I am using picresize website to resize my image then create the image in Photoshop for my site. My image never exceeds the 50-60kb.
 
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I read the entire post, All points are good, and I am following all rules, but I don't understand, how backlinks effect on site speed.

Are you talking about interlinking or what?
Please clear this, this is a new thing for me.
And one suggest for image optimization. I am using picresize website to resize my image then create the image in Photoshop for my site. My image never exceeds the 50-60kb.
For images. I use the paid version of: https://shortpixel.com/

I uploaded my stats so far....
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For images. I use the paid version of: https://shortpixel.com/

I uploaded my stats so far....
You can't rich fast Page Speed if there is a very big mess in code. So, dispute the fact that after fresh install word press is already slow and use a lot of resources, you must understand that every plugin requires additional resources.

As for images, you should use this free and very good software instead: https://imageoptim.com/ (image must be optimized before uploaded to site)
And someone from Google once said:
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fastest image is no image at all
<!--same goes for Word Press-->

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Sharing my personal experience vis-a-vis this post:

1) I'm on Godaddy. Speed is an issue, but the main problem is uptime. Site tends to be unavailable at times. I'm definitely switching at the end of the contract period.
2) To make matters worse, I added this plug in called Jetpack - to supposedly optimize images & improve load times. But it got worse. Uptime became even more of a problem & people started calling me up saying your site's not available at times. So I guess it's important to choose your plug-ins carefully.
3) Not adding Google analytics is criminal these days. Your site's built for your audience so it's imperative to know them well.
 
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Effective read, I must implement all the way to speed my blog.

I must agree with the web hosting point. If you are using a worst hosting service, your speed affects and your search rankings also hurt and visitors will not stay at your site for long.
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I installed W3 Total Cache WordPress plug-in. After that my website started to take more time in loading.
What web host are you using?

The key with this plugin is setting up the plugin according to your web hosts recommendations. Even my web host has a recommended settings for this plugin to get the best performance
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