Category Archives: How to speed up WordPress: The Complete Guide

19 Sep 2014

7. Have you optimized CSS?

A good Plugin to use is WP Minify Fix: http://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-minify-fix/. Simply Activate it. What the plugin will do is Minify all your items. In short, it will remove all the white spaces from all your files. Look at – www.gtmetrix.com Compacting HTML code, including any inline JavaScript and CSS contained within it, can save many

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18 Sep 2014

7. Have you optimized images? (99% of the load time is from images)

 a. Serve scaled images  b. Specify image dimensions  c. Combine images using CSS sprites  d. Ensure URL’s are stored locally and not being pulled from remote servers  e. Use a CDN  f. Searching for unnecessarily large images & how to resize  g. WP Smush.it or Prizm Image Imsanity     A. Serve scaled images  

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16 Sep 2014

6. Have you run baseline reports?

a.     Pingdom b.    GT Metrix c.     Webpagetest.org d.    Yslow   Make the Following before Running Reports Location on all tests – Try to always use Dulles, VA. Recommended Tools: http://www.webpagetest.org/ http://gtmetrix.com/ http://fpt.pingdom.com/ Some Test Reports: A.    Pingdom   http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/#!/3M6FB/http://www.google.com/ for: http://www.google.com/ Tested from Dallas, Texas, USA on August 1 at 13:01:20 Page size 424.4kB Note:

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14 Sep 2014

5. Are WordPress, Themes and Plugins on the latest version?

a.     WordPress Core b.    Removing Unused themes c.     Updating Themes d.    Plugins   Make sure you are running current versions of all items. Updating to current versions – This process is difficult and can be problematic. Make sure you have backups in place. A.    WordPress Core WordPress Core – Make sure that you have the

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14 Sep 2014

3. Have you removed comment spam and implemented prevention tactics?

a. Using Akismet b. Plugin: Stop Comment Spam A.    Using Akismet – Comment Spam Removal  Comment spam will fill up your DB with junk comments and make your site slow. Akismet Is the Answer – Say Goodbye to Comment Spam. How to Install Akismet: Click: Plugins Click on: Add New Type the words: Akismet and

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