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How to decrease wordpress page loading times

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by rydberg, May 22, 2013.

  1. rydberg

    rydberg Newbie

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    Found this interesting article some other day and I thought, as page loading speed is supposed to be a factor in google's ranking algorithm, maybe this is useful to some people here.
    It requires some technical knowledge but the instructions are clear and it shouldn't be that hard to setup.

    jimwestergrenXcom/wordpress-with-redis-as-a-frontend-cache/

    Replace "X" with "." .
    Sorry but can't post links (yet!)
     
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  2. hootsparta

    hootsparta Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Theme also one of the problem for site loading..So check that also..
     
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    oozyluce Regular Member

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    DO NOT USE THIS WITH CLOUDFLARE
     
  4. Moosey

    Moosey Senior Member

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    WP super cache. It's a plugin that will speed up your load time if configured correctly.
    Let me know if you need some assistance!

    Edit: Lol I purposely misspelled the plugin to see how many people would suggest the same plugin I've recommended. I find it fascinating.
    Anyways it's W3 Total Cache
     
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  5. santhu

    santhu Power Member

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    Use Wp Cache...
     
  6. dmass43

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    Yeah wp super cache is the way to go also get rid of jetpack unless you actually use it
     
  7. AlinNae

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    Just make all pictures under 20kb....and it will increase the speed alot.My speed is 86/100 and 89/100 mobile so is not that bad...you have to remember its stil wordpress
     
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    if the site is slow try deactivating some plugin that you dont use too and it will boost the speed a bit
     
  9. Moosey

    Moosey Senior Member

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    He's only using 3 plugins, I checked it out already. Could be his host as well, the server might be overloaded
     
  10. AlinNae

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    just resize the photos thats all it will increase with 50%.Less quality and more quantity.Make all the photos under 20Kb and you will see the results...use this tool to test before and after you change the pictures size and come back here and tell us
    http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/
     
  11. itotterz

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    Thanks for the tips guys. I am also using wordpress, this tips might come in handy.
     
  12. unit3k

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    server side (if you have a vps or dedicated server):
    Nginx + PHP-FPM + Memcached + APC
    I would recommend to all to install nginx as a webserver instead of apache. You will never install apache again then... (with a correct installation and configuration of nginx, there are possible up to 5million hits/day with a cheap/simple vps).


    After installing wordpress:
    install WP Super Cache (it's more efficient and gives better performance than W3 Total Cache)
    don't use heavy java scripts, images, too many unnecessary wp plugins. Keep your site structure as clean as possible ;)


    it also depends on your hosting...
     
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  13. Xytin

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    Nice. That helped me a lot.
     
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    rotwic Registered Member

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    Lots of effective plugins that do the job. WP3cache or wp super cache is the best.
     
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    ^This .... it worked for me for couple of my sites!
     
  16. allfreeblog

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    My blog is also too slow then i installed the wp super cache plugin and now my site is better than before but not perfect . So try Wp super cache
     
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    Another wordpress speed up is to disable the wordpress cron and replace it by a Unix cron job. With WP's own cron enabled every time a visitor views your site wp executes cron jobs which slow the site.
     
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    Thanks for the reminder, Orzyman. It also saves some disk space and plugin chaos.
     
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    I recommend using W3 Total Cache + MaxCDN, it is safe and setup is very simple.
     
  20. Glassy

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    I also use quick cache and it seems to do the trick. Limiting the amount of plugins you have, helps with loading times.