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Is your WordPress site slow?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Junkfood00, Jul 2, 2013.

  1. Junkfood00

    Junkfood00 Elite Member

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    If you are experiencing long load times then it's time to nail down the underlying factor.

    Here's a plugin I use which calculates the load times and displays a breakdown for each plugin installed: http://wordpress.org/plugins/p3-profiler/

    Often people use external tools for such purpose but that's a bad idea because such tools can never tell which plugin is doing what and all they analyze is the css, javascript, html, images etc on the website.

    Hope this helped.
     
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  2. Blakester

    Blakester Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Great plugin thanks!
    Does it count itself too? Just joking thanks xD

    By the way do you prefer w3 total cache or hyper cache?
     
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  3. Junkfood00

    Junkfood00 Elite Member

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    I've used only W3 Total Cache in the past but I stopped using caching plugins as they are not optimizing the performance significantly, at least for me.
     
  4. stirjack

    stirjack Newbie

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    Caching plugins are the way to go - if they aren't helping then they must be configured incorrectly or there are issues with your folder permissions. Great plugin btw :) thanks
     
  5. Junkfood00

    Junkfood00 Elite Member

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    Yeah, that might be the problem but often, I just disable the troubling plugin and all is good. Almost everyone in the targeted country (US, or whatever) has good internet connection so it's no big deal.
     
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    Good share - found one I really need to look at.
     
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    Thank you very much! Right now, I am working on increasing my website speed and this plugin came just in the right time!
     
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    travanx Regular Member

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    I had used this plugin a few weeks back and it made a huge difference when I started removing all the slow plugins. Some google plugin was adding over 10 seconds to the load time. I thought our server was slow, but that did the trick.
     
  9. kindarthur

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    Yeah! Great share dude. It's my pleasure to share about this. This plugin is very easy to use and effective. It will let you know exactly which plugin loads fast and which are slower. There is a way to schedule your scan.
     
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    Thanks a lot man, plus rep for this :) I find plugins like W3 Total Cache to actually slow my sites up rather than improve loading speeds (I may be doing something wrong of course), so this plugin is very handy indeed.

    Newbies: remember to keep your plugins and media to a bare minimum btw, that improves loading speed a lot. There is a way to compress images too, can't remember offhand but maybe the OP can remind me.

    James :)
     
  11. GoForJacob

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    I've found to get the most out of W3 you need to be on a VPS or dedicated box with APC or XCache to get the most out of it. on a shared server it will just use the disk power to optimize it, so you won't see tremendous gains.
     
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  12. echizen

    echizen Newbie

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    been using this plugin for internal Wordpress performance test, nice plugin :)

    for people asking which is the best cache plugin (WordPress plugin), I'd say that there is no plugin cache which work better or give significant performance improvement for our website. In fact, if we do not make a proper setting, using cache plugin will worsen our site performance (e.g if you're using cache plugin such as w3tc or wp super cache on high traffic site).
    basically, cache plugin which installed on Wordpress site is using disk and file cache system, they will make a copy of your html page and store it on the disk. Off course, for high traffics website the plugin will doing an extensive read and write tasks, with the thousand or million numbers of files. This will slow down the disk' read-write performance, then this will causing a bottleneck and could degrade the shared-server performance, and finally your website become slower.

    the best solution is, using native caching system on the server side (requires dedicated server or at least vps with full root access). you can use various caching system:
    In the programming language side (PHP) there are a lot of caching system like APC, xCache, e-Accelerator, etc
    In the web server side, you can switch your traditional server (Apache) to the better one that offering native caching ability such as Nginx.
    You can also use standalone caching server such as memcached, and varnish

    :cmiiw:
     
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  13. James2

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    Forgot to add: Get a free Cloudflare account, helps a lot.

    James:)
     
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  14. Junkfood00

    Junkfood00 Elite Member

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    Sure, it's called WP Smush.it: http://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-smushit/
     
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    its awesome tool . thx for share i was really searching for this and just installed to my wordpress site
     
  16. jhakasseo

    jhakasseo Senior Member

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    I was really having load issue with my wordpress website.
     
  17. itsdjango

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    Nice plugin.
     
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    This plugin does measure its own performance.
     
  19. TZ2011

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    I go to gtmetrix.com and manually solve most of the issues. Nothing that good .htaccess, expired headers and css/js minifying and images optimisation can not solve.
     
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    Yes, some of my wordpress sites are slow. I always encounter a problem loading page issue. But I already have remedied that through installing some similar caching plugins.
     
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