Don’t you love the feeling you get right after setting up a fresh WordPress installation? The way it loads within the blink of an eye, unburdened by any content, plugins, or sidebar widgets? Pure bliss. So, why doesn’t it stay that way and why the need to learn to speed up WordPress? Unfortunately, over time most WordPress sites will grow slower and slower as they accumulate bloat. Plugins, images, custom code—everything starts to eat up resources. If you are also one of those people who neglect basic site maintenance, soon it will feel like someone poured sand into the gears […]
WordPress website running slow? A chief complaint I come across from WordPress users is, “My website is so slow!” And they are right. Their sites take 5-10 seconds to load. That’s way too long. Back in 2010, Google said that websites should load in two seconds or less, and a 2009 survey found that “47 percent of consumers expect a web page to load in two seconds or less.” On top of that, “40 percent of consumers will wait no more than three seconds for a web page to render before abandoning the site.” See more info about this study […]
Don’t you love the feeling of a freshly set up WordPress site? The way it loads within the blink of an eye, and isn’t weighed down by any content, plugins, or sidebar widgets? Pure bliss. Unfortunately, over time most WordPress sites will grow slower and slower as they accumulate bloat. Plugins, images, custom code—everything starts to eat up resources. If you are also one of those people who neglect basic site maintenance, soon it will feel like someone poured sand into the gears of your server. I say enough with that. Time to reverse the trend. In this guide, we […]
Having a fast and impressive website or a blog is the most important attribute of a good web presence. Many website owners prefer establishing their blogs through the WordPress platform because it is simple, it provides with a wide range of plugins and extensions and there is no need of having any specific skill set for establishing a WordPress based website. Once the backend setup is completed, all you have to do is keep adding content and perform website maintenance at regular intervals. As the time goes by, the website becomes richer with content, images, plugins, theme files, applications and […]
We’re all interested in speed, especially when it comes to the applications that we use and love every single day. If we can eek out a little more performance we’ll either demand it from those that have created it or here it from our passionate users who can’t stand waiting. This is a good thing, generally speaking, as there are few things more irritating than waiting for something to load, whatever it is. It doesn’t apply to everything (like waiting for my oil change to be complete – frick, that takes forever) but in web it’s a problem to be […]
GigaOM knew they had a speed problem with their site, so a redesign was in order. Unlike many, they decided to make speed a main focus of their redesign, rather than aesthetics or some other goal. The results are quite amazing, as reported by VIP.
I get pinged at least once a week, if not a few times during a week, about plugins – which ones they should use, download, and how many a blog or WordPress website should have. Ultimately, there isn’t any exact science to these questions but there are some general principles that seem to be agreed upon by those who work with WordPress professionally. I wanted to post simply here so as to direct people to this so they can have their questions answered succinctly, especially around performance and security. The question usually is asked like this:
[wpvideo 8twCJVmH] Every so often we share a few great WordPress presentations via a local WordCamp that many of you may find of value and something that all of us can appreciate is better performance for WordPress sites. One of the previous presentations also focused on scaling and speed.
P.J. Onori had to expect that his free WordPress Theme on Smashing Magazine was going to force a lot of pageviews, right? Of course! SmashingMag is a huge site with tons of followers and readers and has been known to tank much smaller sites when referenced. P.J. was ready. In fact, he had created his theme called Frank specifically for speed and performance under fire and he wisely chose the “demo” site as his own personal blog as a living example of the theme. Of course, he can’t really ever change his theme now that it’s locked up as the […]