How to speed up your WordPress Blog [Guest Post]

hot to speed up your wordpress blogWordPress blog is unique and is one of the most popular blogging platforms used ever. A range of plugins and themes, to create a personalized experience, is available in WordPress. With judicious use of plugins, a vibrant experience is guaranteed that is sure to bring qualitative increase in the blog visibility.

At times, this notion of WordPress being the best stands dispelled as it starts to feel bloated and slow. Check out the below listed tips to make your blog a unique experience for the readers, every time they come though an interesting read that you wish to share with them. Learn how to speed up your WordPress Blog.

Cleaning up

The WordPress installations and plugins need to be updated regularly. Web developers work continuously on software upgrade and this need to be reflected in your blog presentation also. Having old plugins lead to wastage of bandwidth and memory.

You must be clear on the benefits that the plugin is providing your blog with. Any plugin leading to wastage of memory needs to be deleted.

Work upon php execution

The platform of WordPress has been devised in such a manner that it utilizes php to source the requested information from the database. This information is then conveyed to the user. Code accelerators are used to increase the performance index. Ensure that you use the requisite e-accelerator to speed up the performance. Minimum of 128 MB needs to be assigned for optimal performance.

Static pages with wp-cache-2

Ensure that you have wp- cache-2 plug in installed. This plugin is of significance as it will cache a page, as and when required. Any request for the page is drawn from cache instead of the database.

However, the content stored in the cache cannot be altered. In case of any change in the database, the plugin wipes the cache. This helps in rewriting the page.

Better WordPress efficiency

Some tactics on increasing the efficiency of coding a WordPress blog are available. These however always do not save significant time. While using any of these techniques, one needs to consider the actual usage of the code for any given action and time utilized in this process.

Use of external scripts

Integration of external scripts is recommended, instead of adding more codes. In case one desires to integrate the script directly into the code, 200 users will have to execute it 200 times. In case, an external script is used, the users who specifically undertake the action requiring it will need to trigger it.

Use CSS short hand

A lot of tricks, shortcuts and in’s and out’s are available, when one uses coding. Some languages come up with shortcuts to improve efficiency. One needs to gets familiar with CSS short hand as it helps remove excess text from actual code. Sub labels usually need to be used as it improves efficiency.

 

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2 thoughts on “How to speed up your WordPress Blog [Guest Post]

    • Thanks Leo for sharing. Yes, I am using it on a couple of blogs now. It’s amazingly fast with little known bugs. I am also impressed by the speed of their product development. Soon it will be an all in one solution. It has been just a few weeks since I am using it. I am looking to write a little review on it.

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