Wordpress Speed Optimisation

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  1. Jeff
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    Jeff Canada Administrator Staff Member

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    I was reading this article here about plugins for increasing the speed of Wordpress websites:

    https://gtmetrix.com/wordpress-optimization-guide.html

    It basically recommended using W3 Total Cache and WP Smush plugins to speed up a website.

    Has anyone tried this? Is this worth doing?
     
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    Jeff Canada Administrator Staff Member

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    I ended up going with the WP Super Cache plugin instead, due to this article:

    https://yoast.com/w3-total-cache/

    Also, it's worth removing any inactive plugins, plus optimizing your database through phpmyadmin.

    I tried a number of other recommendations, but did not really notice any improvement.
     
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    kunnusingh India New Member

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    I do not use any plugin for optimization, Best option is compressing your site content and use compression technology which will compress your site by 60%+ and your site speed will be increased.
     
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    Jeff Canada Administrator Staff Member

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    Thanks - how does one do that?
     
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    kunnusingh India New Member

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    You can compress your site by using .htaccess and If you are using cPanel then login to your cPanel >> Website Optimize >> Enable it.

    Here is .htaccess code:
    Method 1:
    Code:
    <IfModule mod_deflate.c>
      AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/html
      AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/css
      AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/javascript
      AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/xml
      AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/plain
      AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE image/x-icon
      AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE image/svg+xml
      AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/rss+xml
      AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/javascript
      AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/x-javascript
      AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/xml
      AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/xhtml+xml
      AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/x-font
      AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/x-font-truetype
      AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/x-font-ttf
      AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/x-font-otf
      AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/x-font-opentype
      AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/vnd.ms-fontobject
      AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE font/ttf
      AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE font/otf
      AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE font/opentype
    
    # For Olders Browsers Which Can't Handle Compression
      BrowserMatch ^Mozilla/4 gzip-only-text/html
      BrowserMatch ^Mozilla/4\.0[678] no-gzip
      BrowserMatch \bMSIE !no-gzip !gzip-only-text/html
    </IfModule>



    Method 2:
    Code:
    <ifModule mod_gzip.c>
      mod_gzip_on Yes
      mod_gzip_dechunk Yes
      mod_gzip_item_include file \.(html?|txt|css|js|php|pl)$
      mod_gzip_item_include mime ^application/x-javascript.*
      mod_gzip_item_include mime ^text/.*
      mod_gzip_item_exclude rspheader ^Content-Encoding:.*gzip.*
      mod_gzip_item_exclude mime ^image/.*
      mod_gzip_item_include handler ^cgi-script$
    </ifModule>


    My site is compressed by 70%, You can check it on www. varvy.com/tools/gzip And your forum inforum.in is compressed by 79% :eek:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Jeff Canada Administrator Staff Member

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    Amazing! Thanks so much!
     
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    When I don't have time to manually optimise, I use the WP-Optimise plugin. It is also good for a quick tumeup. It clears post revisions and old meta-data, so generally just cleans up Wordpress. Just remember to back your database up first, but I've never had a problem with it.
     
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    Thanks - I wasn't aware of that plugin. I'll give it a try.
     
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    OK, Got It, But what do you think about yoast plugin ?
     
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    Thank you so much for the tip about compressing websites. I have done that on my site, and it worked wonders. Now, is there something else we should be doing in addition to this, or is this enough on its own?