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My improved presentation on how to speed up Wordpress and optimize it's performance. Also covers why we still need to care about page load time.

My improved presentation on how to speed up Wordpress and optimize it's performance. Also covers why we still need to care about page load time.

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    Speed Up Wordpress, Wordpress Horsepower Speed Up Wordpress, Wordpress Horsepower Presentation Transcript

    • Wordpress Horsepower Ways to speed up Wordpress
    • I am Ross Johnson @3pointRoss
    • SPEED
    • Should We Care?
    • YES
    • moving on...
    • 5% Still on Dial Up Source: http://www.websiteoptimization.com/bw/1008/
    • Mobile Browsing is Gaining Popularity
    • We are less patient
    • “ 53% of DVR subscribers use their DVR to skip commercials ”
    • Instant Media is Growing Rapidly...
    • There is no excuse!
    • “You could lose up to 33% of your visitors if your page took more than 4 seconds to load on ” a broadband connection. - Akamai, 2006
    • “For every 100ms increase in load time, sales would ” decrease 1%. - Amazon, 2007
    • “ Going from 10 to 30 results per page increased load time by a mere 0.5 seconds, but resulted ” in a 20% drop in traffic. - Google 2006
    • “ Google is incorporating site speed as one of the over 200 signals that we use in ” determining search rankings. - Matt Cutts, Google 2010
    • “ ...tolerable wait times have decreased to just two seconds. - Fui-Hoon, University of Nebraska ”
    • “ A 2-second delay resulted in a 3.8% decrease in user ” satisfaction and 4.3% decrease in revenue. - Microsoft Study, 2010
    • http://www.pearanalytics.com/blog/2009/how-webpage-load-time-related-to-visitor-loss/
    • Adding Horsepower
    • AREA 1 YOUR THEME
    • Improve Theme Coding
    • ROSS’ CODING TIPS no table based layout all semantic HTML
    • ROSS’ CODING TIPS use CSS shorthand margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 20px; margin-left: 0; margin-right: 40px; margin: 10px 40px 20px 0;
    • ROSS’ CODING TIPS Javascript at the bottom </div> <!--/#pagewidth--> <script type=”text/javascript”> </script> </body> </html>
    • ROSS’ CODING TIPS Compress Javascript Javascript Compressor
    • Tools for Optimization Compress your Javascript http://javascriptcompressor.com Clean up your HTML http://tidy.sourceforge.net Compress and Clean your CSS http://www.cleancss.com http://www.csscompressor.com Compress your images http://toki-woki.net/p/Shrink-O-Matic/
    • Reduce Server Requests
    • DNS Lookup Hello Server!
    • Hello Computer!
    • Can I have this file?
    • Here you go!
    • Often takes longer than download the file!
    • Two at a time
    • LESS = MORE
    • Combine Files
    • CSS Files
    • Javascript Files
    • Image Files (use sprits)
    • Combine Your Files http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/scripts-gzip http://halmatferello.com/lab/wp-css/ http://halmatferello.com/lab/wp-js/ http://code.google.com/p/minify/ Use Sprites http://www.csssprites.com Share the Wealth http://code.google.com/apis/libraries
    • AREA 2 YOUR WORDPRESS SETUP
    • Database & Scripting
    • in order to see this...
    • Template file(s) with code that needs to be processed Page is rendered and displayed
    • This takes time...
    • Use Caching
    • Creates a static page Page is rendered and displayed
    • Top Caching Plugins •WP Super Cache •Hyper Cache •DB Cache •WP Widget Cache •W3 Total Cache
    • Content Delivery Network
    • Servers to send files to the user are selected by Proximity Latency Network
    • CDN Plugins My CDN http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/my-cdn W3 Total Cache http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/w3-total-cache CDN Tools http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/cdn-tools Free CDN http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/free-cdn
    • CDN Networks Amazon CloudFront • Akamai • CacheFly • EdgeCast Networks • Internap • Level 3 Communications • Limelight Networks
    • Prevent Spam
    • Tactics Captcha Recaptcha - http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-optimize Plugins Akismat - http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-optimize WP-Spam Free - http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-optimize Other Bad Behavior - http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/bad-behavior
    • AREA 3 YOUR HOSTING
    • Three Common Options
    • Shared One server hosts many websites
    • Virtual Private You get dedicated memory other sites can’t use...
    • Dedicated Server is all yours!
    • Server Tweaks
    • Compress all files with GZIP
    • GZIP TOOLS GZIP Enable http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/gzip-enable/ GZIP Output http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/gzip-pages/ Gzippy http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/gzippy/
    • Virtual Domains css.domain.com images.domain.com videos.domain.com
    • Thank ya! http://www.37designs.com http://3.7crea.tv http://stylizedweb.com http://workshop.37designs.com @3PointRoss