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    • WordPress Maintenance
    • Software updates - Why
      Core software – Wordpress
      New functionality
      Security fixes
      Keep up with PHP and mySql upgrades – Hosting providers constantly upgrade the software versions being used. Backward compatibility may be lost
      Plugins and Themes
      New functionality
      Compatibility with core software
    • Software updates - How
      No rush. Wait at least a week after a core software release before you install the new version. ( Let others find the bugs )
      Backup before you upgrade
      Check plugins compatibility
      Check minimum requirements are still met by your server
      If you have many sites you may want to look at ManageWP
    • WordPress Optimization
      Page load speed impacts user experience
      Page load speed impacts Google ranking
      If you run a high traffic WordPress installation you will want to optimize WordPress and your server to run as efficiently as possible.
    • Tools for checking the speed
      • http://www.iwebtool.com/speed_test
      • Firefox/Chrome + Firebug + Yahoo! Yslow
      • Pingdom
      • Firefox + Firebug + Google Page Speed
      • Google Chrome + Google Speed Tracer
    • What impacts your website load speed
      Images size
      Database size
      Amount of calls to data base – depends on theme and plugins code
      Hosting server
    • Optimizing Images
      Should be optimized before images are even loaded into the server.
      Pixel size should be same as the target screen pixel siz
      JPEG images quality can be reduced the medium and reduce the image file size significantly.
      If you do not have image editing software, use online free tools instead. (sumopaint.com )
      Use wp-smush.it plugin to further optimize your images. ( Typically reduces size by 10% )
    • Check plugins impact
      Plugins are the prime suspect for slowdowns.
      To check plugins
      Deactivate all of plugins
      check the critical areas of the site again.
      If everything runs OK, re-enable the plugins one by one until you find the problematic plugin.
    • Reduce database size
      Optimize DB tables
      Use wp-optimize plugin
      Delete post revisions
      Use wp-optimize plugin or revision control plugin
      Delete spam and unapproved comments
      Use wp-optimize plugin
    • Optimize database
      Delete revisions:
      Revision Control plugin
      To set a limit for the number of post revisions that will be saved in future, open wp-config.php and paste in the following snippet of code:
      /** Limit post revisions */ define('WP_POST_REVISIONS', 3);
      This needs to be added before the line: /** Sets up WordPress vars and included files. */ require_once(ABSPATH . 'wp-settings.php');
    • Server impact on load time
    • Further Speed Up you site
      Caching your wordpress website
      Use CDN (Content Distribution Network) - CDN is a technique where you serve content of your website(mostly multimedia items) from different servers around the world instead of a single webhost. This helps in distributing the load on your website equally among lot more servers and helps in loading your website at much faster speed than normal.
    • Backups
      WP-DB-Backup – A plugin that allows you to backup the database
      Instruction how to backup all files: http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Backups
      We use BackupBuddy
    • Resources
      codex.wordpress.org - WordPress Optimization
      Wordpress Optimization Guide by ValdimirPrelovae
      Optimizing WordPress database performance by Joost De Valk
      W3 Total Cache and why you should be using it
    • Thank You
      Connect With Me:
      Email: Michelle@CastilloMediaGroup.com
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      Website: WordPressInsider.org
      CastilloMediaGroup.com