Kansas City WordCamp - Website PerformancePresentation Transcript
What the hell is this? what is performance and who cares? what’s dragging you down? is WordPress slow? what can I do on the front end? what are some plugins I can install that will make my life easier without having to really pay attention to you?
Performance = Perceived Speed V
The Two Sides of the Website Coin back end front end (client side) (server side)
The Weight of the Front End 80% 20%
The Landscape by 2015 Quadruple Traffic Globally Devices: Desktop: 25% Laptop: 83% Smartphone: 194% EB Reader: 550% Tablet: 750%
Bonus Round content delivery network (CDN) use your own subdomain (crap.acme.com) gzip compression more: HTML5 boilerplate
What Plugins AreWorth a Shit?
There Are a Few WP Smush.it(automatic image compression) W3 Total Cache(complete server optimization, requires access to .htaccess) WP Minify(automatically minify JS and CSS) WP-HTML-Compression(strip white space from HTML) CDN Tools(helps set up a CDN i.e. Google API or MaxCDN)
How Can I Test?
It’s Easy. Really. Plugin: Debug Queries(discover where your site is slowing down) Websites and Tools: Pingdom Tools Web Page Analyzer Google Page Speed Yahoo! YSlow (firefoxplugin for Firebug) Yahoo! Boomerang Jdrop(mobile performance testing)