Word press sites maintenanace


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Word press sites maintenanace

  1. 1. WordPress Maintenance<br />
  2. 2. Software updates - Why<br />Core software – Wordpress<br />New functionality<br />Security fixes<br />Keep up with PHP and mySql upgrades – Hosting providers constantly upgrade the software versions being used. Backward compatibility may be lost <br />Plugins and Themes<br />New functionality<br />Compatibility with core software<br />
  3. 3. Software updates - How<br />No rush. Wait at least a week after a core software release before you install the new version. ( Let others find the bugs )<br />Backup before you upgrade<br />Check plugins compatibility<br />Check minimum requirements are still met by your server<br />If you have many sites you may want to look at ManageWP<br />
  4. 4. WordPress Optimization<br />Page load speed impacts user experience<br />Page load speed impacts Google ranking<br />If you run a high traffic WordPress installation you will want to optimize WordPress and your server to run as efficiently as possible.<br />
  5. 5. Tools for checking the speed<br /><ul><li>http://www.iwebtool.com/speed_test
  6. 6. Firefox/Chrome + Firebug + Yahoo! Yslow
  7. 7. Pingdom
  8. 8. Firefox + Firebug + Google Page Speed
  9. 9. Google Chrome + Google Speed Tracer</li></li></ul><li>What impacts your website load speed<br />Images size<br />Database size<br /> Amount of calls to data base – depends on theme and plugins code<br />Hosting server<br />
  10. 10. Optimizing Images<br />Should be optimized before images are even loaded into the server. <br />Pixel size should be same as the target screen pixel siz<br />JPEG images quality can be reduced the medium and reduce the image file size significantly. <br />If you do not have image editing software, use online free tools instead. (sumopaint.com )<br />Use wp-smush.it plugin to further optimize your images. ( Typically reduces size by 10% )<br />
  11. 11. Check plugins impact<br />Plugins are the prime suspect for slowdowns. <br />To check plugins<br />Deactivate all of plugins <br />check the critical areas of the site again. <br />If everything runs OK, re-enable the plugins one by one until you find the problematic plugin.<br />
  12. 12. Reduce database size<br />Optimize DB tables<br />Use wp-optimize plugin<br />Delete post revisions<br />Use wp-optimize plugin or revision control plugin<br />Delete spam and unapproved comments<br />Use wp-optimize plugin<br />
  13. 13. Optimize database<br />Delete revisions:<br />Revision Control plugin<br />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:<br /> /** Limit post revisions */ define('WP_POST_REVISIONS', 3);<br />This needs to be added before the line: /** Sets up WordPress vars and included files. */ require_once(ABSPATH . 'wp-settings.php');<br />
  14. 14. Server impact on load time<br />
  15. 15. Further Speed Up you site<br />Caching your wordpress website<br />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.<br />
  16. 16. Backups<br />WP-DB-Backup – A plugin that allows you to backup the database <br />Instruction how to backup all files: http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Backups<br />We use BackupBuddy<br />
  17. 17. Resources<br />codex.wordpress.org - WordPress Optimization<br />Wordpress Optimization Guide by ValdimirPrelovae<br />Optimizing WordPress database performance by Joost De Valk<br />W3 Total Cache and why you should be using it<br />
  18. 18. Thank You<br />Connect With Me:<br />Email: Michelle@CastilloMediaGroup.com<br />LinkedIn<br />Twitter<br />Facebook ( Feel Free to Like us  )<br />Website: WordPressInsider.org<br />CastilloMediaGroup.com<br />