Scaling & Caching

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    Trim the Bloat: Lean It OutTrimthebloat
    The third post in the series. This one will focus on the actual examples on trimming down a WordPress site. Less is more, and this post will attempt to show you exactly how to achieve less, rather than more.Read More…
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    Trim the Bloat: Optimize Your AssetsTrimthebloat
    In the first post in this series, we took a look at a few things that we can do in order to keep our WordPress installation healthy. But that's not all we can do. In this post, we're going to cover what to do with your assets like stylesheets, JavaScript files, images and more. Read More…
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    Trim the Bloat: An Introduction to Keeping WordPress HealthyTrimthebloat
    As site owners or developers, we have a responsibility. Specifically, we're responsible to make sure that our site is usable for our visitors and that our content can be easily consumed. To do this, we rely on an array of plugins and themes that come packed with every option the creator could think of and then some more. We can do better. We should do better.Read More…
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    How to Analyze Your WordPress Installation's PerformanceImage cover
    Installing WordPress is really easy. Optimization is what takes time. Not everyone who owns or maintains a WordPress website on their own is a programmer. Many WordPress users do not even know HTML. You may buy hosting from the best hosting provider but there are few things that need to be checked for maximum performance. This tutorial is not about optimization or setting up caching plugins. Those topics have been covered in the past. Today we will learn about plugins that could help us analyze the performance of a WordPress website to understand the problem areas and see their impact on the website.Read More…
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    WordPress Caching PluginsPreview
    It is important to have a fast website in terms of both user experience and search results. In this article we will find out what caching is, how it can help to speed things up and two popular caching plugins for WordPress.Read More…
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    Plugins for Monitoring Your WordPress Site's UptimePreview
    Do you know the importance of the uptime of your website? Is your site going down regularly in the middle of the night when those on the other side of the world are trying to visit? Does it take too long to respond so Google's spiders abandon it? Let's look at how you can monitor your website uptime.Read More…
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    Some Other Tricks For A Speedy WordPress200
    Not another typical code copy & paste article but rather my experience sharing on how I optimize my WordPress site. Not to say this is the best but this should work.Read More…
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    Alternative Use of Google App Engine for Optimizing WordPressGae wp
    I was looking for a solution to optimize my site, in a very cheap way. Often a Content Delivery Network is a good solution but not cheap, so I used Google App Engine as a CDN with Ubuntu.Read More…
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    10 Quick Tips: Optimizing & Speeding Up Your WordPress SiteOptimize
    We recently looked at 11 Quick Tips for Securing Your WordPress Site, which included some easy, but essential tips for the security of your WordPress blog. Today, we'll be looking at how to optimize your site to run as fast as it possibly can. So, without further adieu, here are 10 quick tips for optimizing your WordPress site!Read More…
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    Working With Changing, Cacheable Data? WP-Transients Has Got Your Back!Wp transients
    Changing data is ever present in a WordPress-powered site. Be it a new post, an added comment, or an updated tweet for the front page, the status of a blog is constantly being altered. Since such data is often useful to a visitor, there comes a need to display it. This, however, is plagued by the fact that dynamic information—especially from external sources—results in slower, burdened sites. When it comes to these issues, the WordPress Transient API has you covered with its robust caching. The following screencast will demonstrate exactly how to take advantage of its features.Read More…
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    Deploy Your WordPress Blog to the CloudPreview
    For the last decade, hosting a large scale web application has been a daunting task, reserved only for experts. Not anymore; when Amazon opened its server architecture, everything changed. Computer hardware moved to the cloud, and became available to any and all developers. In this tutorial, we will install WordPress in the cloud. Read More…