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Speed, caching, load times… your WordPress site’s performance is vital to its longevity. From your site visitors’ experience to the SEO impact of performance, you want to make sure this is one of the most important aspects of any website build.

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4 Easy Tips for WordPress Performance Optimization

Choosing a good host is part of running a WordPress site, but many users wonder where to go from there. A properly optimized WordPress site can not only allow you to serve your customers better, but also greatly decreases your server loads. In the web hosting world, a few extra seconds to load your site could be the difference in converting a customer to a sale. In this article, we’ll show you how to improve server performance and page speed by leveraging things like browser caching and CDNs.

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19 Plugins to Optimize WordPress

WordPress is the blog platform of choice for neophyte and advanced bloggers alike. Powering over 70 million blogs, this avant-garde Web technology allows anyone with a passion for self-expression to publish their thoughts, even if these folks think that CSS, PHP and Ruby on Rails are public transit networks.

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How to Test Your Site’s Performance

Having a site that loads fast is very important, and we need the right tools to test how fast our website is loading. If it’s not fast, it’s also crucial to know what is providing the bottleneck.

Here are some of my favorite services for analysing website performance.

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5 Ways to Optimize your WordPress Website

An optimized site means two things: fast loading times and less resources needed. The benefits of having a well-performing website are many but the most important ones are: improved user experience, better ranking in the search engines and last, but not least, lower hosting expenses. Below, I will show you five ways to improve the performance of your WordPress website.

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How to use MaxCDN and the new W3 Total Cache Plugin

W3 Total Cache is the most popular caching WordPress plugin out there. What made it this popular was the extensive settings that offer advanced options to configure the caching exactly like you need it. With the integration abilities being one of the strongest parts of W3TC, it can be integrated with almost any server side caching software or just use the system’s hard drive, particularly useful for shared hosts. Lets see how we can integrate MaxCDN with W3 Total Cache.

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Tools to Check your Website’s Loading Time

When optimising WordPress sites, you always need to check how long it takes to load your pages, and you need a good reliable tool to do that, as your own internet connection might be unreliable, or there could be caching distorting the results.

Here are some good tools that can help you with benchmarking.

If you need help in making your website go faster, get in touch because we can help out with that.

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Optimize your Site’s Performance with GTmetrix for WordPress

GTmetrix.com is the highly popular tool for analysing and optimizing the performance of your website. By applying both Google PageSpeed and Yahoo! YSlow tests to your site, GTmetrix can help you develop a faster, more efficient, and all-around improved website experience for your users.

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The Ultimate Guide to Setting Up a WordPress VPS – Part 2

In this tutorial, the second part of our WordPress VPS series, I’m going to walk through setting up a web server using Ubuntu 11.04 Natty, NGiNX, PHP-FPM and MySQL. I use this setup for all of my servers, and this post is my way of remembering the process, and maybe help some others out.

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Using CloudFlare with WordPress

We’ve recently started using the CloudFlare service on WPMayor, and are very happy with it. For those who haven’t heard of it yet, CloudFlare is a FREE system that acts as a proxy between your visitors and our server. By acting as a proxy, CloudFlare caches static content for your site, which lowers the number of requests to our servers, but still allows visitors to access your site.

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WordPress Speed Optimization Guide

The load speed of your website is essential, you need a fast site because slow sites annoy users, meaning less visitors to your site. Secondly, search engines also consider the speed of your site when generating their rankings. There are a number of factors influencing the load speed of a WordPress site, so in this post we will examine the top 5 factors that affect WP site load speed.

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