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Wordpress Short Guide: Supercharge your WordPress speed!

Discussion in 'Blogs & CMS usage' started by sfs00784, Nov 11, 2017.

  1. sfs00784

    sfs00784 New Member

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    Before:
    a. Old avada theme, super slow (NOT recommended!)
    b. Google Speed Insight: 60
    c. Pingdom: C grade

    After:
    a. no change in theme
    b. Google Speed Insight: 90
    c. Pingdom:A (94) grade

    Tools to test your speed:
    1. Pingdom Tools
    2. PageSpeed Insights

    Steps to supercharge:
    1. Upgrade your Ngnix, turn on Pagespeed in your server
    (See the tutorials in the forum)
    (Wordpress - I installed CentMin, but I'm lost with so much guides!)
    2. Setup Cloudflare CDN (google wordpress cloudflare optimization for instruction)
    (Wordpress - Cloudflare Guide: Using Cloudflare with Wordpress)
    a) Crypto:
    - Always use HTTPS

    - turn on Opportunistic Encryption
    b) Speed:
    - Auto Minify [check all]
    - turn on Enable Accelerated Mobile Links BETA
    - Rocket Loaderâ„¢ BETA: Automatic
    c) Caching:
    - Caching Level: Standard
    d) Page rules (google "wordpress cloudflare page rule")
    (e.g. https://www.sunnyhoi.com/how-to-create-cloudflare-page-rules-for-wordpress/)

    3. Install the following plugins:
    P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler)
    Autoptimize
    CDNJS for WordPress
    Cloudflare
    Lazy Load by WP Rocket
    Cache Enabler by KeyCDN (thanks eva recommendation)
    WP-Optimize
    Image Optimizer
    (- use EWWW or ShortPixel)
     
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  2. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    thanks for sharing

    only tip i have is switch out WP Super Cache for KeyCDN Cache Enabler WP Plugin does same function just better coded and less problematic to get working
     
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  3. sfs00784

    sfs00784 New Member

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    master eva, any suggestions on the server side performance setting for a wordpress site?
    how can i make it faster?
     
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    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    server side performance is left to end user though Centmin Mod 123.09beta01 out of box auto optimisations based on detected server hardware specs already gives you a good solid base to start with
     
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  5. sfs00784

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    Update: I have further optimized my WordPress

    After:
    a. no change in theme
    b. Google Speed Insight: 93
    c. Pingdom:A (99) grade

    3. Install the following plugins:
    P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler) [this one is to check which plugin run slow in your site]
    Autoptimize
    CDNJS for WordPress
    Cloudflare
    Lazy Load by WP Rocket
    Cache Enabler by KeyCDN (thanks eva recommendation)
    WP-Optimize
    EWWW Image Optimizer (changed, it has less restriction)
    WP Disable
    - free by optimisation.io
    - titled "Reduce HTTP Requests, Disable Emojis & Disable Embeds, Speedup..."
    - i enabled all in requests (except DNS prefetch), tag and others
    (note: if you are feeding information from output that require XML-RPC, don't disable it)
     
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