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    Wordpress is great except I did not like the slowness of page loading. So I have been experimenting with some plugins that make the pages load really fast and thought I would let you guys know what they are.

    The first one is called WP parallel loading system. Which can be downloaded here: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/...oading-system/
    You have to know how to set up sub-domains and insert them into plugin to use this one. Don't set up more than what's recommended.

    The second one is called quick cache which can be downloaded here: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/quick-cache/
    It's pretty much basic and user friendly so you don't have to know a lot to use this one. Just leave the default settings and make sure to turn it on after activating the plugin.

    The third one is called WP Widget cache which can be downloaded here: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-widget-cache/
    If you use many widgets like I do then you need this one. Normal caching plugins don't cache your widgets so they slow up your page load. Setting this one up requires you to go into your widget page and select each widget you wish to be cached by filling in the expire in seconds section. I put 36000 seconds in that because that's the default for the other cache plugins. If you put up pages quite often and you have widgets that reflect that you added something new, these widgets you may not want to cache so that changes will show up instantly. But there are also check boxes for options that clean out the cache of a widget you want to show changes instantly.

    And even though some widgets say they may not work with the current version wordpress, which is user opinion, they actually do work. I have the current version and each one works just fine.

    Here's my page in case you want to know how fast it makes it load: http://yecheadquarters.org/

    I use a lot of pics on some pages is the reason I use three plugins to gain loading speed. Make sure to read about the widgets instructions you use here in case you run into a problem which maybe just a simple fix by changing a setting. Every blog set up is different, mine is custom set up with custom templates. Yours may not be or a different custom set up.
    Note: By request I can only post and see the tech section of this forum. So don't respond to my posts in the other sections because I cannot see them so I cannot respond. You can PM me if you need to.
    My site: http://www.yecheadquarters.org/

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    Re: How to make your worpress pages load really fast.

    I use Joomla - and cache works really well. Do you compress your images and script in wordpress?
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    • #3
      Re: How to make your worpress pages load really fast.

      Originally posted by ikester7579 View Post
      Wordpress is great except I did not like the slowness of page loading. So I have been experimenting with some plugins that make the pages load really fast and thought I would let you guys know what they are.

      The first one is called WP parallel loading system. Which can be downloaded here: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/...oading-system/
      You have to know how to set up sub-domains and insert them into plugin to use this one. Don't set up more than what's recommended.

      The second one is called quick cache which can be downloaded here: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/quick-cache/
      It's pretty much basic and user friendly so you don't have to know a lot to use this one. Just leave the default settings and make sure to turn it on after activating the plugin.

      The third one is called WP Widget cache which can be downloaded here: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-widget-cache/
      If you use many widgets like I do then you need this one. Normal caching plugins don't cache your widgets so they slow up your page load. Setting this one up requires you to go into your widget page and select each widget you wish to be cached by filling in the expire in seconds section. I put 36000 seconds in that because that's the default for the other cache plugins. If you put up pages quite often and you have widgets that reflect that you added something new, these widgets you may not want to cache so that changes will show up instantly. But there are also check boxes for options that clean out the cache of a widget you want to show changes instantly.

      And even though some widgets say they may not work with the current version wordpress, which is user opinion, they actually do work. I have the current version and each one works just fine.

      Here's my page in case you want to know how fast it makes it load: http://yecheadquarters.org/

      I use a lot of pics on some pages is the reason I use three plugins to gain loading speed. Make sure to read about the widgets instructions you use here in case you run into a problem which maybe just a simple fix by changing a setting. Every blog set up is different, mine is custom set up with custom templates. Yours may not be or a different custom set up.
      As an update to this thread... Quick Cache is the only one out of the 3 plugins that are kept up to date. I removed the other 2 because they had not been updated in 2 years and the site loads much quicker.

      As far as compression goes what I find weird us that if I change anything in word press the compression gets turned off. At least that's what the site that checks for compression said. But maybe the newer versions they fixed that. I have to go to that site and find out.
      Note: By request I can only post and see the tech section of this forum. So don't respond to my posts in the other sections because I cannot see them so I cannot respond. You can PM me if you need to.
      My site: http://www.yecheadquarters.org/

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        Re: How to make your worpress pages load really fast.

        Here's another update to this thread. After much trial and error and testing I find that I have to remove all plugins listed. Quick Cache, even though it's up to date for some reason does not work with Gzip compression.

        Wp http compression plugin: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/...p-compression/

        Turns on the Gzip.

        Wp html compression plugin: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/...l-compression/

        Gets rid of white space and comments in the code so that pages loads faster in browser.

        But because a WP blog can use numerous themes, templates etc.... You may have to see what combination works best. Whether one plugin does great or both. On my site both seems to really speed things up. To make sure your Gzip is working you can check it here: http://www.gidnetwork.com/tools/gzip-test.php

        If Gzip is working you won't need the first plugin. When I tested this forum the Gzip was working and compression was over 80% which is real good. My site compression is 78% which is good. Now if you find that your Gzip is not working when you test it on that site and you install that first plugin, your bandwidth will drop 50% or more a month even though your visits can remain the same. So if you are used to looking at your bandwidth without Gzip just times what you see by 2 or 2.5 and you will get what your site was doing before the Gzip. If your Gzip is working and you install the first plugin anyway it may turn off your Gzip so it's best to leave it alone if it;s working.

        Also these 2 plugins do work with the newest WP version which is 3.5 as of 1-15-2013. Or at least I am not having any problems.
        Note: By request I can only post and see the tech section of this forum. So don't respond to my posts in the other sections because I cannot see them so I cannot respond. You can PM me if you need to.
        My site: http://www.yecheadquarters.org/

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