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    Speeding wordpress up

    Av had reports that my site is a little on the slow time for page loading..

    www.leehughes.co.uk

    Av just added wp-cache and tested it with Yslow which I got

    Grade F on Add Expires headers
    Grade E on Compress components with gzip
    Grade F on Configure entity tags (ETags)
    Grade F on Use a Content Delivery Network (CDN)

    The rest where A's.

    My site as a whole - C
    Overall performance score 74

    What else can I do to speed this baby up and stop people exiting?

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    Your site's server is taking over a whole second (1,000ms) to even respond to the initial request for the web page (this is the first line in the below image). This is bad - I see that you are hosted at Streamline - I don't know anything about them but you may want to shift to a less overloaded/higher quality provider. LiteSpeed can also drastically speed up web site responsiveness over Apache in most cases. Also keep in mind that I am located in the United States so there is an inherent amount of latency (delay) to an initial request.
    http://www.screen-shot.net/ss/70798375316862362.png

    Even using the Pingdom Page Tester (http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt) you can see that the server your site is hosted on is taking a substantial amount of time to respond to the initial request for your site: http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/?url=ht...k//&id=1275889

    Another issue I see is that you are pulling a *LOT* of content from flickr and as such you are relying on their services to respond quickly and it seems that it's not always doing so.
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    Ahhh...

    thank you

    yeah I have a plugin puling out all my photos from my flickr account.. I shall reduce this when I have time.

    Am not sure I can swap servers now, I think am stuck with them for 2 years now

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    Quote Originally Posted by leehughes View Post
    Am not sure I can swap servers now, I think am stuck with them for 2 years now
    I would ask them if they would give you a pro-rated credit should you decide to leave. If they say no then you probably are stuck.
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    Took about 5 seconds here for the server to start responding. Is there any way that you can lessen the size of that animation?
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    Well I can make it whatever size I want but it will just look strange at a smaller size..

    If it takes 5 seconds for my server to start then it's a problem with my server right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by leehughes View Post
    Well I can make it whatever size I want but it will just look strange at a smaller size..

    If it takes 5 seconds for my server to start then it's a problem with my server right?
    Yeah, because the initial response time has nothing to do with the size/type of your content.
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    Look out for phpspeedy wordpress plugin . It decreases the load time effectively to a great extent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharma3361 View Post
    Look out for phpspeedy wordpress plugin . It decreases the load time effectively to a great extent.
    Yeah, but it's not going to decrease the server's initial response time no matter what. It may help after that point however.
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    Yeah, i used the php speedy plugin but I had a conflict within my site so had to disable it..

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    2 plugs: Use Google Libraries, GZippy

    They can visit the WordPress fast and effectively to save the server bandwidth resources

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    I think that there should be some plugins to do that, if somebody knows names please share

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    wow great tips. i will try to apply this tips in my own blog to speed up a litle.


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