Posts Tagged ‘Wordpress’

How To Speed Up Your WordPress Blogs

Friday, May 25th, 2012

Does your WordPress blogs load slow? Google are taking page load speeds a bit more seriously nowadays hence it is crucial that your websites build considers the page load time. As web designers we can certainly help web developers by not designing websites with big backgrounds etc. Over 80% of the end user response time is from the front end. Images, Flash, jQuery, Javascript, CSS all play a part in how quick your WordPress or web page loads.

There are a few things that you can implement to speed up your WordPress or web page:

1. Install less WordPress plugins, do not overload it. A good plugin to have is WP Super Cache and you can download it from . Also delete inactive plugins from the server and this would get rid of external stylesheets or javascript files that the plugin may call on a particular page.

2. Combine all the CSS together in one file and keep in header and try combing javascript together or minify using a online javascript packer which can be found and place in the footer.

3. Use a light weight theme and makes sure you use CSS sprites and not big background images etc. If you do use lots of images you can use a WordPress plugin which will reduce the file size of a image without affect the quality of the image. This plugin can be found .

4. Try using free content delivery networks such as Cloudflare it is quick and easy to setup and will protect your website from Malware and other nasty attacks.

5. Add the below code to your theme’s functions.php place it at the top to remove unwanted stuff from your header file.

remove_action( ‘wp_head’, ‘feed_links_extra’, 3 ); 
remove_action( ‘wp_head’, ‘feed_links’, 2 );
remove_action( ‘wp_head’, ‘rsd_link’); 
remove_action( ‘wp_head’, ‘wlwmanifest_link’); 
remove_action( ‘wp_head’, ‘index_rel_link’);
remove_action( ‘wp_head’, ‘parent_post_rel_link_wp_head’, 10, 0); 
remove_action( ‘wp_head’, ‘adjacent_posts_rel_link_wp_head’, 10, 0); 
remove_action( ‘wp_head’, ‘wp_generator’);
remove_action( ‘wp_head’, ‘wp_shortlink_wp_head’, 10, 0 );
remove_action( ‘wp_head’, ‘start_post_rel_link’);

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3 Useful WordPress Tips

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

With the new release of WordPress I thought it would be timely to show some examples of useful WordPress snippets to help you in your quest to build brilliant blogs/cms websites. Though these examples are relatively simple they’re all equally essential to help you in building a great site. Below are the examples which you can go and use immediately in your very own site. (more…)

WordPress 3.0 Features

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

WordPress is one of the most popular blogging platforms for web developers and web designers all over the world. With its simple installation and user-friendly user interface it is used on all the popular design related blogs. (more…)

Quick Tip 22 – WP Contact Form

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Following on from yesterday, i have decided to look at other great wordpress plugins that are quick, easy and effective.

Today’s choice is the ‘Contact Form 7′ plugin. (more…)

Quick Tip 21 – Custom Login Screens

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Want to add that extra touch of professionalism to your content managed sites? Well here’s your solution, in the form of a simple wordpress plugin. (more…)

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Bit Torrent Study Discovers Most File Sharers Are Now Monitored

Ever heard of torrents or used Bit Torrent to download movies, music or shared files over the internet? Researchers have discovered that anyone who does use Bit Torrent to download files over the World Wide Web will most probably be monitored. Studies were carried out by Birmingham University and they have discovered that if someone [...]
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