Minification

ArtsHacker’s Guide To Combating Post Net Neutrality Slowdowns: Minification and Reducing HTTP Requests

One of the most common problems WordPress users run into over time are slowdowns resulting from an overload of HTTP requests. In English, those requests are the sum of getting and sending data, which could be something simple like files and images to something quite complex like social sharing, analytics tracking, and eCommerce functionality. The more stuff a user can interact with on any given page, the more HTTP requests it generates. The more HTTP requests you have, the slower your page will load. Minification is one of the most accessible ways … Read more

Database Optimization

ArtsHacker’s Guide To Combating Post Net Neutrality Slowdowns: Database Optimization

At the heart of a website is its database. Different publishing platforms will opt for one database format over another but this installment will focus on the MySQL database management system as used inside a WordPress environment. Although most of the optimization tasks we’ll be reviewing rely on running SQL queries, we’re also include a list of WordPress plugin resources you can use for implementing some of these tasks. The good news there is none of them require you accessing the database directly. 1. Cleaning Up The wp_options Table One of the … Read more

Image Compression

ArtsHacker’s Guide To Combating Post Net Neutrality Slowdowns: Image Compression

Among the wide array of options available for improving page load speeds and server performance, image compression is one of the most important. The best part is regardless your skillset, there are options at your disposal for making improvements. We’ll be examining both plugin based and direct methods. In most cases, you’ll be able to use one, the other, or both to maximize effectiveness. 1. Manual Image Compression One of the most common bear traps I see website content managers fall into is not using optimized images. Simply put, using print quality … Read more

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