Speed Up WordPress

February 16th, 2007

4+1 Ways To Speed Up WordPress With Caching lists five things to do to speed up your WordPress blog. Good to follow if you have a high traffic blog.




  1. Nemo (5 comments.) says:

    Not just useful for high-traffic blogs, but any WP site; you never know when your low-traffic site might be dugg, et cetera. An ounce of prevention, and all that.

  2. RAKESH (1 comments.) says:

    Your post 4+1 Ways To Speed Up WordPress With Caching
    is a very wonderful piece of advice . Since we use WordPress
    we think you are doing a great service .
    Please keep posting .
    THANKS ,

  3. Carlos Aquino (1 comments.) says:

    I am getting an internal server error when get near 10,000 unique visitors (IPs in a day?) and I use wp-cache. I don’t understand the problem

  4. Jason (75 comments.) says:

    10,000 uniques per day? Wow…

    Thanks for the link. I’ve done most of these already, but had never played with WP-Cache. I doubt my site will ever generate enough traffic to warrant its use, but it’s good to know I won’t have to code something from scratch :)

  5. Jeremy Stewart (1 comments.) says:

    Nice article but you missed a major method to speed up wordpress.. Caching with Apache!

    There is a detailed article about setting up your images, javascript, css, etc., to be cached by your visitors (and stop 304 If-Modified-Since requests) at Speed Up Sites with htaccess Caching

    If a browser receives an image with the cache control headers that say the image can be considered fresh for 2 weeks, then for 2 weeks the image can be pulled directly from the browser’s (or proxy’s) cache on subsequent requests.This is noticeably faster than even a conditional GET and a 304 response from the server since there is no round trip. After two weeks, a conditional GET would be sent to the server to check the Last-Modified date, then again, no requests would be made for the duration of the specified freshness period.

  6. Keith (6 comments.) says:

    There has been some issues with using WP-Cache recently. Hope they sort that out with the latest WordPress version 2.1

  7. Ajay (209 comments.) says:

    I’m running wp-cache on both my blogs. What kind of problems are you facing?

  8. Apache Master (1 comments.) says:

    Awesome! I hope this post gets spread around the net, we would all benefit by implementing faster blogs and websites. Thanks!

    Missing 1 little piece though, you should encourage people to also implement a server-side caching scheme to send out the correct caching headers with static content such as images, javascript, css, pdfs, favicon.ico, etc..

    Read about it: htaccess Caching

    You will also like reading about the 14 Top Methods for faster, speedier sites

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