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7 simple ways to make your wordpress faster

Do you feel your WordPress is slow? What happen if  your WordPress  get more than 10,000 visitors a day?  Some hosting providers ban your site for using too many resources. Upgrading hardware such as memory and CPU is good but it is not necessary to purchase expensive hosting plans, when you can improve you WordPress performance with simple ways.  learn how to make your WordPress faster by applying simple tips.

  1. Modify post AutoSave Interval ( add this to wp-config.php)
    define(‘AUTOSAVE_INTERVAL’, 160 ); // seconds
  2. Disable Post Revisions or Specify the Number of Post Revisions( add this to wp-config.php)
    Example: define(‘WP_POST_REVISIONS’, false );
    Example: define(‘WP_POST_REVISIONS’, 3);
  3. Faster administration area by disabling Javascript Concatenation( add this to wp-config.php)
    define(‘CONCATENATE_SCRIPTS’, false);
  4. Increasing memory allocated to PHP ( add this to wp-config.php read more way here)
    Example: define(‘WP_MEMORY_LIMIT’, ’96M’);
  5. Empty Trash ( add this to wp-config.php wp29+ You will love this) the number of days before WordPress permanently deletes posts, pages, attachments, and comments, from the trash bin.
    define(‘EMPTY_TRASH_DAYS’, 0 ); // zero days
    define(‘EMPTY_TRASH_DAYS’, 5 ); // 5 days
  6. Automatic Database Optimizing (wp2.9  add this to wp-config.php)
    define(‘WP_ALLOW_REPAIR’, true);
  7. Enable the WordPress Object Cache ( add this to wp-config.php)
    define(ENABLE_CACHE, true);
  8. Disable unnecessary WordPress plugins
    This really works. problem is not from your slow server or WordPress fault!.  Most plugin need DNS query to get some info from external sites. DNS respond are normally slow. and so many DNS requests at same time  from different unwanted plugin really makes your wordpress seem very slow!

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  1. Tom
    August 19, 2010
    6:04 am

    Wow! THX!!! For some weeks i had the problem to edit some posts (memory usage…)
    I added “Disable Post Revisions…” to my wp-config and now? It works again! You helped me.


  2. Yoram Zara
    December 3, 2010
    2:28 pm

    I want to make my site faster. Will you do the job for a fee?

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