Site Performance Upgrades

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Hello TCW! Your friendly neighborhood webmaster here…..

I spent some time researching ways to improve the site performance through my Host as well as using some tools within WordPress. The result is what I believe should be a faster, more enjoyable experience over time for everyone.

I significantly changed my Host Caching parameters, speeding things up significantly, and I reconfigured W3 Cache (a WordPress Plugin designed to speed up WordPress sites) with the Host’s recommended settings.

In the first 5 minutes, even I have noticed the difference and the more I navigate around, the faster it’s becoming.

So, go explore! The more you do, the faster this things gets! Game on!

  1. Avatar of Website Administrator
    March 3, 2014

    Website Administrator

    Hey folks – another update on the site speed. I finally tracked down the major culprit that was a resource hog and accounted for 95% of the load time being slow. It was of all things a punctuation plugin. Go figure. It was old and clunky, so I disabled it. This site is now clocking in at about 3 seconds load time on the top end. As the cache gets re-established, it should go even faster.

    Same rule still applies – the more everyone uses the site, the longer the cache lasts, and the faster the loading goes. When I am clocking 3 seconds with an empty cache, this thing should be very responsive once we get more traffic! So get to it!!! :-)

    Ron – your work-aholic Web Admin and AST

     
  2. Avatar of Verbetor Veritum
    March 4, 2014

    Verbetor Veritum

    Thank you Ron for your time and Effort and Yes we can tell its quite a bit faster then what it was Thank you again Good Sir

     
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