miércoles, 22 de agosto de 2012




Posted: 22 Aug 2012 08:18 AM PDT

En el show de Carol Burnett



Link to Hipersonica

El regreso de Soundgarden se llamará King Animal: el snippet de 'Worse Dreams' suena potente

Posted: 22 Aug 2012 09:21 AM PDT

Soundgarden live

Por fin tenemos el título del nuevo álbum de Soundgarden. Se llamará King Animal y estará en el mercado el próximo 12 de noviembre, un día después en Estados Unidos. Pero la mala costumbre que tienen las discográficas de darnos pequeñas migajas de sus inminentes lanzamientos nos impide escuchar un nuevo adelanto en toda regla y tenemos que conformarnos con un snippet de ‘Worse Dreams’.

Tuts Tuesday: Optimizing Your WordPress Site Part 2 - Padd Solutions

Tuts Tuesday: Optimizing Your WordPress Site Part 2 - Padd Solutions

Tuts Tuesday: Optimizing Your WordPress Site Part 2

Posted: 21 Aug 2012 05:03 AM PDT

Last week we’ve discussed the first part of the series, Optimizing Your WordPress site through Server Optimization. By now, you should at least learn how to optimize the backend server by re-configuring the Apache and MySQL. Also, you have gain knowledge on the different PHP compiler caches available.

This week, we will discuss how you can improve your WordPress site speed and performance using WordPress plugins, CDN and other best practices.

Before proceeding, make sure you’ve created a benchmark of your current performance to monitor your progress. You may use any of these website speed and performance tools for benchmarking.

Optimizing WordPress Site

  1. Server optimization – covers the optimization on Apache HTTP server, MySQL, and PHP.
  2. Site optimization – covers the optimization on WordPress and its plugins.

Let’s start!

Remove Unnecessary Plugins

Deactivate and delete the unnecessary plugins as some of theme will cause the slowdown of the website. I know that the default plugin – Hello Dolly (no offense Matt) is cute and it “symbolizes the hope and enthusiam of an entire generation“, but if it takes unnecessary space in my server, it definitely needs to go.

Install Caching Plugin

There are a good number of WordPress caching plugins available in the web but this one is my favorite: W3 Total Cache. The plugin offers caching using disk, opcode, and memcache. Also, it comes with CDN and Cloudflare. If this plugin is too hard or too much for you, there are alternatives available. For a start: WP Super Cache, Hyper Cache, and Quick Cache. I will make a more detailed comparison blogpost for these plugins in a few weeks.

Install Delete Revisions Plugin

One of the causes of heavy database is the post revisions. The Delete Revisions and Better Delete Revision plugins delete the redundant revisions and won’t touch the current revisions. All you have to do is click the button and the plugin will take care of the rest. This will result in significant savings on the number of rows in a database table thus faster access.

Offloading Static Content

To reduce the burden of the load of the web server, most or all of the static content will be offloaded to another server. This is the usual technique for high-performance sites which is useful for the websites with struggling performance.

One of the WordPress plugins that will perform offloading is Use Google Libraries. The said plugin uses the JavaScript files hosted in Google, rather than own WordPress files hosted in your server.

Another option of offloading files is using the content delivery network (CDN). There are available services in the web and WordPress plugins to facilitate the use.

Do you have other optimization tips? Feel free to chime in the comments section.

Tuts Tuesday: Optimizing Your WordPress Site Part 2 is originally posted at Padd Solutions - leading provider of free and premium quality WordPress themes.