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Hey all,

I'll start my post with saying that by no means I'm a webdesigner. A few years ago I wanted to make my own blog/website and got started with wordpress. I know a few basic stuff and that's about it.

A few months ago I started a cooking blog but my posting stopped because of several reasons.
Now today I'm ready to start posting content.
But I have a few questions.

* Website is in Dutch
* I bought a premium theme (Simple Catch Pro)
* Fiddled a bit with it and established my own color theme (blue/pink) and threw together a logo

* I kept the website simple and have almost no plugins installed.

* There's a total of only 10 posts at the moment.

=> Questions:

1) The website is loading on the slow side, how can I help speed this up?
2) Some of the standard wordpress stuff is still in english, I want this in Dutch, how do I do this?
3) Plugins???
4) Ad placement? I currently have one on the right side.

Should I get an other theme? Maybe use something different than wordpress?

I don't know if it's allowed to post my website, so I'll hold off on it.
post #2 of 8
What kind of hosting are you on? You may need to upgrade your hosting as WP can be a little bit of a resource hog compared to a static site.

Lots of stuff you can do to optimize a WP install.

Here are the things to look into:

Make sure your images are optimized for web. Obvious one, but I see it all the time where page loads slow due to huge images. There is actually a WP plugin that can integrate with the WP Media Library and do this from WP admin.

javascript and css should be minimized and preferable combined into single files instead of serving up a bunch of them.

WP Supercache ( a wordpress chaching plugin ). Pretty easy to install and should make a noticeable difference. - http://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-super-cache/

A little more advanced with more options that can potentially have better results is W3 Total Cache. I haven't used this one yet but getting ready to for one of my WP sites I am launching. - http://wordpress.org/plugins/w3-total-cache/. Looks promising.

If you have controll of your server or it is already installed you may be able to use one or more of the follwing:

Setup and enable PHP opcode cache like eaccelerator, apc or xcache.
Using NGINX instead of Apache
Setup and implement an HTML proxy caching system like Varnish. - https://www.varnish-cache.org/

That should point you in the right direction hopefully.
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post #3 of 8
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Originally Posted by glakr View Post

What kind of hosting are you on? You may need to upgrade your hosting as WP can be a little bit of a resource hog compared to a static site.

Lots of stuff you can do to optimize a WP install.

Here are the things to look into:

Make sure your images are optimized for web. Obvious one, but I see it all the time where page loads slow due to huge images. There is actually a WP plugin that can integrate with the WP Media Library and do this from WP admin.

javascript and css should be minimized and preferable combined into single files instead of serving up a bunch of them.

WP Supercache ( a wordpress chaching plugin ). Pretty easy to install and should make a noticeable difference. - http://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-super-cache/

A little more advanced with more options that can potentially have better results is W3 Total Cache. I haven't used this one yet but getting ready to for one of my WP sites I am launching. - http://wordpress.org/plugins/w3-total-cache/. Looks promising.

If you have controll of your server or it is already installed you may be able to use one or more of the follwing:

Setup and enable PHP opcode cache like eaccelerator, apc or xcache.
Using NGINX instead of Apache
Setup and implement an HTML proxy caching system like Varnish. - https://www.varnish-cache.org/

That should point you in the right direction hopefully.

Exactly this.

The biggest load time prolongers are server-side parsing of PHP scripts (opcode caching helps a lot with Wordpress, I recommend APC), and optimizing images.
Proxy caching won't help much if your site does not have many visitors. For the same reason, using nginx over Apache shouldn't be necessary.

*EDIT*

I checked your site and most of the delay seems to come from server-side parsing. Try setting up APC.
Edited by gonX - 10/30/13 at 4:31pm
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post #4 of 8
1) Try to use ajax page loader to speed up your site http://wordpress.org/plugins/advanced-ajax-page-loader/
2) You can translate plugin by yourself using special translational plugins http://wordpress.org/plugins/transposh-translation-filter-for-wordpress/
3) Search here http://www.wpexplorer.com/best-wordpress-plugins/
4) Register new user with moderator permissions
5)Maybe so, but type link to your website.

Wordpress is the best way out espacially for beginners.
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Thanks for the tips! I'll check them out thumb.gif
post #6 of 8
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Originally Posted by glakr View Post

What kind of hosting are you on? You may need to upgrade your hosting as WP can be a little bit of a resource hog compared to a static site.

Lots of stuff you can do to optimize a WP install.

Here are the things to look into:

Make sure your images are optimized for web. Obvious one, but I see it all the time where page loads slow due to huge images. There is actually a WP plugin that can integrate with the WP Media Library and do this from WP admin.

javascript and css should be minimized and preferable combined into single files instead of serving up a bunch of them.

WP Supercache ( a wordpress chaching plugin ). Pretty easy to install and should make a noticeable difference. - http://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-super-cache/

A little more advanced with more options that can potentially have better results is W3 Total Cache. I haven't used this one yet but getting ready to for one of my WP sites I am launching. - http://wordpress.org/plugins/w3-total-cache/. Looks promising.

If you have controll of your server or it is already installed you may be able to use one or more of the follwing:

Setup and enable PHP opcode cache like eaccelerator, apc or xcache.
Using NGINX instead of Apache
Setup and implement an HTML proxy caching system like Varnish. - https://www.varnish-cache.org/

That should point you in the right direction hopefully.

I can't agree anymore with this post.

I built and maintain a WordPress eCommerce store (200+ products on WooCommerce) for a local small business, and it first started on shared hosting. Things were just so slow. Now, I have a CentOS 6.4 VPS (2GB RAM, 2GB Swap, 4 CPU cores, 2TB bandwidth, 50GB RAID10 SSD storage) for $6/mo and this is how I have things set up:
-Varnish runs on port 80 and does my main site serving
-Nginx runs on port 8080, and serves content through Varnish (I use PHP-FPM as well)
-W3TC (W3 Total Cache is the absolute best caching plugin, however I now only use it for object caching)
-Nginx manages gzip compression as well as browser-cache expiration
-Autoptimize plugin to concatenate/compress CSS and JS
-EWWW Image Optimize plugin to resize/compress all images

This setup gets me a 93/100 on Google Page Speed, with a basic config. With some tweaking, I will have it sitting at 97/100 (I'm in the process of rebuilding the site actually).

Google Page Speed is what I use to determine what is wrong with my site and how to make it faster:
https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/

I also use GTMetrix to get some insight into my site from another perspective:
http://gtmetrix.com/

That's a great place to start.
Edited by tycoonbob - 11/12/13 at 5:57am
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Hey all,

I'll start my post with saying that by no means I'm a webdesigner. A few years ago I wanted to make my own blog/website and got started with wordpress. I know a few basic stuff and that's about it.

A few months ago I started a cooking blog but my posting stopped because of several reasons.
Now today I'm ready to start posting content.
But I have a few questions.

* Website is in Dutch
* I bought a premium theme (Simple Catch Pro)
* Fiddled a bit with it and established my own color theme (blue/pink) and threw together a logo

* I kept the website simple and have almost no plugins installed.

* There's a total of only 10 posts at the moment.

=> Questions:

1) The website is loading on the slow side, how can I help speed this up?
2) Some of the standard wordpress stuff is still in english, I want this in Dutch, how do I do this?
3) Plugins???
4) Ad placement? I currently have one on the right side.

Should I get an other theme? Maybe use something different than wordpress?

I don't know if it's allowed to post my website, so I'll hold off on it.

Also sign up with Cloudflare https://www.cloudflare.com
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- use essential plugins only, seo plugin, social plugin, productivity plugin
- check your hosting performance
- check you theme
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