Podcast Episode

035 – Increase the Performance of Your WordPress Site

On this week’s episode, we continue the discussion about WordPress performance. My good friends Sean and Randy from beAutomated.com join me again as we talk about performance of plugins and themes. I think you might find it surprising that if your website takes too long to load, it will even affect your Google ranking!

Sean and Randy recently released a blog post about this very topic and you can read it now.

Links to topics we discussed:
woorank.com
tools.pingdom.com
loadimpact.com
webpagetest.org

    • Randy Sandberg Reply

      Dustin, thank you again for letting us share our knowledge about WordPress performance on your great podcast with your audience. We really had a lot of fun and, as always, look forward to chatting with you, both on and off the air, on future shows.

      Sep 30, 2011
    • Linda Bugbee Reply

      I love your podcasts. They are informative and inspiring. I am brand new to WordPress, and am at the stage where I am ready to choose a theme. Having listened to episode #35, I want to get a theme that is all about appearance, not functionality. I’m already overwhelmed looking at ThemeForest and tempted to buy a cool theme that has lots of functionality. How can I sort through the morass and find a pure theme?

      Jan 28, 2012
      • dhartzler10 Reply

        Hi Linda,

        Boy, that’s a tough question. I know that I always purchase the them based on looks, because that’s the piece that’s hard for me – creating a style from scratch. I can always build in functionality as I need it. I think I would recommend the same. Being new to WordPress, you won’t be able to modify theme files like I can; however, you can find tons of plugins out there that will give you the functionality you need.

        Jan 31, 2012
    • Neil Patt Reply

      Best way to increase the performance of a WordPress blog is by using a cache plugin and a CDN network.

      Jan 8, 2013
      • dhartzler10 Reply

        @Neil Patt Exactly and I hope to share an interview with a CDN service this month!

        Jan 10, 2013

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