Putting things where they belong
This is the ultimate guide in creating child themes and functionality plugins so that you can edit your WordPress site without breaking anything, with examples showing you how to implement different types of changes.
How to use transients to improve shortcode performance
By using transients to store the results of a specific shortcode query (even with user-defined variables), you can reduce complex queries to the database and speed up your site.
How to use transients to speed up your WordPress menus
This is another way in which you can use transients to improve the speed of your site by replacing your menu queries with easily-retrieved transients from the cache.
Using transients to improve the performance of custom queries
By using transients, you can significantly reduce the number and intensity of calls to the database, making your site much faster & less likely to time out or experience an error.
My Experience with MaxCDN as a CDN Provider
I’ve been using MaxCDN for a few weeks now and I’ve been impressed with how fast their service is and how easy it is to integrate with WordPress using W3 Total Cache.
Find Which Plugins are Slowing Down your Site
The P3 Plugin Profiler gives you a breakdown of how each plugin is affecting your page load time, so that you can single out the biggest offenders and decide whether to keep them, get rid of them, or find an alternative.
Speed Up WordPress with W3 Total Cache
This tutorial guides you through setting up each section of W3 Total Cache to get your WordPress site running like clockwork in no time at all, with explanations in each section.
Set up W3 Total Cache with Amazon CloudFront CDN
A CDN is an excellent way of speeding up your site, by serving content from servers worldwide. This tutorials shows you how to set one up with Amazon CloudFront and W3 Total Cache.
Make WordPress Lightning Quick with a Free CDN From Amazon
A CDN is an excellent way of making vast improvements to your site speed by serving your files from multiple locations and Amazon now gives you the ability to create one for free.
Optimise Your Images For Faster Page Loading
It’s never been more important to load your pages as fast as possible, and smush.it helps optimise your images to help you achieve that by automatically optimising every image that you upload to WordPress