[wp-hackers] New Codex page on WordPress Optimization

Callum Macdonald lists.automattic.com at callum-macdonald.com
Tue Sep 4 20:13:57 GMT 2007

Hey matt,

I agree, caching is the highest impact so it makes sense for it to be 
first. I was thinking about the process in terms of improving each 
stage, from DNS down. It made sense in my head anyway! I've added a note 
at the top with a link straight to caching.

Thanks for the link to the presentation, I'm watching it now. I've added 
a link to that and the other two sites you mentioned.

Cheers - Callum.

Matt Mullenweg wrote:
> Callum Macdonald wrote:
>> I've been doing some research on WordPress optimisation and I whipped 
>> up a new page on the Codex:
>> http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Optimization
> I would suggest going from biggest impact to smallest impact. Start 
> with WP-Cache, get down to multiplier tweaks like a PHP accelerator 
> and minor server stuff (query_cache), and end with front-end 
> optimization, with a link to resources like:
> http://developer.yahoo.com/performance/
> http://www.websiteoptimization.com/services/analyze/
> It's probably also worth watching and linking to Barry's presentation 
> from WordCamp:
> http://onemansblog.com/2007/08/16/wordcamp-2007-hyperdb-and-high-performance-wordpress/ 
> http://barry.wordpress.com/2007/07/22/high-performance-wordpress/
> Finally, Lightpress is a separate project which is 
> mostly-not-compatible with WordPress, I don't think it should be 
> suggested as an optimization technique.

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