[wp-hackers] Benchmarking themes and frameworks

Jon Cave jon at lionsgoroar.co.uk
Tue Mar 22 18:25:43 UTC 2011

On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 6:07 PM, Simon Fairbairn <simon at line-in.co.uk> wrote:
> I'm in the process of developing a new theme and I was wondering what
> testing tools (if any) you guys use for examining performance? I've
> installed the BlackBox plugin, and I'm also using WebGrind and XDebug.
> I'm not sure how useful these results are in the real world, however, as
> they are all about PHP execution and obviously don't take into account all
> of the other aspects of loading a web page. I've used YSlow to try and get a
> better measure of this side of things, but I was wondering how (if?) you
> track the efficiency of the WP core and if you had any advice on the best
> ways of measuring performance.

I use xhprof or webgrind and xdebug. And then YSlow or Google Page
Speed for other performance aspects as you say.

- Jon

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