To begin, we are going to use the metrics highlighted on WebPageTest.org.
Running a test there, we see a few things that stand out:
- Load Time: 4.438s
- TTFB (First Byte): 0.968s
- Start Render: 2.589s
- Speed Index: 2636
Total weight of the page was 0.99 Megs; which makes the home page actually pretty expensive as far as downloading on a mobile device.
Luckily our hosting provider has done somethings to help our performance out of the box. They have allowed keep-alive and compress files for transfer. This is good. It gives us a few “A”s.
Clearly we have our work cut out for us as far as time to first byte. Let’s start there.
Taking WordPress Custom Taxonomies to the Next Level | Wptuts+.
This is a great post. Over a year old, I know – but I found it helpful today. Consider it a great archive of how this works in WordPress!
Huge attack on WordPress sites could spawn never-before-seen super botnet | Ars Technica.
I think it is worthwhile to review your security risk mitigation plans and consider updating all passwords on your WP installation given that all of our wordpress sites are currently, or will in the future, be under attack.
WordPress â€º No WPautop Â« WordPress Plugins.
Found this SUPER useful today when publishing a new WordPress installation where I needed very specific control over the content and the formatting and didn’t want any tricky paragraph tags added or removed based on the flow of the white space.