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Wasting Time on Blog Performance

November 2nd, 2008 by Moti Karmona | מוטי קרמונה · 2 Comments

Last weekend I was wasting time on my Blog performance and all I got is 10 sec. and this lousy post.

Quick profiling with FireBug and YSlow FireFox extensions have done great wonders with my amazingly slow, not-really-that-interesting, hosted (webhost4life) WordPress blog.

Main action items:

  • I have removed the sitemeter performance penalty widget
  • I have installed the WordPress Super Cache Plug-in which wasn’t that simple with my webhost4life hosting limitations.
  • I have removed couple of images and reduce the blog top image size from 80k to 5k (!!!)


  • Main blog page returns after ~1 sec.
  • I am still getting a lousy grade with the YSlow tests (62) but it seems like the YSlow blog post announcement have failed too… (57 :)
  • Post pages are still slow (~2-4 sec.) but I know what I have to do the next time more than 1 million readers will complain…

Have fun!

Tags: Blogging · Development · Internet · Tools · WordPress

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1  yuval raz // Nov 2, 2008 at 11:56 am

    you know, you could have just asked me why your blog isn’t loading fast enough.

    what do you pay me for? making coffee and looking pretty? :-)

  • 2  Ofer Egozi // Nov 2, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    Oh, no, I’m blinded! help! help!! so much light here now that the windows were chipped in half.

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