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Code Tweaks

Gzip and caching with Plesk

By | Code Tweaks, IT's not Rocket Science, Optimisation, Plesk, WordPress | No Comments

This quick guide will show you how to quickly and easily make your WordPress site faster with gzip and caching. Let’s take a demo site demo.rocketwp.co.uk, testing via GTMetrix shows pretty poor results. Fist things first, we install WP-Rocket, our preferred caching solution, Imagify  to optimise our images. Back to GTMetrix, things have improved but still getting a terrible score…

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wp-cron.php

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Did you know that every time someone visits your site WordPress calls a file – wp-cron.php?  Every single time, checking if it needs to do anything.  As your site gets more and more visitors WordPress runs this job more and more and can slow your site.  You can control this one of several ways: 1. stop the cron job running…

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