Tarei King

WordPress developer, lover and enthusiast. Based in New Zealand, working Globally.

Google Pagespeedin’

Clients often ask about increasing page speed. Normally however, those who are interested in Pagespeed already load tonnes of  analytic, tracking and optimising scripts – which naturally add HTTP requests to each page load.

On my own site though, there is no such shizzle going down – just a handful of plugins, multisite and a single DO Droplet

Let’s do this!

  • W3TC caching plugin

  • Cloudflare CDN

  • Lets handle images ( bah, Cloudflare’s got this )


Initial Google Pagespeed

Enabling Object and Memcache via W3TC

Wasn’t expecting too much improvement here on the front-end from page speed.. and got exactly that 🙂 Results were identical. I’ve since removed the W3TC plugin as I’m fairly certain Batcache and Memcache are added by default when using RTCAMP’s env setup.

Adding a CDN

Next step is a CDN – a free one,