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How do you Choose a Theme?

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Somebody asked me the question, “With all the themes available for WordPress, how do you choose the right one for your site?”. The answer to that comes from the answer to another question. What's your goal for your website? If you’re starting a business website and your goal is to be found online when somebody

Analyze a Site Using YSlow

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In this session, we discuss how you can speed up your website by analyzing it using the Firefox Addon YSlow and what information you can get using this tool. Good morning. Rick: Good morning. How are you doing? I'm doing great. And you? Rick: I'm doing terrific. Wonderful. Rick: Okay. So you want to speed

Analyze a Site Using Pingdom

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In this session, we discuss another tool that we can use to analyze site speed and it’s Pingdom - http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/. With this tool you can see which part of the site that is taking too long to load. Rick: The next thing I would do is use a tool called "Pingdom".Okay, so 5, 6, 7

A Conversation About Y Slow Scores, What They Mean and What to Do About Them

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A member wants to understand her YSlow score and suggestions. We discuss the concepts of external CSS files, external java script files, http requests and other elements of the YSlow test. Then we discuss various ways to address these issues in order to speed up her site. Rick: Okay and so next, we have a

How do I avoid plugins overloading the server and plugin conflicts?

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Some plugins can slow down your page load, especially ones that call up photos or videos randomly.  You can check your site out with the YSlow feature; it’s an addon to Firefox.  We demo Yslow on our site and show you what slows the page down could be fixed or optimized.  Also, there is no