Simple Speed Plugins Your Business Blog Needs

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In this video I share with you 2 (non-technical) WordPress plugins you can use to improve your business blog loading speed.

Plugins referenced within the video:


WP DB-Manager:

Previous posts in this series:

You Are Losing Customers If You Don’t Do This

Blog Speed: How To Measure It

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25 Responses to Simple Speed Plugins Your Business Blog Needs

  1. Alex Neill February 16, 2011 at 1:09 pm #

    Thanks Andrew, I did not have either of these plugins, my blog is gonna load so much faster thanks to all of your tips so far.

    Only found your blog the other day but it’s now one of my favourites.

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  2. TrafficColeman February 16, 2011 at 2:56 pm #

    Ok…I will give them a test can never be too fast..

    “Black Seo Guy “Signing Off”
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  3. Tim February 16, 2011 at 9:45 pm #

    Thanks Andrew, you’re doing a great job. I use wp database and I must confess that it’s a huge time server. For the other plugin, I’ll download it and see how far it goes. Thanks for those wonderful work you do on your blog.

  4. Dennis Edell February 17, 2011 at 3:44 am #

    I’ve never had a problem nor complaints on speed, but I have been considering the optimize plugin for it’s features. :)_
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  5. Alex February 18, 2011 at 12:18 pm #

    Hello Andrew,

    I can see you also touched the database portion of optimizing your blog’s speed.

    One thing that can really improve your speed is to optimize the mysql client, like choosing the correct buffers, caches can significatly improve the response time of your mysql queries thus improving the loading speed of your website.

    Also, an other thing is to optimize the queries wordpress does and make right use of indexes.

    Of course, this can only be done manually and you need someone who knows what he or she does.
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  6. Steve February 18, 2011 at 9:58 pm #

    Thanks for the speed tips, they have helped a bunch already.

    I like the ‘Use Google Libraries’ plugin myself. It offloads any Google APIs to the Google servers.

    And watch out for plugins that hog bandwidth. I found the GD Star Rating is close to the worst at slowing down a site with loading all kinds of graphics that it never uses.

  7. Udegbunam Chukwudi February 19, 2011 at 7:10 pm #

    They do speed things up a little but not as much as a cache plugin and a cdn would do 😉
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  8. Steven Papas
    February 19, 2011 at 8:49 pm #

    I didn’t even know. I am trying it, definitely. Thanks so much Andrew
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  9. Felicia February 21, 2011 at 3:59 am #

    Hi Andrew,
    Glad I came across your blog a few months from now. I’ve been learning heaps here. Thanks for sharing yet again some useful tips on how to speed up one’s blog.
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  10. Bit Doze February 21, 2011 at 10:19 am #

    This are very good plugins, especially the part with removing all your old post revisions. This are very good plugins and should be used by every blogger.
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  11. Kimi February 21, 2011 at 7:35 pm #


    Those plugins are awesome suggestion, I have never tried those two, I use other alternative for wp-dbmanager.

    And for the wp optimize, I have often heard about it, but never tried..

    Thanks for the awesome video, I noticed, you used earlier wp version?

    Good job with your new theme! Your theme is much cleaner now! love it.


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    • Andrew
      February 23, 2011 at 6:43 pm #

      Thanks, Kimi.

      I was using an earlier version of WP – now I am on the latest. I wanted to see what speed improvements I would get.

      Thanks for the ‘thanks’ regarding the new theme. I’m about half way through the changes I want to make.

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