Speeding Up WordPress with APC Object Cache and WP Super Cache

WordPress can be very fast after some (small) effort on performance optimization with the help from its plenty of plugins. Two of the directions are using cache to cut down the number of database queries and optimizing PHP’s performance with opcode cache. In this post, we introduce how to speed up WordPress with APC object […]

Speeding Up the Site by Using PHP GZIP Compression

Compression is a simple way to speed up the site. PHP’s gzip compression is excellent. And using it is very convenient: Simply put these codes before any HTML content at the beginning of the PHP script: <?php if (substr_count($_SERVER[‘HTTP_ACCEPT_ENCODING’], ‘gzip’)) ob_start(“ob_gzhandler”); else ob_start(); ?> In WordPress, the suitable position for these codes is the beginning […]

How to Redirect WordPress Feed to Feedburner Using .htaccess

.htaccess is a powerful tool. Let’s look at how to using .htaccess to redirect WordPress feeds to feedburner. Let’s use my blog as the example. The WordPress’s feed url of my blog is http://www.fclose.com/b/feed/. Now I want to redirect it to feedburner with url http://feeds.fclose.com/fclosefeed . The idea is quite straightforward: For every request to […]

Use noindex Meta Tag in WordPress to Prevent Search Engine Indexing Categories, Tags and Archives

WordPress has the content duplication problem which may confuse search engines. Duplicate content won’t hurt you, unless it is spammy or keyword stuffing, as said by Matt Cutts, and Google may just ignore the duplicate content. However, instead of letting the search engines decide which pages of the duplicate ones are important, we may only […]

Use Excerpt in Index, Category, Tag and Arhieve Pages for WordPress

By default, all of the content of the post is shown in index, category, tag, archive and search pages. This is duplicate contents which may cause search engine penalty. The better way is using excerpt in index, category, tag and arhieve pages. By doing this the duplication can be avoided and the blog is optimized. […]