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WordPress Performance Improvements That Can Go Wrong

By Hristo Pandjarov

If you’ve searched recently for tips on optimizing WordPress’ performance, then you have definitely come across various techniques that people recommend. These include all sorts of caching mechanisms, such as reverse proxies, object caching and cache plugins, CSS minification, using sprites for images, and so on. All of them are viable and effective ways to speed up a WordPress website’s performance. However, be careful when implementing any of these techniques, and always test their effect on your particular website.

In this chapter, we’ll cover some of the most common issues with various speed boosters that I have encountered and share solutions to help you fix those problems ...

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