Is your blog full of information that sometimes its load time has become an issue for you? If it takes more than 10 seconds for information to appear when someone visits your blog (with a fast internet connection even), you may want to think about improving this. First impressions last, for new visitor it may turn them off and cue them not to visit your blog UNTIL they’re sure of a better experience.
Forutnately there is a WordPress plugin to help you… A new plugin developed by Donncha O Caoimh released a new version. Here’s the plugin intro specs:
This plugin generates static html files from your dynamic WordPress blog. After an html file is generated your webserver will serve that file instead of processing the comparatively heavier and more expensive WordPress PHP scripts.
However, because a user’s details are displayed in the comment form after they leave a comment, the plugin will only serve static html files to:
- Users who are not logged in.
- Users who have not left a comment on your blog.
- Or users who have not viewed a password protected post.
The good news is that probably more than 99% of your visitors don’t do any of the above! Those users who don’t see the static files will still benefit because they will see regular WP-Cache cached files and your server won’t be as busy as before. This plugin should help your server cope with a front page appearance on digg.com or other social networking site.