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How to optimize blog loading time part 2

It’s been a while since I made the post on “How to optimize blog loading time part 1”. Since I was too busy with my daily work and busted my weekends with soccer games and sleep overdose, I managed to squeeze some time to work this out. :cool:

Last time I showed you how to use Tools Pingdom, this time is much more easier. We’re going to use a page that can time you blog loading page for a few times and this way you can test if you blog load consistently. The website that I want to share this time is called Web Wait. Without further delay, let’s get started.:halo:

Go to www.webwait.com

The interface that you will should be like this. If you see something other than that, most likely you went to the wrong address.

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How to optimize blog loading time part 1

I know website optimization is an important thing is maintaining a blog or a website. I have a lot of complaints last time from the readers that my blog has a slow loading time and I hope that now it’s fixed. Well, the problem is mainly from the pictures that I put on the shareapic host which pays me for every unique visit.

Does this mean I ditched out shareapic all together ? Nope, instead I took a work around for it. I place my image on my hosting but I linked the picture to my shareapic gallery. This way, the first time it loads, it will load it from my hosting but when my visitors click it for the full view, it will redirect to shareapic site.

So, how do I found out that shareapic is causing all the slow time load? Well, I used 2 websites to help me on that. Let’s start with the first website in this part and I’ll show you the other in the other part.

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WP : Upgrading to WordPress 2.6.3 the easy way

Here’s a short tutorial for you guys. As you guys know, WordPress 2.6.3 is out now. This is to fix a minor security vulnerability in WP 2.6.2 on the Snoopy library.

Here’s what wordpress.org development says about it.

A vulnerability in the Snoopy library was announced today. WordPress uses Snoopy to fetch the feeds shown in the Dashboard. Although this seems to be a low risk vulnerability for WordPress users, we wanted to get an update out immediately. 2.6.3 is available for download right now

You can download the latest wordpress version from here .

Another easy way to upgrade is by using WordPress Automatic Upgrade or WPAU for short. For the tutorial, you can refer to my post here. It’s for the previous version upgrade but it should be the same anyway.

But for this upgrade, I even use an easier method. Here what you do. Download these 2 files

  1. class-snoopy.php
  2. version.php

And upload it to /wp-includes directory and replace the old file there. And voila, you’re done ! :halo:

WP : How to change file permission tutorial

On my previous post, I talked about How to change Read more in WordPress. Apparently, some people have some problem with the change, mostly because the problem with permission on the file that they’re trying to edit.

chmod is a unix command to change permission of a file. I don’t want to talk specifically on the command itself, but how to use it in changing permission for your theme files. If you’re interested in knowing more about chmod, you can read about it [here].

So, how to know if you’re WP file’s permission is not correctly defined? Refer to the screenshot below. If you see something like the one in the red box, then you need to change the file permission before you edit the file. Otherwise, you can save the changes that you made.

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