Timthumb, MaxCDN, W3 Total Cache, wp_get_attachment_image_src

Timthumb is a great piece of software used by many theme designers for thumbnail generation and manipulation. It does an excellent job resizing images, but it is also likely the biggest performance bottleneck to your site speed. The little script gets called into action whenever a page with thumbnails, such as index, home page, is viewed. Imaging how many PHP executions may be called on a busy site! Once timthumb has generated the thumbnails and images stored in the … [Read more...]

Speed Up WordPress Websites

There are many factors, slowing or speeding up your WordPress sites. They can be classified in the following categories, although in reality all they are related and need to be considered or thought through in concert. Themes Like you shop for clothing, you want something simple but elegant. Your target audience will help you decide what style of theme you will use. There are many free and paying themes. Several things to consider in choosing a theme. Paying vs free … [Read more...]