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Two days back I took the decision to move from All in One SEO to Yoast’s WordPress SEO plugin. WordPress SEO automatically adds several new columns to the posts admin screen. Coupled with the columns that Jetpack adds, along with those added by my Top 10 and Where did you go from here plugins, I ended up with the post title column being one character long!
Many weeks back after much deliberation, I decided to give CloudFlare a shot. As they describe themselves…
CloudFlare protects and accelerates any website online. Once your website is a part of the CloudFlare community, its web traffic is routed through our intelligent global network. We automatically optimize the delivery of your web pages so your visitors get the fastest page load times and best performance. We also block threats and limit abusive bots and crawlers from wasting your bandwidth and server resources. The result: CloudFlare-powered websites see a significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks.
CloudFlare offers both free and paid plans. You can check out a comparison between the various plans as well as see all that you have for offer. If you’re running a huge site, getting a paid plan is definitely a great option. It definitely works out cheaper than running your own server.
If you’ve decided to take the plunge, here is how you can go about speeding up your website. Note that you’ll need to be able to have access to change the nameservers for your domains, as well as add and activate a WordPress plugin (optional).
Follow my guide below to add your website to CloudFlare. I’ll walk you through how I added my site on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to CloudFlare.
Google’s Video Chat feature allows you to easily hold a video conversation with your Gmail, iGoogle, and Orkut contacts. All you need is a webcam, speakers / headphones, and a microphone attached to your computer. Then you get the video and chat plugin from here.
10 Best Tips for WordPress Optimization covers ten things you can do to make your website faster. Among these are installing cleaning up your WordPress plugins and themes, installing caching plugins, enabling PHP and mySQL caching and links to other articles on optimizing Apache etc.