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I’ve been working to dramatically reduce page load times on my site. Load times were reduced from 6 seconds to about 3 just by minifying content, using a CDN for static resources and generally removing scripts images that were not required.

My main issues ended up being a slow server using cheap hosting and an SSL certificate that marginally increases the download time.

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The load times of just under 2 seconds were achieved

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The above rules were required in CloudFlare to get it working correctly with WordPress, the first rule turns off caching for the admin area and a few other bits and pieces. The second rule ensures page preview works. Both these rules completely do away with caching at all levels.

The last rule is the catch all for everything not included in the above two rules. it caches everything on the domain.


WordPress developer

in Belfast, Northern Ireland

I’ve been developing WordPress websites for 10 years and am always looking for the next exciting project from personal blog, community portal or business website. Why not get in touch to see if I can help you with yours.

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Hello, I'm Keith, a website developer in Belfast, Northern Ireland working with PHP, Magento, Shopify and WordPress.

I've been building websites for over 10 years, from custom website development to bespoke web applications, Shopify and Magento ecommerce and Online Leaning Environments. I've worked on a range of projects and am always looking out for the next interesting project.