WordPress 3.6.1 Site Speed Tweaking

WordPress 3.6.1 Site Speed Tweaking for Site Speed Optimization

Site speed tweaking

What is Woorank?

“We are doing our best everyday to help you “woo” the search engine rankings in your own way.

The WooRank is a dynamic grade on a 100-point scale that represents your internet marketing effectiveness at any given time. (The average score is 50.)

The WooRank is based on a website review of 70 factors, ranging from keywords to usability and social monitoring. Far more than a number, the WooRank review provides you with valuable insights and tips to help you take the online world by storm. Read more on Woorank.

The First Point on the Woorank Report is About Images



Images have medium impact, so it is easy to resolve.


We found 21 images on this web page out of which ten images have their alt attributes empty or missing.

1) Bug – Woorank is not refreshing my report even when I have fixed all the alt tags.
2) Bug – My Woorank screenshot is not working as our server is blocking the screen shot.

Waiting for Woorank to provide us with a list of their IP addresses, so that we can white list it in our firewall.

Update – WooRank can not give their IPs because it may pose a security risk to them.

Testing with SEO Cert Report – All the Images are Fixed


SEO Cert

Now, Running the Same Report on Woorank



I still get ten alt tags missing, even when all have been fixed.

Update on the new report shows all images have been fixed.

Now, Considering the GTmetrix Report


Wordpress 3.6.1 Site Speed Test on GTMetrix

Specify image dimensions D (64) 50%  – Now C (70) 50%

Now, Considering the Reports Again on Woorank



All my images alt tags are fixed but is not showing on Woorank

Now, Considering the Reports Again on Woorank



Mobile Optimization – It looks like I am missing this icon apple-touch-icon-precomposed.png. I have added it and the report has been updated to achieve the desired results regarding WordPress 3.6.1 site speed tweaking.

I have fixed a bunch of stuff on www.markdescande.com and most reports seem to be good now  

Fresh Reports After WordPress 3.6.1 Site Speed Tweaking


Woorank Report


Wordpress Site Speed Woorank Report

Looking good, over all nice tools.


WooRanks ROCKS, give them a try, it will help you boost your website for speed. 

Pingdom Report


Pingdom Website Speed Test

Pingdom 858ms Load time for www.markdescande.com

Web Page Performace Test Report



WebPagetest Test Result at Dulles on www.markdescande.com

Getting A Rating was So Easy

I took some help from Autoptimize and WP Super Cache and yes lots of work from me

What was the GT SCORE !


Latest Performance Report for http www.markdescande.con GTmetrix

Recap: To get your wordpress 3.6.1 site speed tweaking done, get a great host, or book me through UpWork. I will make your wordpress site super fast

Oh Yes! I forgot to share my cheat sheet with you.

1)     Add to this to the top of your .htaccess file

<IfModule mod_deflate.c>

AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/html text/xml text/css text/plain

AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE image/svg+xml application/xhtml+xml application/xml

AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/rdf+xml application/rss+xml application/atom+xml

AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/javascript application/javascript application/x-javascript

AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/x-font-ttf application/x-font-otf

AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE font/truetype font/opentype



<IfModule mod_expires.c>

ExpiresActive On

ExpiresByType image/jpg “access 1 year”

ExpiresByType image/jpeg “access 1 year”

ExpiresByType image/gif “access 1 year”

ExpiresByType image/png “access 1 year”

ExpiresByType text/css “access 1 month”

ExpiresByType text/html “access 1 month”

ExpiresByType application/pdf “access 1 month”

ExpiresByType text/x-javascript “access 1 month”

ExpiresByType application/x-shockwave-flash “access 1 month”

ExpiresByType image/x-icon “access 1 year”

ExpiresDefault “access 1 month”


2)     Add this to wp-config.php file

define(‘WP_POST_REVISIONS’, 3);

define(‘WP_DEBUG’, false);

define(‘WP_MEMORY_LIMIT’, ‘128M’);

define(‘WP_MAX_MEMORY_LIMIT’, ‘256M’);


WordPress Site Speed Expert, Speeding up WordPress sites across the Globe

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Today, Speed is a matter of great concern, and I don't only optimize but re-energize. I am also a lifetime WPMU Dev member.

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I am the WordPress Speed Energizer Wiz, and I am always hunting around to find slow running websites. I know, these websites need me in order to live a long and healthy life.
Only the wordpress sites powered with speed, capable of running at full throttle are going to survive in this tough and competitive world of Internet.

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