I am working to optimize a couple of sites, and I’ve gone through the low-hanging fruit of optimizing caching and compression, and now I’m looking at time to first byte and plugin weight.
I’m running initial tests on my VPS test server (just updated to 1.5GB memory). Here’s the results for BB plugin under WP Performance Profiler:
Here’s the results for the theme:
That’s a pretty good chunk of the processing time (between 1.5 and 2 seconds, depending on the page).
Do you have any suggestions for optimizing the plugin usage for speed? One of the sites I’m optimizing can be cached, but one is a membership site, and therefore cannot be cached, so I’d love recommendations if there are things I can simplify in the site design (or any other suggestions) to boost the processing speed.