Make WordPress site faster (part 2)

This post carries on from a previous one make wordpress site faster. In that post I did the easiest stuff to do from now on it gets slightly more difficult. At some point if your not a geek it gets to be too much hassle. I’ll let you decide when that is.

After I finished writing that post I enabled mod page speed on my site. On my hosting its a yes/no thing but there are lots of options if you can fiddle. I had to do some testing but nothing was actually broken at least as far as I’ve discovered so far.
So now I have

  • Google pagespeed tool : Page Speed Score of 86 (out of 100)
  • Yslow Overall performance score 83

Which is quite weird because Yslow hasn’t really changed where as mod page speed upped the google page speed score by 20. But yslow contains some pointers on where I’m going wrong
This page has 7 external Javascript scripts. Try combining them into one.
This page has 3 external stylesheets. Try combining them into one.
So thats what to do next……