General Server Configuration Site Optimization

Leverage Browser Caching in IIS Web.config

Google’s Page Speed test recommends the we leverage browser caching. To do this in Windows using IIS, open the site’s web.config and add a client caching directive:

<clientCache cacheControlMode=”UseMaxAge” cacheControlMaxAge=”365.00:00:00″/>

**There are “per file” rules that can be applied but this seems to be sufficient for Google

Site Optimization Wordpress

Speed Optimization Tips From WPMU Dev

Pasting this here for future reference (from an email generated by WPMU Dev):

Site speed isn’t all about images though – there are heaps of other things to look at, too. I’ve collected a few posts from our blog that nicely sum up what you should look at to get your site operating at 100% optimal speed.

Here’s a quick overview of five areas to work on

This one is a comparison of a few top caching plugins (WP Super Cache, W3 Total Cache and WP Rocket)

A simple list of the 10 fastest WordPress themes

You like image optimization, so here’s some more detail about that

This is a big 22 step outline of every aspect of optimizing speed on your wordpress site

And finally, an in-depth drill-down on how we managed to get a WordPress site to a 91/100 on Google Pagespeed Insights

Site Optimization

Get rid of unwanted CSS and Javascript


You may need to use tools such as Chrome’s Audit Developer Tool, JSLintDust-Me SelectorsCSS or build tools such as grunt-uncss.