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In this article, we will be reviewing how to connect to your WordPress Optimized Template using SFTP as the connection medium.
SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) is the most secure way to upload files to your WordPress Optimized Template site. This article is intended specifically for connecting to a WordPress Optimized Template site using the free, cross-platform FTP client FileZilla, but the connection details should apply to any FTP client.Continue reading “Use SFTP To Connect To WordPress Optimized Template”
WordPress has a great GUI-based installation process however some use cases call for CLI! Or, maybe you just feel more at home in a terminal, either way this article will show you how to get your WordPress site setup with just a terminal, using WP-CLI, and maybe a sprinkle of SSH.
In order to be able to install WordPress manually using WP-CLI you will first need to create a new database for the WordPress install. You will need to know how to find your SSH credentials as well as being used to using Terminal or Putty and WP-CLI.Continue reading “Installing WordPress using WP-CLI”
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Do You Need W3TC?
The short answer is an overwhelming Yes!
W3 Total Cache is currently the best WordPress plugin for cache-based, performance optimization. W3 Total Cache improves the overall speed of your site by caching multiple elements on your pages which improves the overall responsiveness of your webserver.
Why should I change my admin URL?Most Content Management Systems (CMS’s) have a unique identifying login URL. For example, WordPress uses
Preparing to Run CommandsThe package for WP-CLI is called image-optimize. To be able to use this package, you will need to login to your site’s server and update WP-CLI. You can update WP-CLI by running the following command:
wp cli updateNext, you will need to install a number of libraries that the package uses to optimizes jpeg, png and gif images with these commands:
sudo apt-get install jpegoptim sudo apt-get install optipng sudo apt-get install pngquant sudo apt-get install gifsicleNow you can install the stable version of the image-optimize package with this command:
wp package install typisttech/image-optimize-command:@stable
Optimizing Site ImagesThe following are examples of the commands to run after a WordPress core update:
wp image-optimize mu-plugins wp image-optimize plugins wp image-optimize themes wp image-optimize wp-admin wp image-optimize wp-includesYou can use this command to regenerate all thumbnails on a site.
wp media regenerate --yesYou may need to limit how many images that image-optimize will process in a single back. To limit the batch size, you just need to add the –limit flag to the end of the batch command and specify the amount, as shown in these examples:
wp image-optimize batch --limit=500 wp image-optimize batch --limit=1000 wp image-optimize batch --limit=2500 wp image-optimize batch --limit=5000When using the image-optimize WP-CLI command, server CPU usage may be intensive, so run the batch commands in smaller sizes during the off hours times on your site. You can track CPU usage whilst running a batch optimize command by using htop. You can install and run htop using the following commands:
sudo apt-get install htop htopTo use htop to monitor server load, keep a terminal window open while the batch optimize command is running in another terminal window. In our testing, the CPU usage was not too high.
1.61GB/3.74GB Memory usage 180M - 3.86GB Swap
Restoring Optimized ImagesBefore images are optimized backup versions are created, which means that you can restore at any time to a backup file and replace out the optimized version. For example, Attachment 123 was optimized using this command:
wp image-optimize attachment 123To restore the attachment for 123 the command to run would be:
wp image-optimize restore 123You can use the wp media regenerate command to regenerate a specific media file.
wp media regenerate 123Being able to optimize the images in your WordPress sites media library will reduce the amount of storage needed for your site. Optimization will also improve the speed and performance of your site for visitors, improving user experience and satisfaction.