Optimizing WordPress For Shared Hosting

/ PHP, Wordpress / by Paul Robinson / 111 Comments

There are lots of websites hosted on shared hosting in this age, and the majority are probably running WordPress. While it’s a great application once set up with plugins it isn’t the lightest one on the block. Here we are going to look at making WordPress as shared server friendly as possible.

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Using Timthumb with Imagemagick

/ PHP / by Paul Robinson / 71 Comments

Timthumb is an extremely popular thumbnail regeneration script, with built in caching. While it is an excellent script, it relies on GD which when combined with large images & a shared server is a disaster. Here is how to adapt timthumbs to work with ImageMagick.

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Custom Thumbnail Sizes Using The Attached Image & Timthumb

/ Wordpress / by Paul Robinson / 0 comments

I promised a while ago I would do this tutorial and I’m ashamed to say I never got round to it. I wouldn’t care it isn’t that complicated so it would have only taken me about 20-30 minutes to write. Oh well, better late than never. To use The Attached Image along with Timthumbs is easy. I am assuming you […]

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