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Slow homepage

January 27th, 2006

Something is slowing down my homepage. Could be the flickr feed, could be the del.icio.us links, could be the amount of entries pulled through by title (though i doubt it). I’ll look into it when i get a minute but for now please accept my apologies if you had to wait a long time to read this.

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5 Responses to “Slow homepage”

  1. justin perkins

    Make sure you have caching set-up on any web service you consume, I wasn’t doing that with last.fm and my site was major slow. Caching fixed it in a snap.

  2. Guy Carberry

    Had a feeling that would be the case. I’ll certainly do that. Thanks for the tip Justin.

  3. Guy Carberry

    I’ve now activate the flickr cache folder in the wordpress flickr rss plugin and it seems to have sped things up a bit. Any recommendations for a decent way of displaying del.icio.us links via wordpress? At the moment im using feeddigest which is perhaps not such a great idea if their servers are running slow..

  4. Justin

    Glad that helped a little bit 🙂

    I don’t know what plugins are available for WordPress, but if I was going to consume delicious I would use magpie. I just discovered it a few weeks ago, but I’m already hooked. I can’t think of any other way I’d want to utilize RSS with PHP.

  5. Guy Carberry

    Magpie looks to be exactly what I need. I’ll install it and see how things go. Thanks for the tip.