Grandpa's corner

grandpa's corner for 3D, programming and sweet memories

Category: WordPress

WordPress, skifte theme manuelt

Hvorfor skulle du ha behov for dette? Du tester et theme som f.eks. har en feil slik at du ikke får logget inn. Du har hørt om White Page Of Death?

1. Min leverandør,, bruker PhpMyAdmin.

2. I databasen kjørte jeg følgende sql-script:

UPDATE wp9_options SET option_value = ‘twentyeleven’ WHERE option_name = ‘template’;
UPDATE wp9_options SET option_value = ‘twentyeleven’ WHERE option_name = ‘stylesheet’;
UPDATE wp9_options SET option_value = ‘twentyeleven’ WHERE option_name = ‘current_theme’;

Speed up your WordPress Site 4

Looking at the Page source code from the test, I found something interesting:

All those stylesheets! Did I really need those photo galleries? Nope, I decided to remove them, the album, directory, everything.

I run the test again, and got:

Gallery removed

Now I’m feeling lucky!

– Grandpa –

Speed up your WordPress Site 3

The result page will show you something like:


I don’t think I have to say anything, just click at the waterfall-picture and you’ll se:


Now you’ll find your critical parts on your WordPress site.

One more thing you could do (important):

Activate the default WordPress Theme and run the test again. Maybe you will be surprised!

– Grandpa –

Speed up your WordPress site 2

I’m not trying to tell you that this is the one and only way to check the responsetime on your site, but it is something that worked for me.

At the frontpage, select the figure “By the Numbers”, The “Visual Comparision” is not interesting at this time. The next page will show you  5 points to consider:

pagetest_server 1:Enter Test URL

2: Choose Test Location

3: Choose a Configuration

4: Test options

5: Submit Test


1: Test URL.


That’s your site, of course

2: Test location:


Important note: Try running this test from at least two different servers. I got different results, and the best one, of course, from the German server because I live in Norway and I “Think” my host,, is located in Germany or Denmark. Choose the one that is close to your host.

3: Select the browser type and connection

Forget the rest and “click” the “Submit”-button.Now, get yourself a cup of coffee, you’ll need one minute or two waiting for the result.

Speed up your WordPress site 1

I have during the last months been fighting to get a better response time on my site until I stumbled upon this one:


From the webside:

This tool lets you test web pages that are directly accessible as an URL from the Internet. If you need to test a page inside of a firewall or something more complicated than a web page (an authenticated product like webmail for example) please download the desktop version of PageTest which this is based on.

It was very interesting , and after performing the test a few times (from different servers), the response time went down from (worst case) 17 seconds to 4 seconds after a few mods to my WordPress installation. I am not trying to say that this solution is the one and only, or the best one. This is just something that worked for me.

I will return with more detailed info in a few days.

Powered by WordPress & Theme by Anders Norén