Performance issues continued

Saturday, May 3. 2008

Hopefully I managed to resolve the ridiculous performance issues now. I've checked my installed event plugins one by one, and found out, that the CSS browser compatibility plugin, the statistics plugin and the Gravatar plugin had a bad influence onto the blog loading times. I deactivated those, and now the site opens a lot faster.

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Blog performance issues

Sunday, April 13. 2008

Currently I'm desperately seeking for the reason of the pretty slow page reproduction of my weblog. It takes about 7 seconds before the page finally begins to load. I moved to a faster server, but almost no improvement. It seems to be a database issue. But somehow I can't get the s9y debugging tool to work properly..

Update: I discovered a problem with a wrong set file path in my css and therefore could optimized the page a little, since loading the style sheet took quite long. But the DB problem persists :-(

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New Blog Plugin: Favatar/Gravatar

Saturday, November 10. 2007

Although the service and the according s9y-plugin exist for quite some time, it took me until today to include it into my Weblog. It is a simple tool, which tries to allocate avatar pictures to comments. There are two methods to accomplish that. First it looks up, whether an avatar icon for the given email address is stored in the Gravatar database. If it is not successful there, it checks the given homepage URL for a favicon. Since the service is free and there are quite some pages using it, I would like to encourage all comment writers to register at

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