Best Cypress search engine optimization advice on Implementing Gzip Compression on Your Blog
Now for the dirty work. Let’s look at how we can implement gzip compression on your own blog.
Copy and paste this code into your .htaccess file:
As long as the mod_deflate module has been uncommented on your server, your output will now be compressed in the gzip format. After placing this in your .htaccess, feel free to test your website for gzip compression here. If everything has been done correctly, you should see improved load times on all your pages.
You can also use gzip compression by adding a line of php code to your header.php WordPress file. Copy this code and paste it at the top of your file (right below the introduction text):
This will also send your content compressed as long as the mod_gzip module has been loaded on your server. However, I would only recommend this if you can’t use mod_deflate because this way is not quite as efficient as through .htaccess.
And there you have it! You have now reduced your page size and consequently optimized your site speed for your visitors! Gzip compression is a wonderful thing, so if you haven’t implemented it yet, get crackin’!
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