Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Leverage Browser Caching Wordpress Using htaccess

Leverage browser caching to make your webpages faster. If you can leverage browser caching, you can increase website speed considerably. As Google starts considering site speed as a SEO parameter, Webmasters can leverage browser caching to improve site speed and get better search engine rankings.

Open up your .htaccess file and paste in the following directives at the top of the file

<IfModule mod_expires.c>
ExpiresActive On
ExpiresByType image/jpg "access 1 year"
ExpiresByType image/jpeg "access 1 year"
ExpiresByType image/gif "access 1 year"
ExpiresByType image/png "access 1 year"
ExpiresByType text/css "access 1 month"
ExpiresByType text/html "access 1 month"
ExpiresByType application/pdf "access 1 month"
ExpiresByType text/x-javascript "access 1 month"
ExpiresByType application/x-shockwave-flash "access 1 month"
ExpiresByType image/x-icon "access 1 year"
ExpiresDefault "access 1 month"