Enable GZIP output compression

Adding this PHP code to your functions.php of your wordpress theme will enable GZIP output compression with zlib if available.

Code Snippet:

if(extension_loaded("zlib") && (ini_get("output_handler") != "ob_gzhandler"))
add_action('wp', create_function('', '@ob_end_clean();@ini_set("zlib.output_compression", 1);'));

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  1. Wow, great tip. My personal WP blog is significant faster.

    One thing that I’m nervous is about to implement on the commercial site, is this effect to the google ranking?

    1. I find people say a wide range of things, i would just give it a try and use webmaster tools to check and make sure things are working properly if not then disable it if you have no problems run with it.

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