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Enable GZIP Output Compression

Do you want to reduce the page load time and HTTP response time on your site? Enabling the GZIP output compression will help you achieve it. Simply add the following code to the functions.php file of your WordPress theme.

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

We hope this code has helped you enable GZIP output compression. You should also check out our guide on how to add SSL and HTTPS in WordPress.

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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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