How to optimize WordPress database when using WPML multilanguage plugin

When e-commerce services are considered, things with database size and web site speed tend to get very complicated. Large number of products, revisions of products, multiple number of images, comments etc., are only some of the elements that influence web site speed and database optimization. Introducing multi-language mechanism as additional feature to e-commerce service (or online shop if you prefer better) creates  additional layer of complexity to be handled.

This additional layer of complexity is the reason why most of a web site owners spend large amounts of time, countless efforts and think about various ideas to cope with optimizations. Let’s take, as an example, WordPress based web site, with WooCommerce shop, with 100+ products, several payment gateways and multi-language mechanism implemented with one of popular multi-language plugins, such as WPML.

WPML support forums are full of various questions on how to optimize WPML database size. It’s important to understand that WPML is premium and reliable product, but IT IS additional layer to already existing web site, so the quality of site alone will of course influence behavior of this (or any other) plugin.

However, there are things web site owners and developers CAN DO to optimize database and to make their web sites run faster with WordPress + WPML + (probably) WooCommerce + various additional plugins. In order to separate concerns better we can divide optimizations to two sections:

  • Database optimizations related directly to WPML plugin
  • General WordPress database optimizations (that can be applied even if WPML or WooCommerce is not present)

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Boosting your WordPress visits with Twitter

Have you ever wondered how some people got all those engagements on their web sites, blogs, etc.? I bet you see all those bloggers becoming super successful in gathering audience for their work, but you simply don`t know where to start. We have some cool ideas for you.

One of the most popular ways for boosting your WordPress web sites on social media is Twitter. Of course, now you think how it is pretty impossible for you to find your place on that platform, but if you have good content, only sky is the limit. These few tips we have for you proved to be very efficient for us, so now it`s all up to you 🙂 Read More