10 htaccess Hacks To Speedup WordPress

Today’s post may be a bit more technical than my usual posts, but these htaccess tweaks have made such a big difference to my wordpress blog, that I just had to share them.

Editing a .htacess file may seem daunting, but as long as you backup your old file using a FTP client, then you can’t go wrong. The tweaks in this great guide allow you to:

  • 1 – Redirect WordPress RSS feeds to feedburner with htaccess
  • 2 – Remove /category/ from your WordPress url
  • 3 – Using browser cache
  • 4 – Compress static data
  • 5 – Redirect Day and name permalinks to /%postname%/
  • 6 – How to: Deny comment posting to no referrer requests
  • 7 – Redirect visitors to a maintenance page
  • 8 – Protect your WordPress blog from hotlinking
  • 9 – Allow only your IP adress on the wp-admin directory
  • 10 – Banning a WordPress Spammer With htaccess

To read the htaccess tweaks in full click here

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