I really want to speed up my WordPress site (3.4.2), by using an appropriate plugin and also to get my head round using a CDN.
Now I see this plugin W3 Total Cache, and apparently it will help me do all this, but I also see forlorn enquiries like this post (now closed):
.. saying the plugin isn't being updated (I see it was last updated on 26 August 2011), and I also see what look like significant problems using it in conjunction with a CDN, like this one:
So, can anyone help me and advise me what to do? Do I need a plugin to interface with a CDN? Will a CDN deliver the speed increase on its own?
I realise this is a kind of noob question, but I'd be grateful for any pointers or links that would give me some up-to-date advice about how to speed up my kinda slow WordPress site.
Thanks in advance.