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How to enable gzip?

  • Hello,

    As in title – how to enable gzip option in “single” WP instalation? I see I can do this by setting Gzipcompression to (probably) 1 in WP “multi” options (accessible from something.com/wp-admin/ms-sites.php?action=editblog&id=1), so I thought it may be present somewhere in single’s options too.

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  • Hi Rlyeh. The option to enable gzip compression was removed in WordPress 2.5 the logic being that Apache could handle it much more efficiently than PHP. However, many people don’t have root server access (as in shared hosting) so that leaves them out.

    I’ve not used WP Super Cache but I believe it has an option to enable gzip compression. Another option is Austin’s GZIP Plugin. I’ve not tried it either.

    Perhaps someone else may chime in if there is an easier (obvious) way to do it. 🙂

    gzip compression still exists in WordPress see below to find it:

    1. Login to your WordPress install as admin2. navigate to http://www.yoursite.com/wp-admin/options.php3. Scroll down to “gzipcompression” and change it’s field value to 1, which tells WordPress “true” for GZip Compression.4. Click Save.
    /wp-admin/options.php is “semi-hidden” options screen that will give you a break down of all definable options in your WordPress install. Some fields are editable and some or not for good reason.


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