Make your Magento store faster with these simple tweaks

Tips and Guides/ 22nd Nov 2016/Will Cook-Martin

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Making your Magento store as fast as possible isn’t normally a quick and easy process and can involve many hours of server and code optimisations.

A couple of quick and easy optimisations, are to combine CSS and JS files and flatten your catalog. Though you should really only do this if you have more than 1000 products.

I’ll detail how you can make your Magento store faster with these two simple tweaks below

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Combine CSS and JS files

1
Log into the Magento admin panel

Log into your admin panel by visiting the admin URL

This is by default www.yourdomain.com/index.php/admin unless you specified otherwise when installing Magento

magento_login

2

Navigate to System > Configuration

magento_system_configuration

3

Under the Advanced tab at the bottom of the left hand menu, click on “Developer”

magento_advanced_developer

4

Click the JavaScript and CSS Settings tabs to display a drop down box and select “Yes” in both of these drop down fields.

Click the “Save Config” button in the top right area of the page.

magento_developer_merge_css_js

5

Clear Magento’s cache.

Enable Flat Catalog

1
Log into the Magento admin panel

Log into your admin panel by visiting the admin URL

This is by default www.yourdomain.com/index.php/admin unless you specified otherwise when installing Magento

magento_login

2

Navigate to System > Configuration

magento_system_configuration

3

Under the Catalog tab on the left hand menu, click on the catalog link.

magento_catalog_settings

4

Click on the Frontend tab

Select “Yes” in the dropdowns for “Use Flat Catalog Category” and “Use Flat Catalog Product”

Click the “Save Config” button in the top right hand area of the page

magento_catalog_options

5

Clear Magento’s cache.

Will's our technical sales guy from the hills of Rossendale. A follower of Stoke City, father to Eddie, husband to Catherine and a fan of gadgets - oh and he's recently mastered the art of really slow DIY.
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