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  1. Jonny Allbut
    August 25, 2016 @ 8:09 am

    Hi Dave,
    thank you for your informative post and for sharing your expertise – you are doing some interesting work here and I pick up some nice tips from you reading your blog articles.

    This may sound like a bit of a silly question given the content of this post, but would you recommend using the same tools to purely analyse theme performance please – or are there different techniques you’d recommend? I don’t want to just analyse database/query performance but especially PHP performance too 😉


    • Dave H.
      August 25, 2016 @ 9:26 am

      Yes – you can use the Xdebug profiler to analyse theme performance too. As you can see from the screenshots in the examples I was doing, I was focused on pages where I knew the plugins were causing slowdown, but if you use the same techniques you can analyse the theme functions and anything basically – it all uses PHP and the Xdebug profiler works at the PHP level.


  2. Jonny Allbut
    August 30, 2016 @ 3:54 pm

    Cheers buddy – thanks for the advice 😉


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