Speed Up! your WordPress with Google Gears

James has a post, wherein he inform us that after he “SVN WordPress 2.6”, he saw a new “Speed Up!” text, and clicking, it revealed support for Google Gears which lead to some pleasant surprises: Having installed the Google Gears plugin for my browser, I clicked the “Enable Google Gears” button, and this is what I saw: As you […]

James has a post, wherein he inform us that after he “SVN WordPress 2.6”, he saw a new “Speed Up!” text, and clicking, it revealed support for Google Gears which lead to some pleasant surprises:

Having installed the Google Gears plugin for my browser, I clicked the “Enable Google Gears” button, and this is what I saw:

As you can see, my browser is downloading all the information it needs so that WordPress doesn’t need to connect to the internet for certain information.

What has WordPress made faster:

As a side note and introduction to what has been sped up, here’s a little rant.

I personally LOVE the changes that were implemented with WordPress 2.5.

But, some of the new features (and features I’ve just started using now that I use the Visual Editor) just aren’t as cool thanks to the not-so-great internet speeds in South Africa.

For example, if you want to create a link. Every time you click the link icon in the editor’s toolbar, it has to download the same stuff over and over…

Well, it looks to me like the WordPress Google Gears implementation has solved that. The link and the “insert embedded media” popups are now instantaneous!

Source:→ Ajaxian