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Page speed improvements in DotNetNuke 6.1+

Posted on 7/20/2012 by Neal Hohman

Beginning with DotNetNuke 6.1, site owners have noticed a marked decrease in the amount of time it takes for their web pages to load. DotNetNuke has made it a recent priority to improve the page download speed by modifying the way requests are made to the server. In short, it makes DotNetNuke a much faster loading content management system immediately out of the box.

In DNN 6 there were 22 CSS/JavaScript requests. In DNN 6.1, only 8. On the DNN Blog, they explain:

In general there are three key components for improving client side performance:

  1. Reduce the number of requests to the server. 
  2. Reduce the size of the files being requested where possible. 
  3. Serve only resources that are actually needed on a given page. 

In addition to the improvement you'll see immediately, there's a Client Resources Admin module that can optimize your DNN site further and make it easier to manage the resources the site is loading.

The Client Resource Admin module running on our site.

You can download the Client Resource Admin module from the link on this page.

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