I’ve added two different plugins to attempt to…

I’ve added two different plugins to attempt to improve the performance of the site. One, Lazy Load, should load images as they appear on the screen, rather than loading all of the avatars immediately. The other is called WordPress Minify, which should compress CSS and javascript.

I’ve also turned off the call for gravatars using a function from the buddypress codex. Given that everyone within the community has Doppelme avatars, this scan is unnecessary.

add_filter( ‘bp_core_fetch_avatar_no_grav’, ‘__return_true’ );

I’m still contemplating some different cache items, but all experience with such functions seem to hamper the responsiveness of the activity stream.

It will be interesting to see if these changes are noticeable once the site starts seeing visitors again tomorrow.