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I ran across these suggested htaccess edits. Is this a good practice? Is this something I should implement on my wordpress site?:

<IfModule mod_expires.c>
ExpiresActive On
ExpiresByType image/jpg "access plus 1 year"
ExpiresByType image/jpeg "access plus 1 year"
ExpiresByType image/gif "access plus 1 year"
ExpiresByType image/png "access plus 1 year"
ExpiresByType text/css "access plus 1 month"
ExpiresByType application/pdf "access plus 1 month"
ExpiresByType text/x-javascript "access plus 1 month"
ExpiresByType application/x-shockwave-flash "access plus 1 month"
ExpiresByType image/x-icon "access plus 1 year"
ExpiresDefault "access plus 2 days"
</IfModule>
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Yes, it is a good practice, but no, it is not on topic here. BTW: It must be access plus 1 year, note the plus. :) –  toscho Apr 18 '12 at 3:43
    
Thanks for the comment –  Tim Apr 18 '12 at 15:24
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This is definitely good practice. Having the browser cache pages and resources is a great way to speed up page loading as well as reduce bandwidth usage on your server.

I recommend checking out Google's PageSpeed for more tips on how to improve the performance of your web pages.

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Thanks for the link and comment –  Tim Apr 18 '12 at 15:25
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yes, this is great practice.

I would also encourage you to checkout appcache. If you add one year to any file, it's good to make it browser-ready (AddType text/cache-manifest .appcache)

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