Properly display page loading times in WordPress
While preparing to launch this blog, I noticed a number of other sites that displayed how long the page took to create. Many of the solutions I found to add this functionality did not yield the proper result, so after much tinkering and looking for solutions on the interweb, I will share the product.
Access your WordPress installation by using FTP and find the folder for the template, which is located in /wp-content/themes/name of your theme. In this folder are a number of files, including header.php and footer.php. Open these two files in a text editor and add the following lines:
To the header.php file:
Add this at the very top of the file, on the second line.
To the footer.php file:
Add this next to “Powered by WordPress” and you should see the time on each page of your site.
[tags]Wordpress, timer, Akismet, PHP, blog, technology[/tags]