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Speed Up your WordPress site with these easy steps

by Rob Stephen getaprogrammer

An optimised and fast-loading site always gains more attention than a slow one. If you are using WordPress, then follow these tips suggested by an expert WordPress Developer to speed up your site. 

Improving your site’s performance is something you need to take care of. Remember, people like to browse sites that load fast and perform well with all features and functionalities. If you are building the site with WordPress, then you need to consider the web host first, to begin with, the optimisation process. Apart from this, there are many tools you can use to speed up a WordPress site.

Now, let’s see what an expert WordPress Developer has said about it.

 

Here are the tips to boost your WordPress site’s speed.

 

Choosing the right host is important:

Before proceeding with the development process, it is always recommended to choose the right host for the site. Ask the hosting provider about it and the compatibility of the host with WordPress. Also, ask about the best ways to make the WordPress site faster. This will help you to optimise the site faster and with more efficiency. 

 

Install effective caching plugins:

A very common method of boosting the performance and speed of a WordPress site is by using effective cache plugins. Such plugins can store the ultimate view of the site for future visitors. This means that WordPress will not have to display the view individually for every person visiting the site. This data may include JS and CSS codes, HTML, fonts, flash files, and images. 

 

Using a CDN can be the best idea:

A CDN or Content Delivery network can never disappoint you when speeding up a WordPress site. A CDN reduces the loading time, irrespective of the number of pages the site has, and the type of site it is. And it works best with WordPress. 

 

Compress the media files:

Uploading large videos and files can significantly slow down a WordPress site. In this case, you need to compress the files to reduce the loading time thereby increasing the speed of the site. There are many free plugins in WordPress that can automatically reduce the file dimensions. With these plugins, you won’t have to open each file separately to compress. In simple words, it can be said that the shorter the files you upload, the less will be the loading time. 

 

Compress the size of your WordPress site:

Just like the above point, if you reduce the size of the entire site, the loading time will also get reduced to a great extent, thereby increasing the speed of the site. 

 

Optimise the site’s homepage:

Optimising the homepage of your WordPress site is another way to speed it up. Make your home simple with no cluttered content and unnecessary tools and widgets. Displaying too much content, too many images, posts, etc. can make the page heavy, which can ultimately increase the loading time. The cleaner the site’s homepage, the faster it will load. 

 

Update your site:

Update your WordPress every time a new version is introduced. Newer the version, more and better will be the features with better plugins, themes, and other functionalities. But, be sure to test the version before updating your site. 

 

Remove the unnecessary CSS and Javascript files:

Reducing the Java and CSS files can reduce the server response time thereby minifying the Java and CSS file sizes. On reducing these, you will get to notice the faster loading of your site. It will also help in saving bandwidth usage. 

 

Always use lightweight themes:

There are innumerable themes in WordPress. But while choosing one, you need to be sure of picking a lightweight theme. Lighter the theme faster will be your site. 

 

So, these are the smart tips you can follow for improving your WordPress site’s performance and speed. Remember, a speedy website is always more impressive and interesting to explore as people do not have so much time to sit for long just to browse your site no matter how popular your business or brand is. 

 

Rob Stephen is a highly skilled and experienced WordPress Developer of GetAProgrammer, a well-known Software development company in Sydney. The author’s main objective to write this article is to help out the developers in building faster and high performing WordPress sites for different businesses. 


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Created on Apr 24th 2020 05:56. Viewed 223 times.

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