Today i will share how to Speed Up Your WordPress along with increasing the loading speed of Your WordPress Site. The speed (page loading speed) of your website is very impotent for site owners. If page loading speed very slow,That’s not only a hassle for repeat visitors but will cause you to lose subscribers and customers. Here I’ll cover all of the best ways that I’ve found to consistently speed up WordPress.
Why Site Speed Is Important ?
Google now includes site speed in it’s ranking algorithm. That means that your site’s speed effects SEO, so if your site is slow, you’re now losing visitors from impatience and reduced rankings in search engines. Also longer delay in page responsiveness reduced user satisfaction and you lost your 2-4% revenue for this.
How to Speed Up Your WordPress
- 1. Choose a good host
- 2. Start with a solid framework/theme
- 3. Use an effective caching plugin
- 4. Use a content delivery network (CDN)
- 5. Optimize images (automatically)
- 6. Optimize your homepage to load quickly
- 7. Optimize your WordPress database
- 8. Disable hotlinking and leeching of your content
- 9. Add an expires header to static resources
- 10. Adjust Gravatar images
- 11. Add LazyLoad to your images
- 12. Control the amount of post revisions stored
- 13. Turn off pingbacks and trackbacks
- 14. Replace PHP with static HTML, when necessary
- 15. Use CloudFlare etc.
Choose a good host:
The selection of good host is very important. So many people use shared host for their WordPress site. As a result, due to limited bandwidth, the site will down if so much traffic load on your site. So, for increasing the speed of your site, you are requested to reject the shared host.
Start with a solid framework/theme:
You might be surprised to here this, but the Twenty Fifteen “framework” (aka the default WP theme) is lightweight and quite speedy. That’s because they keep the “guts” simple; compare that to bloated frameworks which have tons of features that you will never use, slowing your site to a crawl. From my experience, the fastest loading premium framework is definitely the Thesis Theme Framework. It surpasses the basic WordPress themes by being far easier to customize. It’s an incredibly solid framework that won’t slow you down with excess plugins or custom edits.
Use an effective caching plugin:
The plugin of WordPress works very good but the cache plugin does so many works especially W3 Total Cache Plugin does a very good job of reducing the load time of the page. There are so many free plugin in WP.org which usages are very easy.
Use a content delivery network (CDN):
Content Delivery Network or CDN is a third party system. It maintains the static files which files increase the loading time of sites.
Optimize images (automatically):
If the size of the image on the site is large then, reduce the page loading time. There is a site named Smush.it in Yahoo which reduces the size of the image by keeping the same quality of the image. There is a site named in WordPress is WP-Smush IT which optimizes the image.
Optimize your homepage to load quickly:
Visitors land in homepage in many times. So, for reducing the loading time then, it is very important to optimize the site.
The number of ways you can optimize the home page:
This isn’t one thing but really a few easy things that you can do to ensure that your homepage loads quickly, which probably is the most important part of your site because people will be landing there the most often.
Things that you can do include:
- Show excerpts instead of full posts
- Reduce the number of posts on the page (I like showing between 5-7)
- Remove unnecessary sharing widgets from the home page (include them only in posts)
- Remove inactive plugins and widgets that you don’t need
- Keep in minimal! Readers are here for content, not 8,000 widgets on the homepage
- Overall, a clean and focused homepage design will help your page not only look good, but load quicker as well.
Disable hotlinking and leeching of your content:
Generally, the problem arises when other sites directly link to your site by their article image ad make the server load. If you make a custom image regularly, then you can reduce the site’s loading speed.
Add LazyLoad to your images:
Lazy Load is such kind of process which loads image of a tune. It loads the images when the visitor watches the tune by scroll down. The Lazy Load process does not load all images, so the loading speed of the site is increased. You may use jQuery Image Lazy Load plug in for automatic use.
Turn off pingbacks and trackbacks:
By default, WordPress interacts with other blogs that are equipped with pingbacks and trackbacks.Every time another blog mentions you, it notifies your site, which in turn updates data on the post. Turning this off will not destroy the backlinks to your site, just the setting that generates a lot of work for your site.
Use CloudFlare, along with the W3 Total Cache plugin discussed above, are a really potent combination (they integrate with each other) that will greatly improve not only the speed, but the security of your site.
You can also read: How to rank high in Google’s search results
Minimize HTTP Requests, Minify Resources, Enable compression, Enable browser caching, Optimize images, Optimize CSS Delivery, Reduce the number of plugins you use on your site, Reduce redirects etc will help increasing the loading speed of Your WordPress Site. Thanks for reading! Please share this article if you enjoyed it.