6 Key Tips to Speed Up Your WordPress Website
I personally feel if any website is taking too much time to load then I would love to search for alternatives. I don’t want to wait more for any website to load because Google is smart enough to search another website for the same purpose. I have already written about “how to reduce loading time of websites?”.
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Now I am writing this post to tell you some cool tips and tweaks which will help you to boost up speed of our WordPress blog:
Tip #1. Use Plugins for caching:
Again you have various plugins which will help you to speed up your website by loading appropriate cached content to visitors. Your website does not need to load every single script and other elements on it. It will reduce your bandwidth usage by a huge ratio and will prevent your site going down during traffic-spikes. Here are best three plugins that will help you:
This is one of the most popular handy plugin to increase speed of your WordPress site. WP Super Cache generates an HTML version of your web-pages for faster loading and less server loads.
It is also a great plugin for achieving caching, I prefer it to everyone. It caches the pages of your blog thus offers a reduced page loading time and instant second page views.
This plugin will reduce size of all images on your site so that they can load faster. This is simple an image compression plugin that will be helpful to get significant increase in speed.
Now this was some thing that will be done through plugin. Since installing more plugins in your blog will put a negative effect on its speed. So choose any one plugin for your blog from the above mentioned plugin. And lets continue with the topic and see some other tweaks for speeding up WordPress sites:
Tip #2.Reduce use of CSS files to as few as possible:
You can combine multiple CSS files into one main file. Simply copy the code from individual CSS files and put them into the main style.css or a custom.css file in your theme. This will help your WordPress theme load faster. Fortunately to do this task you have one plugin “WP Minify” for this task.
Same as CSS files, you need to put all your java script code into one main file. WP Minify plugin will also help you to do this.
Tip #5. Use fewer plugins if possible:
Use of less plugins will give stability to your WordPress site. Because you never know which plugin is properly coded and which is not, improper coding always puts negative effect on your blog’s speed. So its better if you use a theme that has most of the functionality built-in. I am not saying that don’t use plugins. Plugins are also helpful in WordPress optimization and there are many big tasks that can be easily accomplished by plugins. So just stick to only essential plugins.
Tip #6. Speed up image loading:
If you don’t have good server then you can use Amazon S3 storage service to upload and host your files. The images will load faster than usual and your visitors won’t have to wait long. This is especially important for sites having loads of images. You can use the Amazon S3 for WordPress plugin to streamline image uploading and inserting into your posts and pages.
It’s all up to you to choose essential plugins for your WordPress site. I hope this post will help you in some way, also please do share how you take care of your site’s speed.