Each of us wants his WordPress site to work correctly. However, it is necessary to take specific steps to make our site faster to get to that stage. Below you can find a total of nine such steps and read more about how to implement them. It is also vital to note that these steps are straightforward and significantly reduce WordPress website load time, response time, and more.
Opt for a Better Web Hosting Provider
One of the most common reasons our WordPress site is slow is a lower-quality web hosting provider. Of course, if we want better service, we also need to pay more. Fortunately, many web hosting services have pretty affordable prices today but still do the job very well. Some of the examples are SiteGround, Bluehost, and Hostinger.
Further, you can take a look at the offer and reviews and then choose the option that is best rated and that suits you best.
Be Careful When Choosing Your WordPress Theme
The WordPress theme is a vital part of your site because it determines the layout of our website. However, some themes may seem reasonable at first glance due to many dynamic elements, attractive colors, widgets, etc. But, there is another factor here.
All of the above dramatically affects the speed of our WordPress site, so it is necessary to take care of that as well. A good theme must be optimized so it wouldn’t slow down the site. Therefore, be careful when choosing your WordPress theme.
Reduce Image Sizes
One of the most important contributors is images of the slowdown of our site. They take up a lot of space and also are very difficult to process.
However, this is why you should reduce the size of your image. Of course, you should do this in a way so that their quality is not lost. You can achieve this by using tools like Photoshop or some of the many plugins designed for this. We want to mention that Optimole, WP Smush, and EWWW Image Optimizer are just some of the tools you won’t regret using.
Caching Plugin and Caching Mechanisms Will Help You
The cache is a collection of temporarily stored data for quick access upon request. Furthermore, we can collect cache within our website. After some time, the amount of this data can be huge, so large that it dramatically slows down the work of our WordPress site.
To solve this problem, try using some WordPress caching plugins (W3 Total Cache, WP Super Cache, WP Rocket). These days, it is not rare that we can see these plugins combined with advanced caching mechanisms like Varnish.
Try Using a CDN
People from different parts of the world will visit your site, so there may often be a situation where they will be significantly away from where your site is hosted. Then the so-called CDNs (Content Delivery Networks) come to your aid. Content Delivery
This article was written by Ramiz Plancic and originally published on WP Pluginsify.