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Optimize WordPress Website Page Speed

10 Easy Ways To Optimize WordPress Website Page Speed.

WordPress is a top rated platform used by bloggers, businesses and other type popular organizations to develop there website/blogs. But the main problem it is suffer from is, it can be quite slow.

Without taking the right precautions, you could end up with a sluggish site.

That’s not only a hassle for repeat visitors, but will cause you to lose subscribers and customers.

In this quick post, I’ll cover all of the best ways that I’ve found to consistently optimize your WordPress website page speed, so user can avail your website as much fast as it can be and also to get a good ranking in search, now a days a good website which is SEO OPTIMIZED also have a good page speed and with good page speed you will get search engine ranking mean more customers/users. Lets start optimizing our WordPress website page speed.

How To Optimize WordPress website page speed

 

1. Selecting a Good Host

By choosing a good host mean you will get high speed server on which your WordPress website will be host not only that but you will get lower page down time or no down time for your website and your website will be up forever and when your wordpress blog/website is up search engine will crawl your website daily and you will get better ranking (page speed is related to SEO).so selecting a good shared hosting is the essential part of blogging.

The only wordpress host i contineously recommend is :

WP-ENGINE

2. Selecting a Good Theme :

After choosing a good host for your website it’s time to get a good theme for your WordPress Blog/Website.The most popular theme of now a day’s are related to different framework’s like thesis framework, Genesis framework and much more.But bloggers always select best framework to get a lite weight site, so according to result about good framed theme’s.Thesis Framework is on the top and easy to use, easy to manage code and good design’s.

so if you are going to get a framework theme, From my experience, the fastest loading premium framework is definitely the Thesis Theme Framework.

 

3. Use of caching plugin :

WordPress plugins are obviously quite useful, but some of the best fall under the caching category, as they drastically improve page loads time, and best of all, all of them on WP.org are free and easy to use.

By far my favorite, bar none, is W3 Total Cache, I wouldn’t recommend or use any other caching plugin, it has all of the features you need and is extremely easy to install and use.

Simply install and activate, and what your page load faster as elements are cached.

 

4. Use Of CDN (Content Deliver Network)

All of your favorite big blogs are making use of this, and if you are into online marketing using WordPress (as I’m sure many of my readers are) you won’t be surprised to here that some of your favorite blogs like Copyblogger are making use of CDN’s.

Essentially, a CDN, or content delivery network, takes all your static files you’ve got on your site (CSS, Javascript and images etc) and lets visitors download them as fast as possible by serving the files on servers as close to them as possible.

I recommend use of Max CDN Content Delivery Network on your WordPress sites,

5. Optimize images (automatically) :

Yahoo! has an image optimizer plugin for WordPress called Smush.it that will drastically reduce the file size of an image, while not reducing quality.It will auto optimize image after your uploading or you can optimize existing images of your blog/website without loosing any quality.Image optimization mean reducing size will make your page light weight and help in your WordPress Website Page Speed optimization.You can get Suish it for free from wordpress.org

 

6. Optimizing your WordPress Blog 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:

  1. Show excerpts instead of full posts
  2. Reduce the number of posts on the page (I like showing between 5-7)
  3. Remove unnecessary sharing widgets from the home page (include them only in posts)
  4. Remove inactive plugins and widgets that you don’t need
  5. 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.

 

7. Add LazyLoad to your images

LazyLoad is the process of having only only the images above the fold load (i.e. only the images visible in the visitor’s browser window), then, when reader scrolls down, the other images begin to load, just before they come into view.

This will not only speed you page loads, it can also save bandwidth by loading less data for users who don’t scroll all the way down on your pages.

To do this automatically, install the WordPress image lazy loading plugin.

 

8. Use Of Cloudeflare With Wp Cache Plugin :

cloudeflare is a FREE service like CDN as we talked about, it minify css, javascript and html so that you page load fast.using cloudeflare with wp cache plugin will make your site loading very fast.

 

9. Add an expires header to static resources :

An Expires header is a way to specify a time far enough in the future so that the clients (browsers) don’t have to re-fetch any static content (such as css file, javascript, images etc).

this way you can optimize load speed of your wordpress site.

You need to copy and paste the following code in your root .htaccess file:

ExpiresActive On
ExpiresByType image/gif A2592000
ExpiresByType image/png A2592000
ExpiresByType image/jpg A2592000
ExpiresByType image/jpeg A2592000

The above numbers are set for a month (in seconds), you can change them according to your need.

 

10. Optimize your WordPress database :

I’m certainly getting a lot of use out of the word “optimize” in this post!

This can be done the very tedious, extremly boring manual fashion, or…

You can simply use the WP-Optimize plugin, which I run on all of my sites.

This plugin lets you do just one simple task: optimize the your database (spam, post revisions, drafts, tables, etc.) to reduce their overhead.

I would also recommend the WP-DB Manager plugin, which can schedule dates for database optimization.

hassan

A Freelancer web developer, graphic designer and own this blog to spread knowledge.My hobby is computer problem's solving and i love to help other in this field.

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