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Five Ways to Speed Up WordPress Website

By April 23, 2017 3 Comments

You  want to Speed up WordPress website! I am sure we all do. The steps mentioned below if followed religiously, will increase the speed of your WordPress website.

Slow loading of your website can result into your potential prospects going to your rivals for business. This article focuses on those key factors which are essential for any websites to load quickly and It is also for those who are not technically savvy and finding ways to speed up WordPress website.

Compress Images & Speed Up WordPress Website:

To speed up WordPress website We need to understand the fact that larger the image sizes are, slower the website will be. It is important to use a good image with smaller size so it loads up quickly .

Although there are many methods through which you can reduce the Image Size but compressing the images without losing the quality of it is important.

Using an Image compressor plugin such as IMAGIFY which can compress all your images right in your WordPress dashboard would be a smart move. It can auto optimize all the images uploaded on your WordPress dashboard in one click.

I would like to make one point clear is that IMAGIFY gives you only 25 MB of image compression free however if you are someone who has a pile of images then going with one of their plans would be a great Idea.

As a Senior Website Designer at Webclaps Media I have always preferred this tool for all my clients and have configured it for them.

If you are looking forward to reducing the size for free then you may also go online on http://resizeimage.net and upload your picture and reduce the size of your image and download it in any format you need.

The other methods is to use MSPAINT in your Windows computer which also does the job but there you have the risk of losing quality of the Image and it requires a lot of manual word to get a perfect picture and size that fits your need. So If you want to speed up WordPress website, get your self an Image compressor.

Use A (CDN) Content Delivery Network:

If you are not familiar with CDN, I will tell you what it is. CDN helps those who cannot bear the cost of dedicated servers but still want to speed up WordPress website.

CDN is basically a system of distributed servers spread across the world to deliver the content of your web page to your visitors depending upon where they are located.

To simplify this let me give you an example. If you are in India and have ordered a laptop from Walmart in USA it’s going to take a lot of time for it to reach you but if Walmart had a distributor of their products in India it would take less time for them to deliver that laptop to you.

That’s exactly what CDN does. It stores and delivers all static items of your website and delivers it to your website visitors reducing the no of HTTP requests made to its original hosting server which eventually makes your website load faster. You may use the most popular MAXCDN  and subscribe to their CDN services. Trust me it’s cheap for their best CDN network.

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ITS GETTING A BIT TECHNICAL HERE BUT STAY TUNED, THERE IS A SIMPLE SOLUTION AT THE END

 

ENABLE BROWSER CACHE SYSTEM: SPEED UP WordPress

Enabling this option stores the element of your website on your visitor’s hard drive and when they visit the website the next time it will quickly open as their browser will not require making another HTTP request with your server.

PREFETCH DNS CACHE:

If you are fond of using Google fonts or availing some specific services off a third-party link you will notice that every time you open your website, it tries to make connections with some different third party sites such as google, g-static or other before it loaded your actual website. Creating a prefetch of their domains would speed up WordPress website.

MINIFY HTML, CSS, JS RESOURCES:

I am not going to get into technicality of all these but instead give you a small example and a solution.

When you design a website, there are a lot of unwanted or rather unnecessary HTML, CSS or JS codes occupy extra space and indentation in your sheet resulting into a big slow loading page. Minifying these codes will speed up the load time of your website.

Solution:

Now you must be wondering how to do all that. It’s simple! Download WP-Rocket or W3-Total Cache plugin and configure it.This plugin will enable the browser caching system, prefetch DNS & will minify your website resources for you.

Please be noted, playing with WP-Rocket or W3-Total cache requires special attention. Wrong configuration can result into website crashing; therefore, you are recommended to back up your site before configuring WP-Rocket or W3 Total cache. Watch the tutorial videos provided by the plugins and follow their instructions carefully.

If you are not comfortable doing this on your own and looking for someone to do this for you, please Buy Our Website Optimization Services Below. We do all what is mentioned above or you can also follow our article Step By Step Guide to Configure WP Rocket. You can request us by filling up a form and share your WordPress dashboard credential to get this done.

If you need any information with regards to this article please post your question below and we will be glad to answer those for you.

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