PART TWO OUT OF FOUR: SPEED UP YOUR WEBSITE LOAD TIME
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With our previous post, we’ve talked about the importance of a good loading time and how to analyze your website’s performance.
We now know that it’s not just about your target audience: nearly everyone on the web is hasty about their everyday roundabout. And this is why you need to invest well on the efficiency and the speed of your WordPress website.
Luckily, we’ve found these easy hacks to accelerate your WordPress load time up to .5 seconds!
- Delete and replace slow plugins
Deactivate and delete any plugins that are not in use. Install P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler) and start a system scan.
P3 (Plugin Performance Proflier) shows the performance of your plugins’ loading time. You can either delete the slow ones or replace them with faster, more lightweight plugins. Minimize as many plugins as you can.
- Cleanup your WordPress
Scrapping blog post residues and cluttered comments will help speed up your loading process.
WP-Optimize is a great plugin tool that will delete unnecessary post revisions, auto-drafts, and spam from your WordPress site. Install WP-Optimized and start removing irrelevant and repetitive materials from your website to keep things lightweight.
- Update WordPress
This goes without saying. Make sure WordPress Core, Themes, and Plugins are up to date. Also address that all of your themes and plugins are updated for an overall improved code base.
You can check your hosting panel if they have an automatic update option for continuous and easier enhancement.
- Use a lightweight themes
Use a lightweight theme and rely on plugins only when adding the functionality you will need. StudioPress offers well-coated themes with built-in SEO and security. It is also recommended by the founder of WordPress, Yost, and Matt Cutts.
This is just a quick list of easily accessible ways to further speed up your website’s load time. Optimizing your WordPress can be a great advantage to get your all of your content out there and keep your audience happy.