How do I make my WordPress site faster?

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WordPress site pages may be slow to load and difficult to browse. The issue isn’t WordPress itself, but with the way it’s often implemented. There are 5 easy ways to make your site faster:

Make your images smaller

Before you start to do anything else, you should make sure that all of your images are as small as possible. WordPress is designed for photos 800 pixels wide, thus larger images slow down your site. You may resize images with Photoshop or Gimp. Plugins like Smushit and ShortPixel may reduce already small images. Remember that not all images on your site have to be full-size. If you’re using images as links, you can use a small icon as your link instead of a full-size image.

Use Caching (We use the Breeze plugin, Server Side Caching, and CloudFlare Caching)

Caching is used to store the output of your site’s pages in a way that makes them easier and faster to access. In other words, it’s a way of saying “I don’t need to generate new content every time someone visits my site. I can just give them what they got last time.”Caching your pages reduces your site’s load time and server requests. Breeze plugin enables caching easy. Breeze automatically caches your pages, so any browser that visits your site will see them. Some hosting companies provide server-side caching, which generates cached pages automatically. Cloudflare’s free CDN may also cache your pages.

Removed unnecessary plugins

WordPress plugins are great. They add site features easily. Too many WordPress plugins slow down sites. W3 Total Cache will show you which plugins are slowing down your site. Uninstall a resource-hogging plugin. If you require its functionality, consider a lighter plugin. Uninstall plugins you don’t require.

Use a Content Delivery Network (CDN)

A content delivery network (CDN) stores your website’s content like images, CSS, and JavaScript on servers across the globe. Hosting your content on a CDN means site visitors will access them faster since they’re provided from a nearby server. Free CDN services include Cloudflare, Amazon CloudFront, and Google Cloud.

Always follow up on speed checkups and maintenance

All the above measures will help speed up your WordPress site, but you should constantly do speed testing and maintenance. Follow Google’s speed test, Pingdom, and other speed test services. Using the procedures above, you can speed up a slow website. If you follow the steps above, you’ll have a fast, easy-to-use website. Google has stated that speed is a ranking factor, therefore your viewers and SEO rankings will thank you.

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