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How to improve the speed of your website

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We’ll see here different ways to fix a speed issue or to improve it anyway with Our themes.

The primary causes for a slow WordPress website are:
Web Hosting – When your web hosting server is not properly configured it can hurt your website speed.
WordPress Configuration – If your WordPress site is not serving cached pages, then it will overload your server thus causing your website to be slow or crash entirely.
Page Size – Mainly images that aren’t optimized for web. If you do not optimise your Images your site will be slow.
Bad Plugins – If you’re using a poorly coded plugin, then it can significantly slow down your website.
External scripts – External scripts such as ads, font loaders, etc can also have a huge impact on your website performance.

How To Speed Up WordPress

PHP version

WordPress advise you to run on PHP 5.6, please make sure you have PHP 5.6 installed and not an older version. This is really important for your site’s safety & rapidity. WordPress Requirements

Check Your WordPress Website Speed

We recommend that you test your website speed using a tool like Pingdom.

It is a free online tool that allows you to test your website’s speed from different locations.

You’re Using Cheap/Shared Hosting

Shared hosting means you SHARE resources. That means that there are hundreds of sites like yours all fighting for resources on the same machine

Importance of Good WordPress Hosting

WordPress hosting service plays an important role in website performance. A good shared hosting provider like or Siteground or BlueHost take the extra measures to optimize your WordPress website for performance.

Caching your Data

A first step is to cache your images/scripts/pages using one of the famous free plugins available on wordpress.org

You can try this plugin : wp-super-cache

It’s really easy to setup and very efficient with Our themes.

You can also add this plugin : remove-query-strings-from-static-resources

Optimize Images for Speed

If your images aren’t optimised, they could be hurting more than helping. In fact, non-optimized images are one of the most common speed issues we see on our BUYER websites.

Before you upload any photo directly from your phone or camera, we recommend that you use photo editing software to optimise your images for your site.

Based on the image file format and the compression you choose in your editing software, you can decrease your image size by up to 5x.

You can use Online service like tinypng or jpegmini.

However, if you are like me, doing this to every image would be beyond pain, and incredibly time-consuming.

Fortunately, there is an amazing, free plugin called WP-SmushIt which will do this process to all of your images automatically, as you are uploading them. No reason not to install this one.

Optimize your WordPress database

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

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

Add LazyLoad to your images

LazyLoad is the process of having only-only the images above the folded 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.
You can use this plugin for image lazy load.

You’re Using Way Too Many Plugins

Anytime you install a new plugin you need to ask yourself one simple question: “Is this plugin really necessary for my users?” There are the great number of plugins that you don’t need. Many plugins are unnecessary because they accomplish things a developer can do with less than ten lines of code, and with far less overhead than a plugin.

Get Someone to Fix It For You!

If you’re still stuck after all of these options (or don’t want the headache of handling it all yourself), check out our WP Speed up service. For $179 we’ll fix your WordPress speed problems.

We’ll do a full back-up of your site, diagnose the cause of your problem, explain it all to you in plain English, and then get it fixed immediately. The whole process is handled in 3 to 5 business days so that you’re straight up and running faster than ever before.

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