how to improve wordpress website loading speed?


The first two steps to follow in order optimise the speed of your wordpress websites consist of:

  • Install and configure a wordpress caching plugin
  • Compress all images to improve load times using plugins or image editor tools

After these two steps are completed, there are more technical actions that should take place. These actions are:

  • Check that you use a theme optimized for speed
  • Use a Content Delivery Network (CDN), like AWS CloudFront, StackPath CDN, etc.
  • Keep your wordpress site updated to the latest version
  • Optimize background processes, like crawling and schedule backups
  • Avoid directly uploading audio or video files to wordpress
  • Use faster plugins
  • Use excerpts on home page and archives articles

The last part of the job will consist of advanced tuning actions. Below a list of some of these actions:

  • Split long posts into pages
  • Split comments into pages
  • Reduce external HTTP requests
  • Reduce database calls
  • Optimize wordpress database
  • Limit post revisions
  • Disable hotlinking and leeching of your Content
  • Use lazy loading
  • Use DNS level website firewall
  • Manually fix HTTPS and SSL errors without using a plugin
  • Use latest PHP Version
  • Google analytics check

If you have more questions, if you need clarifications on shadow areas on your WordPress website, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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