Speed Up WordPress Site – Methods
If you’re using WordPress, then in this article I will guide you how to speed up WordPress site from basic to advanced levels in order to reduce the storage of the server as well as save loading time for the users, this is a very important factor for you to improve pageviews, reducing Bounce rates blog.
Using the caching plugin.
In all the methods of speeding up WordPress site then can not skip this step as it will help you improve to 70% of the burden for the server as well as page load time. And if you’re using the WordPress host such as A2Hosting, StableHost, Site5… You should use the caching plugin as it will help you save more resources.
In WordPress, there are 2 best free caching plugin:
WP Super Cache – Plugin helps create cache simply but very good, suitable for those who are using regular hosting.
W3 Total Cache – This is the most professional caching plugin of all time, suitable for WordPress website is running on a separate server environment (VPS/Dedicated Server).
Minify is technically included separate CSS and JS files are on your website into a large file so that users can download the entire contents of with only a single query, and large files will be saved to cache on the user’s browser will help them access more quickly in the second visit.
In WordPress, you can you 2 below plugin:
When using Minify, please note that your website can load more slowly at the first time. And not any theme can use Minify because in some case, your website will get errors, at this point you should not install it on again.
The image is the cause of slow speed for your website.If count the number of files on the website, that images also captured the most, it weighs over the css and js files. So how optimize it?
If your website is new and just have some posts then you can use some image optimization tools by hand then upload those images to your host will be resolving the problem. Or if you have many images to optimize, you can use a plugin to automatic optimize your images such as: WP Smush, EWWW Image Optimizer… After installed, every time you upload your images will be optimized automatically.
Gzip File Compression
Using the Browse Caching
Imagine like this, when you visit a website any, your browser need to download all components in a website to be able to analyze and display it. And each time, the browser has to do that again and again, it takes time if you always visit a website.
So Browse Caching solution means that it will create a buffer of a website and save it into the machine, from the future visits will bring the browser data in this buffer memory to execute without having to reload again.
For a long time, your database will produce some components that are saved in the trash after each executed command from the server. So nothing better than active cleanup it after a certain period of time. I usually clean up database once a week. You can use the WP-Optimize plugin to clean up your database.
In addition, there is a note that when you install any plugins on, it will automatically generate a column of data in the table wp_options, but when you remove the plug out, the data columns remain. So every time you remove the plugin, it’s better to use another WP Options Editor to delete the data columns are no longer used.
Using CDN-Content Devilery Network
If your website has lots of images and videos, using a CDN is the best way to improve the speed and reduce the load for the server. Some paid CDN providers is: Amazon CloudFront, MaxCDN. CloudFlare is the best free CDN for you.
Speed Up WordPress Site – Conclusion
Those are some methods to speed up WordPress site. Now the rest is website speed test, hopefully after this tutorial your WordPress website will load faster.