Everyone now-a-days is having a personal web or else a Business website on different topics. But, one of the common issues maximum newbie bloggers have is speeding up their websites. They all have a slow website after some days of posting either because of their theme or media sizes and etc which harm the blog’s rankings as well as user-friendly behavior. But, What’s the solution? Yep, I will say you top 5 steps to speed up your website!
Here are the basic Steps to boost the speed of WordPress site:
Install W3 Total Cache Plugin:
This cache removal plugin is one of the best and the first step for speeding up almost any website. You should always Install this particular plugin whenever starting a blog! I’m using it continuously for more than a year now and it has never failed to please me.
Install WP-Smush Plugin:
Wp-Smush is an image size reduction tool created by WPMU DEV which works awesome. It helps you in reducing the size of bulky images as well as small sized images to keep your web page or website smaller in size and load faster. It has been one of my most favorite plugins and I really love using it! Also, You can use Autoptimize Plugin for a much faster website! It optimizes your website so well that it gets faster for 40% more speed! I also love using it!
Connect your Website to CloudFlare:
CloudFlare is a free service that accelerates and secures your website by acting as a proxy between your visitors and HostGator servers. With CloudFlare, you can protect your website against malicious visitors, save bandwidth and reduce average page load times. Once CloudFlare is enabled for your website, it is designated as your authoritative name servers; this allows CloudFlare to clean and accelerate your traffic as all requests to your website are now routed through CloudFlare. With network routing technology and 23 data centers around the world.
Install Light-Weight and Solid Framework theme:
You might be surprised to here this, but the Twenty Fifteen “framework” (aka the default WP theme) is lightweight and quite speedy. That’s because they keep the “guts” simple; compare that to bloated frameworks which have tons of features that you will never use, slowing your site to a crawl. From my experience, the fastest loading premium framework is definitely the Thesis Theme Framework. It surpasses the basic WordPress themes by being far easier to customize. It’s an incredibly solid framework that won’t slow you down with excess plugins or custom edits. Make the changes right from the theme and avoid bloat, hoorah!
Use CDN(Content Delivery Network):
So, Yeah! These steps can help you boost the speed of your site furiously and you will be able to see the results within minutes after doing all of the steps written above! I’ve been personally following them from a year now It works great! 🙂