Speed Up your WordPress website.

Hi Gregs, Today, we’re going to see how to speed up your WordPress website in just 5 steps

Let’s say you have a website,

And when someone opens your site, it takes a long time to open

and your users are forced to wait for each page to load.

Now what if you want to speed up your site and make it load faster,

you can do that by going through this blog.

So after looking to this blog, you will be able to, increase the speed your site,

by up to 2 times it’s current speed and when a visitor opens your site,

your site will load quickly and all your pages will load faster.

Now, having a fast website is very important because if your site is slow,

your visitors might leave your site and you might also lose revenue.

Now, if you have a fast website,

there is more chance for your site to get ranked on Google and you’ll get more traffic.

Okay

So here, we’re going to see different ways in which you can speed up your WordPress website

And we will compare the before and after speed of our website and see how our site performs.

Okay.

So, let’s get started

first.

Let’s see our site.

Now to speed up your Word website

first, let’s check the speed of our website.

So to do that, just go to web site tools.pingdom.com

and it will take you to this page.

Speed Up Your WordPress Website

This is the site which will help us to check the speed of our website.

So to check it,

you need to enter the URL of your site here.

So let’s go to our site and copy this URL, and then paste it.

Now if we click ‘test’ You can see that we have got the load time of our website

Speed Up Your WordPress Website

The load time indicates how long it takes for your website to completely load when a visitor opens your site.

here you can see that we have the load time as 3.94s,

This means, our site takes 3.94s to load completely.

Okay.

Now, you know the speed of our site

next.

Let’s see how you can increase the speed up your site.

So to speed up your WordPress website

We’re going to see 5 different ways.

  1. Reduce the size of images on your Website
  2. Enable Page Cache
  3. Good Hosting for your Website
  4. Selecting Server nearest to your Visitors
  5. To use CDN

The first way is to reduce the size of images on your website.

Now when someone visits our site,

The site will take time to load all the images on our site and then display them.

So in order to make our site load faster, we need to reduce the size of our images.

And here you can see that we have the page size

Page size is the size of a page on our website.

Now, if we reduce the size of our images, our page size will also be reduced

and our site will load faster.

Okay.

Next, let’s see how you can reduce the size of images on your site.

So to reduce the size of images, First let’s note down these results

We will need this later while comparing the speed of our site once you’re done,

Speed Up Your WordPress Website

let’s go to our site.

Now, to check the size of an image

Just right-click on the image and click inspect.

Here You can see that we have got the link of the image

Now If you go here you can see the size of the image.

Speed Up Your WordPress Website

Okay.

Now, to reduce the size of images.

First, We need to install a plugin in WordPress.

So to install, the plugin, let’s go to our WordPress dashboard.

Now go to plugins Add click new

Now here, search for WP Optimize’

And you will get this plugin..

this is the plugin, which will help us to reduce the image size.

Speed Up Your WordPress Website

So to install the plugin,

let’s click install

and then click ‘Activate’

So now we have successfully installed the plugin.

and you can see that we have a new item called ‘WP-Optimize’.

Speed Up Your WordPress Website

Once you have installed the plugin.

Now to reduce the size of the images.

Click ‘WP-Optimize’ Now click images.

And, here you can see that we have got all the images on our site.

Now to reduce the size of images, Just enable “Prioritize maximum compression” option,

click ‘select all’ and then click ‘compress the selected images’

Speed Up Your WordPress Website

Now as soon as you click compress, the size of your images will be reduced.

So to check that,

let’s go back to our site and click ‘refresh’

Now right-click on an image click ‘inspect’

Now If you go here you can see that the size of the image has been reduced.

Okay.

Now if we go to the site, you can see that this was our load time before reducing the size of the images.

Now,

let’s again test the speed of our site

And we have got the load time and page size of our site.

Speed Up Your WordPress Website

Now If we check with our previous results,

you can see that our load time and page size has been reduced.

This means our site will load faster than before.

So this is how you can reduce the size of images on your site.

Speed Up Your WordPress Website

Okay.

So now we have successfully reduced the size of images on your site.

Once you’re done.

Now, let’s say you want to add more images to your site

And whenever you add an image you want to automatically reduce the size of the images.

How do we do that?

So now let’s see how you can automatically reduce the size of new images to do that.

Let’s go to our dashboard.

Now here you can see that we have an option called automatically compress newly added images.

so let’s enable it.

Now, whenever you add a new image, the size of the image will be reduced automatically.

Speed Up Your WordPress Website

Okay.

So this is how you can reduce the size of the images on your site.

Next,

let’s go to 2nd way to speed up your WordPress website, which is to enable page cache on our site.

First,

let’s see how the cache works

Now when someone visits your site, it takes time for your hosting provider to bring the data on your site to your visitor,

So it will take time for our site to load.

Once you enable cache, a copy of our website, data will be saved in WordPress..

And when a customer visits your site, the copy of the data will be sent to your visitor, and our site will load faster.

Okay.

Now Let’s see how you can enable cache on your site

So to enable cache on your site

let’s go to our dashboard

here you can see that we have an option called cache

let’s click here and Save changes.

And enable this option.

Speed Up Your WordPress Website

Okay.

So we have now successfully enabled page caching.

once you’re done,

let’s check the speed of our site.

So let’s go to this tab and click test,

As you can see, we have got the result.

Now, if we check our previous results, you can see that this was our previous load time.

Speed Up Your WordPress Website

And after enabling page cache you can see that the load time has been reduced.

So this means our site will now load faster.

Okay.

So this is how you can enable page cache on your website.

Next,

Let’s go to the 3rd way to speed up our website, which is to use good hosting for your website.

The hosting company of your site plays an important role in the speed of your site to understand this

first,

let’s see, what is the hosting server?

A hosting server is a place where all the data of your site will be stored.

So when someone opens your website, all your data from the server will be given to the visitor.

Now, if you have a high-performance server, your site will load faster,

And your data will reach your customers quickly.

So it is important to choose a good hosting server, which will load your site faster.

We, recommend you to use Hostinger hosting as it has, high-performance servers and your site will load faster.

Now, if you want to host your website on Hostinger, you can do that by going through my previous Blog as below How to install WordPress on Hostinger in 3 simple steps

How to install WordPress on Hostinger in 3 Simple Steps

Okay.

Once you choose a good hosting company, it is also very important to select the hosting server, which is closest to your visitors which is 4th Step to speed up your WordPress Website.

Now, let’s say your server is in the USA, and your visitors are in India

Now, if they try to open your site, it’ll take more time for the data to reach them from your server.

So your site will take a longer time to load.

Now, if you select your server in India, when your visitors open your site, it’ll load much faster.

So in order to load your site much faster, make sure you select the server, which is nearest to your visitors.

Okay.

Next let’s go to the final way to speed up your WordPress Website which is to use CDN.

Now, let’s see what is CDN

CDN is known as content delivery network.

It is a group of servers, which is available anywhere around the world.

Just like your hosting server CDN can be used to store your website data.

As we saw earlier,

if your visitors are far away from your server, it’ll take longer for your site to load.

So instead of this, if you connect your site with CDN, which is available all across the world,

a copy of your website data will be stored in the CDN servers.

And if a visitor opens your site, your website data will be taken from the nearest CDN, which makes your site load faster.

Okay.

So this is how the CDN works.

Now we can see how you can to add your site to CDN in next Blog in 3 easy steps.

So that’s it guys

Now, you know the different ways to speed up your site,

Take care

Bye-bye.

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  1. Where there is a will, there is a way.

    1. Thanks for beautiful wordings

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