Tips to Speed Up a WordPress Website

Tips To Speed Up A WordPress Website

Do you have WordPress based website? Are you facing issues of website loading? Even if you are planning to develop a new website using WordPress, this blog will guide for reducing loading time of your website. By offering flexible and user friendly content management system, WordPress becomes more and more popular day by day.

Quick and consistent update in web content and blog is the unique quality of WordPress. It allows to insert updated themes and plugins. Having capacity of carrying attractive website design with heavy and lengthy web content, WordPress is one of the most desirable content management system (CMS) of enterprises.

To attract visitors, we continuously insert various features and functionalities in the website. This practice hurts user experience by increasing website loading time. More website loading time irritates visitors and they simply move to other websites. No matter whether the website has attractive designing, creative content presentation, SEO activities, effective user experience, etc. So ultimately, it’s your business loss.

We would like to share some guidelines to speed up WordPress website.

Theme Selection

The market offers ready to use themes for different technologies and frameworks. You will have several options having wide price range from cheap to premium. Rather than choosing readily available theme we suggest to go for custom WordPress theme development. All readily available themes have fixed features and functionalities. If you customize them it won’t be cost effective for your business. So develop bespoke website with your required precise development. Less stuff, quick loading.

Minimize Plugins

Insert numerous plugins to develop highly functional website. However, more functionality carries more coding and coding needs time to run. This takes extra time in loading web pages. With the insertion of needed plugins, you can speedup website loading. Remove inactive and extra plugins from website. Update them and use latest one as per your requirements. This makes the WordPress websites run quickly on different browsers.

Database Optimization

With the old database structure, one can not optimize performance of WordPress website. Improve database structure and size of your website to decrease the loading time of it. Optimized database makes queries run more quickly and effectively. To optimize database, one can either update it manually or logging into phpMyAdmin screen. The phpMyAdmin interface allows to select all database tables and repair as well as optimize them.

There are three popular plugins for database optimization.

WP-Optimize: To optimize database by reducing spams, drafts, tables, etc.

WP-DBManager: To schedule dates of database optimization

Revision Control: To set numbers of revision for each database post

You can also scan old database and delete them from the tables.

Reduce Image Size

Large sized image takes more time for loading in comparison to small one. So it is better to avoid uploading large images to decrease loading time. Use PNG and JPEG file format for images to display them with proper resolution. This will help in reducing loading time of website. By using Lazy Load plugin, images can not be loaded until they are clearly viewable to the visitors. It aids in saving loading time of longer web pages.

Insert Cache Plugin

Install cache plugin to improve loading capacity of website. It can cache all considered things including HTML, database, CSS, JS and other aspects. Use W3 Total Cache and W3 Super Cache to increase server performance, cache different aspects of website, reduce website loading, provide transparent content delivery network integration, etc. Both of these plugins can be usable without making any changes at WordPress website setting.

Reliable Hosting

Website hosting provider also plays an important role in speeding up website. Choose reliable shared hosting option that provides considerable and genuine traffic to the website. Before deciding hosting provider, check out some important criteria such as bandwidth, processor speed, number of database, PHP/MySQL database version, etc.

These tips help you in improving performance of WordPress website and making it run smoothly and rapidly.

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Jaydeep Patadiya is a senior business development manager at Radixweb and always has the answer to- what's on the mind of the customers? In an industry that is fundamentally changing, he helps customers make the right decisions by connecting the right dots and adopt new technologies. Beyond work, he prepares for upcoming marathon races.