by antis
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Hi there, are there any step by step tutorials that shows how to do things like placing JS and CSS externally, removing unnecessary HTML and other techniques that shows how to make your website faster? I've watched youtube tutorials, but I couldn't understand anything... Thanks in advance
#speeding #website
  • Profile picture of the author DavidOlsen
    Are you talking about wordpress sites? If so, make sure you're using a caching plugin.
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    • Profile picture of the author antis
      Originally Posted by DavidOlsen View Post

      Are you talking about wordpress sites? If so, make sure you're using a caching plugin.
      Yes, wordpress. Is it enough to only use this plugin? I had downloaded it earlier, but it somehow messed up my website, so I deleted it... Maybe I need to configure it somehow?
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  • Profile picture of the author antis
    Also, when I install w3 catching plugin, google pagespeed insights shows that my speed did not increased, but even got smaller.. How to understand this?
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  • Profile picture of the author DireStraits
    I'm no expert, but would guess that an adequate hosting plan with a reputable host should all but rule out the possibility of server-side bottlenecks being the major cause of any slowdown.

    You would perhaps shave a bit off by enabling gzip compression for people on slow connections, if it's supported. If so, it can usually be enabled through cPanel or your host's equivalent, but bear in mind that this carries its own slight overhead.

    Beyond that, as you've rightly identified, the biggest gains would likely come from streamlining your code and having site-wide elements accessed externally (therefore cacheable) and loaded asynchronously where possible.

    Such steps are not easily conveyed though a forum post, but there are countless tutorials out there to accomplish every one of them. You might call on some kind of page speed analyser, like this one and this one, for some improvement pointers.
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