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Do you know any tips or interesting articles about speeding-up Wordpress site?
#site #speedup
  • Profile picture of the author AnniePot
    Are you using a lot of plugins? These are very often the culprit and some are very heavy on resources and are worse than others.

    Disable any you absolutely don't need and see if things speed up at all.
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  • Profile picture of the author AddToCartTips
    try cloudflare.com CDN which is free for one domain. i tried which will giving super fast to your website

    How to save money on shopping www.AddToCart.tips

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  • Profile picture of the author RahulKVarma
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  • Profile picture of the author jeffatrackaid
    Plugins -- start there. I've worked on small and busy (20M+ pv). In nearly every case, I found that plugins tend to cause the issue.

    I highly recommend deleting -- not just disabling plugins that are not absolutely required for your site.

    Also, do not use plugins when simple code inclusions via functions.php will do. Many JS, tracking and other items can be added with hooks in functions.php with the plugin overhead.

    You can use tools like

    To help identify the issue.

    Lastly, keep in mind that site design often has a greater impact that your hosting situation. A slow server is certainly a problem but a fast server will not help a site with 150 HTTP requests, 20 CSS files and 10 blocking JS files.
    Server support services for small businesses. Remember, Faster sites sell more.
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  • Profile picture of the author smartprofitmoney

    This is how it is done, check my link from post, I did a while back See # 11 post

    Website Speed Click Here see #11
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  • Profile picture of the author mrvm1
    The W3 total cache plugin is very good. Try it ,it's very easy to use

    Less work More money More time

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  • Profile picture of the author jayparkinson

    Speeding up WordPress website totally depends upon the coding used in it at the website back end as it plays a very crucial role. So, in this case it would be great if you can share the website you want to speed up so as to help you out with best suggestions and a maximum output.
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  • Profile picture of the author Emma Page
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  • Profile picture of the author shilpashah
    Choose a good host, optimize images,optimize your WordPress database,use solid framework ....
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  • Profile picture of the author chaotic squid
    Lots of ways to speed up the site as other posters mentioned. However, I saw the largest boost when I switched to better hosting. When I was on shared hosting my average was about 4 seconds (some days would even be 5-7 seconds) . After the switch, my average is now down to 1.5 seconds.
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  • Profile picture of the author NKM Dony
    There are some awesome plugin for speedup WP website..there are...

    1. WP Customize
    2. W3 Total Cache
    3. EWWW images compression
    4. Minify HTML. CSS, JS files

    I will Build Latest Wordpress webiste or Blog

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  • Profile picture of the author jolejoseph9
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  • Profile picture of the author Sandakelum
    Originally Posted by Gullitoranje View Post

    Do you know any tips or interesting articles about speeding-up Wordpress site?
    Are you o9n VPS or shared hosting? If you're on shared hosting, moving to a VPS with good configurations will speed up your site. I used this service and my site now loads under 3 seconds.
    TJOSM | Affiliate Marketing Forum | AffiliateFix

    You should give it a try if you're on shared hosting.
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  • Profile picture of the author PixyT
    I use Wordfence.
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  • Profile picture of the author Designs1
    I've used this plugin for my sites: https://srd.wordpress.org/plugins/p3-profiler/

    It shows you which plugins take a lot of time to load. Great way to check if some plugins are taking very long to load and if they could be replaced with similar plugin which is faster.

    Here is an example report:
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  • Profile picture of the author NestZone
    The WordPress theme you are using also matters.
    Certain themes are slow to load no matter the plugin used to accelerate it.

    W3 Total Cache?
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  • Profile picture of the author seymourisland
    Before speed up you have to know what happens and why.

    Use sites like www.gtmetrix.com or https://tools.pingdom.com/ and of course https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/

    Analyze first. Indeed a lot of plugins can cause your site is slow, but also your hosting, your template. your images..all!

    Let me know if this helps

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  • Profile picture of the author dsuitor
    The best plugin i've ever used is WP ROCKET !!

    By far one of the best


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  • Profile picture of the author sprucevn
    I totally agree with this opinion :'Wordpress Plugins are basic one, host your site under high quality hosting provider's servers, which can hold even high traffic on your site. high speed and reliable network line. sign up with the host who provide CDN to speed up the site loading time. I use Scopehsots SSD Shared hosting plan, Site loads quite fast'.
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  • Profile picture of the author PancakeSexual
    W3 Total Cache fixed loading time problems on my old wordpress site. If that's doesn't improve performance and you've ruled out all plugins then the likely culprit is your hosting provider.
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  • Profile picture of the author PPG19
    Use Wpsmush when uploading images and ewwww optimizer for existing images. Use a cache plugin like W3, minify HTML, CSS and JS.

    Use google and pingdom to check speed after you do this steps.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sire
    I've actually just written my latest post on this subject mobile speed is important to google and to prospective customers

    Google's PageSpeed Insight tool was essential in fixing the problems https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/

    When optimising your images don't forget all the images that come with your theme
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  • Profile picture of the author Honey Raj
    Maintain High Pеrfоrmаnсе: Tiрѕ fоr Inсrеаѕing Loading Sрееd оf Yоur Wеbѕitе:

    If your website tаkеѕ too muсh timе tо load, this саn litеrаllу kill уоur rеvеnuе ѕtrеаm. Gооglе hаѕ rесеntlу аnnоunсеd thаt wеbѕitе ѕрееd is an important fасtоr in their SEO ranking. Yоur ѕlоw wеbѕitе can соѕt уоu thе search engine ѕрidеrѕ, visitors аnd whаt nоt. Thе kеу tо gеt an excellent раgе rank iѕ tо соmbinе quality соntеnt with fаѕt lоаding ѕрееd. So lеt'ѕ tаkе a look at thе solutions to increase thе lоаding ѕрееd оf a wеbѕitе.

    How tо find thе speed of a wеbѕitе?

    Wеbѕitе lоаd time iѕ thе tоtаl load timе оf HTML documents, JаvаSсriрt filеѕ, CSS filеѕ, Imаgе filеѕ, Plаin tеxtѕ, Flash соntеntѕ, any оthеr content tуреѕ, Wаrningѕ аnd Rеdirесtѕ from pages.There are a lot of tооlѕ and plugins out thеrе to find out the ѕрееd of уоur ѕitе. Hеrе аrе ѕоmе popular tools:

    1. PageSpeed Onlinе - a tool frоm Google that ѕhоwѕ the реrfоrmаnсе of уоur wеbраgе with ѕuggеѕtiоnѕ and solutions tо inсrеаѕе wеbѕitе speed.

    2. YSlow - ѕimilаr tool frоm yahoo.

    3. WebPagetest - givеѕ detail checklists about уоur ѕitе.

    4. GTmеtrix

    5. Searchmetricks

    6. Web Page Anаlуzеr

    Tips to increase реrfоrmаnсе and ѕрееd

    1. Minimizе thе numbеr of http requests thаt is needed tо load your раgе рrореrlу.

    2. Compress the image filеѕ, use diffеrеnt fоrmаtѕ like PNG for high quality trаnѕраrеnt, JPG fоr рhоtоgrарhѕ аnd GIF for logos аnd tеxt imаgеѕ.

    3. Remove whitе spaces bеtwееn соdеѕ minify thе CSS, HTML аnd Jаvаѕсriрt соntеntѕ that аrе not еditеd rеgulаrlу.

    4. Gо for a CDN (Cоntеnt dеlivеrу nеtwоrk) tо boost up the overall speed оf раgе lоаding.

    5. Gziр аnd dеflаtе to соmрrеѕѕ the соntеntѕ.

    6. Uѕе inѕtеаd of @imроrt to avoid аdditiоnаl рrеѕѕurе оn раgе lоаding.

    7. Style ѕhееtѕ and соntеntѕ should lоаd on рriоritу bаѕiѕ to hоld thе intеrеѕt оf the visitor.

    8. Sсriрtѕ аnd function rеlаtеd ѕtuff should bе in thе lаѕt rоw of lоаding liѕt. Firѕt impress thе viѕitоrѕ thеn оffеr thеm mеаnѕ оf intеrасtiоn.

    9. Use lаtеѕt vеrѕiоnѕ оf softwares and рluginѕ.

    10. Enаblе browser caching.

    11. Uѕе CSS instead оf using inline соding.

    12. Rеmоvе unnесеѕѕаrу flash contents and kеер the JаvаSсriрt parsed while thе раgе iѕ loading to a minimum level.

    13. Bring bulk amount оf imаgеѕ likе ѕidеbаr, hеаdеr, footer, and iсоnѕ undеr the usage оf CSS ѕрritеѕ.

    14. Dо not over dо with Embeds; аlthоugh thеу аrе excellent for bеttеr data соmрrеhеnѕiоn аnd еxtrа viѕuаl арреаl, but uѕing tоо mаnу оf thеm саn make thе раgе аwfullу ѕlоw.

    Speeding uр thе ѕitе bу сhаnging thе hosting plan:

    If you dо nоt hаvе muсh ѕсоре fоr applying аnу оf thе аbоvе ѕуѕtеmѕ, thеn соntасt your hosting рrоvidеr tо see whаt packages thеу hаvе to uрgrаdе your ѕеrvеr рlаnѕ:

    - Virtual Privаtе Server - a bеttеr орtiоn than shared hosting, budgеt friеndlу.

    - Dеdiсаtеd Sеrvеr Hosting - оnе оf the most expensive and effective hоѕting рrосеѕѕ, needs аdvаnсеd knowledge fоr maintenance.

    - Clоud Server Hоѕting - vеrу еffесtivе, fаirlу еxреnѕivе, nееdѕ mоdеrаtе maintenance.
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  • Profile picture of the author adsahuja
    To be honest, i have tried many plugins to speed up my Wordpress Websites, but i like "W3 Total Cache" the most. Easy to install and use.

    I have tried to study about its working also - and found - > "A caching plugin stores the images, CSS, and Javascript files of your website on the server, so it doesn’t have to load the website from scratch and every time you receive a visitor, instead the static version of your site is displayed. This saves a lot of resources and works with any type of website."

    So i believe this is best. Some other alternatives are:

    WP Sumsh.it
    P3 Profiler

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  • Profile picture of the author AllenMack
    For speeding up the WordPress website, its necessary to have a great hosting provider as well... I've been using Bluehost with caching plugins etc.i, andI was getting 5sec loading time... but thanks to my friend he suggested me to choose cloud hosting and test out the speed and result, then I switched my hosting from Bluehost to cloudways... and installed a plugin called WP Rocket & believe it or not but getting 2sec. Loading time now
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