Escalating The Speed of Your WordPress Site

25-second summary:

  • The faster your website, the higher your chances to engage with new visitors and potential customers.
  • The closer a server is to your visitors, the smaller the latency they’ll experience. That’s why it’s key to know where most of your visitors are based to define your server’s proximity.
  • The crucial aspect you need to keep in mind is the flexibility your theme provides: are you able to customize it and even to disable features that you’re not planning to use? If “yes” it’s your answer, that’s a good theme to test.
  • You shouldn’t worry about the number of plugins you’re installing as long as those plugins are coded properly.
  • Caching can help your server remember your content to make access to your pages faster.
  • Large images can significantly affect your site’s load speed and it can be one of the critical aspects many site owners overlook.
  • Work on building a light and minimal template for 404 pages and serve that instead of the default one.
  • Comments can negatively affect the load speed of your pages. Optimizing native WordPress comments, disabling them altogether, or using a third-party system can be a fix for that.
  • If you are not running a blog on your site, you could simply disable the RSS feed to improve WordPress performance.

Custom WordPress Theme and Plugin Development

What is a WordPress Theme?

A WordPress theme provides all of the front end styling of your WordPress site. Most WordPress themes provide:

  • the overall design or style of your site
  • font styling
  • colors
  • widget locations
  • page layouts (or templates)
  • styles for blog posts and blog archives
  • additional stylistic details

What is a WordPress Plugin?

A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress.

Due to a websites specific function and use, it may be necessary to create custom WordPress plugins or themes for your website. Database intensive sites may require specialized data linking and alert responsiveness and so custom plugin programming may be required. Contact us by filling out our form to the right for custom plugin pricing as we have a range of talented developers to meet the challenge.


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