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.
February 9th, 2021
Design Tips, SEO, Web Design Media, Wordpress Guide
| Author: AlienWeb