Mix and Match of Improving the Site Load Time
This is a follow up post based on the recent website launch of montalbanrizal.com yesterday, the website which I've created to promote my homeplace and to empower its people in my own little way.
First, I want to thank our very supportive community especially those who had shared their feedback about the website. Thanks much for the complement. KUDOS to ALL!
Second, I want to share the lessons learned (or learnt) from those feedback as an extended gratitude. Below are the things I've applied sort of like MIX and MATCH :) to drastically improved the page load time due to the image filesize which I've followed based on the theme recommendation.
- Analyzing and Finding the Bottlenecks: I have used this FREE online tool to see where the problem is coming from: http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt
- Installation of SmushIt plugin as per CarmelP's recommendation: https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-smushit. This is the first tool I've used as image enhancer. I am using Macromedia Fireworks in my images and exporting it as jpeg(a picture file format) which I am using in the actual site. Thanks CarmelP!
- Compression of the Image Without Sacrificing the Quality. I have done some reuploading of the images in the homepage and blog posts after the compression of the jpeg images and this is supported by Abigail11 in her feedback to my post. I have used a FREE online tool: http://compressjpeg.com. The image filesizes greatly improved - approximately around 40% to 90%, wow! :) Thanks Abigail11
- Installation of W3 Total Cache plugin as per JonW's recommendation: https://wordpress.org/plugins/w3-total-cache using the Pingdom analyzer will give you a much better performance grade and improved load time. Thanks to my dear friend JonW
- What About Your Tried Tools?
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