How To Increase Website Page Speed
3. Choose The Right Framework/Theme
Frameworks are the bones where you create your site’s appearance and also display your content.
Decision making when it comes to the lightweight theme is not easy. However, you will need to ask if your chosen theme could answer the following questions precisely:
• Is your theme based on an optimized framework such as Bootstrap, Thesis or Genesis?
• Is your theme minimal with little eye candy?
• Is your HTML code optimized?
• Is the size of your theme files small?
• Is the WordPress theme in use free of options that nobody ever uses?
If your answer to any of the above questions above is negative, there’s a probability that the WordPress theme you have selected will slow your website down.
That is why it is important to ensure a good framework for better site performance. As well as the theme which helps design and modify the appearance of your site also contributes to site load time.
4. Use A CDN
You may not know but Content Delivery Networks help deliver fixed files of your website faster to your visitors from a server location much closer to them than your site’s servers. This way, it makes a website that is normally fast faster.
A CDN makes sure that visitors hit the cache rather than reach your servers. I guess you have seen that a lot of times? And be able to access the cache as opposed to requesting site data from servers is much faster.
5. Optimize Your Site’s Database
Make use of the WordPress database optimization plugin and get your site’s database in order.
WP-Sweep is one of the powerful plugins that do different functions involved in the WP Cleaning process. When this plugin is installed, it will help clean up the unwanted things that have been stored in your WordPress database.
6. Compress Images before uploading
Compressing images is a brilliant great way to reduce the size of your page and allows it to load faster. Images uploaded on WordPress can either be compressed manually or automatically by making use of the image compressor plugin. where you are accessing your site from doesn’t matter, you can compress these images on smartphones, PC or straight from WordPress using a plugin.