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.

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PMindra Premium
Hi, Seun.

Can you elaborate a little further on "the size of the WP Content folder?'

Thanking you in advance.

SeunJeremiah Premium
Hey Paul, You will notice that WordPress site has two main parts, database and content. To manually migrate a site you will need to acquire both pieces from your current host and It protects any content provided by users that is not properly saved in the database. Thanks for stopping by.
PMindra Premium
You are welcome.
Database & Content.

I will look it up.

Thanks for the helpful reply.

Mick18 Premium
Great tutorial. Very important info. Thanks for sharing.
SeunJeremiah Premium
Thank you so much mick for your kind words I'm glad you appreciate this tutorial.
Triblu Premium
Hey Seun,

Great tutorial, Thank YOU!

Another advantage for using WA hosting is that their servers provide all websites with caching so that we do NOT need a cache plugin.

Same goes for security... the WA servers provide excellent security so that yet another plugin (like WordFence Security) is not needed... yeaaah!
SeunJeremiah Premium
Yes I totally agree with you on WA hosting advantages not needing a cache plugin , I do make use of it myself and it's absolutely on point. And I'm happy you like this amazing community as well.

timstime20 Premium
This another Diamond fora newbie like me .. thank you so much
SeunJeremiah Premium
Thanks alot Tim please do make sure you improve your website speed for a better performance. Much welcome
Paul2012 Premium
Page speed is very important, and most site or bloggers don't take it serious. Thanks for sharing this.
SeunJeremiah Premium
Thumbs up Thumpsy, I'm glad you know the importance of site speed and I trust you will definitely use this tutorial one way or another. Thanks for reading.