Easy Ways To Speed Up Your WordPress Website

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    Easy Ways To Speed Up Your WordPress Website

    Google and most of the search engines rank fast loading sites instead of Slow loading sites.

    If you are looking for Speed Up Your WordPress Website then this post is a good one for

    you. Even Google announced that site speed factor added into their algorithm.

    So we need to decrease our website load time to overcome site rankings and less traffic to

    your site. On the internet, there are many ways to optimize the site speed but in this post, you

    can get some easy ways. WordPress speed optimization is essential for bothSEO and User

    Experience.

    Does Site Speed Matter?

    Website speed and page load times are important for both search engine rankings and user

    satisfaction, so optimizing your sites performance is key. When a person lands on your site

    for the first time, you only have a few seconds to capture their attention to convincing them to

    hang around.

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    Check your site speed with the help of some tools like below:

    GTMetrix

    Pingdom Tools

    Google PageSpeed Insights

    WebPageTest

    Easy Ways To Speed Up Your WordPress Website

    Website loading speed is one of the major SEO ranking factors. I think many people already

    achieved the fast loading time. But here I have gathered some best ways on website speed

    optimization below. After reading this article anyone can improve the loading time and

    increased traffic.

    1. Select the best Hosting Provider

    The most important one is Best host to improve our site speed. Not only load speed but also

    this is crucial our valuable data security. If you have a reliable hosting brand, then you will

    get many benefits. Selecting the best hosting can increase your sales and improve your SEO.

    There are many different types of WordPress hosting such as Free, Shared, VPS,Dedicated,

    and Managed WordPress hosting. You can also get more details about this on WPBeginner.

    After choosing proper web host then we have to pick a plan, so it pays to understand the

    differentiating factors, and importantly what actually matters and what doesnt.

    A hosting provider, who provides 100% uptime, free daily backups, money back

    guarantee and offers scalability then it is called best web host.

    My suggested web hosts are:

    WPEngine

    Bluehost

    Hostgator

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    2. Try to use fast loading theme or framework

    Many themes have unwanted scripts and flash elements. So you have to select the best theme

    which is loading quickly.

    If we purchased premium themes, then it is good regarding proper code like javascript. I

    noticed Thesis Theme Framework is an incredibly robust framework that wont slow you

    down with excess plugins or custom edits.

    We can also get themes from Themeforest, Mythemeshop and Thrive themes. So think

    once before you select the theme or framework.

    3. Install Effective Cache Plugin

    Many plugins are available for WordPress, which can be useful for fast loading blogs. One

    of the most common types of the plugin is cache plugin. These cache plugins create a cache

    of the static file of your blog posts, and when a user access the post it serves it directly from

    the cache folder.

    Serving a post from cache folder will make the post load faster than without the cache. Just

    install & activate the proper cache plugin with available options then it will start the caching

    process.

    Some of the best Cache plugins are:

    W3 Total cache

    WP Super cache

    WP Fastest cache

    Quick cache

    WP Rocket

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    My recommended cache plugin in is WP Rocket because this plugin creates an ultra-fast load

    time, essential for improving Search Engine Optimization and increasing conversions. But

    this costs around 39$ for a single site license.

    4. Optimize your Images

    We can optimize our WordPress site images with the use of some plugins like WP Smush-It.

    Yahoo! Has an image optimizer called Smush.it that will drastically reduce the file size of a

    picture without reducing the quality. WPMU Dev has taken over the development of the

    Smush.it plugin recently.

    It is very complicated to compress images one by one. But above plugin do this process to all

    of your images automatically.

    Smush.it automatically strips meta data from JPEGs and removes unused colors from indexed

    images.

    Tiny PNG is another great tool, which allows also strips un-used colors for lossy

    compressions.

    The Lazy Load plugin allows you to only load images above the fold when a new visitor

    arrives at your site.

    Some of the best Image Optimize plugins are:

    WP Smush

    Optimus

    EWWW Image Optimizer

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    5. Use Content Delivery Network (CDN)

    CDNs store our data on their own fast loading servers. When a visitor requested your site

    data then these content delivery networks deliver the resources from their servers also. CDN

    servers are located in all over the world that why they deliver data rapidly from their nearest

    locations.

    What is CDN?

    A content delivery network or content distribution network (CDN) is a globally distributed

    network of proxy servers deployed in multiple data centers. The goal of a CDN is to serve

    content to end-users with high availability and high performance.

    Some of the best CDNs are:

    MaxCDN

    Incapsula

    ClouFlare

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    My suggested Content Delivery Network is CloudFlare. Because this is totally free and

    setup is very simple. Also, this stops attacks such as Brute-force, SQL Injection,

    andhacking attempt. While changing hosting, no need to wait for DNS propagation.

    CloudFlare saves server bandwidth and this is a cutting-edge CDN provider. Almost all high

    traffic websites now use a CDN for their static content.

    6. Optimize Your WordPress Database

    Its a good practice to clean up & optimize WordPress database. You can just use some

    plugins to optimize your database (spam, post revisions, drafts, tables, etc.) to reduce their

    overhead.

    Why does the database need cleaning?

    If your WordPress website has been online and active for a while, your database will have

    accumulated a lot of information. By cleaning up and optimizing your WordPress database,

    you can shave valuable seconds off your site loading time.

    Plus, getting rid of all that extraneous data will give you more storage space, in case your

    hosting plan is very limited.

    Some of the best WordPress Database optimize plugins are:

    WP-Optimize

    WP Sweep

    DB-Optimize

    WP-DBManager

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    My suggested WordPress Database plugin is WP Sweep. Because it has below features.

    1. One click deletes spam & comments in trash

    2. Clean up post revisions

    3. Clean up duplicate meta-data

    4. Auto-drafts

    5. Transient Options

    6. Unused terms

    More Speed Optimization Ways:

    Use Less Plugins:

    Always maintain limited plugin because sometimes they become cumbersome and

    counterproductive. Try to use plugins like P3- Plugin Performance Profiler to detect which

    plugin slow down your site.

    Put The CSS On Top & Javascript At The Bottom:

    If you want your site to load faster, place your CSS at the top of the section and JavaScript at

    the bottom. Allow the browser to load your CSS first so that users can see the content on your

    site load. Users wont find themselves staring at a blank white page.

    Disable Hotlinking:

    Hotlinking is nothing but its a form of bandwidth theft. So basically they use your servers

    with your content on their site. And as a result, your server gets loaded with no benefit to you

    whatsoever. To overcome this just add below code to your htaccess file.

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/p3-profiler/

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    Code:

    RewriteEngine on

    RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^$

    RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^http(s)?://(www\.)?yourdomain.com [NC]

    RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^http(s)?://(www\.)?yourdomain2.com [NC]

    RewriteRule \.(jpg|jpeg|png|gif)$ http://hpmouse.googlepages.com/hotlink.gif [NC,R,L]

    Specify expires header to static resources:

    This will cut your load time significantly for your regular users. Means after making changes

    your site you or your visitors may not see the changes. So w