If you are reading this post, then you are probably looking for tips how to improve site performance, especially WordPress sites. In this post, I will mainly focus on some the ways, that can be used to make your WordPress website load faster. Before, diving into actual ways, lets see how your website is made up of.
Any website contains:
Every time page loads up, browser makes HTTP requests to server to get some/more or less of these resources. To make WordPress website load faster, we have to optimize our code, structure, content in the way that takes minimum time to load from server. And how can we do that? Here are some of the ways.
In addition to this, when working with WordPress website, we know we have integration of several modules namely, WordPress Core , WordPress themes, and WordPress Plugins. All these modules work together, to make your WordPress site come alive. Now, lets dive into optimization techniques to increase your WordPress performance.
I listed images Optimization as the first step because, most of the clients whom I worked for had bad load time due to heavier images. Whenever you load any images, all the images are requested from server, and larger is the image, more time it takes to render and slower will be your page. In WordPress there are several WordPress plugins that allows to optimize your images at bulk, individually or other ways. I don’t really recommend extra plugins to this task but if you are plugin maniac, here are lists of plugins that you can use.
As the proverb says, prevention is better than cure I prefer to optimize the image manually while writing the posts or pages or any Custom Post types. How, I do that, here are some ways to do image optimization.
Another important aspects of website performance is compression. There are various things to keep in mind:
Lets go with each of them one by one.
Every redirect triggers an additional HTTP request-response cycle and add round-trip-time latency. So, it is considered better performance wise to reduce the number of redirects.