Is your WordPress website loading too slowly?
Are the users not spending sufficient time on your website because they can’t wait forever to see your website loading?
This blog post is for you.
Here, we will share 7 ways to optimize the loading speed of your WordPress website.
Note: Although, most of these tweaks can be done without the help of any web developer, if you aren’t too sure about how to do it or if you don’t have enough time to do it, it’s advisable that you must hire a WordPress developer to do this job for you.
If you don’t have enough budget to hire a local web developer, you can also consider hiring a web developer or web design agency in India.
#1 Install Cache Plugin
Installing a cache plugin on your slow-loading WordPress website may help you fix the issue alone.
As a web development company, we have fixed several slow-loading WordPress websites by installing an effective plugin like “W3Total Cache”.
#2 Update Your Plugins & Themes
If the website loading speed is not fixed by installing the cache plugin, the next possible remedy is to update all the plugins & themes of your WordPress website.
Due to the outdated plugins & theme, a WordPress website may underperform in terms of slow-loading speed or other possible issues.
#3 Remove Redundant Plugins
There could be a possibility that you or your WordPress developer had installed a few plugins that are no longer in use. In other words, they are redundant now.
These redundant plugins can affect the performance of your website badly. It is, therefore, recommended to remove all of the useless plugins.
Recommended post: 7 Essential plugins to create a basic WordPress website
#4 Optimize Images
Optimizing images can also help to improve the loading speed of a WordPress website, especially in the case of e-commerce websites.
Below are some of the best plugins to optimize the images of any WordPress website:
2. WP Smush
Image optimization helps not only in better loading speed of websites but also increases the possibility of securing noticeable positions on search engines.
#5 Web Hosting
Choosing reliable web hosting is very important for the success of any online business. A website’s loading speed, depends on the quality & specifications of its hosting server, to a large extent.
Therefore, before choosing the right web hosting company for your WordPress website, you must compare all of the best options.
#6 Content Delivery Network (CDN)
What is a CDN?
As a result, your website renders the content to all users at lightning speed.
Most renowned blog agencies and bloggers make use of content delivery networks.
#7 Optimize Database
Believe it or not, if you have been using WordPress for quite some years, there might be several useless contents inside your database which could be in the form of drafts, post revisions, and so on. You may not even know about them.
This redundant content may slow your WordPress website down the road. Therefore, it’s important to optimize the database regularly to reduce its overhead.
There are several plugins to optimize the database of WordPress websites. One of them is “WP-Optimize”. But before, you start the process of optimizing your database, you must take a backup. If you aren’t sure about these technical things, it’s better to hire a WordPress developer to handle this job.