It might be annoying if your website loads slowly. Make sure your guests have a positive experience and stay to take advantage of what you have to offer. On the other hand, if your website is too sluggish for users to stay on it for extended periods of time, they could just quit without reading anything of value on it. How then may this be fixed? We’ll go through some fundamental troubleshooting techniques in this post to make any WordPress site run more quickly and awesomely for everyone who comes!
Check your hosting
The next thing you can do is check with your hosting company. A slow website might be caused by something in their server or network, so they’ll have some idea of what’s going on.
The best hosting companies are ones that have a good reputation and a lot of happy customers, so ask them if they’ve had any problems like this recently. They may also offer some insights into how fast the site runs on their servers.
Optimize your images
Optimizing images for the web is a great way to speed up your site. In fact, it’s one of the most important things you can do to make sure that your site loads quickly and looks good on all devices. But optimizing images isn’t easy (or cheap). Luckily there are some free tools available that will help you optimize an image in seconds!
Minify and combine files
Minifying and combining files are two methods for improving the performance of your website. Both methods make use of a machine learning algorithm to identify which files are loading the most frequently, and then combine them into one file that contains all the data from those files.
For example, if you have an image with alt text that says “This is a picture” in it, but it’s really just an empty space where people would expect an image to be placed on their screen—you may want to minify this so that there isn’t extra data being downloaded into their computers as they scroll through pages of images on your site (and slow things down). Similarly, if you have several CSS stylesheets sitting inside one HTML document file—instead of having each style sheet loaded individually by browsers as they browse around—it makes sense not only from a performance perspective but also from an SEO standpoint too!
Use a content delivery network (CDN
A content delivery network (CDN) is a group of servers around the world that are used to deliver your website’s content more quickly.
The benefit of using a CDN is that it will make sure the pages you want to load as soon as possible—whether they’re on your own server or one owned by someone else—are delivered directly from their origin, rather than having to go through multiple steps before reaching their target.
Choose the right host
- Choose a host that is known for speed. If your site is slow, it could be because the server isn’t loading everything fast enough or because it’s too heavy and taking up too much memory on your computer.
- Choose a host that supports PHP 7. The latest version of PHP can help improve speed by using less resources than older versions of the language do.*
- Make sure you’re using caching technology if possible; this will keep your site loading faster even when visitors are visiting at different times of day or week (or month).
- Check out customer service rating websites like Trustpilot or Review Center to see what other people think about their experience with hosting providers.*
Try a faster theme/framework
There are a few things you can do to speed up your website, whether it’s slow or not.
- Use a lightweight theme/framework that loads fast.
- Use a CDN (Content Delivery Network) to load any assets like images or stylesheets that are needed for the site.
Enable browser caching
When you have a slow website, it’s usually because your server is too busy to serve all the traffic that comes through. The easiest way to fix this problem is by enabling browser caching in WordPress, which will store static files on disk instead of wasting time and resources downloading them again and again.
Browser caches are built into all modern browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari) so they’re easy to implement even if you don’t have much experience using them. Once enabled, these plugins can dramatically improve your site speed by offloading work from the server for both visitors who visit pages repeatedly or those who visit new pages without having previously visited any similar ones before this point in time.”
Remove query strings from static resources
Remove query strings from static resources.
Query strings are a way of accessing information directly on the web page, without having to load any additional content. This can be useful if you’re trying to retrieve data from an API or other source, but it also means that there’s more overhead involved in your site’s loading time and makes it harder for search engines like Google or Bing to index your site as fast as possible.
Why should I remove query strings?
If you have search engine spiders crawling through your pages looking for relevant content, removing query strings will help improve their performance by reducing how much processing power they need.
Use a caching plugin
If your site isn’t loading quickly, you might be tempted to blame the server. However, most of the time it’s not that simple. Most websites rely on caching plugins for some level of performance optimization.
There are hundreds of caching plugins available for WordPress sites alone—and many more for other platforms as well. The best part? They’re free! They can help speed up your website by removing unnecessary queries from search engines and speeding up page loads by storing frequently accessed objects in memory so they don’t have to be retrieved again later when someone visits those pages again (or changes something).
Caching plugins can also be used with images and other files so that they don’t needlessly load every time someone visits those pages or makes changes made on them later
Enable GZIP compression
GZIP compression is a simple and effective way to speed up your site. It’s enabled by default on most modern browsers, but you can also enable it manually:
- In Google Chrome: Go to Settings > Show Advanced Settings > Privacy > Content settings. Search “Compression” and click Enable for “Use gzip on the server”.
- In Mozilla Firefox: Go to Tools > Options > Content tab; click Advanced under the General section; check to Use full-size images instead of thumbnailing images (useful if you’re using an older version). Then go back again and click OK until you get a green checkmark next to each change made in this section!
Optimize your homepage to load quickly
Optimizing your homepage to load quickly is one of the most important things you can do. Your homepage should have the highest priority and load as fast as possible. Your goal is to get users on their site, so you want them to see what they need very soon after arriving there.
If a visitor arrives at your website but has to wait for several seconds before seeing anything—or if they leave right away without taking any action—it means that something’s not working properly or has been optimized poorly enough that it’s slowing down the page loads overall.
Redirects are a common cause of performance issues because they add overhead to your site. A redirect happens when the browser has confused some information and needs to send the user back to where they were before. The HTTP response header for this is 301 (moved permanently), which tells the server that if it receives any requests for this URL, it should return them with a new address instead.
This can be confusing if you’re not expecting it—and if you don’t know how redirects work, then it probably will confuse you too! But in general: redirection happens when one website moves content from one place onto another location (such as moving traffic from one page on your website over onto another page). This means that after visiting page 1A through 1B on our website (which happens when someone clicks “I want this!”), we needn’t worry about sending them somewhere else; instead what happens is we create a new destination called destination C and redirect users there instead!
The above-the-fold content is the stuff that you can see when a page first loads. It’s usually the images and logos, but it could also include:
- Navigational links (e.g., “Home,” “Menu”)
- Sign-in forms (e.g., Facebook)
- Social icons (e.g., Twitter)
Optimize your WordPress site to increase speed and performance.
Optimize your WordPress site to increase speed and performance.
There are a few things you can do to optimize your WordPress site:
- Use a caching plugin, such as W3 Total Cache or WP Super Cache. These plugins will help speed up web page load times by storing website files in the browser (lazy loading). They also allow you to set different speeds for each file so that they’re loaded based on how critical they are for rendering your webpage. By default, these plugins use a maximum cache size of 5MB per domain but if you have more pages than that available then it might be wise to increase this figure or create additional domains which will only have access to their own caches instead of sharing with other domains within the same host namespace like “example”.
Your website doesn’t have to be slow.
The first step to making your website faster is knowing exactly what’s causing the issue. If you’re experiencing slow loading times, it’s likely that there are a few things going on:
- Your host might be underperforming or overloaded with traffic. This can happen if you have a lot of visitors and they’re all coming from the same IP address (which is common with shared hosting providers).
- Your website may need new hardware or software updates, which will help speed up performance by making sure all files are stored in their proper place on disk rather than being scattered across multiple drives or folders. You can also use CDNs (content delivery networks) to cache some images so that they load faster; this saves time downloading them from origin servers when users visit certain pages later down the line!