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|Jun 22, 2018||Public post|
Keeping your WordPress website running at tip-top speed should be the priority of most WordPress web masters, but sometimes knowing what to change and tweak can be a bit of a complex process to isolate. Let’s take a look at some of the resources available to help fix the primary causes for a slow WordPress website:
Web Hosting – When your web hosting server is not properly configured it can hurt your website speed.
WordPress Configuration – If your WordPress site is not serving cached pages, then it will overload your server thus causing your website to be slow or crash entirely.
Page Size – Mainly images that aren’t optimized for web.
Bad Plugins – If you’re using a poorly coded plugin, then it can significantly slow down your website.
External scripts – External scripts such as ads, font loaders, etc can also have a huge impact on your website performance.
PageSpeed Insights is by the search giant itself, Google. This nifty web app measures your site’s performance across multiple devices, including desktop and mobile browsers.
Pingdom is a free tool that gives you full-site performance information including load time, page size, as well as a detailed analysis of each page on your website.
Website Performance Analysis Tools:
One way to see which plugins are affecting your site’s performance is to use a tool called P3 Plugin Profiler. You could go through every plugin on your site, de-activate and re-active each one, while doing site loading tests – or you could use this plugin.
WPBeginner has a fantastic article that outlines - in more detail - the many steps to take to help squeeze the most out of your WordPress website.
WPMU Dev also has a great tutorial on optimizing your WordPress database for better performance - another important performance increasing task.
They also provide a nifty article about the importance of using a CDN network to deliver resources for you, speeding up page load times.
Curated by WordPressively.