Welcome friends, today I come here with some tips to make super fast wordpress site.The first condition of increasing visitors to a site is to make it fast enough. If your site runs remarkably slow, the visitors will face several obstructions to enter the site. Being irritated, they will never come back.
Apart from that, the faster speed of a site has an important role to play to make the site more SEO friendly.
So, I believe you have understood the importance of faster site speed.
Today, I will show you all the basic actions to make your WordPress site runs faster.
Before we start, I request you calculate your site’s present speed from http://www.websitepulse.com/help/testtools.website-test.html
You may also use this site: https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/
We will check our success after completion. I give you 10 important steps to make super fast wordpress site.
Let us start with the Basics
Step 1: Host your site from a considerably good Hosting site:
WordPress is just like a car. It will run till you supply enough fuel. The important factors that you must know about your hosting site before you host –
a. Whether their server remains up for 24×7
b. What bandwidth speed they are serving
c. Configuration of their CPU
After comparing the above mentioned data decide whom you will consider to be your host.
Step 2: Optimize Image:
You have to be well aware about images. Images with bigger size play vital role to slow down the site speed. Please refer to the following rules mentioned below:
a. Always use 8-bit PNG images
b. If it is too complex, then use JPEG or 24-bit PNG images.
c. You will get minimum size of an image if you consider GIF format.
d. Don’t use HTML codes to reduce image size, this actually displays a shorter size but the original size remains the same.
e. Always use an image-editor, reduce the image size & save. This will assure the perfect reduction in size of the original image.
f. Compress the PNG images at http://tinypng.org/ before you upload.
Step 3: Always use Cache Plugins:
Cache plug-in does not reload some common features as header, footer, sidebar etc every time. The browser keeps these saved temporarily. There are several cache plug-INS to use, but the best one is http://wordpress.org/plugins/w3-total-cache/
If you use this cache plug-in, make Page Cache, Object Cache, Browser Cache “enable” from general settings. Find more detailed configurations please read plugin documentation.
Step 4: Always use Content Delivery Network (CDN):
If you use Content Delivery Network (CDN) it will increase your site speed as well as security. Try to use Paid CDN. The best among the free CDNs is https://www.cloudflare.com/. It provides 2 GB free bandwidth every month.
Step 5: Reduce numbers of Plug-ins:
More you use plug-ins more your sit will be slowing down. Select appropriate plug-ins. Remember, the plug-in with many options refer to many codes and slowing down speed. There may be many plug-ins for a single task, use the very one which has minimum out materials.
Step 6: Select the “Theme” of your site appropriately:
The speed of a site depends upon theme. Don’t use unnecessary themes. Before you select, check the rating of your selected theme, then go to Support Forum and check whether there is any complaint against the theme. Before you select your theme also consider the following facts,
a. It could provide a better speed after use
b. It could provide Built-in security enhancements
c. It becomes SEO friendly
d. It gives a good looking design
e. Whether could be updated by the author.
Step 7: Delete Spam Comments:
The storage of thousands of spam comments automatically slow down the speed. Delete them all. Make it within your daily schedule that you must check and delete spam comments every day.
Step 8: 3rd Party Script:
Also stop pingbacks and trackbacks: Just go to your wordpress dashboard and then settings>>discussion and uncheck first 2 boxes.
Step 9: Delete Post Revisions:
Delete post revisions regularly like deleting spam comments. On post revisions, when you edit and save a post, automatically a copy of the same is saved in database. Everytime you edit and save a single post it will create a newer copy saved in addition to the database. Ultimately, a lot of copies of a single post is made this way and it makes the database heavier and slower. You can smoothly delete all these post revisions using the plug-in http://wordpress.org/plugins/better-delete-revision/.
For future, to stop post-revisions open your wp-config.php file and paste the following code:
define( ‘WP_POST_REVISIONS’, false );
Step 10: Lazy Load:
You can use Lazy Load plug-in if your site is a blog site or holds many images. This will stop uploading all the images I together. More the user will scroll down, only the images of corresponding scrolled section will be uploaded. This enhances the site speed very much. It helps more when you use a slow speed net connection.
There are so many Lazy Load Plug-ins available. In my choice, BJ Lazy Load is the best. https://wordpress.org/plugins/bj-lazy-load/
Now, at the end, please check your site speed again from http://www.websitepulse.com/help/testtools.website-test.html and calculate how much it is increased from the previous status.