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Some tips to speed up the performance of your WordPress blog

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Do you want to speed up your WordPress site? Fast page loading improves the user experience, increases the number of page views, and helps you with SEO too.

In this tutorial, we will show you some of the most useful tips for accelerating WordPress and improving its performance.

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1 - Choose a good web host

Choosing a web host will be the most important decision for the success of your site. If you are not sure that a web hosting service is good, then anything you can do to speed up your site will be in vain.

If you are a beginner, we recommend Siteground. They are recommended as a hosting provider, and are known to provide premium service.

If you can afford to spend a little more, you can try WPEngine. It is a managed WordPress hosting service, which means that they will take care of doing certain tasks for you.

2 - Use a Cache plugin

WordPress is written in PHP, it is a server side programming language. This means that every time someone visits your website, WordPress runs a process to retrieve the information and then displays it on the fly to your user.

WordPress CachingThis process can slow down your site when you have several people visiting your site.

One solution is to use a caching plugin.

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Instead of generating all the pages on the fly, your caching plugin will serve as a static version backed up for your visitors.

W3 Total Cache is a plugin that I recommend for more than one reason, but you can also use other plugins that work just as well.

This is the case of the WP Super Cache plugin, for which we did a tutorial.

3 - Use a CDN

Many files on your website are static such as images, CSS, and JavaScript. Normally, these files do not change regularly. However, when a web browser downloads your page, these files may prevent the page from showing to your users.

The CDN or Content Delivery Networks solves this problem by serving your static files from their servers around the world. This frees up resources on your server, makes your website run faster, and improves the user experience.

Choosing a CDN for WordPress

4 - Optimize the images of your blog

Optimization of images on WordPRESS

Images are one of the most engaging elements on the web. Usually, most sites have dozens of images on each page, and therefore they also take longer to load.

You need to make sure that the images you use on WordPress are properly optimized for the web. Most image editing software allows you to save optimized versions without any quality loss.

5 - use a theme optimized for speed

drawing representing WordPress theme

When selecting a theme WordPress for your website, pay special attention to optimization for speed. Premium eCommerce store themes like those offered by StudioPress, Themify, and ArrayThemes, are well-coded and optimized for speed.

After installing a theme, there are several things you can do to optimize speed. But if your WordPress theme is poorly designed then you can end up wasting valuable time and resources.

6 - Use a Fast Slider

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Sliders are another common web design element that can make your site slow. You must make sure that you use a WordPress slider that does not slow down your site.

We have already proposed a List of WordPress plugins you can use To add a slider to your blog.

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7 - Use extracts on reception and archives

By default, WordPress displays your full post with all images on the homepage and archives. This means that your home page, categories, tags, and other archive pages will take longer to load.

Another disadvantage in the display of complete article articles is that users will no longer need to read the single article because it is already available at the reception.

That's it for these tips for improving your blog's performance. The list is not exhaustive. Do you apply any of these tips on your blog? Share your experience with you in the comments.

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