What’s up guys, Does your WordPress load slowly? and you want to fix it? You’ve come to the right place. In this article I’m gonna be showing you WordPress Slow Loading Solution and How to speed up your WordPress website and we’re gonna be doing this with just four easy tips that you can do in less than five minutes.
So a website with a slow load time it can hurt the user experience on your website which could then hurt your Google traffic which could then hurt your sales. If you’re making money with your website and you might not even realize that your website is loading the slow. So let’s go use a free tool to find out like Google Page Insight, GTMetrix or Pingdom Tools.
Video Tutorial For WordPress Slow Loading Solutions
So this is the website SaveFreeStuff that I’m going to analyze and see how it’s performing. So in order to analyze it what I’m gonna do is just grab the URL and I’m gonna go over here which is tools Pingdom.com. So Pingdom offers you this website speed test and it’s for free. So I’m gonna just paste that to URL in here and then I’m going to test it from North America US Washington DC.
You can test it from wherever you’re at so then just hit start test and then that’s just gonna need a second to run. So now it’s done and if you scroll down you can actually see the results. So the load time is around three and a half seconds which is not great it’s not horrible but it’s not that great and then the page size is seven megabytes plus which is just huge. You ideally on the top end want to be somewhere around one to three megabytes but seven is just obnoxious.
Tip # 1 – Resize and Optimize Website Images.
So again I made this one run slow by using very large images on the website which brings us to tip number one which is to optimize your website images. So when the images on your website are too big they’ll load something like this which is not good. So in order to optimize these images I basically just mean you have to resize and or compress the images.
I have already share detailed article on SaveFreeStuff. So here is a links in below for image resize and optimization also i have share a videos tutorial about this. So you can read and watch the full tutorials here.
After complete the resize and optimize my website images. I’m gonna go back to Pingdom tools and I’m going to run this test one more time. So start test and you don’t have to actually do both you can do one or the other you could resize and see how that works first and if you really need to then you can actually optimize using image compressor.
Okay so as you can see that already brought this down to two megabytes which is huge difference from the seven megabytes that it was at and our load time went a lot as well. So that’s already helped a ton.
Tip # 2 – Manage Your Website Cache
Okay now what tip number two to speed up your website is to manage your cache. So the cache on your website is basically just temporary storage for your images the pages on your website text or any other multimedia. So let me show you one very quick easy thing that you can do to get that all under control.
So I’m just gonna go over to Plugins and then go over to Add New and then in search plugins. I’m just gonna type in WP Fastest Cache and as you can see over here it’s this one with the cheetah. It says WP Fastest Cache.
You know it is super legit so I’m just going to click install now and this is just a system that helps you manage your cache and it does it automatically for you. So then just click activate. Now over on the Left if we scroll down you’ll see WP fastest cache with the little cheetah.
So just click on that and here is where you’re going to enable all of these settings. So I’m not going to go too far into what all of this is but you basically just want to check all this stuff it’s gonna give you all these little notifications just click OK on all of them.
You’re not gonna hurt anything on your website by doing this it’s just to manage all that so cache again our temporary files. You’re not going to be deleting any permanent ones but this basically clears a bunch of stuff with your CSS files and all of the preview files that are loaded up while you’re building your website but again it’s not going to hurt to check all these boxes.
Now I’m also going to go over to delete cache and let’s actually delete this cache as well. So let’s just empty it make sure it’s all nice and clean. Cool so doing this will also help save some space in your website which will make it go a little bit faster.
Tip # 3 – Delete Plugins That You Don’t Need
Okay so tip number three is to delete plugins that you don’t need. So having a ton of plugins on your website yes they can be helpful but they will also take up a lot of space. So let me show you how to clear some of those. So I’m just going to go back over to plugins and then go to installed plugins and we can just get rid of some of the ones that we don’t need.
So if you haven’t touched it at all in a while just get rid of it so like Hello Dolly that’s just the automatic one that’s formed with WordPress. You can also get rid of your anti-spam as you can see in your plugins list. I’m not even I don’t even have mine set up yet. So you can delete that.
You can delete you know so W3 Total Cache right here is the plug-in that I mentioned earlier that will actually manage your website cache but Fastest Cache is better and easy than W3 Total Cache. If you want to try that out but again having too many plugins will actually slow down your website. So this plug-in is kind of a double-edged sword it works but too many plugins is not great.
So I’ll just go ahead and get rid of that as well and then what you can do is actually go over to bulk actions and then just click on deactivate and then you can just click on apply and then these selected plugins were deactivated. So now I can just select them again and then you can just go up to bulk actions and then delete them and then just click on apply and then it’ll say are you sure we’re gonna say yes. So now that that’s done.
I’m going to go back to Pingdom and I’m going to run my site again. So I’m just gonna paste that in and then I’m on north of North America and then just click start test. So as you can see we’re down to a one point three megabytes with a one-second load time this is a lot better than.
Bonus Tip – Choose Best Website Hosting
It was okay so now for a bonus tip which is is it your hosting company because your web hosting company that you host your website with could actually play a role in why your website is running a little bit slow and the most common plan that people are on with any hosting company is a shared plan and that’s sharing the same space with other users. Now if you want to be doubly sure that your website is going to run a bit faster you can actually switch up to a dedicated IP address.
Okay so if you’re looking to switch hosting companies. It’s the one that I host all of my websites with I’ve got several domain names with them. It’s called Name Chaepe and Hostgator. Honestly I do not promote anything that I haven’t used for about a year or more at the very least.
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