How to Reduce Page Load Time in WordPress (2020 Guide)

By March 14, 2020 No Comments

Before moving further please check out Things to Avoid if you want to make your WordPress Website Faster and in this article we’ll discuss how to reduce page load time in WordPress. 

Hosting on a Cloud Server 

Choosing cloud servers over shared hosting is a big improvement in terms of speed, cloud hosting is expensive but totally worth the money. 

Cloud hosting, allows you to use the resources of multiple servers, rather than having your site restricted to a single server location, it can handle high traffic and offers better security than shared hosting, and if you’re planning on moving to cloud hosting then pick Cloudways.  

It is the best cloud solution for WordPress we’ve found by far, they offer fully managed server with great functionality like one click WordPress install, Free SSL Certificate, SMTP server, Free daily backup, and CDN price at $1 and with really responsive support. 

Use Cache Plugin

Cache plugin not only clean your WordPress website caches, it also improves website speed dramatically by offering services like GZIP Compression, Code Minification, Google Fonts Optimization and CDN Integration. We Recommence you three cache plugin which will help you improve your website speed WP Rocket (Paid), Cloudways Breeze (Free) and WP Fastest Cache (Free and Paid). 

Scale your Images 

Always pick the right resolution for your images because if you pick larger resolution it will slow down your website or if you pick smaller then it will lower your image quality check this out how to resize your image properly. 

Lazy Load your Iframes, Videos and Images 

Lazy load is a modern technique, it prevents your website from loading all images and videos while loading the website, instead it loads them as a user reached them by scrolling, this way it decreases page load time and page size dramatically. lazy load work amazingly for websites that have image rich content. see how to enable lazy loading in your WordPress

Lighten your Database 

If you write a lot or have lots of post revisions, auto drafts, trashed posts, spams comments then clean your database regularly, because a lite database is equals to faster speed. 

Setup CDN 

A CDN allows for the quick transfer of assets needed for loading website content including HTML pages, JavaScript files, stylesheets, images, and videos. It minimizes the distance between the visitors and your website’s server and increase your website load time and today the majority of web traffic is served through CDNs, including traffic from major sites like Facebook, Netflix, and Amazon. We recommend you go for Cloudflare CDN, it free and suitable for most of the website. 

Update your WordPress to Latest Version 

Last but not least always keep your WordPress Updated, because WordPress updates are not only limited to bug fixes, they also bring new features, website speed and security improvements. 

Mohammad Nishat

Mohammad Nishat

Author at Coderare.com

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