Nowadays website speed is the main factor in SEO or Google ranking. Another main reason is if your website has a low-speed visitor bounce rate increase. Therefore, if you want to rank your website, you need to decrease your website loading time. We are going to show you how to increase WordPress website speed without a plugin.
Firstly, We need to know why website speed is so important.
Why website speed is so important:
Visitor satisfaction is the most important for a website. Imagine that you visit a site but the website takes a lot’s time to load. What you do at that time, You will just go back and track down another site.
What kind of problem can you face for a low-speed site? We have made a list.
- It can have an effect on SEO.
- Increase bounce rate.
- Decrease sales.
- Most visitors dislike slow loading websites.
If you want a successful website. Everyone wants it. Your first target is to increase website loading speed. Or you will lose your visitor. Keep in mind,
Website without visitors is like a ship lost in the horizon.Dr. Christopher Dayagdag
But how to Know website speed. What tools do we need to use? Well, We will discuss it in the next section.
How do I test my website speed?
The webmaster visits his website regularly. Modern browsers like Chrome save sites automatically in cache. So, websites load quickly. Beginner webmasters make a common mistake. They think his website speed is perfect.
But in different locations and different browsers may not have the same result. So we need to use Page Speed insight tools.
There are so many tools online to test website speed. All are free tools to check website performance and analyze them.
Those are the most trusted and popular tools to test website speed. Are you afraid of a low score? Why is your website slow?
Why is my website so slow WordPress:
Your test report has multiple recommendations to solve the page speed issue but You need the reason why to decrease your site speed.
Page size is the main cause of loading speed. But there are several reasons to make your website slow. When someone browses your website the content, Image, server request, CSS, font need to load fully.
- Low-quality server: A low-quality server or slow server can cause your WordPress load time. Shared hosting has several issues.
- Resource Rendering: Web page uses resources like CSS, images, font, etc load every time page reloads can cause WordPress loading speed. Unused CSS, Image size increases page size.
- Page Size: If your page size increases, Load time also increases. When resource size increases at the same time page size increases.
- Server Request: When Too many requests at the same time, Sarver takes time to respond to them. Like ajax request.
- Script Loading: If too many unnecessary script loads every time the browser takes time.
- Poor Coded Plugin: If you installed a poorly coded plugin that should slow your website.
We have lots of cause to increase loading time. We are going to solve those problems.
Fast Web Hosting: Tips 1
There are many types of web hosting service. Each web hosting service has its own specification.
Shared hosting is a web hosting service provider where a single physical server hosts multiple sites and multiple users. That reduces the cost.
VPS (virtual private server) hosting is a step above shared hosting. Your site will generally perform better since you aren’t sharing resources. This suggests you’ll enjoy faster loading times and better uptime rates.
Dedicated hosting, in its turn, may be a single server solely dedicated to one user. So, you have full control of the web server.
Cloud hosting is sort of a hybrid version of a VPS—but less expensive.
Which is best? Answers are based on your needs. As a beginner use VPS, speed, and not much cost.
CSS, JS and HTML Minify: Tips 2
Page size can affect loading speed. CSS, JS and HTML space and comment can increase page size.
Minification is the process of minimizing code and markup in your sites and script files. It’s one among the best methods to reduce load times and bandwidth usage on websites. Minification dramatically improves site speed and accessibility, directly translating into a far better user experience.
There are so many tools that provide Minification service. You can minify code manually. Like
Optimize Image Size: Tips 3
Image is the leading part of a website design. But the images take a huge page size. To decrease the page size, we need to optimize image size. Many online tools provide services like image quality and reduce image size. Compressing images is the best way to decrease page size.
You can use tinypng online tools.
Install WordPress Caching Plugin: Tips 4
A cache may be a particular space for storing temporary files that creates a tool , browser, or app run faster and more efficiently. After opening an app or website for the primary time, a cache stashes files, images, and other pertinent data on your device. Caching is vital because it reduces the load on your WordPress hosting servers and makes your website run faster.
You can use the WordPress plugin W3 Total Cache
Lightweight WordPress Theme: Tips 5
Most premium themes are heavy weight. That theme creates lots of metadata. Increase page size. Lots of unused functionality that makes server requests. As a result increase page size.
Lightweight means low metadata and specific uses of the theme. Use the fastest WordPress theme.
Up to date Your Website: Tips 6
There are an estimated 64 million websites currently using WordPress. Up to 400 million people visit WordPress daily. At the same time hacker and spammer eye on WordPress. So, WordPress and theme plugins get updated daily. Make sure your website is up to date. Also make sure your php version is up to 7.
Comments Lazy Load: Tips 7
Load comments only when required. Comments make too many server requests. Comments Lazy Load means, When the page is fully loaded then comments are loaded.
Post Revisions: Tips 8
All post revisions are stored in your WordPress database. Thanks to this, many users worry that too many revisions can hamper their websites. To limit Post Revisions allow delete old revision data. Edited wp-config.php.
define( 'WP_POST_REVISIONS', 4 );
Lazy Load: Tips 9
Lazy load means a web page is fully loaded then content is loaded. It can apply on image or JS scripts.
Images are the main fact of a website. If we set lazy load on image that happens image load after page loading. Like,
<img src="URL" loading="eager|lazy">
All scripts are not important. We can use them for lazy loading. We can use them with defer attributes. Like,
<script src="demo_carousel.js" defer></script>
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. CSS, JS, and HTML minify
2. Optimize image size
3. Install WordPress Caching Plugin
4. Lazy Load
5. Up to date Your Website
Do you want to succeed in the website world, Make visitors happy? In this article, We try to explain everything about website speed. If you have any problem with your site speed. You can help us. Feel free to contact us. Please comment below.
You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this topic to be really something which I think
I would never understand. It seems too complex and extremely broad for me.
I am looking forward for your next post, I’ll try to get the hang of it!
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