How to improve WordPress speed
As a web developer, I have completed many WordPress projects, such as developing plugins or themes. Here is a quick checklist for improving page speed in WordPress.
You can use this checklist to improve your WordPress website:
- Plugins, themes and the core of WordPress should be updated. Even though I know many WordPress web admins use cracked plugins and themes, please make a backup if you use broken packages before updating something. Please do not install unofficial packages. If you have any technical skills, please use something other than cracked packages because your website can be dangerous.
- Deactivate “Post revisions” in WordPress. There are many ways to fix anything in WordPress. The following code can be added to your WordPress “wp-config.php” to deactivate “Post revisions.”
- The “WP-cron” function in WordPress should be disabled. The “WP-cron” tool automates things like publishing posts in the future. To disable “WP-cron” in WordPress, add the following code to your “wp-config.php” file.
- Try fixing your purpose without plugins. WordPress has many things that can be done quickly; you don’t need to install plugins. If you can’t find a way to accomplish your purpose, then you can install a plugin.
- Read the plugins page before installing because some plugins aren’t updated by their owners or aren’t supported by the core of WordPress.
- Reduce the number of external and third-party scripts on your website.
- Reduce the amount of advertising on your website. If an advertisement doesn’t work for your audience, remove it.
- Optimize and compress your images before uploading. Use WordPress plugins like “WP-smush” for this purpose, but use image optimization tools before uploading data.
- Install a cache plugin such as “WP Super Cache.”
- Using a template with a page builder is not recommended. Page builders are popular because they allow you to make and customize your website with drag-and-drop, but they can increase the size of your website’s pages.
- It would help if you used a good web server. WordPress users commonly use shared hosting for their websites. Still, I recommend using your own server or host if you have a medium or large website. Please read about the best practices for configuring a personal server like a VPS or using a WordPress hosting product like GoDaddy. WordPress hosting is unique since you do not need to configure your website, and you can use a managed WordPress. With managed WordPress services, you can upgrade your plan with a few clicks if you need more resources.
Your website needs more tips for increasing speed; more than this checklist is required.