How to improve Performance in WordPress

Page loading speed influences everything from traffic to bounce rate to conversions, user satisfaction, and, ultimately, profits.

Also, a poorly functioning admin panel will affect your work and your time efficiency when managing the website, especially as your dashboard might become difficult to handle.

That’s why I want to improve the performance of my website.

How to speed up WordPress surely is a hot topic these days. Fortunately, there are numerous techniques that you can employ to get the job done.

Do you know why the speed is slow?

There are a few points for that.

  • Hosting response time
  • Installing many plugins
  • Images Not Optimized

Here, we can guess if we resolve the above issue the speed will be fast

Before getting started, we need to check the current performance on the site to compare after improvement.

How to test the loading time of your website?

There are many ways to check loading time.

We can check this way easily in the browser.

Are you clear? You can check every status on this screen.

Here are a few ways to speed up WordPress

1. Remove Plugins You Don’t Use first and Choose lightweight WordPress Theme

Sometimes, all it takes is a single plugin to bring down the WordPress performance on your website.

You can start by deactivating and uninstalling any plugins you don’t actually use.

If you find any plugins that are dramatically slowing down your site, then see if your site can run without them, or try to find a more lightweight alternative.

And also, WordPress themes with a lot of dynamic elements, sliders, widgets, social icons, and many more shiny elements are immensely appealing to the eye.

But remember this: if they have too many elements and higher page sizes, then they will definitely cause your web server to take a thumping.

The best option here is to use lightweight themes. One solution is to go for one of the default WordPress themes.

Another is to try out something like Neve, built by the same guys behind CodeinWP.

2. Optimize Your WordPress Database and images size

You can optimize all images using some tools

The best way to do this is to use a tool called TinyPNG.

This web-based tool will optimize your images and dramatically reduce the file size before you even upload them to WordPress.

However, if you manually optimize the images using Chrome PageSpeed Insights extension or Photoshop or any other tools, the process will take a long time.

There are plugins available for just about everything you can think of, including image optimization.

Plugin: Image optimization


3. Remove external library URL and manage JS, CSS files

You will probably be notified about minimizing the size of your CSS and JS files

To resolve this issue, I recommended using this plugin that can help in optimizing CSS, JS, and even HTML of your WordPress website.

Plugin: Autoptimize


Reduce External HTTP Requests

Many WordPress plugins and themes load all kinds of files from other websites.

These files can include scripts, stylesheets, and images from external resources like Google, Facebook, analytics services, and so on.

You can reduce all these external HTTP requests by disabling scripts and styles or merging them into one file.

4. Install a Caching Plugin

We recommended wp-rocket plugin to use. It is a good plugin.

Whenever someone accesses your site WordPress will create a dynamic version of that page.

Caching will help to reduce the number of database calls, and instead, your user will be served a static HTML version of the page.

The caching process can greatly improve the speed and performance of WordPress.

In some cases, your host may already have its own built-in caching process.

If you are done with all the above steps, you can check your performance again and compare.