How to Make Your WordPress Site Load Faster
In the world of website optimization, there is one trick that you need to try and it will help your website perform way better – speed up the load time of your WordPress site.
Many different factors contribute to the speed of your WordPress site, but you can easily measure and track the performance of your site in Google Analytics.
If you are using the free version of WordPress, you can download the Google Analytics plugin from the WordPress plugin library and set up a few Google Analytics accounts to track the performance of your site.
Then you can use the Google Analytics tools to easily identify the areas of your site that are causing it to take longer to load.
Optimize Your Images
When it comes to image optimization, you have two options. You can either upload the same image to your WordPress site and use the `` tag to display it or you can create a new image with a different resolution and use the `` tag to display it. The first one is the easy way and the second one is the best way to go if you want to speed up the load time of your WordPress site.
If you choose to go with the first option and use the `` tag to display your original image, it will be resized by the WordPress theme you are using and it will probably not load at all quickly because the image will be loaded in its original size.
If you choose to go with the second option and create a new image of a different size, it will load quickly because the image is already loaded in the correct resolution and it won’t have to be resized by the WordPress theme before it can be displayed. This is a good option if you want to create a collage of images or if you have a large number of images that you want to pack into a blog post.
The first step to image optimization is to identify the purpose of each individual image on your WordPress site. Are you using the images for decoration or do you need the specific image in a certain resolution to complete a certain task?
Then you should look into resizing and compressing your images. There are free tools like the TinyPNG that can help you do this quickly and painlessly. When you are finished, you can use a service like Compress JPEGs to optimize the images further. This is a good idea because your visitors are most likely using poor internet connections or cellular data in order to view your site and a lot of the images on your site will be compressed already, which saves you and your visitors from having a bad experience.
HTTPS, or Hypertext Transfer Protocol, is the secure version of HTTP. It was introduced in 2008 as a response to privacy concerns over HTTP. While HTTP is a “lightweight” protocol and can support a huge amount of data, HTTPS is a “weighty” protocol that uses TLS, or Transport Layer Security, to encrypt all of the data that you send to the website and also to establish a secure connection between your browser and the website. This is why a lot of websites use HTTPS and why it’s becoming such a popular protocol.
HTTPS is becoming even more popular because Google Chrome has started pushing for websites to use it as default. Why? HTTPS prevents your data from being hijacked by a third party. When you browse to a secure website, you will notice that the address begins with “https://” instead of just “http://”. This indicates that the site is secure and that your data is protected.
The downside of HTTPS is that it slows down the speed at which your site loads. Let’s assume that you have a blog post with ten images in it. When you load the page, you will notice that it takes a while to load all of the images because the entire post will be loaded over HTTPS. This is why you need to make sure that the speed of your site is still good even when you implement HTTPS.
In conclusion, making your WordPress site load faster is an easy thing to do. There are multiple tips and tricks on how to do this, but you must make sure that the speed is still good even when you make these changes. It’s always better to load a website quickly and smoothly than it is to have it take longer and be slightly worse quality because of all of the restrictions that you placed on it.