Accelerate your WordPress site in 12 steps

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How Fast Is Your Website Uploaded?

 

There are important reasons why we ask this question:

  • On average, 60% of users who come to your site tend to leave your site if your pages are slowly opening
  • Due to the low site speed and the fact that users abandon your site, your site’s quality score may decrease as the “Bounce
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    Rate” (see Google Analytics) increases,

  • If your site scores low on the Google Page Speed Insights test, it may lose value in the rankings;
  • According to an announcement made in 2010, Site Upload Speed has become an important ranking criterion on Google.

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Let’s leave all this to one side; Today we are going to endure a web site that takes 10 seconds to upload? According to many analytics, if the speed of your web site increases by only 1 second, it means an average improvement of around 70%.

Especially for WordPress users, it is possible to increase the site speed with a few adjustments. In this article we will talk about the following topics:

– How can we detect plugins that slow down your site?
– What can you do to keep your infrastructure clean?
-What do you need to keep the HTML pages, images, JavaScript code and CSS files in your browser compressed?
-How can you set the cache cache correctly?

Of course, the first thing to notice is that we need to deliver our site to a fast and good hosting company so that these arrangements can work.Secondly, we need to choose a good theme. Unfortunately, not all WordPress themes have equal speed and functionality. For example, WordPress’s default theme, “Genesis,” is loaded at least 0.5 seconds faster than any other theme. To see if the theme is how quickly, after making arrangements of themes with Google Page Speed Insights tool we recommend that you do the test.

Once these arrangements are made, one of the most important factors that make a site fast is to have a network called “CDN network” that allows you to host your content on a different server. What does this mean?

Nowadays, Web browsers (Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Internet Explorer etc.) will try to read all of them if the content on your site is collected on a single server, which will cause slowness. If you use a CDN server, the browser will have the chance to read the content in parallel and it will be able to reach the user faster by compiling both the site content and the high-dimensional content at the same time. Tests show that using a CDN server provides about 55% acceleration on average.

The first three items were the main arrangements we made on the server side. Now, let’s see how we can make edits in WordPress:

1: Detecting Plugins That Slow Down Your Situation:

P3 Profiler is add-ons, plug-ins that are running on your site, themes and so on. By measuring the speed and showing how much slower your site is to slow down your site. As an example, I want to share a few screenshots from my test:

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As you can see, the SEO Ultimate plug-in is at the top of the list of add-ons that slow down the site. What can you do in this situation? You can try to find another add-on that will not affect your site speed with this magnitude.

2: Compress Your Site:
The size of web pages is much larger than we normally think. For example, a file 65 kb in size may not be too blurry. However, the table in which many files come together can be seriously worrying. Gzip is the most convenient tool that can be used to compress files on your site. When we test a small web site that we just gave an example, we get a surprising result:

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(Gzip test http://checkgzipcompression.com/ can make the address)

3: Compress Images:
Images are one of the biggest factors that cause a site to slow down. For WordPress, WP Smush is plug-in is one of the best add-ons that will cure this problem. If you are not familiar with using professional tools like Photoshop or Gimp, WP-Smush will come to you like a drug.

4: Enable Browser Cache:

“Browser caching” may not make sense to you alone, and the concept can confuse your head. When a user visits a web page, the browsers fetch the page’s items. On this count, if the user comes back to the page, the upload speed will be even higher. WP Super Cache is a plugin that can help you in this regard is a useful add-ons.

5: Keep Infrastructure Clean:

When we say “database”, middle and lower level site managers start to sweat. But WordPress makes your business really easy from this point of view.WP-Optimize is plug-in, garbage files and cleans your site regularly, and gave no quarter to pinch and swell.

6: Minimize JavaScript and CSS Files:
Other important factors that cause a site to slow down are JavaScript code and CSS style files. JavaScript comes into play when it comes down to shrinkable code. In addition, these codes may cause some items to fail to load because the browser may insert an infinite loop in the request to display the page. In this respect, correcting and minimizing JavaScript code will be very healthy.

CSS Style files determine how and where your pages will look, frames, buttons, and characters. If we want a site to look simple or stark, we can contact CSS. Even simple sites may slow down due to CSS functions. In this respect, the compression of CSS style files is healthy. Both JavaScript, as well as to reduce and edit CSS code, “ Better minify WordPress ” plugin is you can use.

7: Close PingBack and TrackBack Feature:

PingBack and TrackBack features are a warning system that works when other WordPress sites link to your page. Link to follow ahrefs or majesticseouse external tools such as will be more healthy. To turn off this feature, you can go to “Settings – Discussion” (or Settings – Discussion) in the WordPress admin panel.

8: Standardize Visual Resolution and Character Set:

If a user comes to your site, you use more than one character set on your site, or your videos have different resolutions, your browser will work separately to load all of them. This will also have a negative impact on your page’s load speed.
Make sure that all of the images you upload will have standard resolutions. Make sure all of the content on your site has the same font (font).

9: Place CSS Files at the Top of the HTML Code and JavaScript Files at the bottom of the HTML Code:

Scanners can not scan your site before you scan the CSS style file. For this reason, CSS files need to be scanned first. Since the scanner scans the codes from top to bottom, the top of the CSS files should be close to the beginning of the HTML code.

JavaScript code, as we mentioned in article 6, can cause the browser to insert an infinite loop in the middle of the page load, leaving the load unfinished. To avoid this, place the JavaScript code near the end of the HTML code.

10: Use Sprite Property in Your CSS Files:

CSS Style files are a set of visual functionality files. Some of the buttons we see on our site, background images, frames, sidebars etc. are included in the CSS package. CSS packages also have a certain size, and these items can also shrink.

Reduction occurs when items in CSS packages are replaced by smaller and lighter items. The modified file is called “CSS Sprite”. But the sprite using the code, you can make these arrangements.

11: Use “Keep Alive” Feature:

The HTTP Keep Alive feature allows the browser to load all open files on the site server without permission. Thus, when the user visits the site, it is used with the bandwidth right granted.

12: Change PHP Codes With HTML Codes:

PHP has a great code system for making websites. However, since it uses server resources at a high level, it is very likely to cause speed problems.For the quick opening of your site, replace PHP code with HTML code whenever possible, or try to use PHP at a minimum.

RESULT:

47% of web users expect your page to open for less than 2 seconds. According to a 2006 Amazon.com survey, a 100-millisecond increase has increased the site’s population by 1%. In the age of technology and internet, speed means everything. If your Web site is slow, you are considered to be behind the times.

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