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How to increase Wordpress blog speed?

Discussion in 'WordPress' started by silent_1, Aug 19, 2019.

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    I want to increase my blog speed. It takes too much time for uploading.

    Thank you.
    SEMrush
     
    silent_1, Aug 19, 2019 IP
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  2. trigshady

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    When I encountered the same issue I started solving it by investigating what could cause slow upload time.
    Used GT metric since it is quite advanced in the field (I may miss some other great tools).

    In my case, it was three main reasons for slow uploading time*
    • Plugins
    • Hosting did not suit my site needs
    • Pictures weren't scaled properly
    *reasons may vary greatly from project to project.
     
    trigshady, Aug 19, 2019 IP
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    Agree, probably you use all your data and you need better service, so improving hosting could help.
     
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    Check out Google PSI. It will show you what's slowing your site down. There's actually a bunch of tutorials online of how could you make your WordPress site faster, but to narrow them down for you make sure you don't have millions of plugins and don't put millions of images since it's going to take forever to load. Make sure that your theme is optimised for speed, and talking about optimising do not forget that you should do that to your images before putting them on your site as well, it's going to make them eat less space of your server. Other than that things such as hosting provider matters, because your site might be very slow because your hosting provider is not performing well?
     
    Beatren, Aug 26, 2019 IP
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    First of all, you should input your site into https://gtmetrix.com/ and https://tools.pingdom.com/. These will show you where the bottlenecks to loading your site are. In addition to that, here are general ways to improve loading speed in WordPress:
    1. Use quality hosting, preferably specialized in WordPress
    2. Run your site on HTTPS/HTTP2
    3. Use the latest version of PHP on your server
    4. Update WordPress core and its components regularly
    5. Only use themes and plugins from reputable sources
    6. Do regular database maintenance
    7. Decrease server requests on your pages
    8. Optimize your images so they load fast
    9. Enable gzip compression
    10. Use a caching plugin
    11. Considering using a Content Deliver Network (CDN)
    The above should cover most bases. From here, you can test singular sites and see if they have any assets that keep them from loading fast. Hope this helps!
     
    nshep, Sep 9, 2019 IP