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Tips to Make Your WordPress Site Superfast

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Tips to speedup WordPress site

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Why Speed UP Your WordPress Site

  • A study conducted shows that 53% of users abandon a site if it takes more than 3 seconds to load.

Benefits of Faster Loading WordPress Sites

  • Rank higher in search engines.
  • Increase page views.
  • Reduce bound rate.
  • Sell more.
  • More earnings from ads.
  • And ultimately improve visitors experience.

Tips to Make Your WordPress Sites Superfast

  • Use anycast global DNS provider.
  • Host your site with a well reputed Managed WordPress Hosting company.
  • Enable HTTP/2 and HTTP/3.
  • Enable TLS 1.3 with 0RTT.
  • Dedicated resources for your site reduces server response time significantly.
  • Serve redirects through Server instead of WordPress.
  • Enable gzip or brotli compression.
  • Always keep WordPress updated along with plugins and themes.
  • Upgrade to latest version of PHP.
  • Use a fast, lightweight, responsive theme.
  • Reduce DNS lookups.
  • Try to reduce database calls as much as possible.
  • Limit post revisions.
  • Use least number of plugins as much as possible.
  • Make sure to clean up, and optimize database at regularly intervals.
  • Make sure to make least number of HTTP requests.
  • Make sure to connect to least number of different domains.
  • Add dns-prefetch, and preconnect links in document head to save connection times.
  • Make sure you serve minified (html, css, and javascript) files.
  • Remove all non required junk css, js, and font files.
  • Avoid using @import.
  • Eliminate render blocking JavaScript in above the fold content.
  • Add async and or defer for JavaScript files for parallel downloading.
  • Optimize images.
  • Serve images in Next-Generation formats.
  • Deliver images through CDN.
  • Lazy load your images.
  • Activate Content Delivery Network (CDN) to serve pages closer to your visitors.
  • Activate PWA for your site.
  • Jetpack Search to save server resources.

Scalability always improves Speed, but Speed does not provide Scalability.

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