If you've noticed your WordPress website is a little sluggish, or you've been asking yourself the question "Why is my WordPress website so slow?", you're going to learn five easy ways you can improve speed and performance of your website.
Page load speed should be one of your top priorities when it comes to your website.
After all, if the page won't load for your visitors, even though you may have the best content on the planet, they're not going to stick around long enough to even see it.
It's not just your visitors that you should be thinking about either.
Google takes page load speed into account when it comes to the search results. Their priority is to provide their users with the best website experience possible, so they're not going to rank pages that will cause their users to become frustrated while waiting for a site to load.
So what can you do to improve the loading time of your web pages?
Here are five questions you should be asking yourself about your WordPress website:
The methods of speeding up your WordPress website mentioned above certainly don't cover everything you can do to improve performance, but they're a great start.
If you want to fix the six biggest WordPress speed issues, make your sites up to 500% faster and up to 70% lighter in just a few clicks (even without using a caching plugin) click the image below.
I installed the WP Optimizer plugin on a couple of my own sites and a couple of my client sites and tested them with Pingdom. Even though I considered my sites as fairly well performing anyway, you can see I was able to shave off 1.71 seconds off the load time of ProvideoVault.com and 0.21 seconds off the load time of my client site.
One of the things that WP Optimizer did that I didn't already have a plugin for was tidy up my databases, including getting rid of old post revisions and spam comments from the database, which was something I hadn't thought about previously.
As a result of my testing, I've come to the conclusion that this is something I would definitely use on client sites, basically because it's an all-in-one solution that I can instal and have working with just a few clicks!