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Improve WordPress Speed


WordPress Speed Upgrades and Fixes

Do you have a high page speed but a low performance score? You can check your website speed at GTmetrix.  A low performance score simply means your website is not rendering as fast as possible.   This scores relates to the performance of the front end of your website which, includes all the resources like CSS, HTML, Javascript, all your images and video. The “front end” is essentially everything involved in the interaction between your website and the visitors browser.

Front End Optimization is the process of fine tuning your website so it interacts quicker and provides a better user experience. Front-end optimization is predictable; there is always a list of items that can be fixed.

We improved our website performance in less than an hour and documented it. 

Defer Parsing of JavaScript

When someone visits your site, the server delivers the HTML contents of your website to that visitor’s browser. The visitor’s browser then starts from the top; going through the code to render your site. If it finds any JavaScript, it stop rendering the rest of the page until it can fetch and parse the JavaScript file. It will do this for each script that it finds, which can have a negative effect on your site’s page load times.

Leverage Browser Caching

When you visit a web page, your browser downloads all content of the particular page as well as common static files like css and js files. And when you visit other page of same website, your browser downloads them all again. This can slow things down

However if you have Leverage Browser Caching, then all statics files will serve from your browser instead server. Now when you will visit any page of the particular website, it will only download unique content of the page; static files will be served from your browser. This will speed up each page of a website.

Minify JS and CSS

Minification is the process of minimizing code and markup in your web pages and script files. It’s one of the main methods used to reduce load times and bandwidth usage on websites. Minification dramatically improves WordPress site speed and accessibility, directly translating into a better user experience. It’s also beneficial to users accessing your website through a limited data plan and who would like to save on their bandwidth usage while surfing the web.

Reduce HTTPS Requests

Lets say a website template consists of one HTML file, two CSS files and 16 images—including your logo and various menu backgrounds. In total, a browser would need to make 19 HTTP requests to load an empty page on your site. Its important to note that a visitor using google chrome can only open six connections at a time, so the browser will queue any remaining requests.

We enhance WordPress speed by removing unneeded plugins , themes, tools, and unused data files. Compressing images can keep your image quality very good at a fraction of the file size. We can optimize images, files size and names, keeping server resources in check.

Implement Lazy Loading.

Only serve request for images when a user scrolls to that part of the page. Lazy loading can reduce the number of HTTPS Requests. There are several plugins to improve the speed of your WordPress site.

Use a Content Delivery Network ( CDN)

A Content Delivery Network or CDN is a network of servers that delivers cached static content from websites based on the geographic location of the user. CDN is not a hosting service that is independent of this.

Currently your web host is serving your website from a single location. Every visitor accesses your website from the same server, so if you have high traffic it will slow down your site. A CDN will save a copy of your site, when users visit, the request is fulfilled the CDN reduces the load on your hosting server making it faster and more efficient.

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