How to optimize WordPress site for speed and load


With over 1 billion websites to choose from and lack of time, it is extremely hard to stay competitive online. Users have a short attention span and a slow site can immediately put them off.

Advantages of optimizing your site:

  • Improved user experience
  • Lower bounce rate
  • Increased time spent on site
  • Improve SEO and keyword ranking
  • Lower server costs

How to optimize your site

  • Select a Good Hosting in the right region
  • Use a Good Theme
  • Use a CDN (Content delivery network)
  • Optimize images
  • Optimize requests and page load time
  • Optimize the database
  • Disable hotlinking and leeching
  • Add expired headers to static resources
  • Lazy Loading
  • Optimize Plugins
  • Clean up the ‘meta’ or ‘temp’ data
  • Lazy loading
  • Turn off ping backs and trackbacks
  • Replace PHP with static HTML
  • Implement Amp pages