5 Tricks to Speed Up Your WordPress Site for Fast Page Loading

Do you have a WordPress blog? That’s why you are here, right. No one likes a snail-like website in this world of pace. So optimizing your WordPress site for speed is very much important. WordPress is a ready-made platform. It can do wonders for sure. But the biggest disadvantage is its page load speed. Comparing with the Google’s kid (Blogger), WordPress is very slow. But you can make your site load like a rocket by doing some tweaks. Here I am sharing some useful tricks to boost the loading time of your WordPress site.


Ready for the kill? Here we go.




1. Wisely Choose Your Hosting Providers

Hosting is the heart of a WordPress (self- hosted) site. We have to choose it wisely because you are very well aware of what happens if the heart stops working. There are many types of hosting like shared hosting, VPS hosting, dedicated servers and so on. Don’t be obsessed with the words of providers. Think thrice before purchasing from a host. If you are planning something big, don’t hesitate to spend some extra bucks. Because it is better to stay live rather than go offline after getting good traffic.


2. Use a Good Cache Plugin

This is an extremely important step. Because a good cache plugin can make or break your blog. In a site, some elements can be cached to speed up the overall performance. The fact is we need a third party to make elements cached. Cache plugins effectively do this job. There are two major cache plugins, W3 Total Cache, and WP Super Cache. Both of them are effective. Be careful not to install unpopular cache plugins. There are so many features like browser caching, minify etc.


3. Optimize Your Images

If you have a regular website, most of the hosting space is occupied by images. Higher the image size, slower the page speed. So don’t upload pictures with large size. You can make use of online tools like compressnow.com to reduce the size. There is also a plugin to do this job, called Smush.it. Install this plugin and it will compress your images automatically to a great extent. But I recommend you to compress your images with ‘compressnow’ and then upload it. This will do wonders.


4. Reduce the Number of Plugins

Plugins are a superb feature of WordPress. But too much of anything is poisonous. So don’t install all the plugins you hear about. Use your senses and know your needs. Then install only that plugins you extremely want. There are some plugins like SumoMe which can do multiple tasks like social sharing and list building. This way we can decrease the use of plugins. Increasing the number of plugins will cause to rise the database size.


5. Optimize the WordPress Database

WordPress is mainly written in PHP. So it is making use of the databases. Increasing database size will make your blog website a snail. We have a few seconds to impress our first- time visitors. So make sure to have a site with load speed at least under 2 seconds (1 second is excellent). If you don’t know how to optimize database, make sure you have WP- Optimize or WP- DB Manager in your plugin list. Both of them are good plugins and we can schedule optimizing tasks.


What do You Think?

There are some more tweaks to flash- load your website. You can enable lazy load effect for images and use a Content Delivery Network (CDN). There are so many WordPress resources like PHPMatters with which you can learn the utilization of it. Let me know your opinion about this tweaks after trying.


If you want to know more, you can also refer to some other speeding up suggestions.

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  1. Here comes some good information for WordPress users. I am currently using Blogger. So just sharing if any of my friends/followers needs to know this. Thanks for sharing.

    ~ Rohan.

  2. Hi Rohan,

    Even 'bloggers' like us need to know about it. Thank you for sharing this to your followers. Have a good day :)

  3. Hi Sasidhar

    Helpful information! Something I need as I have moved one of my blogs to Wp. And haven't installed the cache, will do right away.

    Thanks. :)

  4. Hi Priya,

    Glad you found it helpful. Thank you for stoppingby and sharing your thoughts.

    Have a good day :)

  5. Yes indeed, image optimization and other stuff. :)

  6. Hello Sasidhar,

    I always pay so much attention to my page load speed. :) And for this, I have tried and keep trying different things time to time.

    Cache plugin is a must -- IF properly setup, it can do wonders!

    Also, it's an in-denied fact that images always need optimization not only for the sake of your page load speed but for others because too-heavy images can take heck of time to load in full.

    Just superb content, buddy!

  7. Hi Adeel bro,

    I wish 'blogger' also had this cache plugin. Yes, you are rigt about images, they need to be optimized for web to load fastly and the optimization should not kill the quality.

    Thank you dor stopping by and sharing your thoughts about the article.

    Have a nice day :)

  8. Hi Sasidhar

    Thanks for the info. You have listed very cool ways to boost one's blog.

    For cache plugin, you should check out Wp Rocket. Though I have not installed it in my blog but it has so many features.

  9. Hi Ikechi,

    Thank you so mcuh for checking out the tips mentioned. WP Rocket right? I wish 'blogger' had that feature too.

    Thank you for taking time for sharing your thoughts in here.

    Have a good day :)


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