Speed is Everything
Optimize your website speed for a better experience.
Nobody wants to wait. One of the growing concerns for websites is how long your site takes to load, and ss everything around us becomes more immediate, users don't want to wait around to see if a website will load. Websites will have to be fast and efficient, or face being left behind.
There are plenty of factors that can lead to a slow page load time. Website hosting, loads of images or videos that are not scaled, clutter of content, unneccessary scripts running on pages are just some factors that can slow your site down. Listed below are some websites which you can use to test your site speed for improvements, as well as some WordPress plugins you can use to help optimize your site speed.
Use these websites to help find your issues.
- Pingdom - Pingdom is the first place to check your speed. Gives you the basics of how you grade.
- GTMetrix - GTmetrix can help you develop a faster, more efficient, and all-around improved website experience for your users.
- Improve the Speed of Your WordPress Site - The ultimate guide to improving the speed of your WordPress-powered website by Kevin Muldoon.
- First Site Guide - Website Speed - a helfpul little article written by our friends at firstsiteguide.com dealing with website speed tips.
- Best WordPress Hosting - Some options for WordPress hosting that won't slow your website down.
- DesignBombs WordPress Hosting - 8 WordPress hosting companies compared.
- Why is WordPress so Slow? - Bits from Bytes
Use P3 to identify plugin use, then Plugin Organizer to only load the necessary plugins, rather than all of them at once.