WordPress: Speed is Important! Tips & Tricks

1) If You Have Deactivated Plugins Remove Them

If you have plugins that are not being used i.e. they are deactivated remove them.

2) Cleanup Your Database

Use plugins to cleanup your database up or disable options

WP-Optimize Disabler:
WP DBManager

https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp- optimize/ https://wordpress.org/plugins/disabler/ https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-dbmanager/

3) Us a Cache Plugin

A lot of people use either W3 Total Cache or Super cache

https://wordpress.org/plugins/w3-total-cache/ https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-super-cache/

However the one that I use is Quick Cache: http://www.websharks-inc.com/product/quick-cache/

4) Good Quality Hosting General Good Quality Hosting

Bluehost Hostgator

Specialize WordPress Hosting

Flywheel:
Pagely:
WPEngine:
My personal recommendation SiteGround: http://www.siteground.com/

http://getflywheel.com/pricing/ https://pagely.com/plans-pricing/ http://wpengine.com/home-b/

Here’s a good independent review of SiteGround’s WordPress hosting solutions

http://wpshout.com/hosting-review-siteground- shared-hosting/

5) Don’t Run Plugins That You Don’t Really Need

Don’t run plugins that you don’t really need, however it not the quantity that the real problem it the quality of the plugins that you run which is the real problem.

You can use this plugin to find slow running plugins. P3 Plugin Performance Profiler Plugin https://wordpress.org/plugins/p3-profiler/

6)CDNs & Accelerators

Using a Content delivery networks (CDNs) and Web Performance Optimization (WPO) services can speed up your slow WordPress site is great idea but be carful which one you use.

A lot of people use CloudFlare because the basic level is free.

http://www.cloudflare.com/

7) Optimize Your Images

WP Smush.It https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-smushit/

Speed Testing Tools

Google PageSpeed Insights

https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insig hts/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mail- right.com&tab=desktop

Pingdom Tools

http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/#!/yIyy/http://www.ma il-right.com

GTmetrix

http://gtmetrix.com/

Resources

http://wpfreesetup.com/how-to-speed-up-wordpress- website/

http://www.rackaid.com/blog/fix-slow-sites/ http://www.rackaid.com/blog/speed-up-website/

http://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/why-trying-to-get- 95-on-google-pagespeed-insights-will-drive-you-mad/

http://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/web-hosting- review-so-just-who-is-the-best/

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