We continue our series on making your WordPress website faster in Part three.

CDNs (Content delivery networks)

If you really want to make your WordPress website faster you will probably need to use an external CDN network. There are a number of them. The one that I have used is Cloudflare, both the free and paid versions. However, be warned getting one of these CDNs setup so it really works correctly is little bit more difficult. You really do have to do some reading of each CDN’s help sections and also do a number of Google searches. This is why I like using the Cloudflare system because they provide a lot of information on their website and also there is a lot of advice on how to set-up the system on Google.

JavaScript and CSS

These tools will give you great insights on what is going on with your website connected to what is loading into your header area of your website. One of the key factors is that a lot of JavaScript library stuff is loading up in your header area. This can really slow your page loading times because none of the other elements of the page will load if this particular stuff is loading header areas. Here is a great piece “How to Include JavaScript and CSS in Your WordPress Themes and Plugins.” Read More

Plugins That Can You Make Your WordPress Website a Speed Machine

ZenCache: I personally feel this one of the best WordPress caching plugins on the market at the present moment and it pretty easy to use but also very powerful. WP-ROCKET: WP Rocket is a premium plugin that advertises speed and simplicity. And they certainly deliver results with little effort on the part of the user. The plugin is currently in active use on 26,000+ websites WP Smush.it: Image compressor One of the most popular plugin to optimize the images in your site. Every image you add to a page or post will be automatically run through Smush.it behind the scenes. EWWW Image Optimizer Image compressor It automatically and losslessly optimizes your images as you upload them to your site. It can also optimize images that you have previously uploaded. WP-DBManager: Database optimizer Powerful database manager WordPress plugin, it can speedup your WordPress site to a great extent. It optimize database, repair database, backup database, restore database, delete backup database, drop/empty tables and run selected queries. WP-Optimize: Simple but effective plugin allows you to extensively clean up your WordPress database and optimize it without doing manual queries. Remove Query Strings From Static Resources This plugin will remove query strings from static resources like CSS & JS files, and will impro and GTmetrix. Here a link that tell why this is important How to Remove Query Strings From Static Resources Google Webfont Optimizer: Most modern websites and website themes use Google Fonts to make their website typeface nice to look at and read. Some plugins even include Google Fonts to make their plugin fancy.

You can read more about speeding up WordPress here.

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