How to speed up WordPress

Learn the basics about how to speed up WordPress.

What is the Page loading speed?

Page loading speed is an indicator that measures the loading time of the page and it is one of the factors in search engine aspect. So, the loading speed impacts on the search engine ranking. As a result, it gets the effect on the site’s traffic.

So, do this task seriously.


How to test the page loading speed

PageSpeed Insights (Google) is a free tool to measure the web page loading speed. It measures the page loading speed and also gives some suggestions.

So, you can improve the page loading time by using the tools and Plugins.


Google Page speed insights tool
Google Page speed insights tool

Pingdom is a tool that measures the page load time and analyzes to find the bottlenecks.


Pingdom website speed test
Pingdom website speed test

How to speed up WordPress 

Let’s know, how to speed up WordPress.

In this tutorial, you can learn how easy to speed up WordPress. After reading this tutorial, you can easily optimize your website.


1. Content Delivery Network 

What is CDN or content delivery network?

CDN or Content Delivery Network is a network among the servers distributed by the regions. So, it makes more efficient the server response time by distributing the server load among the regions.

Basically, CDN converts all the dynamic pages into a static page. Therefore, it saves the time of runtime queries of a dynamic page.

Amazon web service is one of the top CDN service providers.  For Small or medium enterprises, CloudFlare and TinyCDN are more preferable.


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2. Catch WordPress Plugin

What is cache?

The web cache is a temporary memory that store the frequently access static content. So, Catch Plugin converts the dynamic page into the static page. So, it decreases the loading time by reducing the queries request.


The W3 Total catch is a Plugin and it is also a  WordPress Performance optimizer (WPO). It is designed to improve the user experience and page speed.

It is easy to set up the plugin. Whenever setting up the plugin, you find some problems,  WP Beginner has a tutorial on how to set up this plugin.


3. Use simple Theme

Google PageSpeed Insights is the tool to measure the page speed. It scores your site from 0 to 100 point. Score 85 or above is a good score in PageSpeed Insights.

The page speed of your WordPress Blog fully depends on your design and layout of the WordPress theme. The page speed will be above 90 %.


4. Image optimization

High-resolution images take more time to load than optimized images and large file drastically slow down the page speed.

WPmudev has launched a fantastic WordPress plugin for optimizing the image. Reduce the image size and improve the performance using API in WordPress.

5. Enable Compression

If you enable the Gzip Compression WordPress Plugin, it loads the pages faster and reduces the size of the files up to 70%.

There have several ways to set up the Gzip compression and Softstribe provide the fantastic setup Guide for enabling the Gzip compression in WordPress.

You can also use the WordPress Plugin for compression. Gzip Ninja Speed Compression is a Gzip Compression WordPress plugin.


After using these tricks, you can easily achieve the score above 90 granted.