How to speed up WordPress website?

How to speed up your WordPress website?

Nowadays, page loading speed is considered to be one of the most important aspect of a website. It is so important that Google search engine now ranks your website based on its loading speed. So how do you optimize the loading speed of your website?

Fortunately, there a lot of ways to go about it.

1. Using a caching plugin. This caching role in WordPress should never be underestimated as this improves the speed of your website and its performance. Some caching plugins that you can install are WP Rocket, W3 Total Cache, WP Super Cache, WP Fastest Cache and many more.

2. Optimizing images before uploading them. This will help you reduce the slowness of your website as the image will be optimized.

3. Optimize your pages specially your home page. You will have to remove unnecessary sharing widgets from the home page. Reduce the number of post per page and lastly show excerpts instead of full post.

4. Optimize your themes. Some themes may have a lot of animation that improves the aesthetic of your website. However, they will slow your website down due to the poorly optimized codes. Unless you are able to keep the page loading speed faster than the recommended speed. It is recommended that you keep to simple themes.