How to optimize WordPress?
Now that I believe that already I have convinced to you so that you continue reading I am going to you to explain 9 advice to accelerate WordPress and to cause that the pages load faster.
It uses a professional subject
To buy a good professional group, that well it is programmed to work fluently, and that does not have excessive code, is one of the best investments than you can do for your blog.
Many professionals use the subjects of Genesis. In fact I myself them use for all projects and I am enchanted. Its design is very professional, there is a pile where to choose, and its operation is impeccable.
In addition, they also exist plugins that is going to allow to you to modify them without knowing nothing of code to the maximum, so they are adapted at all the levels of use.
And he is more, in Webempresa also recommend that if you are going to invest something of money in a professional subject, you do it in those of Genesis. In this entrance you will be able to read more in detail why.
He eliminates plugins that you do not use
I am not against installing all the plugins that you need, independent of the fact that they are 10 or 20. But I insist: those that you need.
If you have plugins that you do not use and are deactivated, eliminate them of your blog, since the only thing that does is to consume resources of your servant and to cause that it goes slower.
To have one does not pass anything, but when several join themselves the truth is that it is a quite unnecessary consumption of resources.
The same happens with plugins that does not add important functions: you do not abuse which is only an adornment, since in the end they can end up passing invoice in the time of load of your blog.
There is plugin that is called P3 (plugin performance to profiler) that serves to measure how it hits in the times of load plugins that you are using. And it measures them one by one to you.
It is not of more than from time to time you settle this plugin and you make a verification to make sure correctly that all march.
On the other hand, it installs plugins of quality. It before reviews the commentaries of the users and verifies if it is updated with certain frequency. And if you can find information on the internet of which it recommends it, better than better ð
It uses plugin of cache and another one of lazy you praise
We follow with plugins, but this time to recommend to you that you settle one of cache.
These plugins what they do is to keep some small archives from static content (contained that it does not change) of your blog in the computer of your readers, therefore the next time that returns to put in him, instead of having to load all your blog from hosting, they will only have to load a part, since the other will be kept in its computer.
That is faster for them and better for you because therefore they are saturated except requests to your hosting.
Plugin that I use for this and that gives very good results is the WP Rocket Cache, but is of payment.
If you look for a gratuitous alternative 3 very good ones are: Super WP Breaks, Total W3 Breaks and WP Fastest Cache.
By the way, I leave to a tutorial of Super WP Cache here you in case you cheer up to prove it.
Then, although less important that plugin of cache, also is useful that you install plugin Lazy Load (mainly if you have a blog or Web with many images).
What plugin does this is to delay the load of the images that are not in the field of view of the reader (that is to say, those that not yet have left in the screen because the user has not arrived at them), and he is them loading according to are appearing.
The images usually are than more it takes in loading, so with this plugin you avoid that they must load all from the beginning and the speed of load when entering one of your pages improves considerably.
Anyway, so that the images are not a problem, the best thing is to optimize them. It continues reading that I will give a few tricks you on this advanced more.
It uses hosting of quality
Of all the advice who we are going to see, this one is one of most important (if not the one that more).
They are several things to which you must yourself fix at the time of contracting hosting for your blog, but we are going to pay attention now only to which they have to do with the speed.
First it tries that their servers are more close possible of the country where is the public to whom you go.
It is question of mathematics: the more close your blog of the house is stored where he is your user, the less distance will have to cross the information and the more fast it will load your Web.
Then, it tries that the discs where is stored the information are SSD, that they are much more fast that the normal discs of storage.
Another one of the things to which you must yourself fix is in the resources that hosting offers. It tries that it has sufficient memory and that can support precise tips of traffic without overloading itself.
If hosting that you choose has few resources and it is overloaded easily, your Web will be fallen with more frequency of the one than you would like, and that is bad for your image and the one of your brand.
And if company with that contracts are specialistic in WordPress, good than good, since not only it is that your WordPress blog is going to work better with them, but also that from his technical support go that is to say to solve better your problems.
And create to me if I tell you that when you have a problem you do not want to speak with anyone, but only with which it understands to you (that it has happened to me).
It optimizes the images of your blog
Here already I have mentioned to you before how some images badly optimized can affect negatively at the speed of load of your Web.
In this case they are two things to which you must yourself fix: size and weight of the image.
With respect to the size, the ideal is that the image is as large as your blog, neither the more great nor the more small.
In which you must yourself fix is in how of wide they are the images that are in the entrances of your blog, and to trim or to modify the size of the images to that width. You have to know that the width to that are the images in your blog depends on the group that you have used.
When greater weight is an image (more occupied space in the storage), reason why is slower to unload. And if she is smaller of the ideal size perhaps this one is pixelada in the screens of your users.
For that reason the best thing is than it has the size just.
In order to change to the size of an image the computers already usually they bring of series image edition tools, as much in Mac as in Windows. But you do not handle yourself with any, this tool online you can make use.
And with respect to the weight, once already you have the trimmed image, which you must do is to compress it so that their size in disc is the possible minor (that is to say, so that it occupies the possible Kb minuses).
For it I use the following tool: tinypng.com
He works of fable. Only that you must do is to raise the images already trimmed and it will compress them. Soon you you return them to unload and ready. You will already see how the image almost is no lost nothing of quality and nevertheless it occupies much less.
To optimize images is very simple and the truth is that she is one of the things that more impact they have in the speed of your blog. In addition, if you are client of Webempresa have a gratuitous service in which they compress them by you, helping you considerably to save a pile of space in hosting and improving therefore the speed of load of your blog.
Ten everything updated. Always
This is important for the speed of your blog, but also for its security.
Ten always the subjects, plugins and own WordPress updated to the last version, since normally the developers, in addition to new functions, always try to introduce improvements in security and speed.
Nothing costs to do it and you can be saved some that another problem.