In this fast moving high-performance universe of internet, websites completely optimized for Search engines and quick loading has become the spell that every webmaster fantasises to master. Now that with the transition of the whole scenario regarding the functionality of search engines, a website’s loading time has apparently become the prerequisite for the Prime Search Engine Optimization.
And today’s post shall have all the best methods published which can significantly increase the website’s speed with a gradual decrease in the load time.
We will also be busting some of the irrelevant myths regarding the effect of plugin’s over site’s speed and load time. With time, you shall also find that the suggestion made by countless bloggers regarding the maximized use of about 5-10 plugins over a website, compensating the website for speed and load time, is just another vague idea. Because, here at PSnama, we are already using 36 plugins, without causing any shortcoming in the loading of the website and its speed. The site is quick and subtle, even with the load of 36 plugins.
So the whole process has been divided into some manual and automatic work done by the plugins and CDN (Content Delivery Network). Also, we will be listing the plugins that we preferably use for speeding up our website’s loading. Adding to this, we will also be citing about the utility of plugins along with the other information such as price, etc. There are a lot of plugins to grab for free. Also we shall be providing you the premium ones.
Before the continue with the post, Here are the results which we got by implementing the following methods.
The process includes the use of –
Cloudflare ( Content Delivery Network)
Some manual processes to decrease web page size and reduce image size before uploading.
#1. WordPress Plugins
So these are all the plugins which we are using for increasing our website speed –
#1. CSS Above the Fold
Faster CSS browser rendering displaying selected fragments of your theme stylesheet file directly into the head section. It Improves user experience by having your above-the-fold (top of the page) CSS styles in-page.
#2. EWWW Image Optimizer
The EWWW Image Optimizer is a WordPress plugin that will automatically optimize your images as you upload them to your blog.
It can optimize the images that you have already uploaded, convert your images automatically to the file format that will produce the smallest image size, and optionally apply lossy compression to achieve huge savings for PNG and JPG images.
Imsanity automatically resizes huge image uploads down to a size that is more reasonable for display in the browser, yet still more than sufficient for typical website use. The plugin is configurable with a max width, height, and quality.
When a contributor uploads an image that is larger than the configured size, Insanity will automatically scale it down to the configured size and replace the original image.
#4. Merge + Minify + Refresh
When JS or CSS changes files are re-processed. No need to empty cache!
#5. Use Google Libraries
#6. WP Rocket
WP Rocket is the best caching plugin available; It helps in reducing the load on your server. Setting up WP Rocket is very easy, and it shows immediate effect upon activation.
It is a premium plugin and costs 39$ for a single site license. You can know more about its features by clicking on buy here.
WP-Optimize is an extensive WordPress database cleanup and optimization tool. It doesn’t require PhpMyAdmin to clean and optimize your database tables.
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#2. Cloudflare ( Content Delivery Network )
CDN(Content delivery network) plays a very massive role in decreasing the website’s load time and server load. There are many CDN’s available online,
I prefer to use Cloudflare’s CDN for all of my blogs. CloudFlare is a free CDN, and the setup process is pretty simple.
It also filters the spam traffic and protects the website from DDOS Attack, SQL Injection, etc.
If you have already enabled CloudFlare on your website, Edit your settings and set the same settings as shown in the image below.
If you haven’t enabled CloudFlare for your blog yet, Don’t waste more time and enable it asap, Enabling Cloudflare is a very easy and can be done in a short period.
#3. Procedure to Decrease Web Page Size
- Open Editor from the appearance options of your WordPress website.
- Select the Stylesheet.css file from the list.
- Copy everything from the Stylesheet file except the theme information given in the starting of the file.
- Paste the copied code in CSS Source Code Input section of http://csscompressor.com, and Click on Compress.
- Copy the compressed code and replace the old code with the newly compressed code and Click on update file. You will see a significant decrease in the size of your website.
#4. Procedure to Compress Images-
- Compress your image by using www.tinypng.com or compressor.io before uploading them on your website.
- Install Eww image compressor plugin, It will also compress the image and decrease the image size.
Pro Tip – You can also host your images on Amazon’s S3 Storage, Storing images on Amazon’s storage will reduce the overall downtime of your website and willl also reduce the load on your server. Visit any of the webpage from the following- webpage#1 / webpage#2 to know the procedure to host your images on Amazon S3.
End Of The Line –
So this is it, all that we can provide you with this tutorial to increase your website speed and decrease the relative load time of the page.
Now all you need to do is to follow the above-mentioned steps, and we are certainly sure that you are going to experience the variation in the speed and the load time. We shall be delighted to know about how the things are working with you after you have applied the above methods. So do make some valuable comments regarding your experience below.
For any further queries related to the method or any trouble in the application, reach us by commenting down below or by simply contacting us.
Valuable information cannot fulfill its destiny unless it is shared with the needy. So do share this with friends and fellows and make them aware about the tweaks for enhancing load time and speed.
- 1 #1. WordPress Plugins
- 2 #2. Cloudflare ( Content Delivery Network )
- 3 #3. Procedure to Decrease Web Page Size
- 4 #4. Procedure to Compress Images-
- 5 End Of The Line –