Page speed has a direct effect on search rankings, and a faster site also improves the user experience of your website visitors. So here are some easy tips to speed up your WordPress website.
01. Optimize your images
Large images slow down your site frustrating users. Smush is a great compression tool that uses non-lossy image optimization to reduce file size without compromising on quality. It helps to improve page loading time and your Google Page Speed.
02. Optimize your HTML, CSS & JS
03. Cache your site
WP Super Cache works by serving up static HTML files of each page on your website instead of processing heavier WordPress PHP scripts, reducing database queries and the load on your server. It helps to improve the speed and performance of your website.
04. Remove slow plugins
UsageDD adds a small box at the bottom of your page (only visible to admins) that shows the number of database queries, memory used, time to first byte (TTFB) and the time to generate a full page. It can help you find out which plugins are heavy on resources and slowing down your site.