63 Tips to Speed up your WordPress website (Updated)

Based on Folk Wisdom

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WordPress is known to be the most frequently used CMS on the web. Nowadays, 28.5% of websites are built on this platform.

In this Guide:

  • Checklist
  • Reviews
  • Best Caching Plugins

How can I make my WordPress site faster?

Speed up your Wordpress website by doing all of this:

  1. Choose a Good and Reliable Web Host
  2. Use an effective caching plugin — W3 Total Cache, WP Super Cache, WP Fastest Cache, WP Rocket
  3. Use a Content Delivery Network — CDN (like Cloudflare)
  4. Use any reliable content delivery network.
  5. Optimize images to WebP image formats
  6. Lazy Load Images, Videos
  7. Disqus Comments and Rating
  8. Optimize your WordPress database (WP-Optimize)
  9. Add an expires header to static resources
  10. Reduce Misc HTTP Requests
  11. Minify your HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  12. Diagnose Plugins That Cost You Time
  13. Disable Pingbacks and Trackbacks
  14. Fix The Slow admin-ajax.php Problem
  15. Add AMP to your Wordpress site (AMP makes your website faster for Mobile visitors)
  16. Choose a good host
  17. Start with a solid framework/theme
  18. Use an effective caching plugin*
  19. Customize images
  20. Optimize your homepage for quick loading
  21. Customize your WordPress database*
  22. Disable hotlinking and leaching of your content
  23. Add an expiration header for static resources
  24. Adjust Gravatar images
  25. Add LazyLoad to your images*
  26. Control the quantity of stored post modification
  27. Turn off pingback and trackback
  28. Replace PHP with static HTML if necessary
  29. Caching
  30. Image Compression
  31. High-Quality Hosting
  32. Plugin Audit
  33. Minify CSS and JS
  34. Cache static content
  35. Clean up options table
  36. Decrease markup
  37. Decrease external requests
  38. Add Autoptimize with w3 total cache
  39. Tools to monitor WP`s speed: GtMetrix, Pingdom and Google PageSpeed Insights.
  40. Use fewer plugins
  41. Run your website on a web server that uses NGINX or LiteSpeed (these are usually fast out of the box). If you use Apache, make sure your server is properly optimized.
  42. Run your website on a web hosting plan that supports HTTP/2 protocol
  43. Removing any unused or unnecessary plugins should always be the first port of call.
  44. Edit your .htaccess to allow caching
  45. Install Caching Plugin
  46. Optimize your images for speed. You may use any image optimizer plugin.
  47. Choose the most reliable host possible.
  48. Opt the for most light-weight WordPress theme possible.
  49. Picking or Changing a WordPress Theme
  50. Somehow, you have to control the quantity of stored post modification.
  51. Do optimize your WordPress database.
  52. Minify your HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
  53. Minimize HTTP Requests
  54. Reduce server response time
  55. Enable compression
  56. Enable browser caching
  57. Minify Resources
  58. Optimize images
  59. Optimize CSS Delivery
  60. Prioritize above-the-fold content
  61. Reduce the number of plugins you use on your site
  62. Reduce redirects
  63. Use modern image formats, especially WebP helps a lot speeding up the website.
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WordPress CMS is a very popular platform due to its simplicity and is a perfect solution for blogs and simple company websites.


Don’t want to compromise on the quality of your website?

Stunning solution and every point are clearly described. I checked my website load speed with Google page speed meters and found problem wih image optimization, caching and framework. Also, my site has some unnecessary plugin installed. I fix those issue and now page speed boosted up. Many thanks for you useful post. I learn many things from this post.

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Best 4 Caching Plugins for WP

  1. W3 Total Cache
  2. WP Super Cache
  3. WP Fastest Cache
  4. WP Rocket

LET’S MAKE THIS LIST OPEN-SOURCE!

As mentioned at the beginning, this is not an exhaustive list of speed tips. We’d love to build one, but it takes more than one content team to create such a comprehensive document. If you’d like to add a hint, just left a comment in the bottom. If they work, we’ll add them to the list and give your team a shoutout and thank-you from this post.

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