How to improve your wordpress website speed?
Picking a theme is easy but picking a professionally built theme requires a lot of research. Professionally built themes are well coded, don’t use a lot of server resources and also well supported by the developers.
Themes inject CSS and Js files on the visitor viewing front-end side of your site. If your theme is not well coded, your site loads a lot of scripts and styling which slows down your page loading speed especially on the first visit.
A lot of theme developers says that their theme is better than the other but look closely to those who already used their theme. Read out comments before you purchase a theme.
I recommend themes that has support and well loved by the community and designers alike.
Both themes already have their own page builders and well maintained by their respective developers. Divi requires membership and can be used on multiple sites while X Theme doesn’t require membership but you need to purchase license for every website.
Limit the plugins that your website needs. Plugins have different developers and not all are well coded. Plugins uses server resources which is a factor for your site speed.
Cache is like a memory that computers and servers use to store repeated resources in a website like images and scripts. By caching your website, your visitors’ device doesn’t have to download the resources from your website over and over again every time they visit the site.
Caching your website also compresses it in the server and have it rendered to the devices much faster. This includes the scripts used by your website.
There are many caching plugins for wordpress in the plugins repository that you can use.
Do you have other ways how to improve your wordpress website speed? Share it with us on the comments.
Paolo Gallardo - Web Developer