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February 20, 2017

How to boost WordPress website speed in 2017? The Pro Guide

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I love speed, whether it is on road or on internet, I can’t go slow. Now this article is only for the speed lovers those who want make their wordPress website run like a racing car. Here are some very easy to use Tips and tricks to boost WordPress website speed. Go through our complete guide and make your wordpress site more SEO friendly as well as user friendly.

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CONTENTS

  1. Why Speed matters?
  2. How to Check your Website Speed
  3. Know Your Slowing Factors
  4. Tips to Boost WordPress Website Speed
  5. Conclusion

 Why Speed Matters? WordPress is already fast isn’t it?

You may have read that wordpress websites are very fast but actually not. Every wordpress websites are not fast. There are more than 22% of total websites in the world is running on wordpress platform and many of the websites are facing the speed issue.

When a new visitor comes to your website, you have to impress him/her within few seconds after he/she landed on your website. If he is not impressed with your page loading time, he has many other websites to hang around. Once you lose a visitor by this way, he will never turn back to your website.

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Website speed is important for user friendliness as well as SEO. Google will easily rank website pages having a very good loading speed. In 2017 Google is giving a huge importance to user metrics, So you have to solve the speed issue of WordPress website to stay top of Google.

How to Check Your Website Speed?

Are you a blogger? If yes, you may have noticed that your website load fast while other websites are taking a little more time to load on your computer. This doesn’t mean your website has a good speed. You may have visited your website many times from your computer and your browser may have saved your cache data to automatically pre-fetch your website page.

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For checking your website loading speed, you can make use of “Pingdom”, a free online tool that allows you to check your website speed instantly.

What are the Slowing factors?

There are many factors that may be affecting your website speed and some of them are,

  • Worst Web Hosting
  • Bad WordPress Configuration
  • Big Page Size
  • External Scripts
  • Poorly coded PlugIn

Tips to Boost WordPress website speed

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Here are some basic tips to boost wordpress website speed. You can make use of it if you wish to. I didn’t include any coding techniques and these tips are very easy to make happen. Have a good read.

1. Select a Best Hosting

The biggest mistake every beginner doing is, selecting a very cheap hosting provider. Hosting is very important for your website and if you didn’t choose it right, you will definitely pay for it in future.

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Before selecting a Hosting provider, you should have minimum expectations about your future visitors. If you are going to post any viral stuff on your website, there may be a huge traffic happen on your site and it may cause problems if choose a below average hosting plan. If you are a Information Blogger, you may have in between 1000 to 10000 visitors per day. You may have need a Medium range hosting plan, Bluehost Plus or Prime plan will be a best option if you need a medium requirements.

2. Select your Theme/Framework carefully

Always select a light weight Theme having less CSS. Default wordpress theme is an example of light weight themes. But most of us want to be unique and we can’t go by the default wp theme. Thesis theme framework is another low weight and easy to customize wordpress theme. It is a good framework and you won’t worry about the slow speed later. There are many other light-weight wordpress themes are available and they are;

  • Jevelin
  • H-Code
  • Brando
  • Soledad
  • Newsmag PRO
  • GoodLife
  • Onfleek
  • Brixton
  • Paperio
  • Schema
  • Genesis Framework
  • Divi 2.4
  • Stockholm

It is more important to update your wordpress theme when any update comes, to improve your wordpress site speed.

3. Select a Caching PlugIn

This is another part where we need to give more attention. After uploading some PlugIns, my wordpress site started to increse its loading speed and thats why i recomment this as a High priority option to boost wordpress website speed.

  • You can opt for a best caching PlugIn like W3 Total Cache. After installing it, you should activate the plugin.  Also you can install any Image Optimizing plugin like EWWW Image Optimizer.
  • Other than wordpress caching plugin and Browser caching you can opt for server caching. This will not be needed for small websites having minimum traffic, but if you want to maintain your website while having a huge number of visitors, you can go for server caching. Vanish Cache can be used as a best server caching option.
  • While using cahe PlugIns, you have to remove other unwanted plugins too. Some of my friends have a tendency to Install many free wordpress themes during the time of beginning and they will not delete it after selecting a required theme. Delete all unwanted saved themes, this will effect your website speed very much.

4. Optimize Your Home Page

This is one of the techniques I used to speed up my website. Here are some home page optimizing tricks for your wordpress website.

  • Don’t show complete post on Home Page, Instead of that you can choose “Excerpts”.

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  • Always try to keep minimum number of posts on Home page. Maximum number of posts on home page should not be exceeding more than 7 for better performance.

 

  • Don’t put more widgets in your Homepage. You can use widgets on your Posts page or any other pages.

 

  • Remove everything that is un-necessary. Whether it is old outdated posts or Unwanted Plugins, remove it.

 

  • Just try to make a good impression in your visitors mind. Don’t put too much of advertisements on Home page.

5. Optimize your Database Tables

It is always better to keep some free space. Optimizing your database may seem confusing to you, but it is as simple as the other steps. You don’t need to do big tasks. You can optimize the database by installing any of WP –Optimize or WP DB Manager Plugin. It allows you to easily optimize and repair your database.

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It is also better to remove spam comments and unapproved comments to trash and this task can also be done by these Plugins.

6. Conclusion

You may have found many other tips in internet and it may be confusing because of the lengthy coding’s. These methods are very useful and tested on my website. I have increased loading speed of my website by these methods and I am sharing it for my blogger friends. If you have used any other simple tricks to boost wordpress website speed, you can make use of our comment box below to share your knowledge and thoughts with our readers.

October 19, 2016

A Daily Checklist to become a Successful Blogger

How To Become a successful Blogger by some simple Tricks

Becoming a blogger is a simple thing. But maintaining a blog is a little harder part. A person with some special qualities becomes a successful blogger. I am not talking about any super natural powers; I know there is no superman needs a blog to make some money. Why should a superman need to sit and work when he can fly? I am talking about the normal guys who having a normal life.

how to Become a succesfull blogger

Some chose blogging as their choice of main income while some others are using it for a side income or just for a hobby. If blogging is just a fun and time passing hobby for you, this article may not help you. This article is only for those people who are expecting a life from blogging, some money from blogging. I was one of a kind. When I started my first blog, I was a student. I got plenty of free time in the evenings to go to nearby internet café to update articles. But now time is the most crucial thing for me, since I have to work in day time.

If you need to become a successful blogger, you need to be on track. You have to work hard and you have to love your work. For making my blogging task easy, I have created a checklist in my schooldays. That checklist helped me to improve the ranking of blog within two to three months.

Here I am sharing my idea about maintaining a checklist for blogging. This may seems helpful for budding bloggers. If you are a blogging specialist, it may also help me to improve by giving your suggestions. You have asked these questions to yourself and check the successful improving of blog traffic on your website.

 

Did you write an Article today?

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I know you already have a blog, but your problem may be laziness or lack of free time to post articles in an everyday basis. Then you have to write this question on a paper and place it where you notice it easily and daily. I pinned it in my wall mirror, where I can see this question every day morning. Every time I see this question, my heart will become restless and it will remind me, today I didn’t do my work. Most of the time you cannot ignore this question and your mind will ask you to go and write any articles.
The main thing you have to keep in mind is “don’t find your own excuses every day to escape from article writing”. If you do so, this method won’t help you.

Did you update your blog today?

update your blog

Writing an article doesn’t make you a successful blogger. You can write an article from anywhere. But you have to update your articles in your blog. For getting better response, you can keep a time table. You can fix a time to update it daily. It will help the daily visitors to check your new blog posts if you keep updating daily on a fixed time. Most of the bloggers prefer updating their blog in midnight, so that it will not make any problem to visitors, since blog traffic will be very less in midnight hours.

Did you learn something new today?

learn everyday

This seems unimportant, but this is the most important thing to do for successful long running of any blog. You have to be up-to-date by learning new technology upgrading and current scenarios.  This is not only my opinion. This is said by a well-known blogger Mr. Neil Patel. This is not only for bloggers but also for anyone who need to be successful in their life.

Did you share anything in Social media today?

share on social media

Social media is a traffic bloodline for most of the bloggers; they share their thoughts through social media. A blogger can connect to the other bloggers to improve their knowledge. More than that, people should know what you are doing. You can share your articles through social media to reach to a maximum number of peoples.

Does your content get Targeted traffic?

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For getting into the winning step of blogging, you need to work hard. When I started, I fix a daily target of getting 500 visitors per day and I could achieve it only after 1 month of my starting. Then I fix my target to get daily 2000 visitors. When you fix a target, you will definitely work to achieve it, unless we may think we will work later. A blogger shouldn’t have to do a work pending for tomorrow. A blogger will finish his work today, this minute, and this second.

Do you find a Topic for your next post?

think of your next post

Once you completed an article, you shouldn’t stop thinking. You should search for the next topic for the next article. You can Google it. Find something very rare. Sometimes Google doesn’t have some detailed information’s. If you can find such topics, your website will be noticed by peoples. The topic should be relevant, before writing it, you should have a clarity about that topic. You can also ask suggestions from your friends.

Keep it as a Daily Routine

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You shouldnt try this once and leave it. for getting a succesful response from your blog, you should make it as a daily routine. Post an article daily to improve SEO of your blog. Keep it updated. be enthusiastic. You will become a successful blogger soon. Happy blogging.