Today I am going to answer you a question that often asks me many of our readers.
Today we are going to discuss in detail how to reduce the loading time of your WordPress blog or website. Before this we know in this post how you can reduce loading time, firstly you should know the reason behind reducing your blog’s loading time.
Why is Loading Time should be Minimum?
Loading time will specifically cause that time when a user enters your URL into the browser and presses enter, and after how much time your blog is fully loaded.
Now there are two broad factors that affect loading time: internal factors and external factors.
Internal factors which are associated with the person’s blog. Such as DNS response time, server response time, caching etc.
External Factors are associated with your visitor. Such as the user’s internet connectivity speed
Now we will not be forced to do external factors or if we try to maximize the load time of our blog by doing maximum configurations with internal factors.
Loading Time SEO does matter much because all search engines consider loading as an important factor in the ranking. The sites whose loading time is very low are those who rank higher in search engine results.
So today I will tell you about 5 methods that you will need to follow.
Before implementing these methods, I recommend that you check your blog loading time first. If you do not know how you can check your blog according to the loading time global standard, then read our article below:
Now after you have implemented all the methods given below, test again and see the difference.
Methods of reducing the loading speed of the WordPress website or blog
1. The correct choice of DNS Provider and Web Hosting
You must choose a domain name provider whose DNS Name Domain response time is too low. Because of domain name if it takes only time to get your point in the IP address of your site, then rest of the other things to improve the speed. It is better to be less than 100 ms (mili seconds – one-tenth of a second).
After this, your domain name points to your web hosting. Your web hosting or the server’s response time should also be less than 200 ms.
If you want at least DNS response time and server response time, then you have to choose a great domain name provider and a great web hosting provider.
2. Choosing the Right Theme and Plugins
The choice of the right theme also means a lot to enhance the loading speed of your blog. You should choose a theme for your blog that takes less time to load.
In the case of the theme, if you ask me for advice, in terms of speed, WordPress’s official twenty series themes are great. Talk about premium themes, Genesis and Divi theme are my recommendations.
Secondly, plugins should also be installed in a way that does not take much time during your function. There are many plugins that work well but increase your site’s loading time significantly. So you should choose the plugins in a great way too.
3. Image Compression
Did you know that more than 50% of images contribute more to increase the loading time of any page on your blog? Visual elements such as images and videos greatly reduce the speed of your blog. For this reason, you should compress and upload images in your blog.
But if you compress each image one by one and upload it again, you will waste a lot of time. I recommend you a plugin for this.
This plugin automatically compresses all sizes of your images when you upload them and you do not seem to notice anything about it. With this plugin, you can also optimize the library of all the images on your blog in one click.
With this plugin, there is no difference between the title of compressed images or alt text. This is also one of my favorite WordPress plugins.
Caching is something that contributes most to reducing your blog or loading time.
By default whenever the reader who came to your website opens any page or post on your blog then the php scripts behind that particular post your server processes your resources and then displays your readers. This time it takes a lot of time and loads on your server are significantly increased.
What happens to Caching that all the pages and posts in your WordPress blog are stored as cached static HTML files on your server, and whenever a reader opens any post or page on your website, then they will get the same static HTML Files are served. This does not make any difference to the quality of your website but your website load time is significantly reduced.
My recommended plugin for caching is: WP Super Cache
5. Keep Scripts and Database Minimal
Apart from all the things mentioned above, you have to pay attention to loads of any page or post load during your blog’s loading. Many scripts take a lot of time to load and increase your blog’s load time significantly. You can use the following plugin to minify the Scripts:
You have to keep your database even minimal. For this, you can use the WP-Optimize plugin.
Now compare the speed test results of your blog with the speed test results now. I hope that the difference in these results will happily touch you on your face.
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Tell me through comments that how much did you reduce your blog’s loading time to use these methods?
If you have found these methods useful to me, please share this post with others as soon as possible, and also help them reduce the loading time of their blogs and websites. Ask any questions related to this post in your mind, please ask. 🙂