- Category: WordPress for beginners
- Published: 14 December 2016
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The speed of a WordPress website depends on many factors: Web server, Web optimization, the distance between server and client, etc. In this post, we'll find out some factors influence the speed of the website and three steps to boost the speed of your WordPress site quickly.
I. FACTORS INFLUENCE THE SPEED OF YOUR WEBSITE
1. WEB SERVER
Web Server affects Server Response Time. Reducing The Server Response Time, you will increase the speed of your site significantly. If you have a limited budget, you can select a WordPress Hosting from Top Web Hosting Services:
Note: You need to WordPress Hosting Package to optimize your WordPress site.
2. CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK (CDN)
If your website is a multilingual site and your readers are at everywhere in the world, you need to use CDN to reduce Server Response Time and speed up the page load. One of the best CDN is CloudFlare. You can register a FREE account on the website. If you have a small site, CloudFlare Free Package may be the best selection for you.
3. OPTIMIZE WORDPRESS SITE
The choice of a WordPress theme is a vital step you need to do carefully. If your WordPress theme is programmed explicitly and optimized for SEO, you can boost the speed of your website more quickly and efficiently.
II. HOW TO SPEED UP YOUR WORDPRESS SITE
1. STEP 1: USING CLOUDFLARE
First, you need to register a FREE account at cloudflare.com. You can select either method:
You can select either method:
METHOD 1: Add a website and change your domain name servers to CloudFlare
- Step 1: How does CloudFlare work?
- Step 2: Create a CloudFlare account and add a website
- Step 3: Change your domain name servers to CloudFlare
- Step 4: Recommended First Steps for all CloudFlare users
METHOD 2: Using CloudFlare Plugin on WordPress
2. STEP 2: USING W3 TOTAL CACHE PLUGIN
First, you need to install and active W3 Total Cache Plugin on your website. Use the default configuration of the plugin.
3. STEP 3: USING SEO BOOSTER PACK
You install and active the Speed Booster Pack Plugin
On the left menu, select Settings » SEO Booster Pack » In the General Options, tick the items as the image below:
Extend the Still Need More Speed? Option, tick the first three items:
Press Save Changes button.
After I performed three steps above, my website speeds up significantly.
1. TEST WITH GTMETRIX.COM
2. TEST WITH TOOLS.PINGDOM.COM
3. PAGE SPEED INSIGHT
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This course is all about 35 SEO (Search Engine Optimization) factors on how to reach top spot on Google search with Search Engine Optimization.
Each SEO factor is explained in the following ways:
» How to speed up your WordPress site step by step
» How to optimize your WordPress website
» Why is that a SEO factor?
» Trend analysis for the SEO factor in the recent years
» Live example of how that SEO factor delivers results
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