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How To Speed Up WordPress Website?

Today, we’re going to see how we can speed up our wordpress website. Let’s say we have a website, and when someone opens our site, it takes a long time to open and our users are forced to wait for each page to load. Now what if we want to speed up our site and make it load faster. So after reading this article, we will be able to, increase the speed of our site, By upto two times it’s current speed and when a visitor opens our site our site will load quickly and all our pages will load faster.
Now, having a fast website is very important because if our site is slow, our visitors might leave our site and we might also lose revenue.

Now, if we have a fast website, there is more chance for our site to get ranked on Google and we’ll get more traffic.
So in this airticle, we’re going to see different ways in which we can speed up our website.
And we will compare the before and after speed of our website and see how our site performs.
I’m Rainbow from UpTig and let’s get started first.
Let’s see our site.

Let’s check the speed of our uptig website, now to speed up our uptig site first.
So to do that, just click the link Gtmetrix. This is the site which will help us to check the speed of our uptig website. So to check it, we need to enter the URL of our site here. So let’s go to our uptig site copy this URL, and then paste it here.

Now if we click ‘test’ we can see that we have got the load time of our website uptig. The load time indicates how long it takes for our wordpress website to completely load.
When a visitor opens our site here we can see that we have the load time as 3.0s,
This means our uptig site takes 3.0s to load completely.
Now, we know the speed of our uptig site.
Let’s see how we can increase the speed up our wordpress website. So to speed up our site, We’re going to see four different ways.

The first way is to reduce the size of images on our wordpress website.
Now when someone visits our wordpress website. The site will take time to load all the images on our wordpress website and then display them.
So in order to make our wordpress website load faster, we need to reduce the size of our images.
And here we can see that we have the Page size is the size of a page on our wordpress website.
Now, if we reduce the size of our images, our page size will also be reduced
and our wordpress website will load faster.
Next, let’s how we can reduce the size of images on our wordpress website.

So to reduce the size of images.
First let’s note down these results. That results we will need this later.
While comparing the speed of our wordpress website once we’re done, let’s go to our site.
Now, to check the lmage size, Just right-click on the image and click inspect.
Here we can see that we have got the link of the image.
Now If we go here, we can see the size of the image, Okay.
Now, to reduce the size of images.

How To Speed Up WordPress Website?

First.
We need to install a plugin in our WordPress website.
So to install, the plugin, let’s go to our WordPress website dashboard.
Good Now go to plugins.
Add click new.
Good Now here, search for WP Optimize’
And we will get this plugin..
Good this is the plugin, which will help us to reduce the image size.
So to install the plugin good,
let’s click install button and then click ‘Activate’ button.
Good So now we have successfully installed the plugin.

And we can see that we have a new item called ‘WP-Optimize’.
Once we have installed the plugin.
Now to reduce the size of the website images.
Good Click ‘WP-Optimize’
And Now click images.
Good, here we can see that.
We have got all the images on our website.
Now to reduce the size of website images,
Just enable this option, that’s good.
Now click ‘select all’

And then click ‘compress the selected images’ good.
Now as soon as we click compress, the size of our images will be reduced.
So to check that, let’s go back to our website and click ‘refresh’
Now right-click on an image click ‘inspect’ good.
Now If we go here, we can see that the size of the website image has been reduced.
Good Now if we go to the site, we can see that this was our load time before reducing the size of the website images.
Now let’s again test the speed of our website. now we have got the load time, and page size of our site.
Good Now If we check with our previous results, we can see that our load time and page size has been reduced.

It’s means,
our website will load faster than before.
So this is how we can reduce the size of images on our website.
So now we have successfully reduced the size of images on our wordpress website.
Once we’re done.

Good Now, let’s say we want to add more images to our website And whenever we add an image. We want to automatically reduce the size of the images.
How do we do that?
So now let’s see how we can automatically reduce the size of new images to do that.
Let’s go to our website dashboard. Now here we can see that.
Good we have an option called automatically compress newly added images.
So let’s enable it.

Good Now, whenever we add a new image, the size of the image will be reduced automatically.
So this is how we can reduce the size of the images on our site.
Next, let’s go to 2nd way to speed up our wordpress website, which is to enable page cache on our website.

How To Speed Up WordPress Website?

First,
Good let’s see how the cache works Now when someone visits our wordpress website.
It takes time for our hosting provider to bring theat data on our wordpress website to our visitor So it will take time for our website to load.
Once we enable cache a copy of our our wordpress website, data will be saved in wordpress.. And when a customer visits our wordpress website the copy of the data will be sent to our visitor, And our site will load faster.
Good Now Let’s see how we can enable cache on our wordpress website.
To enable cache on our wordpress website let’s go to our dashboard. Here we can see that we have an option called cache let’s click here And enable this option.
Okay.

Good we have now successfully enabled page caching. once we’re done,
let’s check the speed of our wordpress website.
So let’s go to this tab
And click test,
As you can see,
Good we have got the result. Now, if we check our previous results,
We can see that this was our previous load time. And after enabling page cache
we can see that the load time has been reduced.
So this means our wordpress website will now load faster.
Good So this is howwe can enable page cache on our wordpress website.

How To Speed Up WordPress Website?

Next,
Let’s go to the 3rd way to speed up our wordpress website, which is to use good hosting for our wordpress website.
The hosting company of our wordpress website, plays an important role in the speed of your site wordpress website to understand this first.
let’s see, what is the hosting server?
A hosting server is a place where all the data of our wordpress website will be stored. So when someone opens our website, all our data from the server will be given to the visitor.
Good Now, if we have a high-performance server, our wordpress website will load faster, And our data will reach our customers quickly.

Good So it is important to choose a good hosting server, which will load our wordpress website faster.
We, recommend to use softitd hosting. as it has, high-performance servers and our wordpress website will load faster. Now, if we want to host our website on softitd
we can do that…..
Okay.

Once we choose a good hosting company, it is also very important to select the hosting server, which is closest to our website visitors.
Now, let’s say our server is in the USA, and our visitors are in India.
Now, if they try to open our wordpress website.
It’ll take more time for the data to reach them from our wordpress website server.
So our wordpress website will take a longer time to load. Now, if we select our server in India, when our visitors open our wordpress website.

It’ll load much faster. So in order to load our wordpress website much faster, make sure our select the server,which is nearest to our visitors.

Now If we see here, our location has been selected as India. So if we click here
Good And change the location to USA, And click test.
We can see that the load time has increased for this location. This means our website takes longer to load in USA. Now, if we change the location again, we can see the load time is different.
This is because our server is not located at these places good. Since we have ourvisitors in India, I have selected my server in, India. So If I change the location to India, oky.

We can see that our website loads much faster And also the data will reach the visitor quickly. So make sure we select the server that is placed near to our visitors.
Next let’s go to the final way to speed up our wordpress website which is to use CDN.
Now, let’s see what is CDN?
CDN is known as content delivery network. It is a group of servers, which is available anywhere around the world. Just like our hosting server CDN can be used to store our website data. As we saw earlier, if our visitors are far away from our server, it’ll take longer for our website to load.
So instead of this, if we connect our website with CDN, which is available all across the world, a copy of our website data will be stored in the CDN servers.
And if a visitor opens our website, our website data will be taken from the nearest CDN, which makes our website load faster.
Okay.

Good So this is how the CDN works.
Now Let’s see how we can to add our website to CDN We’re going to do 3 steps.
The first step is to create an account on Cloudflare website. So to create an, account on Cloudflare website let’s open a new tab And then go to cloudflare.com.
This is the site that is going to help us to add our wordpress website to CDN.
Now click ‘signup’ here enter our email address and a password, And then click create account, oky.
Once we’ve created the account, good we can now go to step 2 which is to connect our website, to Cloudflare.
So to connect our site to cloudflare First, we need to add our website to this cloudflare account.

So to add our websitesite, click add site’ Now here, we need to enter our website’s URL. So to get the URL, let’s go to our website. Copy this URL Go back to cloudflare and paste it here, oky.
Now click ‘add site’ And it will take we to this page here, we need to choose a plan for our account. I’m going to select this free plan. Click ‘continue’ Now again, click ‘continue’ Okay.

We have now successfully added our website to the cloudflare account. Once we’ve done that we will get these details. Now, in order to connect our website to cloudflare. We need to add these details to our hosting account.
So to add these details, let’s go to our hosting account, oky. Now as I have our site hosted with softitd we’re going to go there, So let’s go to website.

Good And then login to our account Now, to add the details Just click DNS and it will take our to this page. Now scroll down, Click ‘change’ and then click enter our own name server.
Now, here we need to copy these details and paste it here first let’s copy this and paste it here, oky. Then copy this, oky And paste it here Now Click ‘save’.

Once we’ve added these details oky, Let’s go back to CloudFlare.
Now click, ‘check nameservers’ then click ‘get started’ oky And it will take we to this page, Now to connect our website to cloudflare we need to complete these steps, oky.
Now, here it will ask we to configure our domain settings. So to configure our domain, click save.
Now, to secure our connection with https Just enable this option and click save. Now again, click save and click save again, oky. Once we’ve done that Finally click finish oky Now to check if the name servers are changed.

Good let’s click ‘check nameservers And we will get this message. Now if we refresh here here we can see that we got this message which means we have now successfully connect our site to cloudflare, oky.
Now if we don’t see this message immediately try refreshing after sometime Okay!
Once we’ve done, oky.

How To Speed Up WordPress Website?

Next.
We need to verify our email. So to verify our email, let’s go to our inbox.
As we can see, we have received an email from Cloudflare, Let’s open it.
Good Now to verify our email Just click, this link, and as we can see, our email has been successfully verified.
Once we’ve verified our email. We can now go to the final step of adding our site to CDN, oky.
Which is to install Cloudflare plugin in WordPress website. This is the plugin.,
which is going to help us connect our Cloudflare account with our wordpress website, oky.
Good So to install the plugin, let’s go to our dashboard, And then go to plugins And click ‘add new’ oky.

Good now search for cloudflare and we will get this plugin.
Good So to install this plugin, Just click ‘install’ and then click activate, oky.
Good So we have now successfully installed the plugin..our website.
Once we have installed the plugin.

Now to connect our account, just click settings, oky.
Now, here it will ask we to sign in to our CloudFlare account.
So to sign in lets click here And then enter our email address, oky. Now, here we need to enter an API key, So to get the key, Just click here, And it’ll take we to our cloudflare account, oky.
Now, to get the key, Click ‘API tokens’ and click ‘view’ here we can see that we have now got the API key, oky.
Good So let’s copy it.
Then go back to this tab And paste it here, oky.
Now click ‘save’ Okay.

Good so now we have now successfully added our website to CDN, And our site will load faster from anywhere around the world.

Good So to check that, let’s go to this tab, Now, this is the previous load time of our site in India. And If we click ‘test’, oky.
We can see that the load time has been reduced and now our site loads faster, Okay.
Good Now let’s check the load time by changing the location to do that.
Just click here. Now, if we select USA, we can see that our load time is lesser than before.
Good So this means our site will load faster from anywhere around the world.
Okay, this is how we can add CDN to speed up our website.

Now, we know the different ways to speed up our website, now if we want to know the advanced way to speed up the website.
So thanks for rading,, We’ll see in the next.

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