How to speed up a WordPress website effectively

WordPress is a very popular CMS most of the new website being built by in this generation. No matter what purposes, for a personal blog, professional business, agencies or just a small business website, eCommerce, where not this CMS being installed this day. Everyday it’s increasing the coverage in the web map.

And in other word, it’s also SEO friendly too. And Google like to rank fast loading website you may know that. In that case, if your WordPress website load slowly then you should immediately take steps to make it faster. Rebuild or recode always not a good plan to make it faster specially if you have a lot of post, content or media on it. Here some practical and probably easy tips that can make your WordPress website visibly faster. No coding experience needed to do this. Just keep reading and act with your website like the description and steps below.

Image Optimization for WordPress website

No image in a website is impossible, even a lot of image appear now a days since image can express lot of words than a text, graphics more than lingual. Some website has a lot of images. Ex: Photography Website, Portfolio Website etc. If we could optimize image then the load speed can effectively changed. Let’s see how can we optimize images

Image Optimization for Web in Photoshop

Image could be optimized in Photoshop too, by saving for web version. After doing required things, or if nothing to do in Photoshop, just open the image and select “Save for Web” from top File menu, or press “Ctrl+Shift+Alt+S” from PC or “Command+Shift+Alt+S” from Mac. Save like image below-

Save for web in Photoshop

Then Select PNG-24 or PNG-8 and mark keep transparency (if need to keep transparency or don’t want to use any extra white area of that image) form right top, and Save. See the Save for Web setting shot below:

Save for we setting in Photoshop

Image Optimization for Web by RIOT(Software)

RIOT(Radical Image Optimization Tool) is incredibly easy and effective to loss weight of any images. It has a bounce of self features and options to control image optimization level, size, format, transparency etc.

RIOT Official Download link: http://luci.criosweb.ro/riot/thank-you-for-downloading-riot/

It’s a very lightweight software with an easy interface here the original look like below and optimization details goes then.

riot interface

As there are two separate areas like before after, you just need to drag the photo to left side and you will see what the optimization look will be at right area. Top of the image, you could see what was the original file size and what supposed to be after optimize.

You can also level the optimization quality to 10-100%, see the image below what area I mean and you need to seek to suit with your need.

Finally, see on top save button, click on save and you will asked you want replace the photo with original one or not, act what you want. And see how much file size reduced. This reduction can effectively less your website load time.

Speed up WordPress website using plugin

There is some free and premium website caching plugin that can effectively speed up your website loading performance. I prefer “WP Super Cache” and you can find that one from linked below-
WP Super Cache: https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-super-cache/

wp super cache plugin

Install, active, and ON the caching option from setting page(Setting -> WP Super Cache). Then see how your WordPress website got improve loading time. It will be more liter than previous one.

wp super cache plugin settings

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