8 ways to Optimize your WordPress Blog

8 ways to Optimize your WordPress Blog. WordPress is widely using CMS for a blog. Today thousands of blogs are created by WordPress. WordPress is so intuitive and easy to manage that anybody can create a blog using it.  The plethora of themes and plugins can help to expand your blog to any level.

Managing a WordPress blog is a very easy task. But when we come to its technical part i.e. optimizing your WordPress blog, it is very important that your WordPress site loads faster on all devices. Slow loading WordPress site can ruin your all blogging dreams.

8 Ways to optimize your WordPress blog

In this article, I am telling you the ways to optimize your WordPress blog.  A well optimized WordPress blog can perform well in search engines. So, let’s get started.

  1. Choose Right Hosting

The very first step to optimize your WordPress blog is to choose a right web hosting company. A poor hosting company with bad servers can drastically impact on your blog performance. You will get frequent down-times and your blog also loads very slowly. So, it is very important that you choose a right web hosting provider. For best web hosting, I highly recommend Siteground.

2. Optimize your images

It is highly recommended that you optimize your images. A Well optimized image can save your bandwidth and also load fast without losing its quality.  There are plugins like WP Smush or Ewww Image Optimizer which can optimize your images. Don’t upload images of big sizes until it is very necessary.

3. Use Good WordPress themes

A poorly coded WordPress theme can also slow down your blog speed. It is highly advisable that you use the best WordPress themes. I highly recommend you to use premium themes. Check out some handpicked WordPress themes. Premium themes come with professional design and their architecture are SEO friendly.

4. Use fewer amounts of CSS and JavaScript’s.

I personally recommend you to use fewer amounts of CSS and JavaScript’s on your blog. Using too much of them can slow down your blog loading speed. If you want to use advertisements codes like Google AdSense then you always use asynchronous JavaScript.  Adding too many CSS files can also have a negative impact on your blog performance.

5. Don’t flood your site with Ads.

Some of the blog owners are eager to make money from their blog and hence they loaded their blog full of ads. Using too much amount of ads can also slow down your blog loading speed.  Using too many ads can also distract user interaction.  Sites having too many ads have no value to the users and they leave your site on their very first visit.

6. Use a cache plugin

It is mandatory that you must have to install a cache plugin for your WordPress blog.  A cache plugins like WP Fastest cache, W3T cache, WP Super cache can improve your blog performance. These plugins help you to optimize your blog CSS, JavaScript’s and other resources of your blog.

7. Use Gzip Compression

Today most of the cPanel hosting providers offer Gzip compression tool.  This tool will compress your website to load faster.  Make sure that you have enabled the Gzip compression for your blog. You can also enable Gzip through .htaccess as well. You can also activate Gzip compression through your cpanel. Just Click the “Optimize website” option.

8. Use a CDN

Using a CDN service can really improve your blog performance.  A CDN provider creates a cache of your website and put them on their hundred’s of servers across the globe. So, when a user browses your site, they will serve it through the server near to your location. This will drastically increase your blog loading speed. It will also improve your blog performance as well. Cloudflare and MaxCdn are one of the best CDN providers available on the Internet.

Conclusion

These are some of the steps to optimize your WordPress blog. These steps will help you to increase your blog speed but also help you make your blog more SEO friendly as well. I hope that you will definitely work on these steps; if you have any questions or thoughts regarding this post, just drop a comment below. If you like this post, don’t forget to share it with others.

2 Comments
  1. Susan Velez says

    Hey Vishwajeet,

    It’s been a while since I’ve been on your blog, I like the new look. Is it a new one or are you still on your other blog?

    Great tips on optimizing WordPress, most people don’t really understand everything that it takes to run a WordPress blog.

    It took me a while to figure out how to use Gzip Compression. It’s funny, but it really wasn’t that hard. Now I just need to learn how set up security headers for my site.

    There’s always something to learn when it comes to using WordPress.

    Thanks for taking the time to share these tips with us.

    Have a great day.

    Susan

    1. Vishwajeet Kumar says

      Hello Susan,

      Yes, I have changed the domain as I have few issues with the old one. I am happy that you like the new design. Thanks for stopping by.

      Have a Great Day 🙂
      Vishwajeet

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