There have been a lot of complaints from clients about the loading speeds on WordPress websites hosted by GoDaddy. Consequently, we took up the task of coming up with 8 tips that will help users speed up WordPress sites’ loading speeds. If you are among the users feeling the immense impact of slow GoDaddy speeds, the following tips might be of great help to you.
A site that loads at a slow pace is an absolute pain for repeat visitors and can lead to you loss of possible customers because of the impatience many people, including yourself, have while browsing the internet.
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Make sure you follow the following tips below so as to enhance the loading speed of your WordPress website:
1. Improve your homepage so as to load quickly
there’s a reason they call a homepage the landing page. This is where your visitors actually land on your website therefore it needs you to pay attention to it. Some ways you can ensure your homepage loads at a fast pace is through decreasing the number of posts, eliminating any widgets that are unnecessary and showing small portions of content in posts.
Usually, a clean, focused homepage will decrease loading time as well as make your website look good.
2. Uninstall all the plugins that are unnecessary
The amount of plugins that are running on a site usually has a direct relation to how fast the website loads. Consequently, if you have over 10 plugins installed on your website, you need to make a move and do some uninstalling.
A good guide would be to start by asking yourself what you use these plugins for and also the total number of times you have actually used it. If you think you can move forward without it, just uninstall it.
3. Optimize those pictures
Compressing your images to under 10kb will have a great effect in raising the general performance of your site.
4. Using PHPMyAdmin in improving your WordPress database
If you don’t fix your database, you will live your whole life wondering how much better performance you could have gotten. This makes improving your database a complete necessity for your WordPress website.
To do this you simply need to log into your cPanel and look for the option ‘PHPMyAdmin’. Next, choose your database, click on ‘Check all’, and choose the option Optimize database’ from your drop-down menu.
5. Try and minify your WordPress site code
Doing this will lessen the slowness and as a result decrease your website’s loading time.
6. Moving static files to a Content Delivery Network (CDN)
7. Turn on caching on your WordPress website
You will like using this feature as it really increases site speeds. Some popular plugins you may also consider using with your WordPress website include the W3 Total Cache and WP Super Cache. You can leave a comment below telling us how this experience was/is for you.
8. Divide your long posts and comments into numerous pages
It is a great practice to divide long comments posts into many different pages. Doing this can result in pages that load at a quicker rate as compared to one large page. However, you should always ensure the theme you go for supports this before adding that quick tag indicating where the split is to occur.
Give these tips a whirl and see how they transform your WordPress site. We’d love to hear what worked for you and what didn’t so leave a comment in the continuing discussion below.