24 Tips to Speed Up WordPress Performance (UPDATED)

11 Ways to Speed Up WordPress Performance (UPDATED)
Lynn Austin

Thankfully, the web-hosting industry has advanced with technology, and the prices of cloud hosting providers have decreased with the passage of time. In the present times, you can buy dedicated cloud servers from SiteGround, DigitalOcean, Amazon Web Services, and even Google Compute Engine at a nominal price. However, setting those servers up can be a daunting task as you are required to set servers up from scratch. There are web hosting providers like Cloudways (where I work) who make the task of setting up optimized cloud servers as easy as click and launch. You can read more about the process here: how to set up WordPress through Cloudways.

Speed Up WordPress: 25 Performance and Optimization Tips
Arnold Moreno

Gravatar is a web service that allows anyone to create a profile with an associated avatar image that links automatically to his or her email address. When the user leaves a comment on a WordPress blog, their avatar is displayed alongside. If the user does not have a Gravatar image defined, WordPress displays the default Gravatar image. This means you can have dozens of comments showing the same, uninformative “mystery man” image. Why waste page load time on something that’s not very useful when you can get rid of it?

How to Speed Up WordPress: 15 Actionable Tips to Boost WordPress Performance
Shari Mendez

It is advisable to use the JPEG format for your website’s images and must avoid GIFs as much as possible because of its graphics and animated images that slow down your website’s loading speed. Ensure that your image’s code is correct. The right image src code is <img src=”image_url” >. Having no source in the quotation marks will lead your browser into making a request to the actual page itself, thus adding an unnecessary burden on your server.

26+ Ways To Speed Up WordPress Websites in 2019
Deena Tibbs

So you got carried away and installed all the plugins you could find. Now if you think that you could deactivate the plugins and speed up WordPress website, you are very wrong! The only solution, in this case, is to delete all unused plugins and themes from the WordPress website. Deleting unused plugins and themes will reduce the size of the wp-content folder, further improving access time to this folder. This will also increase WordPress speed.

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