7 Ways to Improve Page Loading Time of WordPress Blog

WordPress has become the most popular CMS to get started your blogging carrier. To start a blog, you just have to buy a domain and hosting. That’s it!

But to keep a blog running, you must need proficient knowledge. For example, do you know which plugins will be good for your blog? I think your answer will be No. This is the main reason why newbies install so many plugins, and that’s why they suffer from a bad page loading time. Google always wants to distribute the best result to a user and page loading time is the second must have thing for getting a good rank.

See Also:-  Top 16 Free And Paid WordPress Plugins

How to improve page loading time?

Choose a good server:

There are so many companies, which provide hosting at cheap price and at a high rate as well. This phenomenon materializes with all kinds of hosting i.e. shared, VPS, Managed VPS, Dedicated server and so on. However, choosing of a good server is pretty tough. Although I endorse HostGator and KnownHost, but you can consult with your other blogger friends who have already used them.

Reduce Image Size:

This is one of the best and easiest techniques to improve page loading time. On other ends, this is one of my biggest mistakes on this blog. Earlier, I added so many high-quality images (in terms of memory) in a single post and those pages are getting a very high page loading time. But now every of my images are less than 50kb. I use Photoshop to reduce the image size without losing the quality.

Use Cache plugin effectively:

You know that there are so many cache plugins those are obtainable for WordPress. Nevertheless, out of them, W3 Total Cache and WP Super Cache are the most acclaimed cache plugins. If you are using shared hosting, WP Super Cache is suggested and the other one is for VPS or Dedicated server account. Alternatively, you can use Google Page Speed Service which works on request.

Do Check:

Don’t use too many ads:

Most of the ad networks like Google AdSense are using Geo targeted contextual ads on any blog or website. They can deliver them by making use of Java Script. So, if you embed too many ads from various ad networks, your page loading time will be increased according to that Java Script.

Optimize Database:

WordPress doesn’t obliterate all files from the entire site which is like the removal process of any file or folder from your PC. WordPress automatically stores all files of any plugin and theme in the database. That’s why, whenever you install the same plugin after few days, you will get the previous settings automatically. So, you need to remove those temporary files manually after deleting a plugin so that you can get a healthy database which will give you a good page loading time.

Don’t use so many plugins:

Plugins work like the speed-breaker of a road. The more you install plugins, the more loading time you will get. On another end, if you have a bit of PHP, CSS and HTML knowledge, you can do whatever instead of using a plugin. For instance, suppose you want to insert ad at the end of the article. You can either use various ad inserters or you can do so manually right from single.php of your theme.

Choose a light-weight theme:

Choosing of a light-weight theme is the simplest task ever. There are so many premium theme clubs, which provide so many fast loading themes and frameworks. If you are on the way to buy a theme, just take a look at Themify, StudioPress and DIYThemes. I personally use Themify, and I will always suggest this at any purpose. It comes with a good page loading time, easy to sue, less JS etc.

Although there are so many techniques to improve page loading time but all above-mentioned points are the most recommended every time.


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  • Optimising order of styles and scripts helps to reduce page load time. Will you explain which php file needs to be changed to achieve this in wordpress and what should be the order of scripts ?