Internet is all about browsing and surfing websites and blogs. There are millions of website and blogs running over the internet but not all of them are successful. Loading speed of a website or a blogs is one of the major factors determining the success. If you have a full fledged website or blog but it takes time to load, you might not get good traffic. Viewers usually never want to wait for a blog to open thus it is very important to keep your light and easily loadable.
This post discusses some tips to be used to speed up your WordPress blog which may help things load quickly. Bloggers usually add and install many plug-in to make their blog effective but they unintentionally make their blog heavy to load.
If you are the one among many bloggers wondering about low traffic, check for the loading speed of your blog. Check if you have fortuitously made your blog heavy, if yes your blog might take long to load. Never ignore it as it may also affect your Google ranking.
Don’t worry just a few precautions and you are through this problem. Keep on reading to know more about speeding up your WordPress blog.
- Do not go for larger images
Images are very important to make your blog effective but make sure that you are not using bigger images. Big images are heavy and so make your blog heavy too. Even if you compress the image in your post, the image in your blog’s gallery is big and heavy. It is always better to resize the image before uploading it to your blog.
- Select the plug-ins carefull
More are plug-ins heavier is your blog. Every plug-in require certain number of files to open the page and this more plug-ins ask for more files which consequently make the page heavy. Keep is simple and plain.
- W3 Total Cache Plug-in helps
Installing the W3 Total Cache Plug-in help in minifying the codes thereby making your blog lighter and easier to load. It combines the stylesheets and scripts.
- Say No to @Import
Say no to @Import for using the stylesheets. It is better to go through the <link> option to add the stylesheets in your blog.
- Robots.txt helps
Robots.txt is best to control the search bots coming to your blog. It is found in the top level of your file directory of your blog. Using this file you can select the pages to be sent to the search bots. You can also limit the access of spiders in your pages if you feel that they are crawling frequently.
- Content delivery network
This is a paid service is actually worth it. The content delivery network delivers your site traffic to the visitors through the servers near their vicinity rather than delivering all the files linked up with a page. It costs around $40.
- Try CloudFlare
CloudFare is a free option to the content delivery network. If you cannot afford the content delivery network you can go for the CloudFare. It provides the similar results without paying anything. It actually works as a proxy server to spread your data throughout the world. It lessens the page loading time in your blog.