When an end user visits your site for the first time, you have only few seconds to catch their attention to hang around your website. Fast loading pages improve user experience, increase your page views. WordPress is a great CMS platform, but it can also be quite slow if not optimized correctly. By installing low-quality plugins, choosing a dreadful web host, and filling their site with heaps of garbage increases the page load time.
Why to reduce the page load time?
- According to the survey, 47% of consumers expect a web page to load in 2 seconds or less, 40% of people abandon a website that takes more than 3 seconds to load. When your website is slow, visitors will probably leave your website before even it loads.
- Google now includes site speed in its ranking algorithm. It implies that your site’s speed effects SEO, so if your site is slow, you’re losing your site visitors and consequently, drop in rankings in search engine.
Boosting up the WordPress site:-
Choose a good host– The major factor that affect the speed of a website is hosting of your WordPress website. If you want your website to run quickly, start with a good web host and package.
Compress image– Images are bulky when compared to text; they take much more space on your wp-content folder than they should be allowed to. Compressing your images will help to load the website faster. You can compress the size of your images without losing much of the perceived image quality and speed up WordPress website.
Use best catching Plugin– You should use catching plug-in in your WordPress site that makes your site to load three times faster. Caching plugin makes a cache copy of the page after the first load, and then serves that cached version to every subsequent user.
Cleanup WordPress Database– Optimizing the WordPress database will repair, restore, backup and clean-up your site to load faster.
Deactivate/Uninstall unwanted plugins– Having unwanted plugins on your WordPress websites will add a huge amount of scrap to your web files. Moreover, it will also increase the size of your back up and put load on your server resources. It is better to cleanse the plugins that you don’t use and that has no effect if it is uninstalled or deactivated.