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Take Your Website From Lethargic To Blazingly Fast

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  • 1. How To Take Your Site FromLethargic To Blazingly Fast
  • 2. Why A Fast(er) Website Matters• Search engines reward speed• Customer service – Better visitor experience – Better shopping experience – Better learning/membership experience• Make more sales• Reduce advertising waste• Increase your productivity
  • 3. Before You Do Anything• Find Current Load Time• Tools – Pingdom Tools – Yslow (Firebug required) – Google Page Speed Insights
  • 4. What You Can Do Today
  • 5. Optimize Images• Compress – Smush.It – Save for web (Photoshop)• Avoid Scaled Images – Using HTML or CSS to resize – <img src=“logo.jpg” width=“150” height=“200”>• Specify Dimensions – width=“150” height=“200”
  • 6. Check Plugins• Multiple Plugins Doing Same Job• Adding unnecessary Javascript/CSS to every page• Remove old plugins• Tweak plugins (be careful!)
  • 7. Reduce File Sizes• Minimize – What • Javascript • CSS – Tool • Jscompressor.com (Javascript and CSS)• GZIP Compress
  • 8. Reduce HTML• Avoid Unnecessary HTML• Clean Up – Empty images • <img src=“”> – Empty paragraphs • <p></p> or <p>&nbsp;</p> – Empty DIVs • <div></div> – Unnecessary nested DIVs or Tables• Avoid Inline Styles – <p style=“font-weight: bold;”>
  • 9. Javscripts and CSS• Load CSS at the top• Load JS at the bottom• Combine where possible• Limit use of fancy fonts
  • 10. Limit 3rd Party Tools• Use HTML instead of JS subscription forms• Traffic/stats trackers• Facebook Integration• Social network buttons
  • 11. Use Content Delivery Network• Huge impact• What is it – Offloading heavy objects – Served based on geographical location• Services – Amazon Cloudfront – MaxCDN – Cloudflare• WordPress – W3 Total Cache
  • 12. VATrainingSite.com• Technical training courses• Step-by-step checklists• Troubleshooting how-to• Code snippets• Weekly open office hour
  • 13. Claim Your Free Preview Account• Backing up and restoring a WordPress Site• How to capture affiliate ID in email system• Mark newest posts with icon in WordPress• And more
  • 14. Thank You So Much!

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