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How to speed up your WordPress website

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A slow website is painful to use, less engaging to visitors, and hurts your search engine rankings. I’ll walk you through the tools I use to identify performance problems, and provide ten tips to improve your website’s performance.

More information: https://www.billerickson.net/speed-up-your-wordpress-website

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How to speed up your WordPress website

  1. 1. Presented by Bill Erickson WP Georgetown How to speed up your WordPress website
  2. 2. Presented by Bill Erickson WP Georgetown About Me billerickson.net
  3. 3. Presented by Bill Erickson WP Georgetown What makes a WP site slow? BACKEND - Poor hosting - Bloated theme / plugins - Overloaded server - Complicated Queries
  4. 4. Presented by Bill Erickson WP Georgetown What makes a WP site slow? BACKEND - Poor hosting - Bloated theme / plugins - Overloaded server - Complicated Queries FRONTEND - Large file sizes (images, CSS, JS) - Many files (total requests) - Slow delivery
  5. 5. Presented by Bill Erickson WP Georgetown Diagnose WebPageTest.org P3 Profiler plugin Query Monitor plugin
  6. 6. Presented by Bill Erickson WP Georgetown 10 ways to speed up your website
  7. 7. Presented by Bill Erickson WP Georgetown 1. Caching
  8. 8. Presented by Bill Erickson WP Georgetown 2. Image Compression
  9. 9. Presented by Bill Erickson WP Georgetown 3. High quality hosting
  10. 10. Presented by Bill Erickson WP Georgetown 4. Plugin Audit
  11. 11. Presented by Bill Erickson WP Georgetown
  12. 12. Presented by Bill Erickson WP Georgetown 5. Combine and minify CSS/JS
  13. 13. Presented by Bill Erickson WP Georgetown 6. Cache static content
  14. 14. Presented by Bill Erickson WP Georgetown 7. Use a CDN
  15. 15. Presented by Bill Erickson WP Georgetown 8. Clean up options table
  16. 16. Presented by Bill Erickson WP Georgetown 9. Decrease Markup
  17. 17. Presented by Bill Erickson WP Georgetown 10. Decrease external requests
  18. 18. Presented by Bill Erickson WP Georgetown Questions? @billerickson billerickson.net

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