How To Take Your Site FromLethargic To Blazingly Fast
Why A Fast(er) Website Matters• Search engines reward speed• Customer service  – Better visitor experience  – Better shopp...
Before You Do Anything• Find Current Load Time• Tools  – Pingdom Tools  – Yslow (Firebug required)  – Google Page Speed In...
What You Can Do Today
Optimize Images• Compress  – Smush.It  – Save for web (Photoshop)• Avoid Scaled Images  – Using HTML or CSS to resize  – <...
Check Plugins• Multiple Plugins Doing Same Job• Adding unnecessary Javascript/CSS to  every page• Remove old plugins• Twea...
Reduce File Sizes• Minimize  – What    • Javascript    • CSS  – Tool    • Jscompressor.com (Javascript and CSS)• GZIP Comp...
Reduce HTML• Avoid Unnecessary HTML• Clean Up   – Empty images      • <img src=“”>   – Empty paragraphs      • <p></p> or ...
Javscripts and CSS•   Load CSS at the top•   Load JS at the bottom•   Combine where possible•   Limit use of fancy fonts
Limit   3rd   Party Tools• Use HTML instead of JS subscription  forms• Traffic/stats trackers• Facebook Integration• Socia...
Use Content Delivery Network• Huge impact• What is it  – Offloading heavy objects  – Served based on geographical location...
VATrainingSite.com•   Technical training courses•   Step-by-step checklists•   Troubleshooting how-to•   Code snippets•   ...
Claim Your Free Preview Account• Backing up and restoring a WordPress  Site• How to capture affiliate ID in email system• ...
Thank You So Much!
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Take Your Website From Lethargic To Blazingly Fast

  1. 1. How To Take Your Site FromLethargic To Blazingly Fast
  2. 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. 3. Before You Do Anything• Find Current Load Time• Tools – Pingdom Tools – Yslow (Firebug required) – Google Page Speed Insights
  4. 4. What You Can Do Today
  5. 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. 6. Check Plugins• Multiple Plugins Doing Same Job• Adding unnecessary Javascript/CSS to every page• Remove old plugins• Tweak plugins (be careful!)
  7. 7. Reduce File Sizes• Minimize – What • Javascript • CSS – Tool • Jscompressor.com (Javascript and CSS)• GZIP Compress
  8. 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. 9. Javscripts and CSS• Load CSS at the top• Load JS at the bottom• Combine where possible• Limit use of fancy fonts
  10. 10. Limit 3rd Party Tools• Use HTML instead of JS subscription forms• Traffic/stats trackers• Facebook Integration• Social network buttons
  11. 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. 12. VATrainingSite.com• Technical training courses• Step-by-step checklists• Troubleshooting how-to• Code snippets• Weekly open office hour
  13. 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. 14. Thank You So Much!

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