Increase the page speed of my WordPress website
To increase the page speed of your WordPress website there are some standard things you can do. Below you will find four of these.
1. Quality hosting
The very first step to increase your page speed is to purchase a good hosting package. If you purchase a simple shared hosting package it's fine and the theme will fully work but it won't be blazing fast, simply because the resources of shared hosting are limited. If you want a good and fast hosting package we recommend to purchase (managed) VPS hosting.
1. Caching plugin
It's recommend to install and configure a caching plugin for your website. The WP Fastest Cache plugin give the best result for our themes After installing navigate to the WP Fastest Cache tab in the admin menu and enable the following settings:
- Browser caching
- Delete cache on update post/page
Please activate this plugin only if you finished building your website, not while your building your website.
2. Scale and compress images
Please make sure you scale and compress images to reduce the size which will result in fastest loading times. You can scale a image with a image editor program or with online tools like Pictureresize.
3. Limit the amount of content
Please consider the amount and type of content you add to your website. If you add a lot of large and heavy images (see point 2 for this) your page speed and Google Insights score will drop drastically.
Also adding things like a YouTube video or a Google Maps will also slow down the page speed because a lot of extra scripts will be loaded to your website.
4. Limit the amount of plugins
Only use the plugins you really need on your website and don't install too many plugins on. If you don't need a plugin simple deactivate and delete it from your website. Please note that the "Advanced Custom Fields PRO" plugin is required in our themes. When you have plugins activated but you don't use them it is possible the files of this plugin are still added to your website which will slow down the page speed.