How To Increase Website Speed In WordPress

Having a fast website today is a necessity. If you are on Wix or Squarespace, there’s not too much you can do for your site speed. However, if you’re on WordPress, there is ALOT you can do for your website speed. And it only takes about 6 minutes.

What is a good website speed?

If your site loads in 2.9 seconds, it is faster than approximately 50% of the web. if your site loads in 1.7 seconds, it is faster than approximately 75% of the web. if your site loads in 0.8 seconds, it is faster than approximately 94% of the web. — SEMRush

Ideally, you want your site to be loading in about a second or so. Most people won’t wait around too long for your site to load. If it hasn’t loaded in a few minutes, they will most likely just assume your site is down and move on to someone else.

How to measure your website speed?

Simple go to Google Speed Test here and you can measure your website speed today. Once you do, it will not only give you your results but also give you recommendations for what to about them. Some of them can be quite technical so don’t go crazy trying to fix them all. This is also something you can look to hire a developer for if you have already tried using the WP Optimize plugin we recommend in the video tutorial above.

What can slow down my website?

The biggest thing I see slowing down websites for my clients is images and having too many plugins. We all want high res images but they can really take up a lot of space on your website so for that reason it’s great to have a plugin like WP Optimize that can compress your images and your database to help with these issues.

How to fix your website speed?

Check out the video tutorial above where I show you step by step how to install the plugin WP Optimize and increase your website speed in just a few minutes! If you’re wondering why I use WP Optimize as opposed to something like Fastest Cache or other plugins, it’s because WP Optimize is an all in one plugin that does everything for you. Less plugins means faster website.