5 Ways To Make Your WordPress Blog faster
Search engines like Google prefer websites which are are fast . Fast websites are ranked high in the search results . For a wordpress blog you can do several things to make it faster some of them are .
1. Optimize title
In the header.php file you will see that there is a function calling the title of the website and description
<?PHP bloginfo(name); ?><?PHP bloginfo(description); ?>
replace this with the HTML version which is much faster and it looks like this:
<title>Your Website Title</title>
2. Optimize feed
In the same header.php file you will find something similar to
<?PHP bloginfo_rss(‘url’) ?> OR
<?php bloginfo(‘rss2_url’); ?>
replace it with the html version like this with the feed url
3. Use clean and Compressed Code
4. Optimize Images
Many images contain extra bytes within them that are unnecessary smaller images means your site loads faster . I use WP Smush.it plugin which is based on Yahoo’s YSlow project .
5. Cache Your WordPress Blog
There are many caching plugins available like WP Super cache , WP cache , WP Total cache etc . I prefer WP Total cache . Its functions include database caching, pages caching and even to minimize the size of your pages. It is used by Mashable, Matt Cutts, Smashing Magazine, Yoast and lots of other online gurus out there.