Your cache plugin and hosting are the 2 main factors when it comes to site speed and when combined, can fix over 20 items in GTmetrix. WP Rocket was rated #1 in this Facebook poll, is $39, and we recommend using it.
There are 3 ways to optimize images: resize large images, losslessly compress (using Imagify), and add a width/height in the HTML or CSS. Optimizing sitewide image (eg. your logo) improves load times for multiple pages.
Pronaya will send you a before and after report in GTmetrix. If you want to see what he did for my WordPress site, it has a .3s load time with 100% page speed / 98% YSlow scores. Thanks Pronaya, you’re the man.
Cloudflare is a free service that improves both speed and security. Aggressive caching, Railgun, Rocket Loader, and page rules will be setup for optimal performance and security. This will also cut down on server resources.
Slow plugins will be identified and faster, lightweight plugins will be suggested as alternatives. We should deactivate and delete plugins you’re not using and update WordPress core, theme, and plugins.
If this Facebook Poll shows you’re currently with a slow host, SiteGround’s WordPress hosting was rated #1 and is endorsed by WordPress. They will migrate you for free and is our recommended host of choice.
MaxCDN mirrors your site on over 15 servers around the world, reducing the geographical distance it takes for your content to travel to visitors. It’s $90/year and improved my GTmetrix YSlow score by 8%.
Combining stylesheets, images, and optimizing .htaccess are something that should be done by a developer experienced with WordPress speed optimization. You can leave this up to Pronaya, my developer.
Pronaya optimized multiple WordPress sites to load 400% faster…
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Pronaya (username is bdkamol on Freelancer) is the same WordPress speed optimizer responsible for all those ‘before and after’ GTmetrix reports. He’s a developer I’ve been working with for 5 years and has done all the speed optimization projects for me. We’ve completed over 20 projects and he has also created over 50 WordPress sites. Instead of upselling his services for $75/hour (which I did at one point), you can hire him on freelancer.com for $25/hour. I’ve already invested thousands of dollars into Pronaya’s WordPress speed optimization services.