With 2019 already in full swing, speeding up WordPress seems to be on everyone’s mind. Faster websites win more traffic and lose less return visitors. This year’s rat race will be fierce, so don’t get left behind, otherwise your number one visitors could end up being search engine spiders and web scrapers. Do you need hosting optimized for WordPress? GlowHost is offering 30% off WordPress Hosting right now!
In this article, we’re going to cover general guidelines to improve speed and reduce latency. There are literally tens of thousands of ways to speed up WordPress, but no one method will ever be generic enough to suit every situation. Every point is ordered from where you should begin, to where you should finish up. You can, however, run by these in any order for most guidelines.
Choose a Lightweight WordPress Theme
You should choose a minimalist and mobile friendly WordPress theme. Meeting these two basic suggestions does not mean you have to sacrifice visual appeal. Consider a simple theme with colors that compliment your website, and one that scores high on Google Page Insights. Not only will you be building from a good foundation, but you’ll save yourself time at the end of your project when launch time comes and it’s time for last minute tuneups.
With thousands of free WordPress themes available, there’s no right or wrong choice. As long as the design is minimal and mobile friendly, you’ll be off to a good start.