James Evers-Swindell

Essential WordPress plugins to help with your website: WP-Optimize

Published: Wednesday 26 February 2020

Today I wanted to talk briefly about improving the performance of your WordPress site. It’s important to remember that page speed has a direct relationship to bounce rates and conversions on your website. So if your website load times are slow your going to loose potential customers and revenue.

The best way to achieve a highly optimized site is to hire good quality designers and developers who understand the best way to build your site from the ground up.

However, there are a couple of things you can do if your taking the DIY route, and whilst they may not be a complete fix, they can potentially help your site perform better.

Conveniently the WP-Optimize plugin for WordPress can help with several of these things at once.

It can cleanup and optimize your database so queries run quicker, and remove things like spam comments and empty your trash for a bit of added housekeeping.

It has some basic image compression options to reduce your page size which will improve the loading speed of your website.

Finally it has some great caching options to help deliver your websites content to the user quicker. Letting you control mobile specific caches, preloading options and more.

It’s really worth trying out.

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