7 tips to speed up the loading speed of your blog

on Friday, 26 April 2013

How to speed up blog loading time?

Many bloggers often overlook the thorny problem of the loading speed of their blog, and yet it is a factor that plays an important role in the ranking of the latter.

So today, I will share 7 tips that will help you to increase the loading speed of your blog. First, I would like you to take a minute to test the loading speed of your blog.

Now that you know the time of loading, it is time to see how you can improve the loading speed.

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1. Choose a theme effective

Many bloggers still commit the mistake of choosing a free theme for their WordPress blog. Believe me, this is not really the best choice if you want to optimize your blog to the fullest.

Opt for a premium theme proposed by Genesis, Thesis or Woo Themes. The premium themes are coded well than a free one.

2. Review your Hosting

Many bloggers are not aware that it is important to look for a good hosting company because they play an important role in web loading time. Instead of a shared hosting, you may want to opt for dedicated hosting. Shared hosting can slow the loading time when the demand on the shared server is high.

3. Delete all widgets and plugins bulky

This is one of the easiest things to do if you want to reduce the loading time of your site. The more plugins you have the more time it takes your website to load. Therefore, remove all plugins and widgets that you no longer use or not necessary.

For example, a few weeks ago, I used 3 plugins sharing on social networks. Yesterday, I replace them with a single plugin that does the same job. Remove all unnecessary plugins and see the difference.

4. Use the WordPress plugin W3 Total Cache

Now that you have reduced the number of plugins you use, it is time to add another to the list: W3 Total Cache. W3 Total Cache plugin is a complete but remains "relatively" easy to handle. All you have to do is install it, activate and then configure.

5. Use a content delivery network (CDN)

A CDN (content delivery network) network or content distribution network is optimized servers around the world that host a copy of the data from your blog. By making your site accessible from different servers, CDN maximizes bandwidth and at the same time reduces the loading time of your site. Using a CDN is highly recommended when you have visitors around the world. The closest server a user will arrange to provide content before anyone else. MaxCDN offers just this type of service at relatively low rates.

6. Optimize images for your blog

Most bloggers do not think about optimizing images to their blogs, and yet it is a very effective way to increase the loading speed of your blog. Many plugins can help you optimize your images ... I personally recommend the plugin WP Smush.it

There is a WordPress plugin that offers an API that automatically optimizes all your images.

7. Use images instead of sharing buttons

very often because of their size, some sharing buttons on social networks take too long to load, which slows down the loading of your page. However, when you go beyond that, things get complicated.

Therefore, if you want to display more than 3 buttons at the bottom to share your articles, I recommend you to use a plugin that allows you to view your pictures without slowing opening your blog.

OK. Here are the 7 tips I wanted to share with you. If you have others, let me know.  .

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