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10 Easy Way To Speedup Your Wordpress Blog

Updated on October 4, 2019
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Hello, I am Ravi Singh. I am a blogger at and write on a variety of topics including Blogging tips and how to earn money


A user had a terrible experience when they encounter a slower blog. A slower blog means a blog which takes more than 3 seconds. That user is most likely to abandon your blog.

Blog loads slowly because of several reasons. If you want to check your blog's speed, you can use sites likes GTMetrix, Google Page speed insights, and Pingdom.

Pingdom Example

What will happen if you have a slow blog?

User will abandon your blog - Everything from Cars to the Internet run at speed of sound, no one likes a slow blog. If your blog loads slower, chances are more likely that user will abandon or leave your site.

The result will be a loss of sales, less traffic, and loss of credibility.

Bad Ranking in Search Engine

Google is going to decrease in page ranking if you have a bad page speed. You will loose keyword ranking in Google search engine. So make sure you improve your page speed to get better page ranking.

Loss of Website Traffic

A slow blog will hamper your business growth. You will loose website traffic because of bad user experience. A bad traffic will stop your complete growth of your Wordpress blog.

Bad User experience

A slow website can frustrate the user and result in bad experience and credibility for your blog. Any blog which loads after 5 second, user will most likely abandoned it.

How To Speedup Your blog?

So now the question comes, how you can speed up or improve the load of your Wordpress blogs.

I am going to discuss the top 10 way to improve your blog's page speed.

1. Use self hosted Wordpress

Never prolong the use of free blogging platform like blogpost, free wordpress blog etc. They are good for begineers but not for experienced ones.

You have no control over them to manipulate them to get better speed. Just learn from it and then switch to self hosted Wordpress platform.

2. Opt For Good Hosting

Never take any cheap hosting. A good web hosting will make a difference in speed. They use good servers with inbuild CDN to give you better speed. One of the hostings, I use for my personal blog is Siteground.

They are professional, with speedy servers, 24*7 uptime, with 30 days daily backup, with staging option to test your changes in your dev.

3. Use Responsive blog

A non-responsive blog will slow your blog as a page may not be rendered properly. You need to make sure your blog open perfectly on all kind of devices.

one way to do this is to get a responsive Wordpress Theme or get AMP(accelerated mobiles pages from Google) for your blog.

4. Reduce Number of Wordpress Plugins

Excessive use of Wordpress plugins will surely impact the speed of your blog. Make sure you use the plugin only if it is absolutely required. Do not use plugins just to look fancy.

Also, try to use a single plugin for multiple jobs. For example, the visual editor of Wordpress is one plugin to create multiple items like a table, landing page, email optin and more; do not use a single plugin to create the individual element.

5. Use Cache Plugins

Cache plugin can speed up your blog. Plugins like Wp-rocket has a better caching mechanism to use browser level cache and other stored parameters to better cache your resources.

You can use page compression, static file compression, and image compression technique to load your page faster.

6. Use CDN

CDN (Content Delivery Network) is a distributed network of servers that serves static content faster. It is based on geographical location so it will increase page speed.

There are CDN services like Cloudflare which is free and can be easily implemented for Wordpress blog.

Cloudflare can speed up your blog by at least 30%.

7. Compress Your images

Images takes good amount of disk space as well as bandwidth. Compressing them will reduced their size and hence page will load faster.

Make sure you compress every image you upload to Wordpress and continuously minitor all the images and look for improvment.

You can use tools like Shortpixel to compress image.

8. Get rid of 404 error

Make sure you do not have 404 pages not found an error on Wordpress blog. Find and remove all broken links. Every broken link will add load time on the page.

You can use the Broken link checker plugin on Wordpress to find a broken link on Wordpress blog.

9. Use tools like Pingdom to find core issue of latency

Online tools like Pingdom can give you indepth details about where is the latency. You can get cache issue, slow hosting and many types of the issue (if there) with your website.


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