Is WordPress slow? There are several factors that interfere with platform performance. Stay tuned for details and abuse the test tools.
What to do when WordPress is slow ? Yes, even as a WP advocate, I recognize that in some situations a WordPress installation may be slow. This is the focus of this article, identify what can slow WordPress and point out some possible solutions.
Identifying if WordPress is slow
To know if the cake is roasted, a fork should be placed in it. This analogy is quite simple, I’m not saying to pitch the fork in WP, I’m saying that to be sure of the performance of the platform you should test it. For this there is Google PageSpeed and a lot of other tools that test the performance and offer a general report showing if your WordPress is slow or not.
There are several factors that can interfere with the performance of your platform , simple things that in general would be imperceptible , but we must be careful.
It does not seem to make a difference, but HTTP compression reduces resource download time by improving page load time.
Redirects are like new routes to get to the same place, they leave the user waiting because they increase the latency time.
Giving that good wipe in the images of your site generate, in addition to greater speed, savings for your site. After all, each byte placed on a server has a price.
More resources, more time
Unnecessary content for loading
Give priority to the visible content exponentially reduces sending data thereby improving server response speed.
Asynchronous scripts exist to be used
Downloading the script in the background improves processing time.
You need to understand how the installation and the platform work so you can see an improvement in performance. In addition to all the factors presented here, there are themes, plugins and the like that weigh heavily on the site’s rendering. So it’s so important to test, and since you have to test, do not forget the backup.