In this video, you’ll learn how to speed up your WordPress website in 3 simple steps.

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Google has used site speed as a ranking signal for desktop searches since 2010. And as of 2018, page speed became a ranking factor for mobile searches.

Even though speed improvements will only affect a small percentage of slow websites, faster page load times lead to better user experience and ultimately, more revenue.

So, there are a number of reasons why your website might load slowly. But the most common reasons that I’ve seen are due to slow connectivity, caching, page size, and sometimes more technical reasons like render blocking JS.

And the 3 steps in this video should help you get better performance from your site. But keep in mind that the things we did for this site won’t necessarily translate perfectly to your site.

This is because there are tons of things to consider when it comes to WordPress site speed like your theme’s code, specific plugins you might be using, server configuration, image file sizes and more.

Before you do anything, run your site through some site speed checking tools, like Google’s PageSpeed Insights, Pingdom, GTMetrix or our own Site Audit tool.

This will help you see what you need to improve.

The first thing we did was to switch DNS providers to Cloudflare’s free DNS service.

And you’ll learn how this works and why this is important in the video.

The next thing we did was purchase and install the WP Rocket plugin.

WP Rocket is an all-in-one site speed optimization plugin for WordPress. The plugin handles common page speed optimizations like caching, preloading, compression, and lazy loads images to name a few.

You’ll learn what you need to do after installing WPRocket on your site.

And finally, we optimized our images.

The simple solution is to compress your images using lossy or lossless compression. And there are some great plugins that’ll do this for you like ShortPixel and Imagify.

And these 3-steps gave us a huge improvement, as shown in the speed checking tools we used.

If you’re still unhappy with your site speed after making these optimizations, then you’ll likely need more custom work done for you. So you may want to consider removing plugins and scripts, switching themes, or hiring a developer to make the appropriate fixes.

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0:00 Intro
0:58 Common reasons that impact website’s load time
1:50 Run a test through page-speed testing tools
3:01 Switch to a fast DNS provider
5:23 Start with caching files
6:05 Optimize CSS files
7:41 Set up JS files loading
8:50 Optimize the media files
9:10 Set up preloading priority
9:49 Use CDN
11:09 Optimize your images

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    26 replies to "How to Speed Up Your WordPress Website (Simple Guide)"

    • Shankar Kumar Hansdah

      great content, really helped.

    • Felipe Bomfim

      WP Rocket free version is unavailable now…. 🙁

    • virtumind

      I know all this but there is one problem I can not solve. my theme uses jquery which block render and make speed score very low. Is there a solution to jquery ? I tried minify . but when I tried defere js the site broke.

    • Simon Hames

      Super clear and concise – thank you!

    • Sicon Group

      I have tested every test – you are the guy in fact this is more money for me jst to optimized people WordPress site

    • vesogry

      12:32 – Now, it has 75.

    • Important Jigyasa

      Plot Twist: This video is sponsored by WP ROCKETS

    • Nani Rishjay

      bro, can you tell me how to speed up HTML websites and PHP websites?

    • The Path of Guraba

      Awsome Man ! Super detailed + Everything you need to know ! Definitely you earned a Subscribe ❤️

    • Georges jean-denis

      Excellent guide! Thank you very much for this information. I usually dread optimizing websites for speed but you just made my work 10 times easier.

    • Mudassar Alam

      such a nice video….love it

    • laconeccionvideo

      wp rocket embeds a hotjar poll, appears randomly as developer of the site.

    • Janka Design

      Thanks 👍

    • roughson

      Such an honest and simple tut. Thanks Sam !

    • Vijayendra Raut

      I am getting a subdomain error in cloudflare while adding a website.

    • Abdul Rehman

      Can we use any free plugin for make website speed faster?

    • Mario Mangone

      thanks, your suggestions improved my website's speed

    • Renato Alves

      My site has slowed down with these tips. From 68 on gtmetrix to 48, kkkkkkkk

    • Wesley Bates

      I enjoyed watching this video, it really explains everything in detail, the video is very interesting and effective. Thank you and good luck with the upcoming updates.

    • Ahmad Fatah

      enjoyyy.. thanks for sharing

    • Raskhan Mohammed

      It took me weeks of trail and error to figure out exactly what you said in the video. 😅

    • Michael Adamidis Art Channel

      I saw that Cloudflare does also offer a CDN in the free package, is this right?

    • Sean Frederick

      Wow, excellent delivery! You just became one of my fav YouTubers by the 7 min mark. And your voice is relaxing dude, although not as much as Morgan Freeman. But your content rocks like a Classic Rock Band!

    • Dhruv Bali

      GREAT video!! Thanks for sharing!!

    • susa

      Best one ❤️

    • SajidCh Gaming

      Thanks man. Btw watching you talking is very satisfying 😅

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