Optimizing Your Website
Our themes is well coded and optimized to give you the best performance results. But poor server/hosting, non-optimized images, and additional plugins might dramatically decrease the speed of your website. That’s why we suggest our users follow our optimization guide to speeding up their websites.
1. WordPress hosting
Picking a hosting provider is a matter of choice based on its location, pricing, and services. This is an important decision at the start and we strongly suggest you choose a WordPress friendly hosting provider for using our theme.
Often asked by our clients, we try to determine the most appropriate hosting providers for them but it is always your choice based on your goals. A good WordPress hosting provider like Fornex takes the extra measures to speed up your website.
2. Optimizing images
Large and non-optimized images can dramaticaly increase the time of page loading, which may affect you conversion rates. There are to ways of compressing images, using online services:
And using WordPress plugins, to compress your images while uploading them to your media library (allows to optimized images while and after uploading).
- Smush – Compress, Optimize and Lazy Load Images
- reSmush.it : the only free Image Optimizer & compress plugin
3. Content Delivery Network (CDN)
The location of your web hosting server can have an impact on your website speed when users from different countries visit your website. Let’s say your web server is located in Germany. Visitors from Europe will generally see faster loading times than visitors from the United States.
Using a Content Delivery Network (CDN) Media Cloud plugin can help to speed up loading times for all of your visitors and radically transform the way that you work with media in WordPress. Media Cloud works by moving your images, media, and other files from your WordPress server to CDN storages, such as:
The Media Cloud Getting Started tutorial will help you to set up cloud storage for your website and improve the performance of your website.
WordPress pages are dynamic and they’re building each time when someone visits your website. This process includes many steps, and it can really slow down the performance of your website when multiple people are visiting it at once.
That’s why we recommend using caching plugins. Caching can dramatically increase the performance of your website (3x – 6x faster) in terms of loading time. We recommend using a free WordPress plugin Hummingbird. It has an intuitive interface and many options to adjust your website performance.
Check out the official step by step guide on how to install and setup Hummingbird on your WordPress website.