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How to speed up your website

Posted on Sep 21, 20 at 5:29 pm / No comments  

“40% of people abandon a website that takes more than 3 seconds to load.”

– Neil Patel

WordPress gaming themes are a hot thing these days.
Unfortunately, with those useful things comes a heavy load.

Gaming themes are most likely to have a lot of content in them, whether it is another plugin to add for the user experience or another image to share it with the crowd.
That long page loading time can cause you big trouble if you try to get traffic into your site,

In fact, according to google bounce rate statistics, the probability of bounce increases by 32% as page load time goes from 1 second to 3 seconds. And it’s not getting better from there.

So how do you speed up your website?

Well, there are a few steps we need to go through:

  • First, Test your website on GTmetrix.
  • Identifying & Removing plugins
  • Minimize file sizes.
  • Clear & Manage your cache.

Test your site on GTmetrix.

Super easy step, Go to GTmetrix and input your site in the box, click “Test your site” and let it run.

 

When it’s over, you’ll see the test results.

When scrolling down, you’ll press “Waterfall” and be able to see the loading time of each element on your site(Important to mention that it is on Canada server on my test!)

 

Identifying, Removing & Minimizing files and plugins

After you’re loading your site on GTmetrix, you’ll be able to see what takes time to load.

For example: On the site you see in the pictures, We can see most images take time to load, over a second actually(!)

One of the things we can do to make it faster, better and more efficient, compresses the image file using web compressor.
This way, the image will weight much less and will load faster.

Another thing we can do is looking at what plugins are taking time to load and clear those we don’t need.

Make sure you activate only the plugins you need for your gaming templates so you won’t overload the website and make it heavier to load with unused plugins.

An important thing to look at is your host, When your web hosting server is not properly configured it can hurt your website speed.

 

Clear & Manage your cache

If your WordPress site is not serving cached pages, then it will overload your server thus causing your website to be slow or crash entirely.

1. Download WP Fastest Cache

2. Go to WP Fastest Cache

3. Mark all the bars and click “Submit”

4. Go to Delete cache and press “Delete Cache”

 

After doing these steps, check your site on GTmetrix again to see if the results got better.

 

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