Last updated September 15th, 2013 at 08:36 pm
Many of the web masters and owners of websites don’t realize that it is really important for their website to load faster. If your website is loading at a slow speed, the visitor will never wait for a lifetime to see the content of your site. This will have drastic effects on your overall business. More customers will leave your website without having a look at what you are offering, it will cause high bounce rate on your website and that will give a message to search engines that your website is not offering quality information for the readers. Hence, your website will be moved down in the search engine rankings. It is really important to pay attention to the loading speed of your WordPress site but the question is; how can you increase the loading speed of your WordPress blog? Well, there are different things that you can do and I’m going to provide you with sufficient information that will help you increase the loading speed of your Website easily.
Install a Caching Plugin
The very first thing that you should do after designing your WordPress site is to install the appropriate plugins. The most important plugin for smooth performance of a website is a caching plugin. There are a lot of plugins available for this purpose. I will not suggest any particular plugin to you as you can search about them easily and find the appropriate plugin for your site.
Reduce the Sidebar
If you are using so many side bars and widgets on your website then you may have to take down some of them. Analyze your website and then decide which side bar is not necessary at all. In a few minutes, you can reduce the sidebars on your site and it will have a positive effect on the loading speed of your WordPress blog.
Reduce the Social Buttons
Blog owners often think that showing a lot of social media buttons on their blogs makes them look cool but the ‘Cool-Factor’ is of no use when a reader cannot even access your website. I would suggest you to use only a few social media buttons on your website like Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest. These buttons are only provided on blogs to help the readers share the information with their friends. If a person is using Tumblr then he is obviously using Facebook as well. I hope you get my point here.
While there are so many comment systems that you can use on your blog, they do nothing good to you and your site. I personally recommend everyone to use the default comment system of WordPress and if you are worried about spam comments then activate Akismeth on your blog for free that will take care of spam comments. If a comment system takes a lot of time to load, it will increase the load time of your website and as a result, there will be fewer comments in the end.
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