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How to make WordPress sites load faster

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How to make WordPress sites load faster practical guide

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A slow website can frustrate and deter your visitors, it can also impact on your search engine rankings. How fast your website loads is an essential part of search engine optimization.

Google gives preference to websites that load quickly and can penalize those that are slow so its essential to have a website with good performance. WordPress is currently one of the most popular blogging/CMS applications in use on internet. Here are some ideas for optimizing WordPress and reducing the CPU and resource consumption of your website.

Note that several of these tips apply beyond WordPress. This is a guide that anyone could use to learn about the practice of WordPress optimization. It broadly outlines and discusses the practice of optimizing your WordPress for speed: how to learn it and what tools are used when practicing it.

The content of the handbook favors web technologies (HTML, PHP, CSS,Nginx and JavaScript) and those solutions that are directly built on top of these open technologies. The materials referenced and discussed in the book are either best in class or the current offering to a problem.

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A slow website can frustrate and deter your visitors, it can also impact on your search engine rankings. How fast your website loads is an essential part of search engine optimization.

Google gives preference to websites that load quickly and can penalize those that are slow so its essential to have a website with good performance. WordPress is currently one of the most popular blogging/CMS applications in use on internet. Here are some ideas for optimizing WordPress and reducing the CPU and resource consumption of your website.

Note that several of these tips apply beyond WordPress.