Website is SLOW

Started by GustavMahler, 05-31-2021

Website is SLOW
  05-31-2021, 10:49 PM

I need your help guys. I know nothing about site building. I have a wordpress site for a few days. I don't even really understand how caching and optimization work.. First questions: Which plugins can I install so my site gets some speed, and how can I optimize it? Do I have to optimize pictures manually, or is the optimization of the robin image optimizer enough, and I can upload crazily heavy photos without worrying..?


  06-05-2021, 11:59 AM
It is best if you optimize your images outside of wordpress, then upload them. A good plugin to use is WP rocket or Autoptimize

  06-09-2021, 10:40 AM
Thanks. So you mean, before uploading them, just resizing them in photoshop or something?

  09-14-2021, 09:42 AM
If you give us your website URL, we might help better. Maybe the shared hosting is slow to reply, or some plugins are slowing down the page generation, or your pages take a long time to load because the ressources are too heavy.

WP Rocket and Autoptimize will minify, cache and compress your CSS/HTML/JS

For the images, make sure you don't display them in full resolution in the page but at the proper size (thumbnail, 800px, etc...) as configured on the Media settings. Even if WordPress (relying on the server GD or ImageMagick lib) does a pretty good job at resizing JPEGs, you will get a better quality/size ratio by compressing them before using for exemple Photoshop (Mac/Win), GIMP (Linux) or ImageOptim (macOS).
Another solution is to install an Image compression plugin
I like EWWW Optimizer because it converts the images you upload into the WebP format that produce smaller files than JPEG/PNG for the same quality and is supported by most modern browsers.

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