There are a lot of “Make WordPress Faster” posts on the Web. And a lot of them are good. But we’ve distilled the things necessary — the “you ain’t got no choice, yo” sort of stuff — down to this Top 5. Do these and, by and large, the details of increasing your WordPress site’s speed take care of themselves.
Are you getting a “Leverage Browser Caching” recommendation in PageSpeed Insights, GTmetrix or Pingdom? Learn everything you’ll ever need to know about how to implement Expires Caching in WordPress. And you don’t need a plugin!
Sometimes, loading the jQuery library from Google’s CDN instead of a local copy is advantageous. Sometimes not. Let’s hash-out when and why.
Series: AJ dispels some common myths about site speed. In this post, Myth #1: ‘Load Time is the Most Important Performance Metric’. Wrong-o-rama. Learn why.