I recently had the pleasure of doing a podcast with Lee Jackson, yes he actually shares my name :) It turned out to be a pretty great episode as we talked about a lot of different ways you can speed up WordPress.
Here is a quick summary of what we chatted about:
- Using a CDN like KeyCDN is cheap and can dramatically increase your website’s speed.
- Using a CDN is easy to setup with the free WordPress CDN Enabler plugin.
- Importance of optimizing and compressing your images. I use the Optimus Image Optimizer plugin.
- How to use WebP images in WordPress.
- Disabling JS and CSS on an individual page and or post basis with the Gonzalez plugin.
- How to score a 100/100 on Google PageSpeed Insights. It can be done, but don’t obsess over the score.
- How to host Google Analytic’s locally to get rid of the “leverage browser caching” warning. I use the free CAOS plugin.
- How to disable embeds script in WordPress
- How to disable emojis script in WordPress
- How to lazy load Disqus
Make sure to check out the podcast!