I would like to speed up my website

I would like my site to load faster. I bulk smushed all of my photos but they still load very slowly.

  • Luís

    Hi Akil ,

    Hope you're doing well today!

    I made performance test to the website you registered with your user account, and I think there are some initial things that you may have to look:

    1) Browser Caching and GZIP Compression

    As you already have our Hummingbird plugin installed, enable Browser Caching and GZIP Compression.

    2) Full page cache

    Also, I will suggest to add a plugin like WP Super Cache to add a full page cache feature to your website. It can be used alongside with Hummingbird.

    3) Serve scaled images

    You have a lot of images that are being resized in HTML or CSS and this is not a good practice. We should use thumbnails with the proper size instead of resizing them. However, I think this is a problem with the theme and to correct this it will envolve changes in the templates code.

    Cheers, Luís

  • Luís

    Hi Akil ,

    Hope you're doing well today and thanks for your patience here!

    Regarding to your questions:

    1)

    Unfortunately, it says that WP Super Cache is not available. Can you suggest any other similar plugins?

    WP Super Cache is still available, you can download it from the WordPress repository:

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-super-cache/

    2)

    Also, I do not know how to change the template codes. Are there plugins or additional resources that I can use for this?

    Unfortunately, there is no other way to do this, we need to check theme files and change the code to include the proper thunbnail sizes and register them if needed:

    https://developer.wordpress.org/reference/functions/add_image_size/

    If you are using a Premium theme, I will suggest you to contact the developers to bring their attention to this. Otherwise and as this type of custom work is beyond the scope of the Support Forum, I can suggest you to use our Jobs Board and try find a skilled developer that can help you with this:

    https://premium.wpmudev.org/wordpress-development/

    Cheers, Luís

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