WordPress Page Speed Optimization Guide

So you want to make your WordPress site load faster and technically fulfill Google PageSpeed Insight requirements. For beginner level user it is difficult to meet Google Page Speed requirements. WordPress has easy solution to this problem & you may achieve fair enough page load speed by using specific plugin. This WordPress Page Speed Optimization Guide focuses easy implementation of Free WP plugins that will boost your blog’s speed as well as meet the standard of Google Page Speed Insights.

Why Speed matter?

As per Search engine guideline ( Google, Bing, Yahoo & Yandex ) the Website/Blog which has higher speed will rank better in search engine. Rank better means more organic traffic & users.

WordPress Page Speed Optimization Guide

Technical Requirements to meet Google Page Speed Insights Standards

  • Eliminate render-blocking JavaScript and CSS in above-the-fold content

  • Leverage browser caching

  • Optimize images

  • Enable compression

  • Minify CSS

  • Minify HTML

  • Minify JavaScript

  • Reduce server response time

WordPress Page Speed Optimization Guide

Lets test our Android Blog India on Google PageSpeed Insight standards before speed optimizing it.

As you can see from above test that our Android Blog India scores only 36 for Mobile & 42 for Desktop out of 100. This indicates worst page speed & much loading time. Lets improve google pagespeed score for faster loading of WordPress blog by using Free plugins.

WP fastest Cache – Guide

lets install & configure WP fastest cache plugin

Go to Plugins > Add New

Search for wp fastest cache

Install & Activate it.

OR download to desktop & upload it.

***You Must be logged in to view Download Links***

Go to WP Fastest Cache & configure it as shown in above screenshots & click on Submit. ( This option will give optimum result with maximum compatibility with other plugins. )

On upper topbar you will find WPFC

Click on Delete Cache & Minified CSS/JS

Now lets optimize images to load faster

WP Smush – Image Compression Guide

Now you have successfully speed up your WordPress blog.

To verify how much we gain speed lets again make a Google SpeedTest

As you can see our Android Blog India scores 67 for Mobile & 82 for Desktop out of 100 Speed score with WP fastest cache & WP Smush plugin. Which indicates almost 86% speed boost on mobile devices & 95% speed boost on desktops. This speed boost result may vary depending upon how many active plugins on your website.

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Dhaval Bhatti

Dhaval Bhatti

Social by nature – Helps people for Android related stuff & to start their own blog based on WordPress by easy to follow guide.

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