2 Steps to Optimize Your WordPress Site

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Step 1. Optimise images
All images in your theme’s folder should be safely compressed. Also each Feature image in your article, or blog, or product should be also optimised before uploading.
Easy way is using tinypng service — https://tinypng.com/.
Simply upload each image and download compressed version. Such compression let you speed your site without losing images quality.

Image - Tinypng service
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Step 2. Site Cache optimisation
The most used and convenient FREE plugin for WordPress site optimisation is W3 Total Cache plugin — https://wordpress.org/plugins/w3-total-cache/.
Follow standard WordPress plugin installation procedure and that’s all!
After plugin installation you will see additional item in the right admin menu: Performance.

2-1) Open tab General Settings in it, first of all. Set Enable checkbox in tabs:

  • • Page Cache
  • • Minify
  • • Database Cache
  • • Object Cache
  • • Browser Cache

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After all press the button Save settings & Purge Cache. For sure, some options are not available in the FREE plugin version. But trust us — this is quite enough!

2-2) secondly, open each tab under General Settings tab:

  • • Page Cache
  • • Minify
  • • Database Cache
  • • Browser Cache
  • • Fragment Cache

Some buttons are already check by default. Don’t change them. Also don’t change numbers if you are not familiar with meaning of their option.
Almost all options have to be checked for the maximum cache.
After all press the button Save settings & Purge Cache.

And last thing. If you made any changes in css files or other files clean cache in each tab of the plugin to implement changes to the FrontEnd.

Finally, after all refreshing your site page some times you can check your page speed in such Google service — https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/.
For the moment of the article writing such service is popular among many developers and their clients.

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