This will then tell you which plugins are slowing down your website as well as tell you how fast your website is loading. Useful for getting rid of plugins that are seriously slowing down your website.
Step 2 – Optimising your images for quicker load times.
I personally use EWWW Imagine Optimizer. You simply install the plugin into your wordpress site and click ‘Media, Bulk Optimize’ and click on the ‘Start Optimizing’ button.
This will go through all your uploaded image files and make them optimal for web delivery with minimal degradation in image quality.
Step 3 – Use a Cache Plugin.
So what normally happens with your wordpress website is that when it loads on a users computer, it goes to the database, pulls back the information it needs to create a .html page and serves it to the visitor.
What a Cache Plugin will do is store the most common html pages that get served and send that to the end user, rather than querying the database for each and every visitor.
This can drastically reduce the load on your server and massively speed up your website load times.