WordPress Site Speed Up in 5 minutes step by step:
Step 1 – Caching plugin
The plugin W3 Total Cache will cache and compress a load of files to reduce page download time.
- Log into WordPress as admin
- Plugins -> Add New -> Search ‘total cache’ -> Install ‘W3 Total Cache’
- Plugins -> Activate W3 Total Cache
- Under the new ‘Performance’ menu -> General Settings -> Select the following:
- Enable ‘Page cache’
- Enable ‘Minifiy’ (keep default settings)
- Enable ‘Browser cache’
- Click any ‘save all settings’ button
- Select ‘Empty the page cache’ notification if it appears at the top of the page
- Double check your WordPress site/blog to make sure everything is working
Step 2 – .htaccess modication (Apache server only)
Modifying the .htaccess file to tell the browser to cache and compress various files to reduce server load and improve page speed performance.
- FTP Download the .htaccess file from the root of your WordPress site
- Open the .htaccess file using your favourite text editor
- Copy and paste the below code at the end of the file and re-upload
That’s it, all done – double check your site to make sure everything is working. Head over to Google PageSpeed Insights and enter your website address to get your Page Speed score.