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The Truth About WordPress Performance [#2/2]

In the first article of this series, we talked about all important points for a perfect on-page performance optimization. Now you know what you need to adjust to speed up your WordPress website. Although, it sounds pretty easy in theory, it can be quite hard to put into practice. Therefore, we’ll go together through all points to make sure you apply everything right. To be clear: This article covers how to speed up a WordPress website and get a high Google PageSpeed rating. Analyzing the Initial State For this test I choose a clean WordPress installation with imported theme unit test data in order to simulate a comprehensive blog. My favorite WordPress theme is Baskerville by Anders Norèn because it needs pretty much CSS and JavaScript. In addition, I assigned each article an article picture. This simulates a long-existing well-kept blog. Also, I installed the Jetpack plugin and activated exactly the same points like I did on my website (TechNick – which has 93 of 100 Google Page Speed points). This has the advantage of optimizing a website similar to a regular rea life installation as more CSS, and JavaScript files can be found within the HTML source code. We […]