Here are some more useful tips to improve WordPress performance. Have a look…

Use Content Delivery Networks

Content Delivery Networks refers to geographically distributed proxy servers to increase page speed and enhance user experience.

When you use a CDN, each server on the network will store static pages of your website. Whenever a visitor tries to access your website, the server closest to the user’s location will deliver the static pages.

In other words, the main server wouldn’t have to deliver the content dynamically and this in turn will improve site loading

Use Cache Plugin

Caching refers to the process of storing frequently accessed data in a temporary cache. A cache plugin works on the same principle as the last one.

Since your WordPress website does not change frequently, the cache plugin creates a static version of your website pages and delivers it to the visitor.

This reduces the need for loading heavier PHP scripts. As a result your website would load faster.

Split single long posts into several pages

Many websites split single long posts into multiple pages to reduce page loading time. WordPress has an inbuilt functionality which splits a long page into several pages. You don’t need a plugin to do that.

Just add a <!––nextpage––> tag in your long posts wherever you want to break the post into another page.

Since blogs are built for two-way communication, you also need a way to manage long list of comments.

If you allow a long comment list for a blog post, it increases your page length, which in turn will increase the page loading time. Since disabling commenting is not a good option, you can use the <!––nextpage––> tag to break the list of comments into multiple pages.

Enable Hot Linking Protection

Hotlinking is bad for your site’s loading speed. It is a technique through which another person steals your bandwidth by using the full URL of your image on his/her site.

Thankfully, it’s doesn’t take much to enable hot linking protection.

All you need to do is include the code given below in your WordPress .htaccess file to disable hotlinking.

RewriteEngine on

RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^$

RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^http(s)?://(www\.)?your-website-name [NC]

RewriteRule \.(jpg|jpeg|png|gif)$ – [NC,F,L]

Use Right image format

PNG, GIF, JPEG is some of the popular image formats with their unique benefits and characteristics. You need to use a right image format that can help improve page loading speed.

PNG images are uncompressed, larger in size and have higher quality. On the other hand, JPEG images are compressed, smaller in size which reduces image quality. If you need a transparent or simpler image, use PNG and if you want to use an image with lots of colors. go for the JPEG format.

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