When it comes to WordPress performance, we have a lot to say about plugins. Each plugin adds PHP code that has to be executed, usually includes scripts and styles, and may even execute additional queries against the database. This means that unnecessary plugins can affect page speed and may have a negative impact on the user experience and your page ranking. As an example, consider a plugin that builds and displays custom forms on front pages, like Contact Form 7.
What Affects Page Loading Speed?
30. Use WordPress as a headless CMS
WP Performance Pack is your first choice for speeding up WordPress core the easy way, no core patching required. It features options to improve localization performance and image handling faster upload, reduced webspace usage. Translating WordPress is slow and uses much memory because by default WordPress loads all translations upon each request. WPPP improves performance and memory usage by using native gettext or dynamic loading of translations. If an object cache is installed optional caching improves performance even further. Caching only works when using alternative MO implementation.
Three General Rules to Follow When Choosing a Plugin
Once you really know what you're doing, you can amp things up further with these advanced WordPress tutorials. These are really aimed at users with some coding skills. This tutorial walks though how to extend WordPress into a central client portal , where they can easily view and download documents, videos and images. This kind of thing is increasingly expected in web projects. The portal will serve each customer with a unique and password-protected link that doesn't appear in the regular navigation. What if your entire website could benefit from this approach?
A birthday gift idea comes to mind… I find my cold MacBook on the table, open it and login. My browser starts, Wifi connects and go to Google and make a quick search eager to find a shop where I can make a purchase. Google displays my search result instantly and my eyes dart around looking for keywords and titles that match my gift. Not the first, not the second or third… fourth link down…. Some text blinks on the screen and disappears …I exhale and wait. Then a banner flashes into life and the text reappears…I wait more wondering if it would be quicker to eat soup with chopsticks. Disappointed with the site speed I hit the back button while the page is still trying to load, knowing I will increase their bounce rate. Did the site have what I wanted? In total 11 seconds from doing the search and returning back to Google. You only have seconds to grab a users attention.