This post will cover the basics of troubleshooting a slow WordPress site. This can become a rabbit hole if one so desires. However, the entrance to Wonderland still starts here no matter how far your heart desires to take you.
A slow website will is the first impression people will get simply because even if you you are dressed in an expensive suit and looking your best, if you cant get in the door for everyone to see you it simply won’t matter. In fact, most users on the internet have such short attention spans that if your site does not load within a few seconds, they are likely to not visit it again. Furthermore, Google and most other search engines also take website speed as a crucial factor when determining pagerank of a given website. Naturally, you need to fix things if you are seeing a slow WordPress website at your end.
Thankfully, WordPress in itself is fairly nimble out of the box. It does not operate slow of its own accord, and if optimized properly, “slow WordPress website” should be something that you’d never have to deal with. Continue reading