Website Speed Tips

Speed up your website with these tips

Website speed can be an issue on WordPress because it’s so easy to add plugins and other things to your website. But that’s not always the best thing for website speed, which will eventually negatively impact your website visitor experience and will damage your place in the Google rankings. Here are some tips to keep things as minimal as possible.

  1. Using the Hello Elementor theme for all Elementor websites. Only use another theme if you have a really good reason. This is because Hello is an empty theme. It forces you to do everything in Elementor.
  2. Good hosting, preferable cloud hosting. Yes, this one sound obvious but there are still so many people online complaining about their website speed that don’t want to spent more than a few dollars per month on hosting. Don’t be cheap when it comes to hosting. Want something really good? Pick Siteground Cloud Hosting or Hostinger Cloud Hosting.
  3. Using less plugins whenever possible. Don’t use 3 different plugins that has the same functionality (for example with Custom Post Types or Security plugins). Try to reduce the amount as much as possible.
  4. Use Local Fonts whenever possible. Anytime your website has to load in from another source (for example Google Fonts from the Google servers) your website speed takes a small hit.
    Compress & resize images. This one also seems obvious, but it’s unbelievable how many websites there still are with 5mb photos on the Homepage. Reduce your images to a max of 2560px width and try to keep all your images below 500kb. Use websites like:
  5. TinyPNG or img2go or bulkresize to reduce your image sizes.
  6. Try to do as much of your styling on a global level. If you are using Elementor, this means using the Site Settings to it’s maximum.
  7. Try to use dynamic content as much as possible. Any content that appears in 2 places on your website shouldn’t be saved 2 times on the server. Load it in from somewhere with Custom Post Types, Custom Fields and Option pages.
  8. Use the Lazy Load images feature whenever possible. In Elementor you can turn it on via WordPress > Elementor > Settings > Features.
  9. Use the correct optimiser plugin and don’t go overboard with it. If your hosting provider already provides one, then use that one (like Siteground offers Speed Optimiser). When your hosting uses Litespeed technology then use the Litespeed plugin.
  10. Elementor: Reduce the amount of containers you use for all your pages. Try to work with the Row + Wrap feature wherever possible.

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