Tips to optimize your WordPress after running a speed test
WordPress has become a widely adopted environment and supports thousands of websites today. Your WordPress needs optimization to adjust with the changing search engine algorithms.
Yoast contributor Michiel Heijmans has shared a short guide on optimizing WordPress after using a page speed test.
Heijmans says, “After running a page speed test, I am pretty sure that most website owners feel they should invest some time into optimizing that speed for their website. You will have a dozen recommendations. These recommendations differ from things you can do yourselves and some things that you might need technical help for.
Your speed test might return this recommendation:
Images usually play a large part in speed optimization, especially if you use large header images. Or if your site is image-heavy overall. It’s always a good idea to optimize these images. And it can be done with little quality loss these days. One of the things to look for is, like in the page speed test example above, images that are in fact larger than they are shown on your screen. If you have an image that covers your entire screen, and squeeze that into a 300 x 200 pixels spot on your website, you might be using an image of several MB’s”.
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