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Having a slick, chrome website would really put your business on fast track. And if you are using WordPress to build it, more than half the job is already done. WordPress happens to be light on its feet and easy in its usage. But still, there are webmasters who end up making their website too heavy to load and work, and that’s where a serious introspection is needed.
The improper use of certain elements and images can really burden your website down. So, it is necessary that you know how to create a website that doesn’t make it tough for the website to go about its job:
Choose a theme that isn’t heavy
There is no dearth of themes that are bulky in their intrinsic structure, and thus prove to be big mistakes for those who have gone for them in the first place. These themes when installed download a whole lot of unneccessary files in your website’s backend and make it too bulky and unresponsive. Now, when you are already planning to use high definition images and a lot of animations, the heavy theme will kill your website and in turn your online business endeavor too. So, go for the themes that are lightweight and do not put a whole lot of burden on your website. The lighter themes are responsive, fast and compatible across several browsers and operating systems.
Use Image Compressors
Alright, your business is such that nothing would suffice lesser than the images that are high definition and overwhelm the audience with their appeal. But, ask yourself again, aren’t they adding a lot of burden on the server? Aren’t these high definition images making your website’s loading speed ot crawl? Now, we don’t have a choice here in terms of the images we wish to use. But, there are ways to make even the high def images work for us, and that’s through the use of image compressors that are out there in abundance. The image compressors make it amazingly easy for you to reduce the image size without interfering with their quality. And you really don’t have to buy anything here. WordPress makes available a suite of image compressing plugins that are very user friendly and make it a breeze for you to compress the images with accuracy and without hampering the quality of the image.
Don’t Go Overboard with Plugins
Install Only Reliable Plugins
Yes, we recommended that you install some plugins, but at the same time, we also advise you against using too many of them. Some WordPress plugins are not as reliable as the others, and while they may or may not perform the desired function, they go a long way in putting a lot of load on your website’s backend. WordPress repository is filled with plugins developed by anonymous developers who at times develop extremely low quality plugins which show up in the search results. And these plugins prove to be biggest speed-killers. In order to make sure that you steer clear of such plugins, it is recommended that before you install the plugins, you check out the ratings given to them and read the reviews (if any) that describe the users’ experience while using the plugin. There is no point in installing the plugins that are poorly rated, as it would only lead to low performance of your website, and this would further show in your website’s performance when the traffic drops and the search engine ranking plummets down.
Do Not Install Too Many of Quality Plugins
at the same time, WordPress swings at us a host of amazingly useful plugins that prove their worth for the long term. But, if you are under the impression that installing a whole array of them will provide great results for your website, you are widely off the mark. There has to be a restraint shown in terms of the number of plugins you install.
Keep Deleting Obsolete Files and Plugins
With time, a whole lot of files keep adding up in our WordPress website and they go a long way in hampering the website’s speed. These files are redundant and cease to serve any purpose with time. So, before it gets too late, it is highly important that you go ahead and start getting rid of the fluff. The obsolete files ned to be shown the exit door from the website so that they don’t choke it down.
On this time and day, a fast loading website serves all the purpose against a website that may look awesome, but loads extremely slowly. It is great if you aim to impress your visitors with the beauty and overwhelming appearance of your website, but should not come in the way of user experience. And what’s worth remembering is that user experience as a metric has nothing to do with how visitors perceive your website visually.
About Me :- Ben Wilson has over 5 years of experience in WordPress services. He is a WordPress geek and loves sharing insightful experience online. As of now, he is providing his service to WordPrax Ltd. – A leading WordPress serivce company. He has also shared many knowledges online regards to converting Photoshop to WordPress website and many other WordPress conversion services.