If your WordPress website is having downtime, loading slowing and thereby performing badly, there are certain reasons which need to be identified and resolved as well. Only a WordPress expert can figure out the issues and fix them precisely. Only WordPress professionals can provide the best website maintenance service. Here are five of the common issues and their possible solutions which speed up websites.
Remove plug-ins that slow down
These days, websites and blogs integrate multiple features through installation of plug-ins. Installation of the latest plug-ins helps to keep a website or blog contemporary and competitive, some of them adversely impact the page-loading time which, in turn, has negative effects on the volume of traffic to websites. Installing too many social-sharing plug-ins creates an issue with page-loading speed. Periodical website maintenance helps to identify the installed plug-ins which are responsible for slow loading of websites. A website health checkup professional can advise you on which plug-ins to keep and which ones to uninstall.
Define image dimensions
When you log on to a website, the browser that you use works to make it out how to present the content around images before displaying a page of the website. It takes the browser a considerable time if the dimensions of the images used on a website are not defined. That is why browsers often work at a slow pace. If the image dimensions are specified, this process is not required for browsers. As a result, it speeds up the loading of websites.
Compress images while uploading
Image-rich websites use more bandwidth than text-based websites. Websites load speedily and perform better if they consume less bandwidth. Images consume more bandwidth than text. Product based websites like ecommerce portals use many times more images than text. The best solution is to compress images before uploading them to the media library. It does not reduce the quality of images. Even all the images uploaded to the media library can be compressed together to a manageable size, using a specific plug-in. If you are not a WordPress expert, you should consult a WordPress website maintenance professional.