With 100% GTmetrix + Pingdom Scores: A Comprehensive List Of 36 WordPress Speed Optimization Tips (2019 Guide)
Slow WordPress site?
I’ll show you how to take your GTmetrix, Pingdom, and PageSpeed Insights report and use them to make WordPress-specific optimizations that improve grades/load times. I’ve already written popular tutorials for WP Rocket, high CPU plugins to avoid, and image optimization. This guide combines everything I’ve done to get 100% scores on my homepage as well as other pages. Even this post can load in <2s and it has 172 requests, 5.78MB size, and 400 comments.
Hosting And Cache Plugin – these are the 2 biggest factors in the WordPress optimization guide. I use SiteGround who is also used by Yoast and rated #1 in multiple Facebook polls. For caching, I use WP Rocket who was also #1 in Facebook polls and comes with more features than other cache plugins (reducing the number of plugins on your site). SiteGround is $3.95 – $11.95/month and WP Rocket is $49/year, but are mostly what I contribute my load times too.
Watch My Video – it’s a 42-minute video, but I cover pretty much everything (timestamps in video description) and you should learn a ton of great information on WordPress site speed: