Making my wordpress faster

wordpress

#1

I’m new to this stuff…
i have a wordpress blog and I want to make it faster. I have cloud flare and now i added w3 cache plugin.

do i need to install a php cache object system thing or will this help me as it is?

i mean Im not sure how to install pac or memcach and the option to install my own custom php is greyed out in my web panel.

not that I know what I’m doing at all…


#2

You are probably doing pretty much what you can to in a shared environment to speed up WordPress - - except: you should also check your plugins, and test to see if removing one or more will enhance performance. Some are real resource hogs.


#3

There’s no reason to optimise if you don’t have a baseline. What’s your load time? webpagetest.org

If you’re already getting 2s load times, there’s not a lot you can do without getting down and dirty with some serious tricks (async loading, CDNS, sprites, compressing and consolidating scripts & css, etc).