Speed Up Your WordPress Blog Load Time

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In order to achieve internet home business success, you need to make sure that your readers don’t face long delays. Internet surfers tend to be impatient and the longer your WordPress blog takes to load, the greater the chances are that the readers will jump to your competitor. You can avoid this by boosting up the load time for your blog. Here are some of the basic things that you can do to achieve faster load time:

Prevent Hotlinking: Bandwidth theft is known as hotlinking. Often spammers will directly link their articles to the images on your blog. When this happens, sever will be slowed down and your blog will take longer to load.

Hotlinks can be disabled from the root .htaccess file where you need to place the following code:

# disable hotlinking of images with forbidden or custom image option
RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^$
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^http(s)?://(www\.)?wpbeginner.com [NC] RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^http(s)?://(www\.)?google.com [NC] RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^http(s)?://(www\.)?feeds2.feedburner.com/wpbeginner [NC] RewriteRule \.(jpg|jpeg|png|gif)$ – [NC,F,L]

You need to make sure that you follow your feeds so that the feed readers can see the images.

Web Hosting: Don’t think of saving a few bucks when it comes to selecting a web host. The hosts which have strong servers will ensure faster load time for your WordPress blog and this will indirectly play a role in your internet home business success.

Split Your Posts: If your posts are very long, you may need to split them into several pages. Splitting up the posts into multiple pages will not only speed up the load time but also increase the page views.

Using Excerpts and Limiting Post Count: It is not wise to show full posts on the blog’s home page. You can use excerpts and reduce the page load time significantly. You can also reduce the number of posts to be displayed on the page. The higher the number of displayed posts, the greater is the time needed to load the page.

Reduce the Image Sizes: If the images that you use in your blog posts are high resolution images, the blog will take time to load. It is therefore suggested to use lower image sizes. The best WordPress plugin that can help you to reduce the image size is “WP Smush.it”.

Removing the Inactive Plugins: Very often people install plugins which they don’t actually use. If you have more that 15 plugins installed on your WP blog, you need to remove those which are inactive. This will decrease the page load time and make your blog load faster.

You need to always remember that readers will like your blog if it loads quickly and this will pave the path to your internet home business success.

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