My site (especially the homepage) is loading very slow, and I haven’t even uploaded half of my products yet. I checked a couple of threads and saw that Cache Plugins aren’t useful for e-commerce sites, so I called my hosting company. After running my site through a performance checking tool, I found that these two files are (mostly) causing the slow load time:
Any suggestions for how to handle these files in order to increase performance?
These are the things you can do.
1.) Keep the number of WordPress plugins you use to a minimum. Lots of plugins adds an overhead to your blog and slows your website speed.
2.) Delete post revisions. Just like spam comments, copies of old post revisions make your database heavier and slow down the speed of your website.
3.) You can also optimize your database. You can use plugins like WP-DBManager plugin. This plugin helps you to back up, restore, repair and optimize your database.
4.) Actually, caching plugin like http://wordpress.org/plugins/w3-total-cache/ helps you retain website speed.
5.) Integrate CDN. http://williejackson.com/making-wordpress-faster-integrate-a-cdn/
6. You can also use this plugin to minify your CSS and JS files. http://wordpress.org/plugins/bwp-minify/
O.K. I followed the guidelines to the tee on here http://wp.tutsplus.com/tutorials/the-ultimate-quickstart-guide-to-speeding-up-your-wordpress-site/
and it solved all of my minify problems and speed issues.
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