I’m sure many of us have been there: Loading times on your site are terrible, perhaps you’re getting a few timeout errors, the admin is sluggish, and the overall experience of using your WordPress site is declining. Rapidly. Unfortunately, small annoyances can quickly build up and turn into financial issues. A slow website can directly affect conversions and sales on the front-end and lead to frustration and stress on the management side of things. In this article I want to take a look at why these slow-downs happen and what you can do to prevent them. As a result, you should be able to better manage your website to ensure that it runs as efficiently as possible for as long as possible. Why Websites Become Slow and Unusable Throughout this article I will be talking about “slow websites” quite a bit. I want to make it clear that I am talking about slowness as a result of some kind of fault, which can be fixed, rather than conscientious efforts of speeding up websites by optimizing them. An example will make this clear: Deleting a plugin, which loads 50 Javascript files in your website’s header would fall under the purvey of this article. Moving your images to a CDN for faster loading
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