My website is slow, what should I do?

Find out what you can do to make a difference in your website's load speed!

Have you noticed that, some time after creating your blog, its performance seems to have decreased? Longer load times on your pages, scores falling on PageSpeed ​​Insights and lots of spam coming in are just some of the most common symptoms of this problem.

This usually happens because, after a while of use, we can overload our WordPress without even realizing it! Many unused plugins and themes and outdated components can affect the performance of a website.

Here, we bring you some tips that can help you take that performance back and improve your site! Come on:

1. Maintain an update routine. both of the WordPress version itself and of the plugins you use, it is important to always update a component when you notice that a new version is available. This ends up being important not only for the site's performance, but also for its security.

2. Deactivate and delete plugins that are not in use. Even if they are deactivated, keeping a plugin on your site can weigh in its memory and slow it down. So, if you're not using it, delete it!

3. Use a lightweight theme and delete the ones you are not using. This is the same case as in the previous point: keeping something you are not using on your site is not good for its performance. So pick a light and optimized WordPress theme and get rid of the rest!

4. Use an optimization plugin. These help keep your website's cache clean and gain a few seconds in your page load! We recommend WP Rocket, Autoptimize and WebP Express.

5. Install a security plugin. this step is important to avoid spam and bots on your website, which can also overload and affect performance. In this article, we teach you how to choose a plugin well!

It is important to note that, in some of these points, you may need the help of a developer, such as to decide whether any active plugin is unnecessary or to configure new optimization plugins.

By following these 5 simple steps, you will already notice a great improvement in your performance!

However, in case you still feel that your site is slow and overloaded, you may need the help of a developer to assess deeper and more complicated issues in your settings.

Do you have any further questions? Check here how to contact support!