WordPress Speed Optimization – Our latest project

Our recent job was on WordPress, the client was from the USA, and he requested us to optimize the speed of the website because it was taking about 15 seconds plus for it to load on a mobile device, as it had several core web vital issues.

Hurdles we faced while optimizing the site:

  1. The site had a very large video in the header, we rebuilt the graphics in a slider and made it load faster.
  2. The images used throughout the site were of heavy size we optimized all and removed all the redundant code throughout the site, thereby reducing the CSS and javascript code in the design.
  3. The site was sitting on a shared server and therefore apart from server optimization(cache, CDN, stream markup to the browser etc..) we optimized the database as well.
  4. The other generic issues that were fixed were:
    • Elimination of render-blocking resources
    • Minification of CSS
    • Removal of redundant CSS
    • Removal of unused JavaScript
    • Reduce server response times (TTFB)
    • Removed unnecessary page redirects
    • Ensure text remains visible during webfont load
    • Keep request counts low and transfer sizes small
Wordpress Speed Optimization
mobile and desktop website speed optimization