Do you spend the day on the Internet reading tips and good practices on how to improve the performance of your WordPress and you have the feeling Are you still on the same point?
It's time for to take a step back and make a global and aseptic vision of your project with WordPress it's clear that " the trees do not let you see the forest . "
From time to time, it's time to stop the frenzy of optimizations and changes and perform a quiet perspective exercise of your project with WordPress. Here are a few tips to review or rethink your current performance strategy.
1. Server and hosting
It is likely that you already have your server perfectly optimized, but maybe it is incompatible with your hosting provider, or vice versa, your hosting provider has functions that you do not know and you are not taking advantage of on your server .
Rate your hosting provider and the characteristics of it with respect to others and the current one.
Note : it would be nice to have a tour of your .htaccess too many rules or complex rules even repeated?
Surely the theme that you use for your project is the most suitable by image or weight and needs of your web. Have you tried using another one on your same installation? Have you tried using the same theme that your competition uses?
Note : your plugins may be functionally correct, but maybe they are not optimal . Search and try other plugins that implement the same functionality required.
3. CDN and cache
The use of an CDN external and the correct configuration of the cache of your components guarantees a better performance to your web, but it is likely that is not well optimized, in terms of specific rules of your own project. To review.
Sometimes the optimizations for the use of the browser cache or the CDN are designed for intensive work environments of many users and it may not be your case.
You will get more out of an intermediate CDN in environments of many users and you will get better performance optimizing the browser cache in environments of few users, but with a lot of repeat visits.
Note : in many projects I found cached optimizations, for example in file types and folders, which then did not exist in the project.
The opinion of your users is very important do you take into account all the improvements you are making?
Thinking about optimization, are you thinking also from the user's point of view?
Sometimes they are incompatible terms, we want a fast web, tied to some technical parameters that give us external tools and we are forgetting that it is not functional or we have lost the functionalities that the user / client needed.
Note : test and measure your improvements well, not only in terms of performance, but user satisfaction.
Copy and paste an idea or recommendation on your server is easy, the hard part is to understand, analyze and evaluate the need and the benefit that is obtained.
There are no two identical projects on the Internet so as the good suits have to be made to measure, that is why it is necessary that all the optimizations that you carry out the s try, meditate and values before putting them into operation, maybe they are not necessary or are not very beneficial for your project. But of course, all this look at you taking a step back.