5 WordPress Tips That Will Help You Optimize Your Photography Website
Optimization plays a significant role in all kinds of sites, but it’s especially important when it comes to WordPress, and even more important when that website is also hosting a lot of photographs. There are a number of things that can dramatically effect the speed of a WordPress based photography website, both for better and for worse, and in this article we look at a few of them.
Because of this, it’s important to do all you can to get your site optimize. Below, you’ll find five simple tips that will help you get your WordPress site in great shape.
1. Make sure the theme you choose is fast
A slow loading theme can cause a number of problems for your site. One of the things search engines look at is site load time, which means a slow-loading site won’t rank as highly. In addition, themes that load slowly are frustrating to users. Experiment with themes until you find one that works well. Well known photography marketing site Photoproseo.com uses the Genesis Framework for their WordPress for Photographers training site – so we can assume this is one of the speedier themes given the response times of their website.
2. Don’t use too many plugins
WordPress plugins can be incredibly useful. However, too many of them can slow a site down. Make sure to get rid of any plugins your site doesn’t need.
3. Use a cache plugin
One type of plugin you do want to use is a cache plugin. These plugins can significantly reduce page load times, and are extremely easy to use. The most popular cache plugin on WordPress is W3 Total Cache, but there are a number of very good options.
4. Empty out your trash
When comments, posts, or images are deleted on WordPress, they automatically go to the trash system. This means content that was accidentally deleted can easily be restored, but it also means that deleted content can take up room on your site. Periodically empty out your trash so that your site doesn’t get clogged up.
5. Choose a good hosting plan
While there are many things you can do to optimize your WordPress site, some things will just come down to your host. Choosing a good hosting plan is crucial if you want to make sure your site is reliable and loads quickly.
Before signing up for a hosting plan, take the time to research available hosts. Read reviews and ask for recommendations. A good host is worth paying more for.
Optimizing your WordPress site is easy, but it’s also important. Take advantage of these tips and make sure that your site is the best it can be. You’ll be amazed at how much faster your site can load.
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