Website speed is a really important factor that can impact the number of visitors on your website. It has been proven many times that if your loading speed is too slow, people will leave your site even before the page has finished loading.
- You can use online tools such as Pingdom or GTMextrix analiyze your loading speed.
- The most important factor is to have a reliable web host that meets the minium requirements to run our themes. If you need a list of recommended webhosts, you can read this article.
- Your images must be optimized for the web: 2500x2500 pixels maximum and around 500Ko
Once you're all good on this side, and your theme is installed and running, you will probably notice that it is slower than the demo. This is because like most website in production, we use a cache system to optimize the loading speed and make things run faster.
Here are the 3 plugins used on all our demo to increase the loading speed and make our websites run faster even for pages with a lot of content.
- EWWW Image Optimizer
- WP Super Cache
- Autoptimize (Important: uncheck the "Also aggregate inline CSS option" and add this line) in the "Exclude scripts from Autoptimize" option)
Additionally, you can use a CDN (Content Delivery Network) to server your static assets (images, videos etc..) from another source and make our pages even faster.