Zephyr Knowledge Base How to Improve Pages Loading Speed

How to Improve Pages Loading Speed

There are a few recommendations, which help you to increase your site pages loading speed.

  1. Try to use as less plugins as possible. Many plugins with frontend additional features load their resources, like Ultimate Addons, which is NOT recommended to use.
  2. Go to Zephyr > Theme Options > Advanced > Website Performance, and turn ON all options, except Lazy Load, it's optional since WordPress 5.5 has built-in lazy loading:
  3. At the same page enable Optimize JS and CSS size option and then click on Auto Optimize button, which removes extra resources on the site frontend:
  4. If you're using Slider Revolution plugin (but we don't recommend it, if you care about loading speed), go to Slider Revolution> Globals and apply the next settings there:
  5. Install and activate a caching plugin. We recommend using the WP Super Cache, it's available in Zephyr > Addons admin page. There're a lot of other caching plugins like WP Rocket, W3 Total Cache, so you can try them out.
  6. Install an image optimizer plugin to optimize images in Media Library. We recommend Smush Image Compression and Optimization, it's available in Zephyr > Addons admin page.
  7. If you have a lot of traffic on your site it will be good practice to use CDN, we recommend CloudFlare, it has a free plan with all basic features.
  8. Always check your website performance and know some tips to improve it at GTmetrix and Google PageSpeed Insights.