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How to improve WordPress website speed?

Waseem AhmadWaseem Ahmad subscriber Posts: 1 Member

My website has score of 89% on GTmatrix. It is showing links of images in which expiration is not specified. How to specify expiration on images?


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    Jessie HookieJessie Hookie subscriber Posts: 351 Silver Level Member

    How To Speed Up WordPress

    1. Choose a good host.
    2. Start with a solid framework/theme.
    3. Use an effective caching plugin.
    4. Use a content delivery network (CDN)
    5. Optimize images (automatically)
    6. Optimize your homepage to load quickly.
    7. Optimize your WordPress database.
    8. Disable hotlinking and leeching of your content

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    danboushodanbousho subscriber Posts: 4 Member

    Themes have lots to do with speed, as well as pictures.

    I find staying pretty close to the default themes takes care of many speed issues. WordPress is great, but it can easily get bogged down. Check your plugins, check your image sizes.

    According to

    fixmywp.com, putting this in your .htaccess will set expiration.

    <FilesMatch "(?i)^.*\.(ico|flv|jpg|jpeg|png|gif|js|css|woff)$">

    ExpiresActive On

    ExpiresDefault A2592000


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