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Level Up: 5 Expert Tips for Optimizing WordPress Performance

If you have never optimized your WordPress site, it may be performing...okay. Sure, things run a little slow, or it crashes from time to time, but it gets the job done. It’s like the main character at the beginning of a video game—slow, vulnerable, and occasionally overwhelmed by challenges.

For a business site, okay just isn’t good enough. Slow-loading sites send customers fleeing back to search results for a more responsive site. And page load time is a major factor in Google’s rankings. If you want to compete in a fast-paced world, it’s time to take a cue from your favorite video game characters.

It’s time to level up.

Our new SlideShare, Level Up: 5 Expert tips for Optimizing WordPress Performance, details five ways you can more than double your site’s speed and responsiveness. You will learn how to:

  • Dramatically reduce WordPress’ CPU overhead

  • Take the load off your database

  • Get up to a 200x improvement in speed and volume serving cached pages

And more. To supplement our in-house WordPress experts, we asked for tips and anecdotes from leading web developers like Shopify’s Scott Walkinshaw, 10up’s Taylor Lovett, Hand Built’s Daniel Bachhuber, Pantheon’s Josh Koenig and Daniel Dvorkin of Modern Tribe.

Read Level Up below, and get ready to hit ‘start’ on a new and improved WordPress implementation.

Pantheon was designed with WordPress best practices built in. Learn how you can improve WordPress hosting performance with Pantheon, or sign up for a free account and get started today.

Topics Development, Speed & Performance, Testing & Optimization, WordPress

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