How to Speed Up Your WordPress Website

Learn top industry tips to speed up any WordPress website. This course will cover everything from small tweaks up to site-wide changes that will radically improve your website performance.

Course summary

A fast website is crucial, whether you blog, run a podcast, or sell online. Research shows that 80% of website visitors leave if a site takes more than 5 seconds to load — and your conversions decrease 7% for every 100ms of load time. Beyond that, Google and other search engines have increasingly prioritized speed as a ranking criterion. That means a slow site could negatively impact your SEO. In this course, you learn why site speed is important, as well as how you can improve performance, whether you’re a website owner or a web developer.

About the course

Learn actionable advice and tools to improve your website’s load time and performance. Understand the basics of website speed, including what affects your page load time, to enhance your knowledge about improving your site. And once you get the gist of it, follow our tried-and-tested techniques to get the very best performance from your site.

Who is this course for?

This course is great for website owners and developers. These lessons are designed to help all site owners level up their knowledge of site maintenance and performance optimization. While the later chapters cover more advanced development recommendations, anyone who follows the video lessons from the beginning should have the skills to implement all these tips by the end of the course. Business owners who manage their sites, agency owners who build sites for clients and developers in any size organization will all benefit from the information in this course.

Syllabus

  1. Chapter 1: The importance of site performance
  2. Chapter 2: Site content optimization
  3. Chapter 3: Caching and CDNs
  4. Chapter 4: Coding practices for a strong foundation
  5. Chapter 5: Speed tests and performance tracking
  6. Chapter 6: Next Steps and Exam

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Why learn with Kinsta Academy?

Developers

Whether you’re looking for a new job or want to level up your knowledge, the resources from Kinsta Academy will help you learn the skills you need to succeed in a quickly evolving market.

Freelancers

Grow your freelance business by showing clients that you have the skills needed to take on new projects. You’ll find everything you need to build your skillset and portfolio.

Agencies

Grow your agency business with free training focused on developing and maintaining client sites. Gain the confidence you need to take on more clients and level up your business skills.

Business Owners

Develop the skills you need to advance your business, without a costly upfront investment. Kinsta Academy resources are 100% free and expert-led.

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Put your new skills to the test in our certification exams. When successful, you’ll be awarded a personalized Kinsta Academy certificate, perfect for your CV or LinkedIn.

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