How do I speed up my WordPress site?

My Word­Press blog was super slow. I read this, fol­lowed it’s instruc­tions and wow! I am really impressed with how fast it is.

So what did I do?

First check to see if you site is slow and what grade it gets. Got to gtmetrix.com. Here’s what I started with:starting web site grade.

After I made the changes, here is my web site grade:
after making optimization here is my web site grade

The page size decreased. The files requested decreased. Sur­pris­ingly, the page load time increased but it really seams like it loads faster.

I never heard of cloudflare.com before and here is an arti­cle on who they are and what they do.

I think if you read these arti­cles you will learn some impor­tant lessons about speed and a web site. I also think it will speed up you site. If it doesn’t, you can just unin­stall it.

If you do end up try­ing it, let me know if it helps.