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.