Imagine a web of lightning-fast WordPress websites. We do.

This checklist will show how we get load times of 3 seconds or less. Even on cheap shared hosting!

Here's how we optimise your WordPress site
into the fastest 10%

from this (oh dear!)

pingdom bad score

to this (nice!)

pingdom good score

1. Backup

The very first thing we do when we connect to your website is to take that all-important backup.  That way if anything goes wrong or if you don't like it we can get back to where we started with just a few clicks.

2. Analyse

Next, we'll run your site through tests like Pingdom and Google Page Speed Insights.  We're more concerned with your real page speed than with scoring well on tests but they're a good guideline.

3. Get to work

This is where the technical magic happens.

Every site is different but we typically do most of the optimisations you see listed below.

4. Re-Analyse

At this point your site is much faster but we don't stop there. Our plans include constant monitoring and we continuously tweak your site so you keep those hard-earned performance gains.

At this point we'll contact you with any questions and our further recommendations. We usually have some customised suggestions related to the speed of your specific site.

The final decision about your website, of course, is always yours.

$319 of free premium extras 

Our Entrepreneur and Business plans boost speed even more with these extra premium services at no extra cost to you!

wprocket premium plugin free

The best caching plugin for WordPress is included FREE (usually $199) when you subscribe with us

Safer and Faster with Sucuri

The best security service, Sucuri's firewall, also includes a lightning-fast CDN that we set up for you for FREE (usually $120 p.a.)

Went the extra mile!

Wow, awesome! I open my website and it flows. Just flows. Everything is smooth and fluid; nothing hinders my user experience any more.WPStrands spontaneously went the extra mile to make it happen despite significant technical difficulties related to the specific setup of my website. They proactively took the lead to work around them, while keeping me informed about it all the way.

Gabrielle Ortais

Always there ...

... always there, prompt, enthusiastic, creative and generous, maintaining and improving both of my sites without a flaw.

Jennifer Harvey Sallin

Some Optimisations We Do

Optimize images

Optimising images can be the biggest speed boost you'll ever get

Browser Caching

We'll save your pages so they load quicker next time

GZip compression

Enabling this will make parts of your pages smaller so they download faster

Set up WP Rocket caching

The best premium caching plugin comes free with our plans

Optimise your database

We clean the engine of your website daily to stop it clogging up

Remove render-blocking JavaScript

We'll move any non-essential scripts to the end of loading time so your visitors see a faster page load

Use a Content Delivery Network

Our plans include Sucuri's amazingly fast Content Delivery Network (CDN) free!

Combine Javascript & CSS

Bundling these script files together means less trips from your browser to the server

Minify Javascript & CSS 

Removing all white space makes these text files smaller so they download faster

Remove Unnecessary Plugins

If it's not necessary we'll clean it up properly for you

Enable "Expires Headers"

Let your browser know whether to get a file from cache or load it from the server. We'll set it up for you

Lazy Load media files

"Lazy" here is a good thing!  We'll load files only when they come into view in the browser

Improve server response time

There's not much you can do if your server is slow.  But we'll certainly help you move to a more suitable hosting plan

Evaluate Your WordPress Theme

Could your theme be doing things that slow down your site?  We'll find out and fix it

Avoid Image Hotlinking

People linking to your images mean your bandwidth is used to show content on their site.  Not nice. We'll fix that

Minimise redirects

Cut out any unnecessary hops to find the right page to load

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Remember, it’s not all about scoring highly on Google’s Pagespeed Insights test. But a good score certainly doesn’t hurt! Check our plans

All of the above, plus you get a weekly or monthly report detailing all the work we’ve done on your site.

Click here to see a sample report

Why Choose WPStrands?

We never stop optimising

We don't just optimise your WordPress website and then hand it back to you. We're in this for the long term as your technical partner.  

That means we optimise your site and we keep optimising it.  We'll continuously tweak things to make sure you keep your hard-earned rankings.

A true expert partnership

We aren't some fly-by-night WordPress maintenance company made up of wannabe entrepreneurs with no technical training.  

We've been through the corporate merry-go-round and we know what it means to work professionally.