How WPStrands does it
How we optimise your WordPress website into the top 1% for speed
from this (oh dear!)
to this (wow!)
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.
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.
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.
Check our own speed!
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, though, is always yours.
Free premium extras with our plans
Our Entrepreneur and Business plans boost speed even more with these extra premium services at no extra cost to you!
The best caching plugin for WordPress is included FREE (usually $199) when you subscribe with us
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.)
Some Optimisations We Do
Optimising images can be the biggest speed boost you'll ever get
We'll save your pages so they load quicker next time
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
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!
Bundling these script files together means less trips from your browser to the server
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
Cut out any unnecessary hops to find the right page to load
Coming soon: how to get WordPress loading in 3 seconds
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.