Slow – this is one problem that we often encounter with our WordPress powered website. The simple explanation in this problem is that though WordPress is one of the most popular content management system used by search engine optimizers and website developers, barely have noticed that its internal coding structure is not efficiently coded.
That’s the reason why many wordpress plugins were developed to render your wordpress sites’ speed. Using them will help increase your website rankings as incorporating site speed is one of the 200 signals that Google uses in determining search rankings.
WARNING: Before you install any of these plugins, make sure to make a backup of your wordpress website first, in case you mess up later on.
WP-Super Cache - http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-super-cache/
This plugin increases your site speed dramatically as it makes a cache of your static files (html files, images, and more) within the browser of your visitors’ computer.
WP Smush.it - http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-smushit/
WP Smush optimize the loading time of your images by reducing its size without losing its quality.
WP Minify - http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-minify/
WP Optimize - http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-optimize/
Optimize your database table with this plugin. With just a few clicks, it can delete post revisions, spam comments queue, auto generated draft posts and apply mysql optimize commands on your database tables without going to phpMyAdmin.
Using the plugins I have mentioned, expect a drastic increase of your wordpress powered sites’ speed.
One last thing, if you have plugins that you think doesn’t help in any way, deactivate or remove them as they also contribute in slowing down your website.