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Updated by Susan K. Daniels on Feb 23, 2018
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Help! Please speed up my WordPress site.

While searching for answers to my question about why my WordPress website is SO slow today, I came across so much great information that I decided to make a list. I can't possibly be the only person with this issue so I share this with you now.

In this list, you will find tools and articles that will help you speed up your WordPress website. I haven't tried all of these tactics, but these are the most interesting I've gleaned in my search.

Leave your comments about each of these posts and let me know what you know about them.

Added to this list are:

o Plugins that help speed up WordPress.
o Articles from expert bloggers.
o Frequently Asked Questions.
o Your contributions to this list!

Feel free to add your information on this topic to this list. No affiliate links, please. I reserve the right to approve each submission before final posting to this list.

Warmly,
Susan

Article | 8 Reasons Your Website Is Slow

Nowadays, there is no excuse for slow-loading websites. Is your website slow? Learn about ways to speed it up.

Article | 5 Common CSS Mistakes

In this article, we address the most common CSS mistakes. CSS mistakes can cause sites to slow down.

Article | Why is my page slow?

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WP Plugin | Smush Image Compression and Optimization

Resize, optimize and compress all of your images with the incredibly powerful and 100% free WordPress image smusher, brought to you by the superteam at WPMU DEV!

WP Plugin | Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)

SVG files are two-dimensional vector graphics, that can be both static and dynamic. This plugin allows you to easily use them on your site.

Tool | Online PNG to SVG Converter

This is a FREE tool developed by inkXE which converts images to vector files in SVG format. Batch conversion of image to vector will be available soon. Subscribe to our newsletter.

Article | Why You Should be Using SVG on Your Website Today

The benefits of using SVG or Scalable Vector Graphics in website design projects, plus ways to provide fallback support for older browsers.

WP Plugin | Autoptimize

Autoptimize makes optimizing your site really easy. It can aggregate, minify and cache scripts and styles, injects CSS in the page head by default and can move and defer scripts to the footer. It also minifies the HTML code itself, making your page really lightweight. There are advanced options and an extensive API available to enable you to tailor Autoptimize to each and every site’s specific needs. And it can even improve your site’s performance when on HTTP/2!