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Why is my WordPress Website so slow?

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Have you ever wondered why your WordPress site is slow?

If so, you’re not alone. We all have moments of panic when our sites are taking forever to load and we’re not sure what to do about it. We may also find ourselves wondering why there are so many plugins available for WordPress when they all seem to do the same thing.

Well, I’m here to help with both of those problems!

First: what causes slow loading times on your WordPress site?
Well, there are a number of reasons—and one of them is that your hosting service isn’t optimized for the type of traffic your website gets (or vice versa). Another reason might be that you have too many plugins installed, or that some of those plugins aren’t compatible with each other or your theme. And then there’s always malware or phishing attacks—which can happen even if you’ve taken care of all the above issues!

I almost forgot to mention those bulky images and videos. If your media library is full of large photos and videos, it can drastically weigh your website down.

Solutions:

I recommend using a managed hosting solution like Flywheel for optimal performance and security.  I currently have a few clients who have switched from shared hosting to Flywheel Managed Hosting. They’ll take care of everything from server optimization to malware scanning and removal—so you don’t have to worry about anything except creating great content!

I also recommend purchasing the  WordPress Speed and Optimization Service. This service includes a thorough site evaluation, a site speed report, as well as a premium WordPress website optimization plugin. You will be delivered a faster, fully optimized WordPress website.

I hope you’ve learned something from this post, but of course, I  would love to hear your feedback as well.

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