How to speed up my site?

A site can be slow for many reasons, from server and domain setup to bad plugins or themes, image sizes, etc. From the theme’s perspective, we’ve been able to achieve great results with Kalium so the theme should help you in your mission of optimizing your site for faster performance.

After valuable user feedback, extensive research and testing, we spotted several opportunities to make Kalium faster and more efficient. The goal was to keep the theme and its code as clean and fast as possible while packing the same awesome features people love without slowing things down. By minifying JavaScript and CSS code, we managed to improve performance and speed up page loading, making both visitors and search engines happy.

We use the following plugins to get the best of Kalium in terms of performance and loading times.

Beside Server Caching and Minifying , we’ve also made sure the Browser Caching is enabled for the site by adding the following lines in the .htaccess file.

# Leverage Browser Caching by setting HTTP header expires
<ifModule mod_expires.c>
ExpiresActive On
ExpiresByType image/jpg "access plus 1 year"
ExpiresByType image/jpeg "access plus 1 year"
ExpiresByType image/gif "access plus 1 year"
ExpiresByType image/png "access plus 1 year"
ExpiresByType text/css "access plus 1 month"
ExpiresByType application/pdf "access plus 1 month"
ExpiresByType text/x-javascript "access plus 1 month"
ExpiresByType application/javascript "access plus 1 month"
ExpiresByType text/javascript "access plus 1 month"
ExpiresByType application/x-shockwave-flash "access plus 1 month"
ExpiresByType image/x-icon "access plus 1 year"
ExpiresDefault "access plus 30 days"
</ifModule>

Enable GZIP compression for faster transfer of site content, which will be compressed before it is sent to the visitor by lowering bandwidth transfer and increases load speed of pages. To check whether you have enabled GZIP compression on your site, install Check and Enable GZIP compression plugin on your WordPress site.

Hope you’ll be able to use this info to speed up your site too. Remember that each setup is different and it depends on your content, the plugins you’re using, the server that hosts your site and basically all that’s involved with it.

If you’re looking for professional help in this matter, there’s always someone available for such tasks on the WP Kraken or Codeable. Pricing and timeline are always straightforward there and that’s the main reason for recommending those services.

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