WordPress, has become the platform of choice for millions of domains across the Internet. From the 12 year old’s blog in a third world country, all the way up to being used by CNN, ESPN and many other main stream companies, WordPress has definitely surged ahead as the people’s choice.
According to the WordPress Wikipedia page, WordPress is being used by more than 14.7% of the top 1 Million Websites, and off all new websites that come online each year, 22% of those sites are being implemented using WordPress in some shape or form.
With 18,000 plugins and growing, hundreds, if not thousands of themes that a free and for profit, running and managing a WordPress site has become complex. With complexity of any site, the speed of the site tends to slow down. It’s not uncommon to see page load times creep past 10 seconds, which may become a death sentence in the world of the Internet. In this article we’re going to take a look at seven ways to speed up your WordPress blog.