Part of managing your WordPress website involves optimizing the load speed.
Here are some website speed test sites and the two of the plugins we use at the International Association of Wedding Professionals website that are also highly rated in the WordPress plugin repository. We also recently migrated our website from Hostgator to Siteground and have noticed improved performance both on the front end (visitors) and back-end (managing WordPress).
Testing Site Speed
- Pingdom – https://tools.pingdom.com
- Web Page Test – http://www.webpagetest.org
- Monitis – http://www.monitis.com/pageload
- Google – https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights
- WP Super Cache – https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-super-cache
- Smush Image Compression – https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-smushit