Why Minify Your WordPress Site
Now, keep in mind this is not the most significant way to boost the performance of your website. In truth, this will only shave off some kilobytes from your website’s files, but will still have a positive effect. Some experts will, of course, say a few kilobytes is not worth the time it takes to minify your website’s files, but that is definitely up to you and since the process is so quick, you have nothing to lose. If you are interested in other ways to improve your website’s speed, then take a look at the Google PageSpeed Tools. This website will tell you where you can make improvements to boost your website’s speed.
Today I will demonstrate how to minify CSS and JavsScript files in WordPress. This process is very quick by using a WordPress minify plugin. The WP Super Minify plugin makes this extremely easy and the process will take less than a minute once you install the plugin. Keep in mind if you have a smaller website, then you might not even notice a boost in speed because there is not much to minify.
Let’s start by clicking on Plugins and selecting the Add New option on the left-hand admin panel.
Search for WP Super Minify in the available search box. This will pull up additional plugins that you may find helpful.
Scroll down until you find the WP Super Minify plugin and click the “Install Now” button and activate the plugin for use.
On the left-hand admin panel click on Settings and select the WP Super Minify option. This will pull up the main settings page.
Since website speed is one of the most important concerns of any website, there have been many optimization plugins created to improve your website’s speed by minifying files. Speed is not just important for search engines, but also for your visitors. No one likes visiting a slow website. Try any of these plugins to give your website that extra speed boost you’ve always dreamed about.
Fast Velocity Minify
Keep Your Website Running Fast For Everyone
Remember that nobody likes a slow website. Not people and definitely not search engines like Google and Bing. There is never a downside to optimizing your website to run faster other than the time it takes to do so, but it’s well worth it. Keep in mind that speed is one of many factors that can help you rank higher, but also remember there are many additional factors.
The difference is that sometimes websites are more search engine friendly than visitor friendly and it is important to make sure your SEO does not ruin your visitor’s experience. Keep in mind there are many more options available for you to use when you want to speed up your website. If you have not already looked into caching your website, then you need to start.
Author: Ron Helms
I currently work for GreenGeeks as a Support Technician. My primary roles are supporting our VPS and Dedicated server clients, as well as performing site migrations. With experience in the web hosting industry since 2009, there is rarely a question I can’t help answer. In my spare time, I enjoy gaming and working on cars as an automotive enthusiast.