How to Optimise Your WordPress Website's Speed & Security to Improve SEO & User Experience
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How to Optimise Your WordPress Website's Speed & Security to Improve SEO & User Experience

Learn how to optimise your WordPress site speed and security for improved search page rankings and user experience.
4.4 (45 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
7,847 students enrolled
Created by MindMekka ®
Last updated 7/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 6 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Recognise the importance of page speed
  • Know how to test your website's speed
  • Know how to identify and correct problem areas
  • Optimise your homepage, images and database
  • Have an amazingly fast WordPress site that is customised for maximum conversions and completely safe from any threats on the web
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Requirements
  • No prerequisites
Description

WordPress Speed & Security Optimisation: Turn Your WordPress Site into a Speed & Security Powerhouse to boost SEO, improve site user experience, and increase your sales.

In this course, you will learn how to optimise your WordPress site in two crucial areas:

1.Site Speed

2.Site Security

Part I: WordPress Site Speed Optimisation

No matter what type of website you have, or what the primary purpose of that website is, the time it takes for your site and pages to load is a crucial and determining factor in your success. Here's why:

1. Google likes sites that are built for speed

Page speed is taken into consideration as a ranking factor in Google's algorithm for desktop and mobile sites.

2. Most web users have an uncompromising need for speed

Take a moment and reflect on your own behaviour when surfing the web. How long do you wait for a page to load before jumping ship? Not sure? Well, according to recent studies it could be as little as 2 seconds, with a maximum of 4 seconds for the more indulgent.

Page speed directly impacts every imaginable facet of your website and, therefore, it also indirectly impacts on your business performance. Faster load times have been shown to increase and improve search rankings, organic traffic, page views, conversions, user experience and site revenue. In short, a faster site attracts more customers and has them leaving with a smile, and what equals more customers who are more satisfied? Increased profits for your business.

This course will teach you everything you need to know to make your site lightning fast:

- Which tools to use for testing website speed and how to use them

- Detailed instructions that walk you step-by-step through the process of installing plugins that lead to massive speed increases.

- How to optimise your homepage, media files and database

Part II: WordPress Security Optimization

Most WordPress users are blissfully unaware of how vulnerable they are to hackers and just how many WordPress sites get hacked on a daily basis.

Without boring you with the gory details, suffice it to say that if you have a WordPress site you need to make it a priority to ensure that your site security is efficient and up to date.

In this course, you will learn a variety of methods you can employ to optimise your WordPress site's security, and the best news is that each of these actions can be completed in five minutes or less!

Enroll in this course and let's make your WordPress site shine. Let's make it WordPress Platinum!

Who is the target audience?
  • Website Masters
  • Business Owners
  • Anyone who has their own WordPress site
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 31 Lectures Collapse All 31 Lectures 03:43:10
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Welcome to WordPress Speed Optimisation
1 Lecture 01:38

In this lecture students will have a look at what this course is about and why it is important to speed up your Wordpress site.

Preview 01:38
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Putting Your WordPress Site's Speed to the Test
3 Lectures 19:49

In this lecture students will be provided with an in-depth look at the following topics:

  • Why you need to test the speed of your Wordpress site
  • Different speed tools that you can use to test your Wordpress site
  • How to analyze the result of your speed test
After completing this lecture students will have a full understanding on how to test the speed of a Wordpress site.
Preview 03:11

In this lecture students will be provided with an in-depth look at the following topics:

  • Why you should use Yslow
  • Installing Yslow plug-in
  • How to use Yslow on different browsers
  • Introduction to the Yslow community

After completing this lecture students will have a full understanding on the workings of Yslow.

YSlow Guide
07:32

In this lecture students will be provided with an in-depth look at the following topics:

  • Why you should use Google Page Speed Analysis
  • How to use the online tool
  • How to install the plug-in on your Wordpress site
  • How to analyze your Wordpress site use the plug-in

After completing this lecture students will have a full understanding on how to use Google Page Speed Analysis.

Google Page Speed Guide
09:06
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Optimizing for Speed
3 Lectures 24:02

In this lecture students will be provided with an in-depth look at the following topics:

  • Why you should optimize your images
  • How to optimize your images off-site
  • How to optimize your images on-site
  • How to install the image optimization plug-in
  • How to use the plug-in on-site

After completing this lecture students will have a full understanding on how to optimize your images.

Preview 09:19

In this lecture students will be provided with an in-depth look at the following topics:

  • Why you should use Sprites
  • How to use the "more" tag
  • How to reduce post on your home page
  • How to analyze the speed of your plug-ins

After completing this lecture students will have a full understanding on how to optimize your Wordpress home page..

Optimising Your Home Page
06:04

In this lecture students will be provided with an in-depth look at the following topics:

  • Why you should optimize your databases
  • How to optimize your database manually
  • How to optimize your database using a plug-in
  • How to manage your database manually
  • How to manage your database automatically

After completing this lecture students will have a full understanding of Database optimization.

Database Optimization
08:39
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Further Tools & Techniques
4 Lectures 34:03

In this lecture students will be provided with an in-depth look at the following topics:

  • How to compress your Wordpress site
  • How to test your site for compressing
  • An explanation on code files

After completing this lecture students will have a full understanding how to compress a Wordpress site.

GZip Site Compression
09:33

In this lecture students will be provided with an in-depth look at the following topics:

  • What is expires headers
  • Testing your caching
  • Activating expires headers manually
  • Activating expires headers using a plug-in

After completing this lecture students will have a full understanding on Expires Headers.

Expires Headers - Leverage Browser Caching
09:44

In this lecture students will be provided with an in-depth look at the following topics:

  • Installing the W3 Total Cache Plug-in
  • Activating the W3 Total Cache Plug-in
  • Configuring the Basics of the W3 Total cache Plug-in

After completing this lecture students will have a full understanding on the Basics of the W3 Total Cache Plug-in.

W3 Total Cache Plugin Setup
09:54

In this lecture students will be provided with an in-depth look at the following topics:

  • Editing Wp.config.php file
  • Deleting files in File manager
  • Rebuilding .htaccess file

After completing this lecture students will have a full understanding on how to remove the W3 Cache plug-in.

Removal of W3 Total Cache Plugin
04:52
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WordPress Security: Easy & Effective Methods to Secure Your WordPress Site
12 Lectures 01:07:29

This lecture covers the 'famous' 5 minute WordPress installation guide and shows you how you can manually install your WordPress site in a way that is secure and that takes 5 minutes or less.

#1: Secure Manual Installation
09:23

Learn how to use 1-Click Installer Programs to have a secure and fully functional WordPress site up and running in a matter of minutes.

#2: Secure 1-Click Installation
05:53

In this lecture, we discuss the importance of using a secure file transfer protocol client when transferring files to and from your WordPress site. Thereafter, you will learn how to set up and use the free FileZilla FTP for secure file transfer.

#3: Secure FTP
03:34

In this lecture, you will learn how to secure your WordPress site by moving your config file away from its normal location - making it more difficult for hackers to find.

#4: Secure WordPress Configuration
03:44

Learn another way to secure your WordPress site in 5 minutes or less by creating a secure administrative username.

#5: Choosing a Secure Admin Username
02:50

Even if you have the all the best WordPress security features installed, your site can still get infected if you are not using a secure web hosting service. In this lecture, you will learn how to ensure that your web hosting is secure and how to monitor your site so that you can detect problems at an early stage.

#6: Secure Webhosting & Site Monitoring
06:32

Now, this is a simple one, yet still very effective. Learn the importance of creating strong and unguessable passwords to secure your WordPress site.

#7: Creating Secure Passwords
02:31

In this lecture, you will learn how to make even more difficult for hackers to penetrate your WordPress site by not using the default database prefix.

#8: Secure Database Prefix
07:08

This lecture covers all the basic actions you should take to secure your WordPress site. These actions, when performed, are enough to deter the vast majority of WordPress hackers.

#9: Secure Cleanup
06:52

There are many great plugins you can use to secure your WordPress site and most of them are easy to install. The difficulty comes in configuring these plugins in the correct manner. In this lecture, you will learn how to install a WordPress Security plugin in a way that will keep your WordPress site safe and secure.

#10: Configure BWS Plugin
06:44

Hackers sometimes attempt to break into your WordPress site by using software programs that attempt to guess your administration login username and password - this is referred to as a brute force attack. In this lecture, you will learn how to install a plugin that secures your WordPress site against any form of brute force attacks.

#11: Prevent Brute Force Attacks
05:52

One of the most important things you should do to minimise loss and damage if your WordPress site gets hacked, is to run regular and full backups of your WordPress files and database. In this lecture, you will learn how to fully backup and restore your WordPress site in 5 minutes or less.

#12: Manual Backup & Restore
06:26
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Further Reading: Bonus eBooks & Reports
6 Lectures 00:00
Customizing WordPress for Better Audience Engagement and Increased Sales
11 pages

Website Security Essentials
30 pages

Site Security Checklist
1 page

Site Security Tools
6 pages

Web Warning - Web Security Basics
24 pages

Web Warning Checklist
3 pages
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Conclusion
2 Lectures 01:09
Until next time...
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