Learn how to speed up your Wordpress website
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Learn how to speed up your Wordpress website

Cut the loading time down on your Wordpress website without being a geek!
4.7 (7 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.
30 students enrolled
Created by Andrew Bennett
Last updated 5/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Optimize your Wordpress website so that it loads faster
  • Optimize images for the web
  • Know what to look for to optimize code, or know the questions to ask a developer when it comes to optimizing code.
  • Know how a CDN works, when to use one, and how to set one up
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Requirements
  • Download and install Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox before beginning
Description

I know I've done it countless times, I'm sure your guilty of it, and I bet that the visitors to your site have the same dirty habit. You're sitting there at your computer waiting for a website to load, and it feels like the days of slow dial up internet before broadband, you have two options like the rest of us do, you can either a) wait or b) leave (and possibly never return again).

"Four of of ten people abandons surfing to a website if its page takes longer than four seconds to load." *

Let that never happen to your Wordpress website again.

This online web optimizing course will teach you how to supercharge your Wordpress website for amazing speed, whether you know how to code or not.

This course is designed to teach you the ins and outs of making your Wordpress website work harder for you, even if you have no web development experience at all. After all every second counts.

Do not let your hard work of learning to build a Wordpress website go unnoticed. We will walk you through 8 actionable steps that helps you take your website to the next level, without bogging you down with lots of technical details.

This course was designed for all levels in mind. Section 1 is full of tools and tips that you can do within the Wordpress administration panel. No code, no technical jargon. Section 2 jumps into more technical aspects that allow you to dig deeper.

Learn:

·         How browsers work, and how we can leverage this to our advantage. The boring stuff that nobody pays attention to, we show you how you can use to your advantage.

·         What to optimize, how to optimize and more importantly what order to do it in!

·         How to test and retest, to see and track your changes. So that you're not just blindly making random changes and not getting the best results.

·         The plugins and software that the pro's use to get the best result, that you can use.

About the instructor: Andrew has been building websites professionally for the past 10 years, and working with various CMS such as Wordpress, Joomla and Squarespace. He has been working with Wordpress with various clients over the past 5 years, creating custom themes and plugins. 

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Who is the target audience?
  • This course is meant for people with a self hosted Wordpress website or blog. This course doesn't focus on other CMS such as Joomla, SquareSpace or Weeby, nor wordpress.com blogs
  • This course is designed for Administrators of Wordpress websites
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Curriculum For This Course
11 Lectures
01:22:07
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Start Here
2 Lectures 16:25

Welcome, this is the beginning. Here we cover the basics of how the internet works, and why knowing that is fundamental to supercharging your Wordpress site. 

Preview 13:20

Before we begin, let's look at some of the result that we have achieved in the past with this system.

Preview 03:05
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Section 1 - Basic tweaks from within Wordpress
4 Lectures 40:08

In this first lecture, we dig into the easiest part to optimize on your website, the images!

Optimizing Images
18:04

After optimizing your images, next comes optimizing your CSS & JS. Don't worry you don't have to write anything technical here.

Optimize CSS & JS
09:37

Here you will learn how to save server resources and increase response time by removing the load off the server, using page caching.

Page Caching
07:22

Old plugins are probably slowing you down, lets look at what we can do to get rid of them.

Remove Old Plugins
05:05
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Section 2 - More advanced Tweaks from outside of Wordpress
4 Lectures 24:35

Cloudflare helps to supercharge your website, it's not hard to do and it's a option you might want to consider. Even better, it's free to get started with.

Use the power of CloudFlare
05:12

Time to get your geek on here, we are diving right into the heart of the code. If your technically minded you'll want to pay attention, if not, you can learn the right questions to ask someone who is.

Optimize Plugin & Theme Code
06:05

CDNs, the magic that the big players of the online world use to make their site fast. We will look at how they work and why you might consider using one yourself. 

Use a CDN
07:26

Sometimes you've done all you can at your end and the only piece left in the puzzle is to change the server that your on.

Is it time to change your hosting?
05:52
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Wrap Up
1 Lecture 00:59

Thanks for joining us on this journey, be sure to ask questions if you get stuck along the way. 

Wrap Up
00:59
About the Instructor
Andrew Bennett
4.7 Average rating
7 Reviews
30 Students
1 Course
Web Designer and Developer

I have been building websites professionally for the past 10 years, and working with various CMS such as Wordpress, Joomla and Squarespace. I have been working with Wordpress with various clients over the past 5 years, creating custom themes and plugins across various industries from radio stations, to tourism, to trampoline amusement parks.