Using Caching To Optimize Your Divi Website
Using caching to optimize your Divi website should almost be a given. However, in a world that is full of plugins and possibilities, where does one start?
Furthermore, many people are not taking advantage of this by using caching as a way to help leverage their overall site performance.
Certainly the vast majority of all of us have heard of the most commonly used caching plugins, such as WP Total Cache, WP Rocket and several others.
Using Caching To Optimize Your Divi Website – It’s Easier Than You Think
I want to introduce WP Fastest Cache. Everyone has been thinking of ways to increase your page load times and increase your site’s overall performance.
Generally, people would rely upon several plugins to achieve this. However, after spending a bit of time crawling around in the WordPress Plugin Repository, I fell across this amazing plugin.
The one thing I was immediately impressed with, is the ability to configure in the use of Photon via JetPack into this caching plugin.
Most other caching plugins seem to overlook this aspect. For those who may not be familiar, Photon is a way to help reduce the load on your servers by allowing your images to be served up by WordPress servers.
I am not going to even begin to tell you how that works, however, I have seen a huge positive impact on how my large image files are served up.
Sure, I try to optimize them as best as I can for the web, however, that is not always achievable.
Why Is Using Caching To Optimize Your Divi Website Important?
It’s fairly simple. First, it leverages an amazing page caching element.
In addition, you can minify your CSS, JS, and utilize Gzip functions from within plugin. Thus, you can begin reducing the amount of plugins that can be achieved by using this amazing plugin.
Needless to say, the more you can reduce the amount of plugins, the less impact you will have on your site’s performance.
Mobile Page Speed To Be Impacted By Google
This has been a topic that has received a wide variety of both discussion and debates across several platforms. While your mobile page speed and load times is not currently utilized in how your site ranks, it is going to in the near future.
In an article that I read on Search Engine Land, they covered this topic very well. While it may not immediately impact your SEO for mobile, you can very well bet it will in the future.
Additional Ways To Optimize Your Divi Website
Again, I recommend going through your website from time to time to find out what plugins are not being utilized across your website and removing them.
Even if you have them deactivated, this is not enough as they must be loaded by your hosting provider. Deleting them will ensure that you are not taking up unnecessary space and overloading your database structure that loads.
We all love Divi and realize the amazing power that it has brought to both freelancers, design agencies, and DIY’ers.
If you’re like me, occasionally, you get on a plugin kick. You want to try out everything that is shiny and new. However, what usually happens is we install a plugin that we may not use and not deactivating it and removing it from our database.
Another thing you may want to remember. When uninstalling any plugin, make sure it provides you the option to remove its footprint.
Just because you uninstalled it, doesn’t necessarily mean you have removed its footprint from the tables within your WordPress database. These can hinder your site’s performance as it still attempts to figure out what is loading.
There are several plugins available that can help you to clean and optimize your database to remove these plugins.
In addition, there is a plugin which can assist you with removing the trash that plugin installations typically leave behind. I encourage you to look into a plugin titled “Plugins Garbage Collector.”
Hopefully, you can see why using caching to optimize your Divi website is necessary and a fairly easy way to achieve it.
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