Themes as they come out and good as they are: Are seldom customized to your use immediately. This is where you need to look at the use you are going to be putting them to and what your ultimate object of your blog is.
Whatever you intend doing there are things you can do to optimize the speed and decrease the bandwidth usage. Both of these will be appreciated by your visitors. It means they will have faster loading times.
1. Smaller loads load faster
To improve your loading time, one item often forgotten is to use a tool such as Smush.it. This is a lossless tool for your graphics and photographs. Here you can adjust your image until it’s at its best as far as viewing is concerned but at the lowest rate you can get it without losing the color you want.
2. Favicon your site
You know the branding tool for your website such as the Y on yahoo and the
W on WordPress? Well, these are called favicons and to add to your professional image you really require one.
You can log on and make one for your own site at Favicon.cc. Put your thinking cap on and see what you feel fits your site. To insert it into your site you need to use this code.
which you need to place in your header.php of the themes directory.
3. Give your images Style
It’s a good idea to keep your website or blog styled. Use the same type of image style for all your titles or captions of your images. Set the function and use that on a regular basis. You set it under the .wp-caption section.
You know that sometimes you see the Header come up first before the rest of the page loads? Well, that is done by using code in your header file after the tag in the closing section. It makes for faster loading as the rest is downloaded behind this function.
5. Is your CSS heavy?
CSS code can sometimes be on the heavy side when the designer has left all the steps in. This can be reduces by using a CSS code Compressor. There are several available for use on the internet.
You can also make your Java smaller with their compressor. WordPress has a plugin which can help you minimize the rest of your scripts called W3 Total Cache which you can download.
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