Loading time is very important. It doesn’t really matter how good your content is if it’s located on a very slow server or if your website is heavy on files which force users to wait before the content is displayed on their screens. Even though there will be patient users who will wait to see what you have to offer, most of them will hit the “x” on their tab/window sooner than you might think. And if the problem occurs the next time they visit your domain, you can probably forget about those users once and for all.
While there are many factors involved in making your site faster, in this article we’re going to focus on browser caching.
We already explained how this works and showed how to prolong caching of some files in order to make your WordPress site load faster. But if you’re not familiar with server files or you just want to make sure you don’t mess up the entire site with the code you don’t understand, don’t worry – there’s a plugin which can help you with that.
WP Fastest Cache
WP Fastest Cache is free and simple, yet it will do its job perfectly. Once you install this plugin, it will make all the necessary steps in order to generate static HTML file which will make your site load faster.
Take note that this plugin only has an impact on returning visitors since users have to visit the site at least once in order for their browser to download all the necessary files. But after those files are downloaded, they will stay saved on users’ computers and allow quicker access on the next visit to your website.
To install the plugin, follow these simple steps:
- Navigate to Plugins -> Add New
- Search for “WP Fastest Cache”
- Install and activate the plugin
After you do that, the plugin will be active and it will do its magic. There are different options and settings which will allow you to customize the plugin and make the most out of it. If you want to learn more about the plugin and its settings, please visit its WordPress page or the official website.
Now you can forget about caching and enjoy your faster loading time.