How do I optimize my WordPress site for speed?

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Optimization is not an easy task, but if you follow these five steps, you will get better results.

  1. Check if your current hosting plan offers the performance your site needs.
  2. Monitor your plugins. Query Monitor is a good plugin to start with this task.
  3. Empty your trash. Thousands of no longer needed posts can slow down your WordPress.
  4. Disable Pingbacks and Trackbacks and try to reduce drafts, post revisions, and delete spam comments to speed up your WordPress.
  5. Try to avoid social media widgets and buttons (e.g. like buttons) or use Shariff to embed them.