Our website had close to a nine second mobile load time. Ouch.
I decided to see if there was anything quick and dirty that I could do to improve my load times without dealing with the IT guy. Turns out, there was! After a little digging and some trial and error, I had slashed our load times down to about three seconds using only a few WordPress plugins. A six second decrease! Is that below Google’s preferred two second threshold? No. Did I have to deal with the IT guy and the subsequent bill? Also no!
So if you’ve got a sluggish WordPress website, take 10 minutes and give these a shot. Just be sure to backup your site before doing any tinkering, as your mileage may vary and every site is different.