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Turbocharge your Website!

9 Modules 14 Lessons

How To Make Your WordPress Website Lightning Fast Using Nothing But Free Tools. . . Even If You Have Zero Technical Knowledge!

A step-by-step guide to improving your SEO by making your website faster - in every day, non-geek speak!

Course Structure

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Lesson 1 - Introduction to Speed Testing Tools

This lesson explains how to find out the current performance of your site to establish a baseline for improvement. 

Lesson 2 - GTmetrix Speed Testing Tool

I demonstrate how to use my favourite speed testing tool GTmetrix to analyse your site speed. You'll be using this tool several times throughout the course.

Lesson 3 - Pingdom Speed Testing Tool

A look at an alternative speed testing tool which you might prefer to use.

Lesson 4 - Google PageSpeed Insights Test

This testing tool can be a bit geeky in its recommendations for improvement but really useful to find out your site’s mobile speed.

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Hosting for Speed

Reviewing your options

Lesson 5 - Hosting for Speed

A quick review of hosting options and the impact your hosting can have on the speed of your site.

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Lesson 6 - Image Optimisation Part 1

In this lesson, we start to look at what is often one of the main culprits in slowing down your site – images!

Lesson 7 - Image Optimisation - ShortPixel

How to use ShortPixel, my favourite image optimisation plugin, to compress your images.

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Lesson 8 - Serving Scaled Images

The final element in sorting out the images on your website – making sure they’re the right size.

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Lesson 9 - Introduction to Website Caching

An explanation of what website caching is and how it affects your visitors’ experience.

Lesson 10 - Installing for your Web Caching Plugin

This module covers how to install your website caching plugin and the settings you need to use.

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Lesson 11 - Leverage Browser Caching

What this means and how to improve it.

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Lesson 12 - Enabling Gzip Compression

Reduce the size of files sent from your server to increase the speed to which they are transferred to the browser.

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Lesson 13 - Minification and Concatenation

How to minify your JavaScript and CSS by taking out the white spaces around them and why you don’t need to worry about concatenation any more.

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Lesson 14 - Render-blocking JavaScript and CSS

Render means loading, so if something is renderblocking, it means that it is keeping the page from loading as quickly as it could. This module deals with the main offenders – JavaScript and CSS.

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