Its always a frustrating experience to see your blog taking ridiculously longer time to load. Its also not really desirable from SEO point of view. There are times when you might wonder what really causing your wordpress blog to load slowly? Here are some top five possible reasons for the problem.
1. Blog Template
First real problem might be the blog template itself. Badly coded blog templates and templates which are flash based tends to take longer time to load. So its a good idea to try and change your template to a better one check how your blog performs under this new theme.
2. Excessive Image Loads
If you are using too many image files in your blog homepage or in your posts, its highly likely that your blog pages will take longer time to load. Good way to avoid this problem would be use images which are compressed to jpeg or gif formats. Also hosting your images on a cloud server can prove really solve the problem.
3. Excessive Usage Of Plugins And Widgets
Its a good practice to keep the plugin and widgets usage to the minimum. Excessive usage of plugins means more codes that needs to be processed by the server hence leads to longer page loading time. Use plugins that are really essential and avoid unwanted ones.
4. Junks In Your Database
Junky database might also result in slower loading pages in wordpress, best way to combat this problem is to remove the overhead space by browsing through phpmyadmin and optimize your database for better performance. Also deleting the tables of unused to plugins can also prove to make database lighter and result in smooth functioning of your blog.
5. Bad Server
If you think you have tried all things that has been mentioned above and still find your blog to load a lot slower, it could well point out to the fact that your blog is hosted on a server that is really bad and doesn’t process the user requests quickly. So its a good idea to shift your blog to a faster and better server.
Author bio: Chakkravarthi is the founder of seoyourblog.com. Blog dedicated for offering tips on WordPress seo, blogging, SEM and other related topics for running a successful blog online