Check Server

Check your server is well located and run GT Metrix reports from multiple locations

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    Check Website from Australia
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    Check Website from Canada
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    Check Website from US

If latency is an issue implement Cloud Flare

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    Create Cloud flare Domain Entry
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    Update DNS
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    Check SSL settings

Check if the server is HTTP 1 or HTTP 2

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    Check server is HTTP/2 or HTTP/1
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    If HTTP/1 load WP Rocket
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    if HTTP/2 use Auto Optimise

Check Images

Check All images on each page using GTMetrix and replace an bad sized images

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    Check Images
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    Implement Smush it or server side compression of images
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    Replace images that are too big

Check Performance

Check the performance of HTML and other server settings

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    Check GZip Is enabled
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    Check HTML compression
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    Check CSS minification

If we have HTTP/1 we need to use WP Rocket to combine all files and get a better page speed score

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    Turn on combination of CSS
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    Combine the Javascript and check load tools
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    check output of performance of javascript pages once pages are compressed

WordPress performance

Audit your WP Website and remove any unused plugins

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    Do you really need an analytics plugin? Remove it an include the code direct
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    Need Google Fonts? Remove it if you can.
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    Need Admin columns or other help tools? Remove them if they arent needed

Some further optimisations for WordPress can be done to get faster page loads.

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    Change Cron on WordPress to be run from the crontab
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    reduce admin ajax refresh time
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    check object cache is setup
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    check TTFB and re iterate the load times

Basic page speed is complete.

Implement alerts

Setup an Alert for GTMetrix.

Whatever time you have got as you average over 10 hits set an alert of maybe 0.5 seconds but no more than 1.0 second from your best time in GTMetrix.

Create an alert.

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    Setup GTMetrix Alerts
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    Create warning times
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    review gtmetrix account settings and location

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