WordPress Speed Optimization

This is an upcoming free course on how to speed up not just your WordPress website, but the entire WordPress “stack” that takes into consideration things like DNS resolution, SSL handshakes, modern web browsers, CDNs like CloudFlare, server configuration, WordPress plugins and themes, and everything else that affects speed.

Disclaimer: I’m the maintainer of the free SlickStack project, which helps users setup LEMP (Nginx) servers, and that will be mentioned as a potential solution within this course.

Course content

  1. Breaking down components of the WordPress stack
  2. Choose a quality domain registrar and DNS
  3. Turning SSL from your enemy into your friend