Consider your choice of plugins and themes
Think About the Necessary Functionality
Use CSS Instead of JS for Interactive Features
Code Handling JS and CSS
We mostly use Sage to create themes, which makes such management easier and takes into consideration its importance.
Read more about Why You Want a website created on Sage?
Minification removes everything that is not necessary from the files (linebreaks, spaces, shortens variable names, etc…). Text files with CSS and JS are modified to take up less space and load faster.
There are many good WordPress plugins and themes that minify the code. In our plugins and themes, we minify the code while keeping the original files, which are easier to modify.
How To Do It?
A better alternative for this is to configure the build of your plugin/theme. It is possible to use and set up Webpack or tools like node-minify. This allows you to automatically minify your files, but it requires quite a lot of time and energy, especially if you choose Webpack. That’s why it’s better to go for a pre-made solution for your plugin or theme in the form of a starter project, such as Roots Sage for a theme. However, for large projects that you are already working on and it is not easy to migrate them, you need to get help from the tools mentioned above.
How to Use Minification Without Developer Experience?
Less is More
To speed up your website and thus increase your traffic, remember that less is really more in this case. If your site is overloaded with a lot of unnecessary functionality, it’s clear that this will have an impact on performance.
There are many ways to speed up your website and increase traffic. You can divide longer pages into smaller ones, reduce the amount of unnecessary images, or aim for simpler code. We’ve also written about this in a more detailed article, 6 Ways to Improve the Speed and Performance of Your WordPress Website.
If you have any questions or need help with speeding up or optimizing your site, we’re here for you, don’t hesitate to get in touch.