Do you visit your website and wait…wait…wait for it to load? Oh dear – it begs the question, why is my WordPress website so slow?

Let’s take a look!

Why is my WordPress website so slow?

There could be lots of reasons…but let’s start at the beginning. We need to test if there is really a speed issue on your website and how bad it is. To find out how to speed test your website, try this post and report back here! It’s pretty simple, promise.

If your website loads in over 3 seconds – then it’s too slow. What has caused this? Well don’t panic – WordPress websites are known to be slow – if you let them. Some of the reasons include uploading lots of large images, too many plugins, poorly coded themes and bad hosting….to name a few.

How do we fix this slow loading website? 

This is a tricky one, it can be a really quick fix, or it can take awhile – it depends on your set up! This post about how to speed up your website should help, it contains detailed instructions and plugin suggestions. But if that gets a bit too much, don’t forget you can call on WP Butler – with jobs from $60 USD or $99 USD – they’ll be able to get your site loading fast in no time!

Hey, I’m Kristy

Kristy Morton is a mother, multiple business owner and numbers gal. She runs a web development consultancy, specialising in WordPress websites. Kristy combines her excellent technical knowledge with her ability to translate this into ways that are understandable to the average person, so her clients feel informed and in control of how their websites are developed and managed. She is also the Co-Founder of B Directory where the team is supercharging small business growth.

Despite seeming like an overachiever, Kristy admits to always be chasing the sun, a simple life and one more homemade chocolate.