WordPress has always been my CMS of choice when it comes to developing a website, but on shared hosting environments I’ve seen poor performance when it comes to page loading times.
Here are a few easy plugins you can install to help speed up your load times and improve engagement with your users.
Caching involves storing elements to your website so they only load once instead of every time a user visits your site. For websites with a high level of returning visitors this is an essential optimisation. Currently I would recommend either W3 Total Cache or WP Super Cache for a more simplified integration.
Images are generally the largest files loaded on a web page and it is important to optimise these where possible. WP Smush.it is a great plugin which when activated will optimise all uploaded images automatically!