Top 5 ways to speed up WordPress

WordPress is a popular platform that supports a large number of online websites. While the platform comes with a lot of powerful features, it is not entirely free from drawbacks. One of its drawbacks is that it is usually very slow. This weakness of the platform can be detrimental for the websites that run on it. The good news is that this drawback can be fixed. Let us check out a few ways to speed up WordPress.

  1. Select a good host. Try to avoid shared hosts as they are known for incredibly slow speed and frequent down time during high traffic hours.

  2. Begin with a solid framework/theme. Light frameworks often result in fast page loads.

  3. Try image optimization to speed up your WordPress site. You can use one of the free plugins available online that automatically reduces the image size without compromising on quality.

  4. Take care to optimize your homepage. Using excerpts instead of full posts, reducing the number of posts on homepage, removing inactive widgets and plugins, etc. are a few ways to ensure quick load time of your homepage.

  5. Keep a tap on the amount of post revisions stored on your site. One of the features of WordPress is that it stores all of your drafts. Once you publish your post, remove the drafts or use a plugin to control the number of post revisions.

Try these effective ways to speed up your WordPress site and see the results.

IRCTC to Launch New Website and Budget Hotels by 2014

Anyone who tried booking tickets through the IRCTC website knows the pain. Given a chance nobody will go back to the site again.

To attract more user and to make the website more user friendly IRCTC (The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) has decided to launch a new website by April, this year. Noticing that the website is not available for consumers most of the time, according to a PTI report, in September 2013, an apex consumer court has asked the IRCTC to create a more functional and easy to use website.

It is also reported that IRCTC has plans to open new budget hotels in the country. The proposal for the initiative has been submitted to various state governments and corporation is waiting for its approval. The hotels will be close by the railway stations. Let us hope that the new website and hotels will bring in a positive change making traveling with Indian Railways a pleasurable experience