How to speed up and optimise WordPress sites

Speed up and optimise WordPress
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WordPress began as a simple blogging platform but evolved into the content management system that now powers a large percentage of websites. As the most popular CMS, its rapid success is likely down to it being a fantastic general-purpose tool in the web development world.

A low barrier for entry and large ecosystem of plugins and free WordPress themes allow less technically proficient users to build complex systems. But this can be a double-edged sword if a WordPress website gains traction, scaling beyond the occasional visitor and leading to problems. 

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Joe has been building websites his whole life, and he now runs Corebyte Ltd, a small web development company in Southampton.