Load time affects your bottom line.
We can help you make your website lightning-fast, improving your rankings, traffic and conversions. Our WordPress optimisation service removes bottlenecks, optimises file sizes, compresses code and ensures your server is configured to deliver a faster user experience.
Our WordPress speed optimisation service couldn't be simpler
The three steps to lightning fast load times
We benchmark your site's speed and send you a load time, page size and speed summary which acts as our starting point
2. Backup & Analyse
We start your optimisation by backing up your site. We then analyse your site's structure, plugins and server configuration.
3. Optimise & Report
We optimise your site by configuring your plugins, code and server for maximum performance. We then present your final report.
Why people choose us
Who We Are.
We're a small agency based in London. We take personal care of each job we do. We backup your site before we get started. We're transparent about your speed scores and highlight where any hardware improvements could be made. We're always available on the phone.
What We're not.
We're not a fly-by-night maverick who'll have a go and see what happens. We don't just install one plugin and hope it works. We won't remove any of your site's functionality. We won't disappear, leaving you with a broken website.
Whether you're an ecommerce store, small business or large publisher, speed matters.
We're trusted providers
“As a purely e-commerce player, we need to ensure our website is hitting the right markers and driving maximum sales. Ben and his team are experts in this area and turned around a solid audit in under a week, then took the time to talk me through it in detail. Will be working with them again in the future.”Robin Winch, Partner, Bennett Winch
Recent optimisation results:
Before: 16.3 seconds.
After: 2.7 seconds.
Before: 10.1 seconds.
After: 2.0 seconds.
Before: 13.1 seconds.
After: 3.7 seconds.
What's involved in WordPress optimisation?
We analyse your waterfall, that is, the files required to load your web pages and the order in which they’re requested, loaded and rendered. From here we can spot bottlenecks and key areas where page load speed can be improved.
Platforms like WordPress and add-ons like WooCommerce are great but plugins can generate duplicate and bloated code and multiple file requests. We’ll condense and optimise these files.
Images are often overlooked by web developers and are often the largest files on a web page adding to the time it takes for a page to load, agitating users. We’ll check your image sizes, format and compression, then optimise your images to reduce their physical file sizes.
WordPress plugins help you add to your site's functionality but often plugins clash and can cause additional server load, slowing down your page load speeds. We audit your plugins and configure them correctly.
Uncompressed content hurts users with bandwidth restrictions, i.e users on mobile devices. Serving uncompressed code and assets is the fastest way to turn users away. We’ll check for and enable GZIP compression.
Caching files on a user’s device means that they don’t need you to send them every file every time they load another page on your site. You can reduce response and rendering times by reducing the number of client-server round trips required to render the page.
WooCommerce Speed Optimisation
WooCommerce is the officially supported WordPress ecommerce plugin that turns a WordPress site into a transactional store. As WooCommerce is built around WordPress, our speed optimisation covers any Woo install and we'll even work in a few Woo-specific tweaks to ensure your store is optimised and loads quickly.
Our additional optimisation services
A bloated database means a slow WordPress site. Each time you edit a post, WordPress saves the revision to its database. These rarely-used revisions add weight and increase the time it takes to query your database. Our optimisation process removes all unnecessary data. We also defragment your MySQL database, reducing overhead.
CDN & Hosting.
A Content Delivery Network is one of the most efficient ways to speed up your WordPress site, to all users, wherever they are in the world. We also offer reliable, scalable hosting for WordPress sites. Your site is backed-up daily, supports SSL and is part of our highly-secure network. We can configure a CDN for you and it's built-in to our hosting plans.
We don't just do website speed optimisation: here's what our customers say about what our services mean to them
“Ben at The Content Works has an excellent understanding of all aspects of SEO but most of all we chose to work with him because we trust him completely, he’s down to earth and pragmatic. He takes time to understand our business and makes practical recommendations that make a real difference. There’s no lofty theory, just sound advice based on the realities.”Ed Marriage – Publishing Director, Factory Media
“I’d thoroughly recommend these guys. I know quite a lot about SEO but The Content Works uncovered a ton of issues and gave really clear, practical guidance about what was a priority and what was merely a nice-to-have. I’ll commission another audit in a year or two’s time, just to make sure we’re still on track.”Harry Bingham, Managing Director, The Writers’ Workshop
“We have worked with The Content Works on a number of projects where their audits and analysis have been vital in helping us to identify areas where our client’s websites can be improved. The recommendations made have a significant impact on improving the effectiveness and conversion, which in turn drives a greater ROI for our clients.”Jonathon Bates – Managing Director, Thomond
Accelerate your sales with our WordPress optimisation service
Get an unbiased opinion on what is and isn't performing on your website.
Contact us through the contact form or give us a call on 0207 305 55 99. We'll benchmark your site, share the results with you and let you know where we can make a difference.