I have recently built a website on Wordpress using hostgator for my hosting and I’m finding that it is taking a considerable amount of time to load.
it is the first website where I have used high quality images, I originally used WP Smush (free version) to do my whole media library, but then after reading several reviews I switched to Imagify, but have found that there is a limit to how many images I can optimise and it only got to 16% before it asked me to pay for a subscription. So my question is does optimising all the images really make a huge difference?
If not I will switch back to WP Smush to make sure that all my images are optimised. I appreciate that people will have a point about me paying for a service, but doing this for a friend who doesn’t have a large budget.
Page insights tells me that:
Desktop is 75/100
Mobile is 52/100
First time coming across increasing the page load time of a website, so please bare with me. One of the main things to help that Page Insights suggest is to serve images in next gen format. I tried converting some of my images to jpeg 2000 and then re upload them buy Wordpress didn’t allow me to upload these type of images.
Any help would be really appreciated.
Many Thanks in advance