In our previous article, we explained how to speed up your WordPress site effectively. However, in this tutorial, we are going to learn effective ways to speed up our WordPress back-end instead. We are already aware of the fact that slow website kills the business. Besides that, is highly important to improve WordPress Dashboard Speed as well. Why? Because the back end leads to the sluggish development of the websites which eventually leads to the fall of the business productivity. You don’t want to have your Dashboard loads like a sluggish turtle, do you?
It is important to know that the slow Dashboard doesn’t happen itself. Our negligence on a few things is the real reason why WordPress Dashboard is steadily running.
How to Improve WordPress Dashboard Speed
1. Upgrade WordPress to the Latest Version
The old version of the WordPress is one of the fatal causes of slow Dashboard. Sometimes upgrading to the latest version will solve our problem. It is because we frequently upgrade our plugins or themes but we do not bother to upgrade our WordPress itself. Just like people moving with time, the themes and plugins should also move on with the version of WordPress.
The themes and plugins are developed/modified according to the WordPress versions. So because of that, there occurs conflicts between WordPress and Plugins if they gets mismatched which leads to interior flaws. Therefore, it is important to frequently upgrade our WordPress site to recent versions to speed up WordPress Dashboard.
Note: Before Upgrading to a new version, make sure you backup your database.
2. Pick Up a Better Host
Sometimes the websites along with its Dashboard loads slowly because of the server response time. If we run our site through the online tools like Gtmetrix and Pingdom, we can see the Server Response Time of the server.
Therefore instead of using lethargic hosting server, you should choose fast and reliable hosting plans. Sometimes the RAM of the server is also a cause for a steady loading of the site and dashboard. You will need to ask your hosting provider to increase the RAM in your hosting.
3. Disable Object Caching in W3 Total Cache
If you are using W3 Total Cache Plugin, probably you already have a basic idea about caching. For beginners. their brains almost burst out when they try to configure the plugin for the first time. I had no absolute idea when I first tried setting up the plugin.
You might have heard the expression “A little knowledge is a dangerous thing“. Similarly, the bad configuring or setting on the plugin leads to a serious trouble. That’s why the plugin should be configured in an advanced way in order to make it work flawlessly.
There is an option called Object Caching and Database Caching in W3 Total Cache Plugin. This technique works most of the time but they also slow your site down. It is because when we enable the object and database caching, the server’s memory usage is used additionally which leads to the painfully slow website.
4. Optimize Your WordPress Database
The optimizing database gives your website a slightly better performance in WordPress Dashboard speed. It is important to optimize the table of the database because it manages the speed or load time of the websites along with deleting the unnecessary allocated data in the database. There are a few plugins like WP-Optimize, Advanced Database Cleaner, etc. which clean and optimize your database to load site faster.
5. Remove Unnecessary Plugins
The last but not least, removing unnecessary plugins sometimes sort out the slow WordPress Dashboard Speed of the website. The chunk of inessential plugins leads to slow loading of the site as well as dashboard because of scripts and stylesheets. According to recent survey, More than 80% of the response time is spent downloading all the components in the page: Scripts, stylesheets, flash, images, etc. Therefore, use minimal plugin as much as possible. Only use the plugins, if you need it.
There are a few plugins which conduct Dashboard Performance. P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler), Query Monitor, Broken Link Checker, etc. are some of the astounding plugins which also scan and debug the real cause of slowness of the dashboard. Further, they also detect the links which do not work at all.
There are other numerous tutorials available for Speeding up WordPress Dashboard on various websites. This one is short but yet highly effective tips. Most of the time, the slow WordPress Dashboard is frustrating. What’s more annoying is that it takes hours just to add the simple pages and posts when the back-end is slow.
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