What is Minification?
When programmers write the code, they use white space, comments, line breaks, etc to make the program easier to read. However, these signs are not required by the browser to execute the code, thus, the presence of such signs makes the loading time longer.
According to various research and statistics, it has been found that almost 40% of people do not wait more than 3 seconds for the homepage of any website to load, and Google also recommends that sites should only take 2-3 seconds to load.
- Decreased download size of the site.
- Faster experience for the users.
- Visitors will not have to download bigger files.
- Since less data is transferred over the network, so fewer bandwidth costs.
It is the easiest and most recommended method for all users. It works with every Word press host. To use WP Rocket, you have to first install and activate the plugin of the WP rocket site.
WP Rocket is considered the best WordPress caching plugin that is available on the market. By using this you can easily add caching to your word press files and can significantly improve the page loading time as well as the website speed.
After the plugin is activated, you need to go to the settings on the page of WP rocket and switch to the tab of ‘file optimization’. Then you have to tap on the ‘activate minify CSS button.
If you are using the site ground application as your hosting provider in the word press, then you can minify your CSS files by using the SiteGround optimizer plugin.
The site ground optimizer is basically a performance optimization plugin and it works only on the platform of the site ground application. It works extremely well with the Ultrafast PHP of the site ground to improve and reduce the loading time of the site.
Then you will be taken into the settings of the SG optimizer, from the settings you need to click on the ‘go-to frontend’ option.
This method is used by the users who don’t use WP Rocket and site ground site for minifying their files. To use this site, you need to install and activate the plugin of Autoptimize. After the activation, you have to visit the settings and from there you need to configure the plugin settings.
In addition to using the methods given above, you should also check what works best for your website because every website is different from the other.