5 WordPress Performance Plugins, SpeedUp & Optimize Your Site

5 WordPress Performance Plugins, SpeedUp & Optimize Your Site

WordPress is fast but it can be a lot faster with easy optimization.Here’s a list of 5 WordPress Performance Plugins you can download and install right away. Each one is designed to be used with no coding experience at all, expect for a casual copy & paste of code snippet following instructions.

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Performance and Optimization Matters. Visitors Love Fast Loading Site

Making your WordPress blog and site faster is signal for Google to further improve your SEO (Search Engine Optimization) strategy but most importantly it’s a sign of care for your users. Visitors and readers love fast loading WordPress sites. If you run an e-shop and other e-commerce sites based on WordPress, speedier loading times lead to better sales.

If you already know what’s slowing down your WordPress site performance now it’s the right time to fix it and improve performance and loading time significantly. All the WordPress Performance Plugins mentioned above are free to download and use.

BJ Lazy Load, Lazy loading makes your WordPress site load faster and saves bandwidth

This plugin replaces all your post images, post thumbnails, gravatar images and content iframes with a placeholder and loads the content as it gets close to enter the browser window when the visitor scrolls the page. You can also lazy load other images and iframes in your theme, by using a simple function. Non-javascript visitors gets the original element in noscript. Supports hiDPI images for hiDPI screens (like Apples Retina Display) and scaled down images in responsive designs. Download BJ Lazy Load

W3 Total Cache, Easy Web Performance Optimization for WordPress

The only WordPress Performance Optimization (WPO) framework; designed to improve user experience and page speed. W3 Total Cache improves the user experience of your site by increasing server performance, reducing the download times and providing transparent content delivery network (CDN) integration. W3TC uses caching: browser, page, object, database, minify and content delivery network support. Download W3 Total Cache

WP Super Cache, A very fast caching engine for WordPress that produces static html files

This plugin generates static html files from your dynamic WordPress blog. After a html file is generated your webserver will serve that file instead of processing the comparatively heavier and more expensive WordPress PHP scripts. Supports PHP caching, compress pages, content delivery network (CDN). Download WP Super Cache

Autoptimize, speeds up your website and helps you save bandwidth

Autoptimize makes optimizing your site really easy. It concatenates all scripts and styles, minifies and compresses them, adds expires headers, caches them, and moves styles to the page head, and scripts to the footer. It also minifies the HTML code itself, making your page really lightweight. There are advanced options available to enable you to tailor Autoptimize to each and every site’s specific need. Download Autoptimize

WP-PJAX, Makes WordPress a lot faster using PJAX (PushState + AJAX) for loading content

PJAX is a technique that uses AJAX and PushState to deliver a faster browsing experience by only loading and updating parts of the page HTML each page load. PushState makes it possible to add real permalinks, page titles, and a working back button so that your visitors won’t be able to tell the difference between PJAX page load and ordinary full page loads, except for the increased speed of course. THIS PLUGIN IS STILL EXPERIMENTAL – USE AT YOUR OWN RISK! Download WP-PJAX