You work hard on your blog but do you know the one thing that can ruin your hard work.
Speed (Website Loading Time).
Think of yourself how long you wait for a web page when you open it. Just decide and move on.
According to me, not long I am right?
When most visitors visit a site, only wait a matter of seconds to open a page and escape out, back to Google.
Here we will talk about 4 WordPress plugins that can speed up WordPress site loading to great extent. These plugins are specially designed to increase your page load speed.
You can see JustBrightMe loading speed and page size,
So, let’s get started…
Best WordPress Plugins That Will Improve Website Loading Speed
Here is the list of WordPress site speed optimization plugin,
WP Super Cache, Autoptimize and WP Disable has been specially developed to reduce loading time of WordPress site. Jetpack offers a lot of features that you can enable and disable individually. You can use it for design, marketing, security and speed up WordPress site loading speed.
Using these plugins, you can take your page load speed to a new height. Just follow our tutorial step by step.
Now let’s start their configuration. And the best thing is that their configuration is very easy. You just need to check some checkboxes.
1. WP Super Cache
WP Super Cache is a very popular and highly rated caching plugin in WordPress repository developed by Automattic. If you are using another caching plugin on your site, first disable it and install and activate the WP Super Cache.
WP Super Cache creates static HTML files from of your WordPress site and when a visitor request for a page, it serves HTML files instead of heavier PHP files. As a result, it reduces loading time of WordPress site and provides better user experience to visitors.
After activation, click on Settings >> WP Super Cache. This will take you to the settings page of WP Super Cache.
Here are settings of WP Super Cache plugin,
Once you have done, click on Update Status.
Here are the options, which I have checked in WP super cache configuration,
- Enable Caching
- Simple (Recommended)
- Don’t cache pages for known users. (Recommended)
- Compress pages so they’re served more quickly to visitors. (Recommended)
- Cache rebuild. Serve a supercache file to anonymous users while a new file is being generated. (Recommended)
- 304 Not Modified browser caching. Indicates when a page has not been modified since it was last requested. (Recommended)
- Mobile device support. (External plugin or theme required. See the FAQ for further details.)
- Extra homepage checks. (Very occasionally stops homepage caching) (Recommended)
Now, go back to the easy tab again and click on the Test Cash button to check that it is serving cache files.
This step is complete. Now, go ahead and configure Autoptimize.
Once activated, click on Settings >> Autoptimize. This will take you to the settings page.
Here select all checkbox and click on Save changes button. You can see screenshot below.
For advanced settings, you will need to click on Show advanced settings drop down option above the right side.
Here you will see some extra settings. Just follow screenshot and configure them.
This tab allows you to remove query strings, emojis and Google Fonts from your site.
Autoptimize greatly reduces your page size and improve website loading speed.
3. WP Disable
WP Disable is a great plugin that reduces high CPU usage by removing excess bloat from your site. Also, you can control Heartbeat.
- Reduce HTTP requests
- Disable Emojis, Gravatars, Embeds
- Remove query strings from static resource
- Disable trackbacks and pingbacks
- Disable all comments and more
- Disable XML-RPC
- Heartbeat Control
- SpeedUp WooCommerce
- Remove Windows Live Writer tag
- Remove Shortlink Tag
- Remove WP API from header
- and many more features
Once activated, click on Optimisation.io. This will take you to the plugin’s settings page. Here are WP Disable Plugin settings,
Now, this plugin will remove extra blots from your WordPress site.
Jetpack is a great plugin that offers many features all in one place like design, marketing, site speed optimization and security. And most WordPress users use Jetpack on their site.
To speed up WordPress site load time, it provides a global Content Delivery Network (CDN) and Lazy loading for images.
Click on Jetpack >> Settings >> Writing and scroll down to Performance & speed section. Here you will see two option, just enable them.
It also helps you save space on your hosting plan and reduce server load.
If you do not use Jetpack for your site, follow this article to install and set up it – Installing the Jetpack plugin
All these plugins are very popular & highly rated in WordPress.org and most WordPress users use them on their site. The plugins are mainly designed to reduce loading time of WordPress site.
If you setup these plugins properly on your site that we have shown, then it will greatly reduce your page size and speed up WordPress site load time.
Also, Google loves faster loading site and provides a better rank in search result.
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