Google officially announced that website loading speed is such as considered as ranking factor in Google Search Engine. (2010 Report: Search Engine land)
So people really want those free SEO traffic to your website/blog right?
First understand website speed is not just important factor for Google and it’s must for user experience. It is such a good factor when people experience the loading speed when they try to access your site.
Fact: If your website loading time is one second delay that your competitors site, then you’ll loss 7% conversions on any niche. Well this makes sense because no one likes those website which has slowing load time and they just move on to another result. Better keep in mind that loading time is really important while taking any conversion products.
We are all WordPress users and we already know that we are not technical savvy when analyzing and improving site loading time.
But thank got we got huge collection of WordPress Speed Optimization plugins that will be helpful for sites to speed up their loading time.
See those plugins we mentioned below are just free to try..
Speed Improving WP Plugins
1. W3 Total Cache
This is not just an plugin, it is one of the most popular speed enhancing plugin which keeps your site loading time always better. This cache plugin got full framework options.
W3 Total Cache plugin supports various options such as CloudFlare, CDN, Browser caching and Database caching and it has well optimized Minify option to minimize image size, CSS scripts, etc.
But these settings are not easy to setup but default option is enough to speed up website well. If you want to use this plugin as advanced level, then upgrade those plugin to Pro option to unlock more options for your website.
Install – W3 TOTAL CACHE
2. WP Super Cache
In WordPress plugin store, this is one of the most popular caching plugin that are available for free. Over 6 Million downloads this plugin already got and activated for speed optimization.
Its really easy to setup entire process but if you need more optimization then you have to backup your WP Database and use advanced settings.
It also supports CDN support, Cache preload option, PHP caching, Legacy caching, Mod_Rewrite caching types. It also serve static html files into multiple versions.
Install – WP SUPER CACHE
3. WP Fastest Cache
It is easy to use and has great features than other cache plugins. You feel WP Fastest Cache as super user friendly to use their options. Some plugins will be more advanced and some them will be simple but this plugin got excited features for normal users.
Install – Activate – Settings – Save = Ready to go.
We noted this plugin has set time expiration features for separate URL strings that helps to minimize loading time for every posts.
2 Million people already installed this plugin over their WordPress site and getting great reviews everytime they upgrade their plugin.
- Easy to setup
- One Click Clear Caching
- Minify CSS & HTML Scripts
- Got CDN integration
- Premium options available to buy
- Set expiration time for individual URL
Install – WP FASTEST CACHE
4. Cache Enabler
KeyCDN team officially released this great WordPress Cache plugin.
This plugin setup process only takes a minute and it is such a very light weight caching plugin in the market.
It comes with features like setting up cache expiry time, minification options, post ID to exclude those cache and other options available there. Its totally sparce when compared to feature option with other plugin and that’s the main point of this plugin.
So if you want to try CDN feature, then you can try their child plugin named as CDN Enabler which is easy to setup like this plugin process.
Install – CACHE ENABLER
5. Better WordPress Minify
This plugin just beat WP Minify we will discuss later about it. Now Better WordPress Minify helps to enqueue all process to prefer which plugin will be the must one to load first. People facing some issues while setting up these kind of plugins but this one got mad just leave as default and everything will be fine.
It is one of the multiple site compatible plugin to control all minification process in one click. This plugin helps to customize minify strings and also it has multiple language settings to better understand this version.
The developers will include CDN features in upcoming versions.
Install – BETTER WORDPRESS MINIFY
6. WP Super Minify
But it’s too risk if you do minification process in one hand with these type of plugins with specific themes that can conflict entire site.
Install – WP SUPER MINIFY
7. WP Smush.it
Wp Smush.it plugin is specifically do the same process like optimizing images and remove s unwanted bloated bytes from Yahoo Smush.it service.
Most tools/plugins from the WP store is useless like degrading image pixel and won’t maintaining same image quality as original file during compression process.
We just tried this plugin for that past one year and we noticed that this plugin is not well while compressing images because a lot of bug factors present in this WordPress addon.
One time we got broken image thumbnails due to this plugin compression process but thankfully at that time I got Regenerate Thumbnails plugin that recover entire image thumbnails within 5 minutes.
But now this plugin was undertaken by WPMU Dev team and nowadays this plugin works like a charm. The main feature of this plugin is just strips metadata from JPEG and avoid unused color from pictures. You need API key to activate this plugin..Just try it.
Install – WP SMUSH.IT
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