Readers are now thrilled with Fast sites.
They surf a lot these days. That’s why they want to have fast sites or they will leave your blog without check it.
Not only readers, but also search engines really care about the site speed.
They announced that the speed is one of the factors that affects the rankings of your blog.
So why don’t you care about it?
Here are top 7 wordpress plugins that can help you skyrocket your speed. So continue reading to check them.
W3 Total Cache is one of the most popular caching plugins for WordPress .
Caching is very good .
However small your blog might be , it’ll be helpful to you .
Your users will like the quick page loading time and will keep coming back to your blog .
This plugin has many advanced features like CDN support , broswer , object and database caching . It is one of the best caching plugins ever . It also has good support .
This new jsDelivr plugin hooks your WordPress site with the jsDelivr service .
It will certainly improve your page loading speed to a considerable extent . Another good news is that this plugin is also compatible with W3 Total Cache . 🙂
Now this plugin is little bit different . It will analyze your site’s performance .
It will create a dash board widget that will display your Google page speed , Yahoo! Yslow statistics and a link to the full report .
It will also hook you up to the GTmetrix API which allows you analyze , schedule reports and receive updates about the status of your blog directly on your dashboard .
This plugin has a very good rating in the WordPress plugin repository .
Is you site very , very slow . And you don’t really know the cause behind it . Even after running various analysis , you are not able to find the right reason . Then this plugin is for you .
This plugin scans your WordPress installation and tell you each plugin’s impact on your overall site performance . It creates user friendly charts for you to read so that you can minimize the use of unnecessary poorly coded plugins .
The Cloud Flare plugin makes sure that you are properly linked with the Cloud Fare CDN Optimization service .
It ensures that there is not change in originating Ip’s . It also has a coupla more benefits . It reports spam information and gives you good protection .
This plugin also makes sure that your database is running at its best . Cloudflare is a free CDN that can be integrated with WordPress blogs if you have proper hosting .
The BJ Lazy Load is a very unique plugin . It helps your site load faster by loading images and iFrames only when the user is scrolling towards it .
This works automatically for your post content . The plugin also gives you a feature to do this to your Theme images.
There are similar plugins like jQuery lazy load .
WP Super Cache is a very old caching plugin used by a majority of WordPress users .
It is very easy to set up an takes only a minute or two .
It permits you to pre-cache your posts before the time so that they are ready to be served with lightning speed when the user reads .
Similar to the idea of a caching plugin, it’s also possible to use Varnish as a reverse proxy through the Varnish HTTP Purge plugin, which runs independently and is used to pass requests to the WordPress server. Like a cache plugin, Varnish provides a pre-saved copy of a WordPress response for a limited time. Here’s an interesting resource by Pantheon that explains the next level of WordPress cache plugins and the benefits of tools like Varnish and Redis: When WordPress Cache Plugins are No Enough.
Did you implement these plugin tweaks on your blog ?
If yes , then let me know about your experience in the comments. I am eager to know how fast is your site.