WordPress can just be improved a lot. It works on a PHP/MySQL setup which is not precisely the fastest backend you can have. There are plenty of plugins you can use to improve the frontend, and your server, to get your pages packing much faster.

In this post, I’ll share my individual preferred plugins for accelerating a normal WP site. Note I do not suggest setting up all of these at the same time. That would certify as “overkill.”

You can still get a few of these going and discover a handful of plugins that fulfill your requirements, resolve your speed issues, and ideally drop your overall page load times down to under a 2nd.

 

WP Fastest Cache

For many years I have seen numerous WordPress caching plugins go and come. I still personally use W3 Overall for a number of my sites; however, I’m seeing that being phased out instead of some rivals.

Particularly the most current popular competitor is WP Fastest Cache. This is an entirely complimentary WordPress plugin that includes some extraordinary caching functions.

WP Super Cache

Another quick caching plugin is the WP Super Cache. I use this on my portfolio site, and it’s excellent. I would primarily suggest this for smaller sized material websites that do not have a lot of pages, and even smaller sized blog sites without lots of posts.

For more significant sites and potentially e-commerce websites, you may desire something a bit more active. Something like the Fastest Cache plugin I pointed out above. The secret to WP Super Cache is the ease of usage. This would be fantastic for a customer website like a small company site.

 

Throughout the years, I have seen numerous WordPress plugins go and come. Particularly the most current popular competitor is WP Fastest Cache. This is an entirely complimentary WordPress plugin that includes some extraordinary caching functions.

With that, it’s much supported by the dev group and has more than 2,000 evaluations in the 5-star column. It appears like lots of WP users are quite pleased with this plugin.

WP SmushIt

This plugin hooks into the media library so whenever you submit an image into WordPress, it’ll immediately be enhanced for size.

Some images get minimized by rather a lot. Others are simply hardly touched. In either case, the cumulative impact is significant, and if you have an extremely image-heavy site, this is worth setting up.

Most importantly, the WP SmushIt plugin does not interfere with your everyday workflow. It does not obstruct or need much of any modification. Simply install it and let this thing work its magic.

 

Short Pixel

The ShortPixel Image Optimizer is also wholly complimentary and works a similar method as SmushIt. Given I have not used ShortPixel so I can’t state precisely how it suits a production workflow.

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