HOW TO OPTIMIZE WORDPRESS LOAD TIME AND KEEP THE SMILE
Are you looking for the best WordPress plugins to speed up your website? Let me help you on that! Fortunately, there are plenty of great WordPress plugins out there that makes life easier. In today’s post, I’m going to introduce you to 5 of the best plugins and how to optimize WordPress website load time and keep the smile!
W3 Total Cache improves the user experience of your site by increasing website performance, reducing download times via features like content delivery network (CDN) integration.The only WordPress Performance Optimization (WPO) framework; designed to improve user experience and Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Recommended by countless web hosts.
Trusted by numerous companies like AT&T, mashable.com, smashingmagazine.com, webdesignerdepot.com, css-tricks.com and tens of thousands of others. Learn more ›
WP-Optimize is an extensive WordPress database cleanup and optimization tool. It doesn’t require PhpMyAdmin to clean and optimize your database tables. Learn more ›
WP Smush is super easy to use – no confusing compression software settings! Smush images in your library one at a time or bulk smush up to 50 images at a time. Plus, configure auto-smush to asynchronously scale and compress some or all of your images as they are being uploaded – it’s incredibly fast.
The faster your site loads, the more Google, Bing, Yahoo and other search engines will like it. Your site will load faster and rank higher. Learn more ›
Lazy loading makes your site load faster and saves bandwidth. This plugin replaces all your post images, post thumbnails, gravatar images and content with a placeholder and loads the content as it gets close to entering the browser window when the visitor scrolls the page. Also, works with text widgets. Since it works with iframes, it also covers embedded video’s from YouTube, Vimeo etc. You can also lazy load other images and iframes in your theme, by using a simple filter. Learn more ›
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 can move scripts to the footer. It also minifies the HTML code itself, making your page really lightweight. There are advanced options and an extensive API available to enable you to tailor Autoptimize to each and every site’s specific needs. Learn more ›
By Nathalie Thibault
Nathalie works as a UI/UX Designer and Front-End Developer. She has years of experience with WordPress and a special interest in internet marketing.
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