13 WordPress Plugins For Better Performance

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One of the things I love about WordPress is the amount of plug-ins available. There is a wide variety of WordPress performance plug-ins for making your blog more faster on loading and rank well on search engines. page speed is one of the factors Google looks at when ranking your blog. If your blog doesn’t load fast enough it’s rankings may be lowered. In this article, we’ll look at some useful WordPress plug-ins for Better Performance. Please comment if you know more useful plug-ins.

1.Parallelize

While browsers can handle up to 60 http requests simultaneously, only 2-4 simultaneous requests can be handled from the same hostname. This can potentially slow down page loads on your site.

2.WP File Cache

Persistent caching using files. WARNING: PHP 5.1.6 or newer is required.

3.Quick Cache ( A WP Super Cache Alternative )

Speed up your site ~ BIG Time! – If you care about the speed of your site, Quick Cache is a plugin that you absolutely MUST have installed.

4.W3 Total Cache

The fastest and most complete WordPress performance optimization plugin. Trusted by many popular sites like: mashable.com, smashingmagazine.com, makeuseof.com, kiss925.com, lockergnome.com, tutsplus.com, johnchow.com, ilovetypography.com, webdesignerdepot.com, pearsonified.com, css-tricks.com, yoast.com and others — W3 Total Cache improves the user experience of your blog by improving your server performance, caching every aspect of your site, reducing the download time of your theme and providing transparent content delivery network (CDN) integration.

5.WP Minify

This plugin uses the Minify engine to combine and compress JS and CSS files to improve page load time.

Before WP Minify (11 JS requests @ 111KB)

After WP Minify (1 JS request @ 30KB)

6.Head Cleaner

Cleaning tags from your WordPress header and footer. To speed up the loading of JavaScript and CSS.

7.WP Smush.it

Yahoo’s excellent Exceptional Performance series recommends optimizing images in several lossless ways:

  • stripping meta data from JPEGs
  • optimizing JPEG compression
  • converting certain GIFs to indexed PNGs
  • stripping the un-used colours from indexed images

8.WP HTTP Compression

This plugin allows your WordPress blog to output pages compressed in gzip format if a browser supports compression.

9.Hyper Cache

Hyper Cache is flexible and easy to configure cache system for WordPress. It’s aim is to work on any installation.

10.WP Super Cache

A very fast caching engine for WordPress that produces static html files.

11.DB Cache Reloaded

The fastest cache engine for WordPress, that produces cache of database queries with easy configuration – now with bugs fixed.

12.CDN Tools

CDN Tools is a plugin designed to help you drastically speed up your blog’s load time by loading data onto a content distribution network (CDN).

13.WEBO Site SpeedUp

This time-proven application speeds up your website by applying all client side performance rules. Make your website faster than lightning!

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34 Responses

  1. bobin says:

    WOW!, thats a great list , i am gonna try it now

  2. Very interisting thanks a lot.
    Do you know if each plugin is compatible between us ?
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  3. FAQPAL says:

    Nice collection, haven’t heard of most of them, the WEBO one looks interesting.

    Thanks for the share.
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  4. great list of helpful plug-ins :D

  5. julio Rivera says:

    Get posts will be downloading some of them today =)
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  6. Swapnil says:

    Wow! Thanks a lot man, these are seriously some awesome and helpful plugins!

  7. MFJ says:

    you post good resources of wordpress plugins..
    thanks for sharing
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  8. Great Collection. Very usefull. Thanks!
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  9. Great article, this really helped me alot.
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  10. Also, it is important to note that not all of these plugins can be used at the same time. For instance, W3 Total Cache, the best plugin in the list, does not work with any other caching plugin. So do not go about installing all the plugins. Try them one at a time.
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  11. HyperCache is a godsend… The only one I use and my website is uber, UBER fast. Nice collection though. I am interested in playing with Head Cleaner. Thanks for the compilation!

  12. This is a really nice collection of plugins! Thanks for sharing.

  13. If you have WordPress performance problems, you should try out New Relic — http://www.newrelic.com – we just released an agent that let’s you see inside your wordpress app and see what’s slow. We’d love your feedback. Check out how we do it: http://blog.newrelic.com/2010/12/16/measuring-wordpress-performance-with-new-relic-rpm/

    It is super easy to setup.

  14. Max Ebates says:

    My site is extremely slow at 3.5 seconds load time…I will try WEBO

  15. Devin Walker says:

    Nice list, I’ve tried a lot of the caching plugins. Best way to speed up the site is to use a CDN.

  16. rex says:

    my site loads after 7 secs (sucks). thanks for this post. maybe this will help speed up my site

  17. Andrei says:

    Thanks a lot for sharing this. Been using W3 Total Cache for a while, and it’s great. I’m now going to try those other plugins too, and see what the difference is :)

    — Andrei

  18. Enursa says:

    wow. Amazing. Thanks dude. I try to install it. Hope my sites will faster than now.

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