Your blog speed is one of the important factors like other aspects of your blog. People hate slow loading sites. It affects the EUE aka end user experience ie your blog visitors. Blog speed is also one of the ranking factors in SERP. Caching is one of the factors to improve blog speed. You can use one of the caching plugins like WP Super Cache or W3 Total. However, they do have some limitation. In this post, we will see about a simple plugin to increase blog speed.
Autoptimize: Simple plugin to increase blog speed
Autoptimize is a FREE WordPress plugin with a view to concatenate all scripts and patterns, minifies and compresses them, provides expires headers, caches them, and moves patterns to the site head, and scripts to the footer. It additionally minifies the HTML code itself, making your page really light-weight. Additionally, there are choices for you to enable to tailor Autoptimize to each website’s designated need.
I’m using this plugin on many of my sites. Autoptimize does what it says it does and good thing is that it does it excellently without breaking a factor.
Autoptimize works relatively well with practically all themes and plugins and I’ve no longer had any complications with it.
Tips to setup Autoptimize
Follow the steps to setup Autoptimize.
1. Download the plugin here.
2. Upload to your site.
3. Check all the options and activate it.
You can check the below image for reference.
Once it is done, you can check the blog speed. Please note that this plugin is not alternate to caching plugin. You need to install caching plugin like WP Super cache or W3 total to complement this.