By AN Jay on January 27, 2011

13 Most Robust WordPress Plugins To Speed Up Your Blog’s Loading Time

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There are hundreds of wordpress plugins available on the internet. Some of them are very useful and some of them are only for the sake of existence. But it’s totally up to you that how you can make your wordpress blog more strong and powerful using different plugins to give your blog readers an amazing and wonderful experience. In this post, We are listing down  wordpress plugins that are really essential for every blog.

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W3 Total Cache

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. With this plugin, you can save up to 80% Bandwidth via Minify and HTTP compression of HTML, CSS, JavaScript and RSS feeds. We personally use W3 Total Cache and recommends this plugin to our all the visitors.

WP Super Cache

WP Super Cache

WP Super Cache is a static caching plugin for WordPress. It generates html files that are served directly by Apache without processing comparatively heavy PHP scripts. By using this plugin you will speed up your WordPress blog significantly.

HeadJS Loader

This plugin reformats your page to utilize Head JS in your WordPress site. It strips out all your old javascript declarations and puts them into head.js calls so that they are loaded in parallel.

Plugin Organizer

This plugin allows you to change the order that your plugins are loaded. It also adds grouping to the plugin admin age.

JS & CSS Script Optimizer

This plugin will help you make your website more quick. It can grouping and packing Java Scripts and CSS. Also it makes fewer HTTP requests.

WP Minify

This plugin integrates the Minify engine into your WordPress blog. Once enabled, this plugin will combine and compress JS and CSS files to improve page load time.

Scripts Gzip

A WordPress plugin to merge and compress the CSS and JS links on the page. It does not cache, minify, have a “PRO” support forum that costs money, keep any logs or have any fancy graphics. It only does one thing, merge+compress,
and it does it relatively well.

html-compress

This plugin clears html of web page. It reduces space, tab, etc. on all source content, including in line css and javascript.

Performance Optimization: Order Styles and Javascript

What if you are using plugins and that are adding calls to JavaScript and CSS files dynamically. This is case of WordPress blog, where we use many plugins and those plugins add various Styles and Script files dynamically from wp_head() call. This plugin helps you assign the order to stylesheet and JavaScript (external and inline) for performance optimization.

External Files Optimizer

It automatically combines and compress css/js files generate with wp_head() and wp_footer().

WordPress Gzip Compression

It enables gzip-compression if the visitor’s browser can handle it. This will speed up your WordPress website drastically and reduces bandwidth usage as well. Uses the PHP ob_gzhandler() callback.

WP Parallel Loading System

The WP Parallel Loading System is a wordPress plugin that will enhance the loading efficiency of your Blog.

CloudFlare

The CloudFlare WordPress Plugin ensures your WordPress blog is running optimally on the CloudFlare platform.





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Wp total cache is excellent plugin for wordpress blog

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For God’s sake just run nginx and php-fpm, you’ll never need cache, CDNs or whatsoever. Just keep an eye on your memory ;)

~ K.

I can’t imagine the “WP Parallel Loading System” plugin really helps that much.

If you minify and offload to a CDN, that’s usually sufficient enough.

Plus, if you add more hostnames, it just adds more DNS resolutions and that can slow down a site loading as well.

Also note, a good thing to have installed in your Firefox browser is YSlow, helps figure out what’s causing issues when loading.

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Great list of wordpress plugins. Will have try and see whether any of this will be of help in reducing the load time significantly.

Thanks for mentioning my plugins here.

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Thanks for the list!
Does anyone know how well these preform on blogs that are mainly composed of images – ie. photography blogs?

I’m interesting in hearing more about the performance for sites with heavy image content – would these plugin’s help load pages and post’s faster?

W3 Total cache is great

Wow, this is what I’m looking for. Thanks for sharing and nice info.

A Great collection of resources for design the wordpress blog or website. These resources are really helpful to anyone who is beginner in this field. thanks for your support.

Very nice post. It gives information I need. Thanks for sharing.

Why mention JS/CSS gzip and HTML compress etc. when W3TC can do all that?

I like this post and I enjoyed read it. This information is what I’m looking for. Thanks for sharing.

Great list of plugins to speedup wordpress. I use alot of these, especially fond of w3total cache.

I was not aware of all these plugins and I have been trying to speed up my site. Very good information thanks

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