Make your WordPress blog fly with these speedy plugins and tweaks
WordPress sites are notorious for their poor loading times. The platform itself comes with very few optimizations, and once you start adding plugins, things will only go south from there.
Having a lot of content on your site is another factor that affects site speed, but not nearly as much as you would think. Most of the performance penalties actually come from having too many plugins installed, a poorly optimized site configuration, and a theme that does not optimize loading speeds (most of them don’t).
Yellow Lab Tools is a speed testing tool for websites. We’ve tried it out on many WordPress blogs out there and it’s rare to see high marks (a B or A result), but after applying the tweaks listed here, we’ve managed to get our own site to score an A (92/100) result, and surprisingly low loading times. Try it on your site to see how you fare.
1. Autoptimize plugin