6 Plugins to Optimize Your WordPress Blog Speed

Have you been writing high-quality blogs for your WordPress website but aren't getting the desired traffic? Well, one of the biggest reason could be the slow page load time. Put it simply, in case your blog posts take time to load, then the blog readers will most likely abandon your page.

Fortunately, there are some amazing free and premium plugins that are designed to optimize your blog posts speed. Let us discuss about the 6 best WP plugins:

Step 1: 6 Plugins to Optimize Your WordPress Blog Speed

WP Fastest Cache

This plugin helps to create static HTML files from dynamic WordPress blogs. It helps in serving the static html files to a majority of users. In a nutshell, WP Fastest Cache reduces the resources that are needed to run a WP powered website, and increase its performance.

W3 Total Cache

It is primarily designed to improve the load time of the WP powered pages or posts, which ultimately helps to improve the user experience. This plugin helps to boost server performance, cuts down the download times and offers transparent content delivery network (CDN) integration. What's more, it helps to save 80% bandwidth. Since this plugin helps to improve your conversion rates and website performance, more are the chances that your site will attain higher ranks on the Google search engine.

Image Lazy Load (Unveil.js)

This plugin is a lightweight-version of the Lazy Load plugin, and comes with support to load the high-resolution images quickly with retina displays. It comprises of many features including lightweight settings, along with the options to load images on mobile devices.

WP Smush.it

Whenever it comes to writing a great post, it is always incomplete without adding relevant and useful images. While images optimizes blog posts, they also increase the page load time. Besides, as browsers like to index a site's blog posts or pages with faster loading time, over-boarding your site with too many images isn't a good idea. However, you can add heavy load images on your blog posts without compromising the page load time with the help of WP Smush.it plugin. Once enabled, the WP Smush.it runs in the background and strip meta-data from JPEGs automatically, in order to help you save a considerable amount of your space and bandwidth.

Better WordPress Minify

Once activated Better WordPress Minify plugin combines and minify the JavaScript and CSS files to optimize page load time. This plugin depends on WordPress’s enqueueing system, which helps to improve the compatibility of this plugin with other plugins as well as themes. Better WordPress Minify is a highly customizable plugin and is extremely easy to use.

Use Google Libraries

This an incredibly useful plugin that helps your site to use some of the most common Javascript libraries from Google’s AJAX Libraries CDN, without the need of loading these libraries. Using this plugin increases your chance to make use of the cached files and uses compressed versions of the libraries, which lessens the burden on your server.


Hopefully, the aforementioned list of plugins will help in optimizing the speed of your blog posts and makes them to load quickly.

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    2 Discussions


    4 years ago

    i posted 6 post in my blog all the 6 post is loading when visiting my blog. but i need only recent post to show in my page. please tell me how to do that

    1 reply

    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction


    Hemaraj could you please be more specific so that i can help you in more detailed manner. Kindly provide me URL of your Blog so that i can explain you step by step.

    Thanks and Regards

    Edward Jones

    Web Developer | OSSmedia Ltd.