How to improve WordPress speed and performance

A slow-loading website frequently frustrates site users and visitors, resulting in a higher bounce rate and fewer conversions.This article will show you how to use the Autoptimize Plugin to improve the speed and performance of your WordPress-powered website. This plugin enables you to optimise the use of JS, CSS, HTML, and image files in order to provide a better experience to visitors.

What is Autoptimize Plugin?

The Autoptimize Plugin is a plugin that allows you to optimize your site using a simple user interface.Following are some of the features the plugin offers for site optimization:

  • Minify and cache scripts and styles 
  • Injects CSS in the page head by default
  • Inline critical CSS 
  • Defer the aggregated full CSS
  • Move and defer scripts to the footer
  • Minify HTML 
  • Defer the aggregated full CSS
  • Optimize images
  • Optimize Google Fonts 
  • Async non-aggregated JavaScript can be used.

Installing Autoptimize Plugin in WordPress

To install Autoptimize Plugin in WordPress, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to WordPress as the administrator.
  2. On the Dashboard in the left sidebar, click Plugins, and then click Add New:

  3. Search for “Autoptimize Plugin” click Install, and then click Activate the plugin: 

  4. On the Dashboard in the left sidebar, click Settings, and then click Autoptimize:

  5. In the Autoptimize Settings page, configure the settings for JavaScript, CSS and HTML files optimization:

  6. Click the Images tab and optimize the images, to improve your website's loading speed and performance:

More Information

For more information about the Autoptimize Plugin, please visit https://wordpress.org/plugins/autoptimize/

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