We recommend using WP Fastest Cache and Autoptimize plugins to optimize your website speed.
WP Fastest Cache plugin
On the sidebar, you’ll see a new menu called “WP Fastest Cache.”
a) Enable the following settings:
- Cache System
- Enable caching for faster delivery of pages.
- Upon clicking this, you’ll get a popup telling you which pages to cache.
- Check all of them and leave the “pages per minute” at 4 – click “OK”.
- You may need to reduce this number if your hosting service complains.
WP Fastest Cache Preload Options
- Logged-in Users
- Ensures that if you’ve logged in, you see the actual state of your pages, not the cached versions.
- Minify HTML*
- Compresses HTML and reduces file size.
- Minify CSS*
- Compresses CSS and reduces file size.
- Combine CSS*
- Joins your CSS files into a single CSS resource, reducing number of HTTP requests.
- Combine JS*
- Further compress your pages to be smaller in file size and faster to download.
- Browser Caching
- Helps with the Leverage browser caching recommendation.
WP Fastest Cache – All enabled settings
Click “Submit” when you’re done.
Minification and Combining
Because these processes modify data, they sometimes break functionality due to coding typos, syntax errors, duplicate function names, etc.
Make sure to check your site functionality after enabling the minification/combining features. If you find things are broken, disable all minification/combining features, and re-enable them one-by-one to find which feature is causing the issue.
If your hosting environment supports HTTP/2, combination of scripts is not needed, as the HTTP/2 protocol supports multiplexing – essentially allowing multiple downloads using a single TCP connection (as to only 6 parallel connections in HTTP/1.x.)
Whenever you make major changes to the site, like adding a plugin or modifying the CSS/theme, its recommended to delete the cache and preload it again to ensure you’re serving the latest version of the site. You can find the option to delete the cache in WP Fastest Cache in the “Delete Cache” tab.Delete your cache after major changes in theme or adding global plugins.
WP Fastest Cache will automatically preload the cache again after you’ve deleted it. New content like posts or pages do not require you to delete the cache.
On the sidebar, you’ll see a new sub menu called “Autoptimize” under “Settings”
a) JS, CSS & HTML:
- CSS & HTML Options
- CDN & MISC Options
DO NOT enable Lazy-load images option
USE our built-in function instead
Whenever you make major changes to the site, like updating theme / plugins or modifying the CSS/theme, its recommended to delete the cache and preload it again to ensure you’re serving the latest version of the site.
a) WP Fastest Cache
b) Autoptimize Cache