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Increase The Speed of Your WordPress Blog Using 3 Plugins

This is Guest post by Alex who works for a company dealing with injury compensation. You can also write for TechMaish, Read Guest Blogging.

You can get lots of useful suggestions for increasing the speed of you website from sites such as Pingdom or WebPageTest. There are also some popular plugins that work with the Firebug add-on for Firefox. Most notably Google’s Page Speed and Yahoo’s YSlow all of which offer numerous way to make your site even faster.

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These tools will give you advice such as combine external CSS and JavaScript, turn on GZip compression and leverage browser caching. Of course this is just an example and there are many more suggestions for increasing the speed of your site. But what if you are not that technically minded? Maybe you setup a blog because you enjoy writing but now realise that a faster site will be beneficial for your readers.

Well fortunately there are some handy plugin that you can install for WordPress in order to make your site that much faster. First of all the PHP Speedy plugin by Acid Drop will take care of a lot of suggestions that may be made from speed diagnosis tools. This includes minifying, combining and compressing CSS and JavaScript files as well as GZip many components and much more.

Secondly a plugin such as WP Super Cache will generate an HTML version of your pages for quicker loading and less server loads. Additionally W3 Total Cache is a popular plugin that does a similar job and worth trying as an alternative to WP Super Cache if needed.

Finally a plugin such as WP Smush.it will reduce the size of the images on your site thus making it run faster. Uncompressed images can be one of the biggest drains on web server resources and as such significant increases in speed can be seen when using an image compression plugin on a site with many images.

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  • Michael Aulia @CravingTech.com

    October 28, 2010, 1:02 am

    I’d vouch for WP-SuperCache 🙂 It has saved me a couple of times, when I got around 10,000 visitors for a day on a shared hosting server without any problems!

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  • Vijayraj Reddy

    October 28, 2010, 9:56 am

    i was using only WP Super Cache, thx for suggesting other 2…

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  • Bilal Ahmad

    October 28, 2010, 1:26 pm

    WP Super Chache is of course a very useful one.

    Reply
  • Usman

    October 30, 2010, 5:17 am

    I am Using wp-cache for enhancing the load speed of my Blog.

    Reply
  • Jon

    November 2, 2010, 10:46 am

    I think Total cache is a bit more better than Super Cache

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  • Flashkaart

    November 3, 2010, 8:40 am

    Thanks for the great tip.
    I installed this and my pagespeed extension shows a big improvement over the earlier results

    Reply
  • TechGopal

    November 5, 2010, 11:08 am

    i hv just install all….
    all of them work very well…..

    Reply
  • Mohsin ALi Waheed

    November 5, 2011, 11:04 pm

    After Google Panda Update website loading time is one of the key factors in terms of website reputation in the eyes of search engines. So this article will really help blogger like me.

    Reply
  • Ramnadh

    February 18, 2012, 1:35 pm

    Thanks for information. I am using Wpsmush it and Wordpress super cache. Thanks for sharing phpspeedyplugin.

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  • Krishna Kiran

    May 7, 2012, 6:36 pm

    Can I use WP Total cache as a substitute to WP super cache?
    SmushIt is a great tool to take care of images.. Thanks for suggesting the other tool…

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    • Bilal Ahmad

      May 7, 2012, 8:54 pm

      Kiran@ You need to use only 1 Cache plugin at a time. You can’t use both plugin on the same blog. W3 Total Cache is better then WP Super Cache plugin.

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  • Chandan Sanwal

    December 20, 2012, 10:19 am

    Now I am using Wpsmush it but PHP Speedy is not working in latest versions of wp.

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  • Vebhav

    January 6, 2013, 5:44 pm

    I am using WP Super Cache Plugin, But Wp Smush it is not working properly !

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  • Arsie Organo Jr

    January 7, 2013, 6:37 pm

    Well, WP-Smush.it is working for me so great! But as for WP Super Cache I am no longer using it. I switched to W3TC Total Cache. It works better for me and scoring good on some online website speed tester.

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  • Sneha Malik

    October 29, 2013, 5:57 pm

    I think W3 Total Cache is more effective than the WP Super Cache. Can you tell me which one is best ?

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  • Jared

    January 22, 2015, 6:46 pm

    Thanks for the reassuring comments about the WP Super Cache. Now I’m ready to try it.

    Reply

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