Increase Page Speed With WP Minify

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A few days ago, I visited GTmetrix, one of the best tools for you to test website speed, and found out that they had offered a WordPress optimization guide for how to increase page speed.

The guide is simple, detailed and definitely helpful, and what you need to do is to install the following three WordPress plugins:

  • WP Minify
  • W3 Total Cache
  • WP Smush.it

The WP Smush.it is mainly for you to compress images, I am not going to use it, since I usually optimize the images before uploading them to the blog, and it can’t compress the exist images in one click.

For the W3 Total Cache, I have used it for a long time, and have recommended it in this post.

But I hadn’t used the WP Minify plugin before, since W3 Total Cache also offered Minify function, which I now found out was not as powerful as that offered by WP Minify.

So I disable the Minify of W3 Total Cache and install the WP Minify plugin, as a result, the Speed Page grade of Free Nuts was increased from 83 to 86, as you can see from the following image:

WP Minify

By the way, the YSlow grade is also increased from C to B. These results are from GTmetrix, and the Page Speed grade will be 88 according to Google’s official site.

After installing the WP Minify plugin, you just need to disable the Minify function of W3 Total Cache, of which you can keep the other features as default, but check off the first three boxes of Browser Cache to get a better user experience.

Do you have any other ways to increase page speed? It will be very appreciated that if you can help increase this blog’s Page Speed grade from 86 to 90 or more. 🙂

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