Improving your websites page speed is one of the best things to improve user experience on your website. Google loves fast websites. There are premium caching and image optimising plugins you can use on your website. There are also freemium plugins you can use. I wanted to see what the results were of using these 3 free plugins as opposed to their premium counterparts. Check out the results!
How Can You Make a Website Faster For Free?
This was a question I wanted answering. Luckily I found this video by Gal Baras on WordPress.tv. If you have some time I would highly recommend watching this video.
Gal suggested installing 3 plugins and configuring them so that they work together to improve your site speed.
He recommended installing the following plugins:
You can watch the video to see how exactly the plugins should be configured and what each bits should do.
What Were The Results of Installing These 3 Plugins?
Running a free page speed report on GTMetrix showed the following results.
- The PageSpeed score increased by 16%.
- The YSlow Score improved by 3%.
- The fully loaded time was reduced by nearly 3 seconds (2.9).
Want to Increase Your Page Speed With Just 1 Plugin?
There are some paid for premium plugins that you can use such as WP Rocket.