WP Rocket v3.3.7 – The Best WordPress Caching Plugin
Want to improve the performance of your WordPress site? Here is the plugin that will help you achieve this goal, it is WP Rocket.
The good performance of a website is essential for several reasons. The first is SEO. Indeed, the loading speed of a website is one of the criteria taken into account by search engines to establish their rankings.
Easy and instant configuration
when you go to install the plugin, the configuration is instantaneous. Unlike some caching plugins that require a setting before working.
So you can install the plugin and get immediate results. All the other options will allow you to refine the optimization of the loading time of your page according to your needs. But the default setting will already allow you to have great results
Caching and preloading
The primary function of WP Rocket is the caching of your pages. The software will analyze all the pages and posts of your site to cache them. This will improve your SEO and user experience.
Another advantage of WP Rocket is the preloading. You may not know the principle of the latter. When a plugin caches a page, it waits for a visitor to pass on the page to activate the requests that the plugin will compile in a cached HTML file. The second visitor will access the cached HTML page. But the first visitor will have had a slower page. And each visitor is a potential customer for example.
To counter this, the plugin uses a preloader that simulates a visit to load your cached pages. Your visitor or search engines will always have the Fastest version of your page.
Static file compression
The weight being an essential criterion for the fast loading of a page, each element making it possible to decrease this weight is an optimization not to be neglected.
Images are elements that significantly increase the weight of a page and therefore the same time its loading time. To optimize this important parameter, there is the LazyLoad that is embedded in WP Rocket.
This means that only the images that are visible on your screen will be loaded. They will appear according to the navigation. The most famous sites use this technique as YouTube, Facebook, LeMonde …
To give an example, the article on your site has three images. One at the beginning, one in the middle and one at the end. When a visitor arrives on your page, he sees the first on his screen, the latter is loaded at the same time as the page. On the other hand, the images of the middle and end of articles are not loaded. They will be so if the user continues reading the article and arrives in the middle of the article. The middle one will be loaded. It will have to continue reading until the end for it also appears.
Another very interesting option is cleaning up your database. In fact, the more articles or pages you create, the more you add images, categories, make changes to articles … The more time will progress, the more your database will fill with elements. This will make it heavier and increase the loading time of requests.
The WP Rocket plugin will allow you to do this cleaning automatically. You can remove revisions to your articles (which can be very numerous), drafts, trash contents … It will also optimize its database to increase your performance.
- Quick Setup
- Page Caching
- Cache Preloading
- Sitemap Preloading
- GZIP Compression
- Browser Caching
- Database Optimization
- Google Fonts Optimization
- Remove Query Strings from Static Resources
- Minification / Concatenation
- Defer JS Loading
- Cloudflare Compatibility
- DNS Prefetching
- Mobile Detection
- Multisite Compatibility
- eCommerce Friendly
- Multilingual Compatibility
- Connected Users
- Developer Friendly