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5 of the best plugins to make WordPress load faster and perform better

Page speed, or how quickly your website loads is an essential part of search engine optimisation. Google gives preference to websites that load quickly and can penalize those that are slow so its essential to have a website with good performance.

These are the 5 free plugins that I use to achieve superb results in Google. The step by step video shows you how to install the lot in 5 minutes flat.


WP-Optimize is a WordPress database cleanup and optimization tool. It doesn’t require PhpMyAdmin to optimize your database tables. It allows you to remove post revisions, comments in the spam queue, un-approved comments within few clicks which making your website lighter.

WP Super Cache

With over 4.5 million downloads WP Super Cache is one of the leading caching plugin. This plugin generates static html files from your dynamic WordPress blog. After a html file is generated your webserver will serve that file instead of processing the comparatively heavier WordPress PHP scripts.


Reduces file size by shortening URLs and safely removing all standard comments and unnecessary whitespace from an HTML document. Combining HTML “minification” with cache and HTTP compression will cut down your bandwidth and ensure near-immediate content delivery while increasing your Google rankings.

Revision Control

WordPress automatically saves versions of pages as you are working on them. This plugin allows the user to set a site-global setting (Settings -> Revisions) for pages/posts to enable/disable/limit the number of revisions which are saved for the page/post and reduce the file size of each page.

BJ Lazy Load

This plugin replaces all your post images, post thumbnails, gravatar images and with a placeholder and loads the content as it gets close to entering the browser window when the visitor scrolls the page.

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