How to Install and Use The Autoptimize Plugin to Speed Up Your Website
Let’s start by going to the plugin area of WordPress and click on the “Add New” button.
Search for Autoptimize in the available search box. This will pull up other similar plugins that you may find helpful.
Scroll down until you find the Autoptimize plugin and click on the “Install Now” button and activate the plugin for use.
You will find this plugin’s settings page under Settings. Click on the Autoptimize option. This page will allow you to freely change the settings of the plugin. Always pick what works best for your website.
Let’s click on the “Show Advanced Settings” button at the top. This will bring up additional settings that can help further speed up your website.
Click on the “Save Changes and Empty Cache” button on the bottom after checking the appropriate boxes. Go ahead and check the Google Pagespeed Insights and test to see if you have fixed or improved the performance of your website.
Congratulations, you have successfully improved your websites speed performance. This WordPress speed optimization will help improve your SEO rankings and the overall experience that visitors will receive when entering your website.
Additional Plugins to Help Optimize Your Website
W3 Total Cache
Keep Your Website Running Fast
Keeping your website running fast is important for many reasons, but the main reasons are for your visitors’ experience and to improve your search engine optimization (SEO). Remember the website should always be about the visitors. Their enjoyment and feedback will help keep your website profitable and growing,
SEO is very important because it helps these visitors locate your website. Just think how often a quick Google search has led you on to a new website that you just can’t get enough of. Of course, if you exclusively build your website around SEO you may be high in the rankings, but users will not want to click on your site if they had a bad experience.
Has your WordPress Pagespeed score increased dramatically after using Autopimize or similar plugins? Has improving you websites speed helped your website climb the search engine rankings?
Author: Chris Racicot
Chris is the Support Manager at GreenGeeks and has been with the company since 2010. He has a passion for gaming, scripting and WordPress. When he’s not enjoying his sleep, he’s working on his guitar skills and fiddling with 3d printing.