Top 10 Resources: WordPress Performance Optimization

WordPress performance optimization refers to improving the speed and increasing pageviews for a WordPress site. Performance optimization for a WordPress site can be obtained in several ways, such as using caching plugins and methods, optimizing the database, changing settings (for example, disabling loading of unwanted files), or removing old plugins. Below we present top links from across the web that discuss WordPress performance, MySQL database optimization, and other methods for performance optimization.

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The Truth about WordPress Performance

In this article, we’ll talk about on-page optimization that includes everything but the web server. Setting up a web server is a completely different story and would go beyond the constraints of this article. I assume a WordPress website with a common web hosting package. Properly configured, a website based on a hosting package shows excellent results.

WP Rocket

Speed up your WordPress website, more trafic, conversions and money with WP Rocket caching plugin.

How to Optimize a MySQL Database

One of the most important prerequisites for achieving optimal MySQL database performance is indexing. Indexing is an internal MySQL feature that allows faster gathering of data. This post describes how to optimize a MySQL database.


Imsanity automatically resizes huge image uploads. Are contributors uploading huge photos? Tired of manually scaling? Imsanity to the rescue!

WP Smush - Image Optimization

Reduce image file sizes, improve performance and boost your SEO using the free WPMU DEV WordPress Smush API.

Using CloudFlare and WordPress: Five Easy First Steps

With tens of millions of sites on the internet using Wordpress, many WordPress sites have decided to use CloudFlare to make their site faster with our free CDN and to make the site more secure with our security. Since we get a lot of questions about WordPress online and in our support channel, as well as a lot of common areas of confusion, we’ll cover recommended first steps in an easy to read article.

WP Super Cache

A very fast caching engine for WordPress that produces static html files.

W3 Total Cache

Easy Web Performance Optimization (WPO) using caching: browser, page, object, database, minify and content delivery network support.

Delete Expired Transients

A plugin that allows you to delete old, expired transients from WordPress wp_options table.

WP Crontrol

WP Crontrol lets you view and control what's happening in the WP-Cron system.

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Topics Speed & Performance, WordPress