WordPress compression with WP Rocket
Written by Nathan Bolton
WordPress has evolved into a platform where developers can build anything they imagine. However, the more complex your website becomes, the more time it takes to query your database and download your theme’s assets.
WordPress compression Plugins
The most common way to solve this issue is by installing a WordPress compression plugin.
BONE Creative has implemented WP Super and W3 Total on various installations throughout the years and has always struggled to customize them.
WP Super lacks features and W3 Total is overly convoluted. But we found WP Rocket to be both easy to customize and reduce unnecessary downtime due to its simplicity. It just works.
Here are some of our favourite WP Rocket features
Caching creates an ultra-fast load time, essential for improving Search Engine Optimization and increasing conversions. When you turn on WP Rocket, page caching is immediately activated.
Because our crawler simulates a visit to preload the cache, the indexing of your website by search engines is instantly improved.
With browser caching, your browser stores static contents (JS, CSS, images). When a visitor goes to another page on your website, your static content does not need to load again.
HTML, CSS & JS Minification
Content Delivery Network
To reduce the latency of HTTP requests, WP Rocket allows you to seamlessly use most CDN services (such as Amazon Cloudfront).
We offer a tool to reduce the time of DNS resolutions from external domains, by preloading.
Google Font Optimization
Fewer HTTP requests for a faster website thanks to Google Fonts optimization.
Defer JS Loading
WP Rocket for WordPress Conclusion
WP Rocket integrates the latest features in terms of performance. You can install and configure WP Rocket in less than 3 minutes and unlike other plugins, you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to configure it!