We’re constantly adding new features to the perfmatters plugin to help you speed up your WordPress site even more! Our job is to figure out the performance hacks so you don’t have to. Check out the current feature set below.
We developed the perfmatters plugin with simplicity in mind. We use all of these optimizations on our own sites and are excited to provide an easy way for you to now have them too! No messing around with code or your functions.php file. Performance optimizations shouldn’t have to be complicated and so everything can be enabled/disabled with a single click.
The main way this plugin helps speed up your site is by disabling things that might not be used on your site. For example, by default emojis load on every single page of your site. If you don’t use them, this is simply slowing it down. By disabling it, the script no longer loads and so it reduces your overall number of HTTP requests and your page size. Another great optimization is to limit your post revisions. These can quickly fill up your database and slow down your site. By limiting them you can ensure a fast and snappy database.
Current features include:
- Disable emojis
- Disable embeds
- Remove query strings
- Disable XML-RPC
- Remove jQuery migrate
- Remove WordPress version number
- Remove wlwmanifest link
- Remove RSD link
- Remove shortlink
- Disable RSS feeds
- Remove RSS feed links
- Remove Dashicons
- Disable scripts per page/post
- Disable scripts with Regex
- CDN Rewrite
- Disable Password Strength Meter
- Add blank favicon
- Disable Google Fonts
- Disable self pingbacks
- Disable WordPress Heartbeat API
- Change Heartbeat API frequency
- Disable and limit post revisions
- Disable REST API
- Remove REST API links
- Change autosave interval
- DNS prefetching
- Disable WooCommerce scripts and styles
- Disable WooCommerce widgets
- Disable WooCommerce status meta box
- Disable WooCommerce cart fragments (AJAX)
- Disable Google Maps API
- Multisite support
- Change WordPress login URL
- Local analytics
As you can see below, everything is a one-click toggle. There is also a handy tooltip next to each one that links to our knowledgebase article on the optimization. This way you can learn more about what it does and why you might want disable it or leave it enabled.
The perfmatters plugin also now has a Scripts Manager built in. This allows you to disable scripts on a per post/page basis. This is very powerful and can drastically increase the speed on your WordPress sites (especially your homepage). A few examples of what this can be used for:
- The popular Contact Form 7 plugin loads itself on every page and post. You can easily disable it everywhere with one click and enable only on your contact page.
- Social media sharing plugins should only be loaded on your posts. You can easily disable it everywhere and load only on post types, or even custom post types.
All scripts are grouped by their respective plugin and theme so you can easily see which scripts are being used by what.
DNS Prefetching is available under the perfmatter’s extras tab, along with the ability to enable accessibility mode. Accessibility mode ensures that our plugin dashboard fully works with screen readers, as we are happy to accommodate everyone.
Examples of WordPress Sites Using the perfmatters Plugin
Here are some examples of fast WordPress sites that are using the perfmatter’s plugin. It is important to remember that the plugin isn’t a magic wand. It won’t magically fix everything wrong on your site. You should still optimize your site and then the perfmatters plugin will help speed it up even more. This plugin is for those who want to shave off every ms of load time from their WordPress sites!
This website is running the Avada theme, which is known for having high load times, but after being optimized, along with installing the perfmatter’s plugin, it easily achieves a 600 ms load time.
And of course, we utilize the perfmatters plugin on this site, which achieves a 100/100 on Pingdom with a load time of under 400 ms.
Web performance is the most important feature to us, and that is why this plugin doesn’t load anything on the frontend and is under 60 KB on the backend.
We love WordPress and we use this plugin ourselves on all of our sites. We are committed to making it better and helping you speed up your site! If you have any problems or questions, feel free to contact us anytime.