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Async JavaScript

Aysnc JavaScript removes the render-blocking JavaScript so that above-the-fold content loads without any hindrance.

Highlights

  • Make web page load faster for better search ranking
  • Improve page score in Google PageSpeed test or other testing tool
  • Add async or defer attribute as per your requirement

Alternatives to Async JavaScript

WP-Sweep

Keep your WordPress cleaned with WP Sweep plugin. You can clean up revisions, deleted comments, duplicate meta content, spammed comments and much more.

It uses delete functions

WP Sweep is compatible with all the popular plugins expect Meta Slider.

WP-Optimize

Optimize your WordPress database automatically to makes it perform at optimal performance.

Highlights

  • Removes unnecessary data
  • Complete control over the area of optimization
  • Automate optimization by scheduling it weekly
  • Take a backup prior to optimization so if something goes wrong, you can roll-back
  • Shows potential savings and database statistics

perfmatters

Perfmatters is a lightweight premium plugin to optimize your site performance to make it faster. There are more than 30 optimizations you can do in just a few clicks.

Some of them are:

  • Remove RSS feeds, feeds links, dash icons, query strings, jquery migrate
  • Disable embeds, emojis, XML-RPC, admin-ajax.php
  • DNS prefetching, CDN rewrite, Preconnect

Hyper Cache

Hyper Cache has been created to maximize your loading speed. This works as a catalyst if you have set up your website on shared hosting.

Some of its key features are:

  • Non-complex configurations
  • Works with all types of themes
  • Auto-cleans disk space used for caching

Cache Enabler

In order to increase your traffic, a reader should be able to find you with ease and access your website within seconds. The best way to do this online is by using caches.

Cache Enabler creates static files to serve the request faster and reduce the server load. It does HTML and inline JavaScript minification.

Highlights

  • Fast disk cache engine
  • Automatic or manual cache purge
  • CPT and multisite supported

WP Performance Score Booster

A little help goes a long way and that is what this tool is all about. WP Performance Score Booster does exactly what the name suggests.

It is able to help you enhance the final performance of your page. This is achieved by using an efficient caching system.

Highlights

  • Removes query strings
  • Enable GZIP compression
  • Leverage browser caching

Autoptimize

Make your web page load faster with Autoptimize.

Its an open-source plugin and works with other caching and popular plugin.

Some of its key features are

  • Able to minify, aggregate and cache scripts
  • Default CSS injection in the page head
  • Defers scripts to footer
  • Minifies HTML

WP Rocket

An all-in-one performance and caching plugin to speed up your WordPress site.

More than 450,00 sites are optimized by WP Rocket. The good thing about WP Rocket is you have to don't have to deal with complex setup and results are immediate.

It takes care of page caching, cache preloading, file compression, lazy-load images, database optimization and many more like the following.

  • Remove query strings
  • Defer JS loading
  • DNS prefetching
  • Works well with Cloudflare and other CDN

WP Rocket plugin is developer friendly and they offer 14-days money back refund.

WP Fastest Cache

WP Fastest Cache (WPFC) plugin optimizes your WP site by converting dynamic content to static files.

Highlights

  • Using mod_rewrite to serve the content
  • You have an option to turn off the caching for mobile devices, logged-in users, users-agents
  • Automatic cache purge when page or post is updated
  • Refresh cache periodically

WPFC is installed on more than 700,00 sites.

W3 Total Cache

One of the popular free caching plugins with more than 1 million active installed.

W3 Total Cache (WTC) seamlessly integrate with CDN and compatible with shared, VPS, cloud hosting.

Features

  • Support for AMP, SSL
  • Compression
  • Objects, database and fragments caching
  • Browser caching
  • Minification

A good free plugin to optimize your WP site for performance.