Perfmatters – Lightweight WordPress Performance Plugin

Last Updated: December 6, 2020
Version: 1.6.5
Rating: 4.6
Developer: Forge Media
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Slow WordPress sites have higher bounce rates and fewer conversions. The perfmatters plugin was created by webperf geeks to speed up your site! A minimal and easy to use dashboard with one-click toggles. You don’t have to be tech-savvy to use perfmatters. Increases the speed of your site by reducing HTTP requests, stripping out code, and minimizing back-end load.

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.

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.

Change Log

Changelog for Perfmatters – Lightweight WordPress Performance Plugin 1.6.5
-Added new option to Delay JavaScript from loading until user interaction.
-Added new gtag.js v4 option to local analytics.
-Added new built-in option to Exclude from Lazy Loading which can be used in addition to the existing filter.
-Add new perfmatters_lazyload_youtube_thumbnail_resolution filter to adjust YouTube preview thumbnail quality.
-Optimized analytics updater function.
-Updated EDD plugin updater class which will now allow for WordPress auto-update support.
-Removed option to Defer Inline JavaScript which is now being replaced by the new Delay JavaScript option.
-Adjusted Script Manager hook priority for better compatibility.
-Compatability fix to the DOM Monitoring lazy load option.
-Added compatibility fix for jQuery fitVids to lazy loading function.
-Fixed an issue where lazy loading was attempting to run on AMP pages.