5 useful WordPress Plugins to make your site faster


You have a slow website? Have you imagined how terrible it is when you need to wait more than 3 minutes until it fully loads? Of course, your website’s visitors will have the same feelings with you so do not surprise when you lose a large number of visitors every moment only because of your slow website. There may be a lot of reasons, which delay your website speed. All is not lost, though. There are still many useful WordPress plugins to make your site run smoothly without removing content or switching web hosting services. Today, Rivertheme club are happy to clue you in on 5 of them

W3 Total Cache

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars in WordPress homepage, W3 Total Cache is one of the most recommended plugins for your site. It is carefully designed to offer users new experience and page speed by increasing server performance, reducing the download times and providing transparent content delivery network (CDN) integration. This plugin is highly compatible to those web hosts: Page.ly, Synthesis, DreamHost, MediaTemple, Go Daddy, Host Gator and countless more.

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BJ Lazy Load

BJ Lazy Load is a really really well-known plugin for WordPress sites. Working with both images and iframes, Lazy Load replace all your post images, post thumbnails, gravatar images and content iframes with a placeholder and loads the content as it gets close to enter the browser window when the visitor scrolls the page. This can be regarded as an effective tool to make your site load faster and save bandwidth.

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WP Smush.it

One of the most plugins you should have a try is WP Smush.it. You may wonder how it works. Every image you add to a page or post will be automatically run through Smush.it behind the scenes. You don’t have to do anything else. Very easily!

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Contact Form 7

In a variety of plugins, Contact Form 7 is so out-standing as a contact form plugin. Not only manage multiple contact forms, you can also customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup. Most important, the form supports Ajax-powered submitting, CAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering and so on. This plugin is highly recommended for its simplicity but flexibility.

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Everytime you post photos or images on your websites, you will want to add a watermark to protect your property. Of course, there are many photo editors help you to manage it but Watermark seems to be the most convenient. It automatically applies watermark on all images (new images and already uploaded images). Then you want remove watermark on entire images, just deactivate the plugin.


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As you can see, many things can affect site speed but you do not need to worry anymore. Just by using some WordPress plugins, the problem will be solved quickly. We hope the collection of plugins mentioned above can support you the most.

Have you encountered a problem with your site’s speed? How did you do to come over it? We would love to hear your personal experiences in the comments below! They may help us and many other users a lot. Thank you in advance!