Speed is Everything — WordPress PageSpeed Optimization Plugin

If you’ve got a slow loading WordPress website, you know awful it is waiting for your pages to load.  You wonder whether or not you’re losing visitors, an whether your search engine ranking is hurting because of it.

And you wish there was a simple solution, a simple plugin that just fixed the problem.

Well, we’re excited to announce that development has begun on the WordPress plugin version of the incredible Accelerator website plugin that dramatically improves Google PageSpeed scores.

Accelerator, as a website plugin, installs to a traditional website and in minutes it optimizes the web pages and “ticks off all of the checkboxes” that Google PageSpeed Insights recommends that webmasters optimize in order for their pages to load blazing fast.

All without the webmaster needing to know all the technical mumbo-jumbo.

And now we’re bringing that same functionality to the WordPress platform.  Development started April 3rd, and as of the time of this post (April 11th) it is already a week ahead of schedule.  Expected completion and release date is July 4th — expect some fireworks!

This plugin will include support for:

  • GZIP Compression
  • Browser Caching of static resources
  • Minification of HTML
  • Minification of CSS
  • Minification of JavaScript
  • Image Optimization
  • Caching of External JavaScript and CSS
  • Deferral of Render blocking Resources (CSS/JS)
  • Automatic detection and injection of critical above the fold CSS

The  best part of all of this is that it is expected that you’ll be able to take advantage of all of those features, just as easily as the Accelerator as a Website Plugin version, but right through the WordPress plugin interface.