If you are developing your website you should know about the Google PageSpeed Insights tool.
This tool inspect your website and offer suggestions that could help you to improve your website’s loading speed.
Once the website is tested in Google PageSpeed Insights you will get a page with site score and recommendations to increase this score. Usually, websites gain 50-70 scores. It’s up to you to follow recommendations you see on that page or not. But remember that site speed influence your website performance.
You definitely know how to do plugin install but we will remind you the process.
Login into your WordPress admin panel. Navigate to Plugins > Add New section
Enter Autoptimize to the search field you will see on that screen.
Install and activate plugin.
Is it done? You can proceed to the next step now.Open Settings > Autoptimize page in your backend. This plugin allows you to modify your JS and CSS files. But please note! It could effect your website appearance.
Test your website in Page Speed tool. If any questions open plugin page and click Advanced settings tab to be able to to include inline JS and remove scripts that are excluded by default.
Go to the CSS section and enable inline CSS option. Save the changes and click Clear Cache button.
W3 Total Cache is recommended if you have this plugin already installed on your site.
In order to configure plugin settings open Performance > General Settings page in your admin panel and scroll down to Minify section.
Select Manually as a minify mode option. Save the changes.
You can open Performance > Minify page now. Add your JS scripts under the JS file management section. To add scripts click on Add a script button. Enter URLs you copied earlier.
Do the same under the CSS file management section.
To save the changes click on Save settings and purge cache button.
Open the Google PageSpeed tool and test your website again.
Also, be sure to check out the variety of WordPress Themes to select the best template for your project.