Apr 082018
 

WordPress Speed Booster Pack Tweaks post provides a list of tweaks for you to enable or disable to further improve your site speed.

Last Updated: August 3, 2020

Latest News: Updated the documentation.

The following tweaks helps you further improve the speed and performance of your site. These tweaks can improve the SEO as well. It is up to you to decide which tweaks you want to enable and disable. These steps are very simple to follow.

Some of these features will not work well in your site. It is up to you to find out which ones will and which ones won’t work well in your site. Make sure you test thoroughly each feature you enable before finalizing your settings and going live.

What you need:

Speed Booster Pack Tutorials:

WordPress Speed Booster Pack Tweaks

Step 1 ) The following image Tweaks allows you to enable the following features.

Tweaks Part 1

  • Enable/Disable Tweaks = Enables or disables the whole module without resetting its settings.
  • Enable instant.page = Enqueues instant.page (locally), which basically boosts the speed of navigating through your whole website.
  • Trim query strings = Removes the query strings (characters that come after the question mark) at the end of enqueued asset URLs.
  • Disable self pingbacks = Disabling this will prevent pinging this website to ping itself (its other posts etc.) during publishing, which will improve the speed of publishing posts or pages.

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Step 2 ) The following image allows you to enable the following features.

Tweaks Part 2

  • Disable self pingbacks = Disabling this will prevent pinging this website to ping itself (its other posts etc.) during publishing, which will improve the speed of publishing posts or pages.
  • Dequeue emoji scripts = Removes the unnecessary emoji scripts from your website front-end. Doesn’t remove emojis, don’t worry.
  • Dequeue the post embed script = Disables embedding posts from WordPress-based websites (including your own) which converts URLs into heavy iframes.
  • Dequeue jQuery Migrate = If you’re sure that the jQuery plugins used in your website work with jQuery 1.9 and above, this is totally safe to enable.

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Step 3 ) The following image allows you to enable the following features.

Tweaks Part 3

  • Dequeue Dashicons CSS = Removes dashicons.css from your front-end for your visitors. Since Dashicons are required for the admin bar, dashicons.css will not be removed for logged-in users.
  • Dequeue Gutenberg CSS = If you’re not using the block editor (Gutenberg) in your posts/pages, this is a safe setting to enable.
  • Heartbeat settings = Controls the Heartbeat API, which checks if the user is still logged-in or not every 15 to 60 seconds. “Enabled” lets it run like usual, “Optimized” sets both intervals to 120 seconds, and “Disabled” disables the Heartbeat API completely.

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Step 4 ) The following image allows you to enable the following features.

Tweaks Part 4

  • Limit post revisions = Limits the number of post revisions saved for each post. Keeping 3 or 5 revisions for each post should be enough for most sites. Set it to 0 to disable post revisions completely.
    Note: If the WP_POST_REVISIONS constant is set in your wp-config.php file, it will override this setting.
  • Autosave interval = Sets how frequent the content is saved automatically while editing. WordPress sets it to 1 minute by default, and you can’t set it to a shorter interval. Note: If the AUTOSAVE_INTERVAL constant is set in your wp-config.php file, it will override this setting.

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Declutter Head

Step 5 ) The following image Declutter Head allows you to enable the following features.

Declutter Head Part 1

  • Shortlinks = <link rel=’shortlink’ href=’…’ />
  • Next/previous posts links = <link rel=’next (or prev)’ title=’…’ href=’…’ />
  • WLW Manifest link = <link rel=”wlwmanifest” type=”application/wlwmanifest+xml” href=”…” />
  • Really Simple Discovery (RSD) link = <link rel=”EditURI” type=”application/rsd+xml” title=”RSD” href=”…” />

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Step 5-a ) The following image allows you to enable the following features.

Declutter Head Part 2

  • REST API links = <link rel=’https://api.w.org/’ href=’…’ />
  • RSS feed links = <link rel=”alternate” type=”application/rss+xml” title=”…” href=”…” />
  • WordPress version = <meta name=”generator” content=”WordPress X.X” />

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Note: You might like to visit the following URL WordPress Optimize Images Plugins. This is a list of plugins that can help you optimize the images already uploaded in your site.

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I will be updating this tutorial from time to time. Make sure you come back for the latest updates.

If you have any questions please let me know.

Enjoy.

I have been working in IT since 1999 and I enjoy the challenges it brings me. I love developing websites with WordPress. I spend a lot of time helping out in wordpress.org forums. I have been writing tutorials since 2011. Now I am learning how to manage my own VPS "Virtual Private Server.

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