Plugins and Services I personally use not to just speed up my site but also for marketing and SEO. Which make my site feature rich and Light-Weight at the same time.
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- Autoptimize: speeds up your website by aggregating and minimising JS, CSS and HTML.
- Wp Fastest Cache: Wp Fastest Cache is one of the best Cache plugins. Unlike W3 Total Cache it’s not too aggressive but work better with less complicated settings.
- Disqus Conditional Load: Lazy loads our Disqus comments. Check out our comparison of Disqus vs native WordPress comments. ( I don’t enable Disqus on all the posts)
- Complete Analytics Optimization Suite (CAOS)– Fix render blocking cache expiry by hosting google analytics locally.
- Pretty Link Lite: Lets us keep track and create our no-follow affiliate links.
- Q2W3 Fixed Widget: Used for our scrolling widget on our sidebar.
- WP Review: This adds stars for our reviews and schema data in SERPs.
- Yoast SEO: Still the best SEO plugin out there, even with the bad 3.0 updates.
- WPS Hide Login: Free plugin to change your default WordPress login URL.
- Imagify: This plugin automatically compresses all of our images, Most of my images are just around 5 kB after compressing them.
- Social Warfare: A WordPress plugin that adds beautiful, lightning-fast social share buttons to your website or blog.
- WP Subscribe Pro: Our newsletter subscribe widget and popup it won’t slow down your site a single bit.