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Fast WordPress

Description

Hello, thanks for checking out Fast WordPress by Velocious.io – you are awesome!

This plugin allows you to fix render blocking issues caused by your assets (javascript and CSS files).
That way you can improve your site’s performance: Your users will experience faster page loads
and have a better experience on your site.

By using Fast WordPress you are able to:

  • Inline small Javascript and CSS files.
  • Load Javascript files asynchronously by using the defer or the async attribute.
  • Push javascript files to the footer of your HTML.
  • Load your CSS asynchronously using preload and the loadCSS Framework by Filament Group.

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Installation

  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/fast-wp directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  3. Use the Velocious Name screen to configure the plugin

FAQ

You can find Frequently Asked Questions here.

Installation Instructions
  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/fast-wp directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  3. Use the Velocious Name screen to configure the plugin

Reviews

November 5, 2017
This plugin actually makes it fun to deal with the "render blocking stuff". Just brilliant!
May 20, 2017
The only issue I found with this is the UI - when you have a lot of files and want to move those to another area it takes forever to scroll the files up and down. It would be much nicer to have checkboxes and a dropdown selection of the desired operation, much like the WP Media manager has. Other than that, it's a great tool to fine tune where all your files should load - with just a few moves I got one site scoring 20% more on PageSpeed.
March 13, 2017
I was using Hummingbird, but latest updates with minifying on their server is not good. This is really great, finnaly good defer plugin with lovely and easy settings. I can only left in header jquery core with Hummingbird I had to left almost all jquery files in the header. Pretty much increase Page Speed score. Only cons is no compress option, but it's providing faster loading of content and 0.3MB that could Hummingbird saved for the price of not defer loading is nothing. I recommend use this plugin with: - Crazy Lazy (lazy load images best for fast loading sites) - Comet Cache (or other cache plugins, also enable minifying, didn't tested if this plugin can detect combined files) For inexperience users there should be some advice about jquery loading. Thx for this plugin! I'm hoping for future support.
January 2, 2017
Setting up and configuring this plugin took me quite some time, especially compared to an easy to use plugin like autoptimize. But using the additional settings the plugin provided I achieved much better results. Conclusion: Takes some time - but is worth it. Great Plugin!
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Contributors & Developers

“Fast WordPress” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

1.0.1

  • Add image files

1.0.2

  • Fix bug on sites using forced https that still have http as blog_url in their options table

1.0.3

  • Integrate with freemius.com for additional feedback channels