Speed Matters


This plug-in helps managing various add-ons and database related tweaks to improve your website’s speed.

Changing these settings may alter the behaviour of your WordPress setup. Make sure to understand the consequences and test thoroughly.


  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/speed-matters directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the “Plugins” screen in WordPress.
  3. Use the Settings -> Speed Matters screen to configure the plugin.


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Contributors & Developers

“Speed Matters” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Added database cleanup.
  • Option for additional index on the options table.
  • Option for additional index on the postmeta table.


  • Included test of PHP version.


  • First public version.
  • Option to update default jQuery 1.2.4 to jQuery 3.5.1.
  • Option to remove jQuery migrate.
  • Option to remove WP Embed.
  • Option to disable emojis.
  • Option to disable the WordPress heartbeat.
  • Option to update MyISAM powered tables to a InnoDB engine.