This plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

WP Super Simple Speed


Super Simple Speed is a stable and powerful plugin that dramatically increases your WordPress page load speed and gives you a better performance score on the major speed testing services. Unlike most other similar plugins, WP Super Simple Speed is lightweight (less than 20kb in size), and has no clutter or unnecessary code or configs. Simple performance optimization without any hassle.


√ automatic hotlink protection to prevent bandwidth stealing/leeching
√ GZIP compression (speeds up page load time and saves bandwith)
√ loads jquery from google CDN (decreases latency | increases parallelism | better caching)
√ includes Vary: Accept-Encoding Header (increase performance and score on various performance tools)
√ disables auto-save on posts (lowers overhead on the server that can impact performance)
√ automatically sets UTF-8 encoding for files being served as text/html or text/plain
√ enables keepalive (allowing persistent connections) which saves on bandwith
√ removes unnecessary clutter from wp head (rsd, version generator, and much more)
√ dequeues extra fontAwesome stylesheets loaded to your theme by other plugins
√ removes query strings from all static resources
√ plugin is less than 20kb in size 
√ no unnecessary code or clutter 
√ one click activate/deactivate
√ no configs or learning curve

Premium Features

√ EVERYTHING in free version plus

√ full browser caching with mod_deflate for content compression, far-future-expires-headers and cache-control headers
√ automatic HTML/JS/CSS optimization/minification
√ automatic image lazy loading functionality

√ and much, much more !

√ no annual license renewals
√ WooCommerce and EDD compatible
√ ideal for shared-hosting environments
√ most lightweight WordPress performance plugin (less than 50KB in size)

See all premium version features on WP-Superformance


Please make sure that you make a backup of your root .htaccess before installing this plugin (just for good practice).

Need help with your page speed?

Don’t have the time to optimize your site for best page speed and performance? Bumping into conflicts when trying? OPTIPress can help. Visit us at OPTIPress – The WP Page Speed and Performance Professionals to see what we can do for you.

The WP Super Simple Speed plugin is maintained by WP-Superformance

Feedback, Questions, Help, Bug Reporting, and Suggestions

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  1. Download the .zip file
  2. Upload and extract the contents of the zip file to your wp-content/plugins/folder
  3. Activate the plugin
  4. Enjoy!


I am getting an invalid argument error. What is this?

Disable the display_errors setting on your web hosting account. This is a PHP setting that makes it display potential errors and other such things. The (possible) reported issue is a “Warning” and not an actual error.

The code actually works fine, it’s just that when you have debugging turned on, you’ll get this message.

Generally, live websites should not have error displays enabled in the first place. It’s not a safe thing to do.

WP Super Simple Speed doesn’t load the latest jQuery from Google CDN. Can i change this?

Correct! Loading the latest version of a hosted script is almost guaranteed to break your site in some way and even if it didn’t break your site – the less version specific URLs supported by Google’s CDN sets a short term Expires header, so there wouldn’t be much point to load the latest version. This is stable!

What if i need my autosave enabled?

Simply open the inc-functions.php file and delete/uncomment line 78 – 82

I updated your plugin and my site broke. What to do?

If updating WP Super Simple Speed from an older version causes any issues with your site, then please head over to your admin dashboard > settings > permalinks and re-save your current permalink structure. This should resolve the 500 error. Hereafter, please contact our support immediately so we can resolve.


bad practice = bad plugin

Don’t bother with this. Find another.

It causes JavaScript errors that will kill slideshows, etc. because it’s trying to load an outdated version of jQuery instead of the version already bundled in WordPress.

It also tries to load an outdated version of FontAwesome.

Do not install

Just installed this and it took down the site completely,

Still trying to fix a fatal error with memory limit.

Good idea, but plug-in is dead – do not use

This plug-in is out of date and causes problems. Do not install it.

It’s useful speed-wise, so looks good at first. But then I realised it caused…

– Customise/Preview to fail
– Ajax Search Lite to stop working altogether
– Warnings in Chrome

And those are just the things I noticed. The plug-in is no longer supported by the developer, so it’s a no go.

Works very well

Tried it on a single page site that I was having some speed issues with and it worked very well. Super easy to use – install it and that’s it!

The only problem I have with it is that it doesn’t seem to be getting any attention from the developer for a year or so if I read the info correctly. So the plugin could be a security risk as a result of no recent updates. Could be wrong about that, however.

I give it a full 5 stars regardless because it seems to do do what it says it will do.

Thank you to the devs for creating it!


Have just installed this (dead easy) and the Google page speed improved massively! (Also checked on Pingdom Website Speed Test)

Page load time: 4.2 —> 1.4 seconds = WOW!
Faster than: 52% —> 83% of tested websites = WOW!

Mobile speed: 56/100 —> 72/100
Desktop speed: 65/100 —> 86/100 = WOW! WOW! WOW!

I’m no programmer, and couldn’t have achieved these improvements myself, so I am very grateful for this plugin. It just worked.

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Contributors & Developers

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




  • first release version


  • fixed undefined variable error in core file
  • fixed invalid argument supplied for foreach in deque function


  • added Vary: Accept-Encoding Header directive (increase site performance and score on various performance tools)


  • added function to load libs from Google CDN (decreases latency | increases parallelism | better caching)
  • automatically disables auto-save function to lower server overheads


  • fixed url in readme


  • general housekeeping


  • removed footer_enqueue_scripts() function (conflicts with some js functions in responsive themes)
  • fixed typo error


  • modified deactivate feature (deactivate = will restore user’s root .htaccess and only remove rules added by this plugin)
  • modified core super-simple-speed.php file (removed unnecessary code and optimized directives)
  • tested plugin compatibility with core version 4.2.4
  • added link for plugin ratings and premium version


  • some minor modifications in readme file (includes keywords optimization)
  • tested compatibility with core version 4.3


  • removed unnecessary code from main file
  • some modifications to readme file