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RS Head Cleaner Lite

This plugin cleans up a number of issues, doing the work of multiple plugins, improving speed, efficiency, security, SEO, and user experience.

4 reviews
Average Rating
4.5 out of 5 stars
Really nice optimization plugin
By , for WP 4.2.4

I was not really expecting visible change after installing this plugin, but after i've done everything i could to rise my pagespeed rank(except moving scripts from header to footer, which i can't do) i thought i will give it a try - and it actually works!

My WP installation contains about 25 different plugins and I haven't found any problems so far.

After installing this plugin I went from 68/84 to 72/87, which is maybe not that much, but it is visible change.

Good job on this one.

EDIT: This is actually first time i have to change my review, i feel like i need to.

First of all - ATM this plugin interferes with ANY facebook widget, means that facebook widget will not show up on your website, doesn't matter which plugin you will use. I already send support ticket and author says, that they are "looking into it", but i can't really wait few weeks for simple fix.

Secondly - chrome dev tool gives only one additional js error with this plugin enabled, but firefox gives 3 new errors which is kinda disturbing. That means something else may broke in meantime while using this plugin and with 20+ plugins i can't really check every one of those for interferes. Thing is, that i can't do anything with that(plugin doesn't offer any kind of options) and only thing i can do i send support ticket, which I would prefer not do everytime i see errors, that's why i took first star from rating.

This plugin is nice, but it's require a lot of polishing and that's why i took second one star from rating. I already switched to another(similiar) plugin and it costed me one point in overall google insights rating, but it gives 0 additional errors and does not interfere with anything.

If you want to use this plugin, then prepare for some bugchecking, at least at the moment.

I'm eager to change rating, but once plugin will be polished and fixed, for now 3 stars is max i can give.

We built this plugin with a lot of love, and hope you enjoy it too!
By Plugin Author, for WP 4.2.3

Hi, my name is Scott Allen and I proudly voted for my own plugin!

Yes, full disclosure, I'm the plugin developer. (Notice the awesome green bar by my name!)

We built this plugin with a lot of love, and hope you enjoy it too! :)

We often build things because we are dissatisfied with existing solutions. In this case, we originally wanted to develop a lightweight plugin that would remove much of the unnecessary links, and junk that WordPress places in the head of a site that will slow it down or leak unnecessary info to potential hackers. Then shortly after its release I developed a very lightweight minification script that doesn't require huge libraries, and can minify on the fly, and fast(!), which is not common. So it further evolved into a minification plugin. It's saved us a lot of trouble and we use it on all our sites, and client sites.

This one evolved as the little brother of RS Head Cleaner Plus, and the only difference is that this one does not move JS to the footer. (Making it 'lite').

Like you, we and our clients are real-life users of the plugin too. We are definitely partial to it. The good thing about knowing that the plugin author (and company, and clients...) is also a plugin user, is that if you experience issues, we experience them too, so we will definitely be motivated to fix them quickly!

Try it out and cast your own vote!

Sidenote: Should plugin authors be allowed to vote?
Sometimes people ask if a plugin developers should be allowed to vote for their own plugin. It's a good question. I think of it this way...WordPress.org is a democratic forum, and the whole point of a rating system is that it's a democratic process. Each person gets a vote, just like in an election, a presidential candidate (or any other elected official) is allowed to vote for himself. Why shouldn't they be? Plugin developers also put in a lot of time and energy into a plugin that they (hopefully) really believe in. In our case, we really believe in this plugin, which we hope you see from the positive responses about the plugin's performance and the quality of our support. (Which is all provided for free by the way.) We work hard to solve all issues within 24 hours if possible. A plugin author's 1 single vote is not going to skew the plugin's rating in the overall scheme of things, just like that elected official's 1 vote is not going to skew the overall election results. If people disagree with their rating, then they need to get out there and vote...give their own rating. That's how it works.

Another thing to consider, is that statistically for online rating systems, more people rate when they are dissatisfied than when they are satisfied, so ratings often tend toward the negative. Happy users or customers tend not to rate services. You can read up on this as Amazon, ebay, and Yelp have had to deal with this a lot. There are many trolls out there who give plugins 1 star reviews without ever reading the documentation or submitting support requests. This is something that all plugin authors understand and have to deal with...patiently, as frustrating as it is.

With Amazon and ebay, they have a system that, when a user is about to post a negative review, reminds them to get in touch with the vendor and try to resolve things first. WordPress.org would do well to have a system that requires a user post a support thread and wait 48 hours for a response before being allowed to post a 1 or 2 star review. In the end, that has much greater effect than a plugin author rating their plugin.

So, in the end, yes, I think plugin authors should be allowed to vote for their plugin.

Awsome Awesome Awesome
By , for WP 3.9.1

Thank youuuuuu sooooo much man.
It does exactly what you describe.
I install with cross finger to hope not having my website to crash.
I use also use W3 Total Cache plugin.
Just out the box. No configuration nothing.
Than I did check with gtmetrix.
Its sky roketed.
It worth searching and reading and reading.
Thank you so much. THIS IS MUST HAVE PLUGIN.
My website quite heavy. Because of the huge amount of 300x300 pics. (1300+ pictures and plenty large size slights)
Roll the drum please.......
Page Speed Grade:A
(95%)
YSlow Grade:B
(82%)

I am very happy indeed with this result.
Thanks.
Guys out there who use this plugin, please don't be lazy to rate this plugin. Developer deserves more than that.
Some times I see 800.000 download only 300 something 5 star rate.
It is not fare to developer.
Be genuine and spare your way of saying thank you with rating.
I come back to add more about this plugin. I did install all my clients website. I am sure when they go to visit their website, they will be very surprise.
I achieved 97 - 91 with gmetrix. And, believe me those sites has huge size pictures.
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I liked it
By , for WP 3.9.1

It works

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