WP Rocket & speed

WordPress Mobile Speed


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WP Rocket

We love their blog about speed. They speak the truth – except about specsmanship of their products. We always remove their plugin and install freebies instead. Why? To save money. Lower annual overhead. The results are the same. And believe it or not, WP Rocket adds a small amount 40-milliseconds globally to site drag. What? Does a speed plugin do that? We could install 40 discreet plugins. OK. We’re showing off now.

See out ebook BLAST.ME

Lazy loading videos and minification should be activated in WP Rocket instead of Autoptimize. If you chose to keep WP Rocket then Autoptimize is redundant and should be eliminated. We can substitute WP Rocket by substituting free plugins. It gets rid of renewal fees and 150 milliseconds of site drag (global slowdowns).

We recommend removing WP Rocket plugin. It causes our clients problems for plugin conflicts and broken pages. It costs annual “rent”. Increasing the price of annual site overhead. We do not like CDNs for fixing speed. They cover up the real problems needing fixed by origin optimization.


Steve Teare
performance engineer
May 2021


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  • Hosting
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  • Images and media library.
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