WP Performance Score Booster

Description

This plugin speed-up page load times and improve website scores in services like PageSpeed, YSlow, Pingdom and GTmetrix.

This plugin will…

  • Remove any query strings from static resources like CSS & JS files
  • Enable GZIP compression (compress text, HTML, JavaScript, CSS, XML and so on)
  • Add Vary: Accept-Encoding header, and
  • Set expires caching (leverage browser caching).

Follow the development of this plugin on GitHub

P.S. It is always the best policy to open a support thread first before posting any negative review.

Screenshots

  • Admin Settings

Installation

  1. Upload the ‘wp-performance-score-booster’ folder to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/‘ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. That’s it!

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Upload the ‘wp-performance-score-booster’ folder to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/‘ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. That’s it!
What does this plugin do?

It speed-up page load times and improves website scores in services like PageSpeed, YSlow, Pingdom and GTmetrix. It will remove any query strings from static resources like CSS & JS files, enable GZIP compression (compress text, HTML, JavaScript, CSS, XML and so on), add Vary: Accept-Encoding header and set expires caching (leverage browser caching).

Any specific requirements for this plugin to work?
  • GZIP compression should be enabled on your web server (Apache?). If not then you can ask your web hosting provider.
  • .htaccess in your WordPress root folder must have write permissions.
What if I get 500 Internal Server Error?

If you get “500 – Internal Server Error” after you activate the plugin, Follow the steps below:

(1) Login to your FTP or open File Manager (ask your hosting provider)
(2) Go to the WordPress installation folder and then wp-content/wp-performance-score-booster folder
(3) Copy .htaccess.wppsb file
(4) Now move back to WordPress installation folder and Rename the .htaccess file (to something like .htaccess.bak)
(5) Paste .htaccess.wppsb file (copied from step 3) and rename it to .htaccess

That’s it! Your site should be up now.

Alternatively, you can open a support thread

Reviews

DO NOT ADD THIS PLUGIN: IT WILL DESTROY YOUR SITE

This plugin originally crashed my site (500 server error) and upon hours (and hundreds of dollar) of work with my tech guy to get my site back up, I finally fixed the error message the plugin had caused.

Now I am stuck with an outdated version of my website that I essentially have to build from the ground up again in order to do simple things like caching, etc again.

I am no pro but from what my tech guy has told me, this app modifies essential parts of your site that you cannot undo if you wanted to (style sheets etc).

I am willing to update this review if you are willing to take the time to help me out. I cannot emphasize how frustrating this process has been from the start.

Normally, I hate to post any type of negative review but this has been a gruesome process so far, all because I took a chance on this plugin.

I understand you want me to start a thread but time is of the essence in updating my site during my business’s busiest season.

No increase in performance

My google speed test score actually decreased after installing and activating. **I’m amending my initial review. I took a deeper look at the code and our performance stats and while there was a 1 point decrease in score it’s not attributed to this plugin. The plugin is actually pretty solid. In fact, I see a 2 second improvement in load time.

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Contributors & Developers

“WP Performance Score Booster” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

“WP Performance Score Booster” has been translated into 2 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Interested in development?

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Changelog

1.8, July 03, 2017

  • Added a feature that auto-backup .htaccess file before appending any rules (for GZIP and browser caching)
  • Improved uninstallation process
  • Added a topic on 500 – Internal Server Error Fix into FAQ

1.7.2, March 21, 2017

  • Improved Promos, News and Updates, and recommendations area.

1.7.1, February 10, 2017

  • Improved recommendations area.

1.7, September 15, 2016

  • Fixed CSS conflict with WP Super Minify.
  • Improved deactivation and uninstallation hooks.
  • Organised file structure (custom MVC Skeleton).
  • Added hosting recommendations.

1.6, July 26, 2016

  • Improved UI.
  • Fixed minor bugs.
  • Minified CSS.

1.5, February 02, 2016

  • Fixed conflict with Divi and Divi Builder.
  • Moved Options / Settings under ‘Settings’ menu.
  • Added ‘Settings’ option directly under plugins (installed plugins) page.
  • Amended ‘News and Updates’ section.

1.4, February 28, 2015

  • Added News and Updates section in admin options.

1.3.1, December 30, 2014

  • Fixed issues with .htaccess causing an internal server error.

1.3, December 29, 2014

  • Fixed issues with .htaccess custom rules override.
  • WP Performance Score Booster now adds rules to .htaccess outside default WordPress block.

1.2.2, December 27, 2014

  • Added support for language translations.

1.2.1, November 17, 2014

  • Removed (temporarily) feature to enqueue scripts to the footer.

1.2, November 17, 2014

  • Added feature to enqueue scripts to the footer.
  • Added support for Vary: Accept-Encoding header.
  • Fixed minor issues for remove query strings from static resources.

1.1.1, September 02, 2014

  • Added feature (for URLs with &ver) to remove query strings from static resources.

1.1, August 31, 2014

  • Added Admin Options / Settings.

1.0, August 26, 2014

  • Initial release.
  • Born of WP Performance Score Booster.