WordPress Performance Plugin (Perfmatters) – Developed by woorkup

We are super excited to announce the launch of our second premium WordPress plugin, perfmatters. You can now get all the crazy web performance hacks we do on our sites and are always talking about, all within one simple and easy to use plugin. Check out below how perfmatters can help take your site to the next level. Unlike some developers who build plugins to make money, we build plugins to solve problems first.

Perfmatters – A Lightweight Web Performance Plugin

We developed the perfmatters plugin with simplicity in mind. We use all of these optimizations on our own sites and are excited to provide an easy way for you to now have them too! No messing around with code or your functions.php file. Performance optimizations shouldn’t have to be complicated and so everything can be enabled/disabled with a single click.

perfmatters settings

The main way this plugin helps speed up your site is by disabling things that might not be used on your site. For example, by default emojis load on every single page of your site. If you don’t use them, this is simply slowing it down. By disabling it, the script no longer loads and so it reduces your overall number of HTTP requests and your page size. Another great optimization is to limit your post revisions. These can quickly fill up your database and slow down your site. By limiting them you can ensure a fast and snappy database.

This plugin isn’t designed to replace your caching or image compression plugin, but rather work alongside them to further strip out things that aren’t needed on your WordPress site. It’s for those of you who want to squeeze out every ms of speed from your sites. And for those of you who already have some of these hacks in place, this is a great way to manage them without having to edit your functions.php or wp-config.php files.


Here are some of the current features in the perfmatters plugin. And there are a lot more coming too! We use this plugin on flizo and were able to get rid of 6 plugins and a bunch of messy hacks, as they are now all in the perfmatters plugin.

The above are just a few of the features in the perfmatters plugin. There are a lot more. And don’t worry about this plugin being too big! It doesn’t load a single thing on the frontend of your site. And is only 60 KB on the backend.


Below are some examples of sites we are using the perfmatters plugin. They are of course also optimized, but wouldn’t be as fast without all these additional optimizations. Check out our speed up WordPress guide for additional ways to decrease the load times on your site.

Chad Barnes provides WordPress maintenance services over at SkyrocketWP. He already purchased our perfmatters plugin and ran some tests. Here’s what he had to say!


“Awesome! perfmatters couldn’t have been easier to setup—really clean design and to-the-point documentation. We took the recommendations from the documentation and reduced our requests by 10% and shaved 12% from our page speed—down from 1s to 864ms.”


We use the perfmatters on this site, and along with other optimizations, it loads well under 600 ms.

woorkup speed test


We utilize the perfmatters plugin on the site where we sell our other premium WordPress plugin, WP Coupons. As you can see our homepage is blazing coming in under 400 ms.

wp coupons speed test


This website is running the Avada theme, which is known for having high load times, but after being optimized, along with installing the perfmatter’s plugin, it easily achieves a 600 ms load time.

avada wordpress theme fast


And of course, we utilize the perfmatters plugin on the perfmatters.io, which achieves a 100/100 on Pingdom with a load time of under 400 ms.

perfmatters 100 score pingdom

Getting some good feedback from the rest of the community as well. Make sure to check out Kevin’s in-depth review of perfmatters.

Support from the Developers

You get support directly from myself and my brother. We don’t outsource anything.

brian and brett jackson

I’m currently the Director of Inbound Marketing at Kinsta. I have personally worked in the CDN industry and am now working in the high-performance WordPress hosting sector. I have been knee deep in web performance for years and have optimized thousands of sites. I have also published hundreds of articles across the web pertaining to WordPress optimization and performance.

Brett is a full-time developer who loves building awesome web applications and of course anything WordPress. He is constantly figuring out new performance optimizations that can he implement to speed up client’s sites.

We take pride in our support and the quality of our plugins. Check out our changelog for our other WP Coupons plugin, you can see that we push out a lot of updates! That is because we utilize our own plugins on every site we use. This is the perfect scenario for both us and you, because we also want new features! A lot of developers build plugins to simply make money. We build plugins to solve problems first. So if someone has a great idea that we should add, let us know and we can all benefit from it.

You can check out our current feature requests page for the perfmatters plugin. If you have a performance idea we haven’t thought of we would love to hear about it! The affiliate program for perfmatters will be launching next week.


Because it takes time to develop the plugin, update it, and fix bugs we tried to keep the price as cheap as possible. Here are the pricing options:

  • $19.95 for 1 site license. Includes 1 year of support and updates.
  • $49.95 for 3 site license. Includes 1 year of support and updates.
  • $99.95 for unlimited site license. Includes 1 year of support and updates.

And yes, the plugin comes with a 30-day money back guarantee. For a limited time though, use our coupon code PERFMATTERS for 15% off!

Visit perfmatters

We hope you enjoy the perfmatters plugin as much as we do! We have a lot of great new features already planned for it and hope to make it the #1 lightweight performance plugin for WordPress.

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Brian Jackson

Co-founder at forgemedia. Blogger and entrepreneur obsessed with SEO, marketing, and web performance. Connect on Twitter @brianleejackson.

29 thoughts on “WordPress Performance Plugin (Perfmatters) – Developed by woorkup”

    • Glad to hear it Chad! Now everyone can benefit more easily from all these performance hacks. We are already working on new features.

      • Hi,

        Just love the feature requests / pending page especially all those WooCommerce hacks as loading all those Woo scripts and CSS is crazy on home page and other non Woo pages.


          • Something I would say before even playing with it is (and i dont even know if this is maybe a separate plugin or what!) but one thing we spend a LOT of time on is trying to speed up Woocommerce! Maybe your plugin will do this anyway! I will be back with feedback in a week!


  1. Hi,
    I’ve just purchased the plugin and only 1 comment thus far.

    I am blind myself and use a screen reader to access the web – Jaws from Freedom Scientific / VFO Group.

    In altering the plugin settings, you have used a non standard graphical switch to alter the settings – which I can’t access.

    Can I implore you to switch to standard HTML controls that my screen reader will work with – radio buttons, checkbox for on/off / combo box with on/off options etc.

    This small change would really be appreciated.


    • Thanks Dale for the comment and feedback. We already have an email conversation going back and forth about this. We definitely want to accommodate everyone.

    • Just for everyone else reading this. We pushed out an accessibility mode option in version 1.0.2 which solves the screen reader issues. Thanks!

  2. Congratulations Brian, it’s a very useful plugin, it make easy a lot of tricks to earn precious milliseconds.

    Do you think to add other optimizations in next updates?

    • Hey, I did Amir! It was so much feedback my email back to you is still in draft. I appreciate you taking the time, so I wanted to return the favor. You should hear back from me by tomorrow. We are going to be adding a lot of what you mentioned. Thanks

        • Hey Amir,
          Ya sorry, for feature requests I am a little behind on emails. But just responded to you via email. For support requests, we always respond within 12 hours.

          We are about to launch the ability to disable scripts on a page/post. This is a huge update that we have been working super hard on. It is going to make the plugin even better :)

  3. Great looking features. I’m beating myself up because I bought a plugin two months similar to your Scripts Manager feature… Argh!

  4. Hey Brian, just came across this plugin, looks good from the sounds of it but you mentioned that it is not designed to replace an existing caching plugin, will it conflict with an existing one? Which caching plugin is most compatible with Perfmatters?



    • Hey Isaac, it’s designed to work with all caching plugins :) It works great with WP Rocket, Super Cache, etc… and even plugins like Autoptimize. We meant it’s not meant to replace them, as in you will still want a caching plugin if your host doesn’t have server-level caching. Perfmatters plugin is designed to give extra performance on top of your caching plugin.

    • Perfmatters works great with WP Rocket. We do additional things they don’t and we don’t try to fix things they already do well. So it’s a perfect harmony :)

  5. I notice you have added pre fetch DNS as a feature. WP Rocket under its preload tab has a prefetch feature. Is yours the same or does different things so I should add the urls to both settings?

    • Our DNS prefetch does the same thing. So you can use one or the other. We also just added preconnect this week. Recommend using your CDN URL with these.

  6. You recommend using our CDN url with these – if using Cloudflare do we have to do anything as it just uses our domain name url?

    • If you’re using Cloudflare, then no, you don’t need to add a CDN URL. You can still take advantage of it for external resources though, such as //fonts.googleapis.com/ for prefetch.


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