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.
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.
- Disable RSS feeds
- Remove RSS feed links
- Disable self pingbacks
- Disable WordPress Heartbeat API
- Change Heartbeat API frequency
- Disable and Limit Post Revisions
- Change autosave interval
- Remove REST API links
- DNS Prefetching
- Disable WooCommerce scripts and styles
- Disable WooCommerce cart fragments (AJAX)
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.
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.
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.
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!
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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