Yeah, just 3, and you don’t even need to code… I get you, I was surprised too.
oh, and I almost forgot, they are all free.
This article will make your life a loooooot simpler and your blog load faster than mine itself… and I’ve spent thousands for optimization.
I don’t write tech stuff that much on the blog as it is dead boring, but it’s also what I call the ‘necessary evil’, you just have to make your blog load fast if you ever want to rank on Google.
“fuck this shit man, this is more boring than ‘Wrecked‘ (yah, try to watch it, I dare ya LOL), I have to find a more fun way for self-optimization”
(the article was very cool, and the blog it was published at too, though reading about jQuery and how to load it when it’s needed is just… well, better try the movie LOL)
…and then out of nowhere there it was… you probably forgot the beginning of the sentence LOL, let me start again.
While browsing the net I found a plugin that does all the hard, extremely dull work cleaning up the head for you… by just installing it. Then I found another plugin that takes care of the .htaccess file and my work was done… just had to come back and tell you about them.
Ok, before I list the plugins, what is .htaccess?
This is a file that commands the server, it’s located in your cpanel and you can read this cool article if you want to know more about it, some guy has done a tremendous job writing it…
…now the plugins
I’ll just copy its description for you:
WP htaccess Control should now really be called WP htaccess and Rewrite Control. It provides an interface to customize the htaccess file generated by WordPress but also its permalinks (author, category, archives, pagination and custom taxonomies). Have a look at the screenshot for a clearer idea of the available options.
If you know what you are doing and just want to edit the file directly in WordPress, use this plugin: WP Htaccess Editor Be careful with this file though, if you have no idea how to edit it, search out premade code, or let me do it for you, here:
Back to cleaning the head and how boring it is LOL
No, seriously, cleaning up the head means loading jquery and some more shit when it’s needed.
When is it needed?
There is that thing called above the fold content, I know you now about it, but it is that content you first see when you load a page. You have to load only the scripts needed for that content first and then everything else or you will be making your visitors and Google wait.
Here’s the plugin that does all that for you… and you don’t even have to know how it happens (I don’t)
I already told you what it does, there is something else you need to know though.
Sites like mine can’t use such plugins as I have a lot of shit going on around here and RS Head Cleaner Plus optimizes everything… when I installed it (to test it, you know I only talk about what I know… which is pretty much everything LOL) on the blog, it boosted my speed, but it disabled a lot of stuff I needed.
So, if you run a huge blog, you have to optimize your site manually script by script… or you can hire a designer. My business associate usually does all that around here, he’s the tech guru. The plugin is still top notch and I’m even thinking of donating cause work like this has to be encouraged.
If you don’t have the cash for a designer, there is another plugin that optimizes your CSS, HTML and JS and has options to adjust everything yourself.
You need a little more skill to use this plugin, but not that much more as it has general options to optimize the whole code.
It is perfect for complex sites like I already said, as it allows you to manually optimize what you need and leave the rest as is to not break things, an option missing in Rs head cleaner.
Alright, now you can optimize your site like a pro for free, you can also use a caching plugin like W3 Total Cache, but I’m sure you already knew that.
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