Last Updated on 2nd August 2021 by Ajmer Singh
There are various optimization plugins for WordPress users but still, I think Autoptimize is one the best plugin to minify java, CSS, and Html. I have used this plugin and tested it with other plugins also, but the page performance result comes in the favour of Autoptimize.
After using the below settings you can also check.
For better comparison check the results now and later after saving the settings. And to get the best results at least refresh 3 times.
Autoptimize Best Settings Configuration For WordPress
1. Install and Activate
Go to plugins-Add new-Search Autoptimize-Install-Activate
You can find the Autoptimize settings in your admin settings on the left. Look at the picture below for a better understanding.
Click on Autoptimize.
3. JS,CSS & HTML Settings
Aggregate JS files? – Enable
Also aggregate inline JS? – This can improve my page performance but the reason I cannot enable this is because this stops my popup to display. You can check this setting by enabling or disabling the feature.
Exclude scripts from Autoptimize – Leave as it is.
Add try-catch wrapping – Disable
4. CSS Options
Optimize CSS code – Enable
Aggregate CSS files – Enable
Also aggregate Inline CSS – Enable
Generate data: URLs for images – Disable
Inline and Defer CSS – Disable
Inline all CSS – Disable
Exclude CSS from Autoptimize – Leave as it is
5. HTML Options, CDN & Cache Info
Optimize HTML code– Enable
Keep HTML comments – Disable
CDN base URL – Leave this blank if you are using Cloudflare otherwise enter your CDN root URL to enable CDN for autoptimized files.
Cache Info – In this section, you will find your cache folder, cached styles & scripts.
6. Misc Options
Save aggregated script/CSS as static files – Enable
Minify excluded CSS & JS files – Enable
Experimental: Enable 404 fallbacks – Enable
Also, optimize for logged-in editors/administrators – Enable
Save changes and now click on Images from the top.
7. Images Settings
Optimize images – Disable
Lazy Load images – Enable (Recommended)
Lazy Load exclusions – Leave as it is
8. Extra Settings
Google fonts – Remove google fonts as it impacts your page load time or if you want google fonts then enable “combine and link in the head”.
Remove emojis – Enable
Remove query strings from static resources – Enable
Preconnect to 3rd party domains – Leave blank
Preload specific requests – Leave blank
Optimize Youtube videos – Leave blank or If you are using/uploading Youtube videos in your blog posts then click on the “click here to install and activate it”. Basically, it will redirect you to their WP Youtube lite plugin which is good for optimizing YouTube videos.
9. Optimize more
These are the premium plugins, themes, CDN for better optimization. You don’t need to buy these if you are a beginner.
10. Critical CSS
This is a premium plugin to optimize more things like removing render-blocking. You can also do this without a plugin so I recommend not purchasing this plugin.
So, these are the best Autoptimize full settings configuration for WordPress and of course, tested settings from my side for better performance. It works best with WP-Optimize Full Settings Configuration For WordPress Now you can go, check and compare your performance before and after.
And comment if you are facing any problems.
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