WP-Optimize Plugin Settings 2023

Last Updated on 30th May 2023 by Ajmer Singh

WP-Optimize is one of the best database optimization plugin for WordPress.

And in this article, I am going to help you set up Wp Optimize best settings configuration for WordPress.

Before that let me tell you that I can get 99+ scores in Gtmetrix and Google pagespeed insights using the combination of,

WP-Optimize + Cloudways host + Cloudflare + Themify ultra theme.

And these are the results.

wp optimize best settings

wp optimize best settings

wp optimize best settings

wp optimize best settings

WP-Optimize Features: A Comparison Chart

The following chart provides a comparison of features offered by the WP-Optimize plugin.

It focuses on key functionalities related to database optimizations, image handling, cache management, and minification.

The chart outlines whether each feature is included in the WP-Optimize plugin, allowing users to quickly assess its capabilities in these areas.

Feature WP Optimize Plugin
Database Optimizations
Tables Yes
Settings Yes
Images
Compress Images Yes
Cache
Page Cache Yes
Preload Yes
Advanced Settings Yes
Gzip Compression Yes
Static File Headers Yes
Minify
Minify Yes

WP-Optimize Best Settings Configuration For WordPress

The WP-Optimize plugin offers a range of powerful settings that enable users to enhance the performance and efficiency of their WordPress websites.

With these settings, website owners can optimize their databases, compress images, manage cache, and minify code to ensure a faster and more streamlined user experience.

This article delves into the various settings provided by the WP Optimize plugin, highlighting their significance and how they contribute to improving website performance.

1. Activate & Install WP-Optimize

Wp optimize install and activate
Wp optimize install and activate – FindMyTricks

First of all, you need to install and activate the WP-Optimize plugin from the plugin directory.

Let’s move on to the settings,

2. Database

Optimizations

Wp optimize database settings
Wp optimize database settings – FindMyTricks
Wp optimize database settings
Wp optimize database settings – FindMyTricks

Before starting any optimization settings, make sure to take a backup.

It’s important whenever you are doing any changes to your database.

Click on “Run all selected optimisations”.

Optimize Database Tables:

This will optimize all your database tables created by plugins and all.

Clean All Post Revisions:

Post revisions is a feature of WordPress that allows you to undo the changes you make to your post or pages.

Clean all auto-draft posts:

Auto-draft posts is also a WordPress feature that will automatically save posts or pages when you are editing them.

Clean all trashed posts:

A trashed folder is like the recycle bin on your computer. Whenever you delete posts, pages or comments, they will move to the trashed folder.

Remove spam and binned comments:</strong>

Whenever you move a comment to spam or bin, it will not be removed permanently.

People using Akismet plugin found that their spam folder is filled all the time.

Remove unapproved comments:

Sometimes people forget to delete unapproved comments. This option will remove all your unapproved comments.

Remove expired transient options:

Transients are basically stored in your plugins and themes data.

Remove pingbacks:

A pingback is a special type of comment that’s created when you link to another blog post, as long as the other blog is set to accept pingbacks.

You can enable or disable pingback from your WordPress settings.

Remove trackbacks:

Trackbacks are a way to notify legacy blog systems that you’ve linked to them.

Clean post metadata:

Post metadata contains information like the post date, author name, categories and tags, or custom taxonomies.

Clean comment metadata:

This includes information of comments.

Clean orphaned relationship data:

In simple words, Orphaned data is like media that is not used anywhere on your website.

Tables

Wp optimize tables
Wp optimize tables – FindMyTricks

In the tables section, you can check all the tables created by plugins.

Not all plugins delete their database tables when uninstalled. 

That’s why it is recommended to remove all the overhead options you see.

This will remove all the database tables created by your unused and deleted plugins.

Settings

wp optimize settings
Wp optimize settings – FindMyTricks
wp optimize best settings
Wp optimize settings – FindMyTricks

Here you can schedule your clean-up and optimisation daily, weekly, fortnightly or monthly.

You can also keep your “n” week’s data and post revisions.

However, I recommend using this plugin and uninstalling it. No need to keep it forever.

3. Images

Compress Images

Wp optimize image settings
Wp optimize image settings – FindMyTricks

You can use these image compression settings based on your needs.

Unused images and sizes & Lazy-load are premium options.

To use this you need to get their premium which I don’t recommend.

Because you can get these things for free with Autoptimize.

4. Cache

Page Cache

Wp optimize page cache
Wp optimize page cache – FindMyTricks

I am using cloudways with Cloudflare page cache, so this option is not useful for me.

If you don’t have a cache plugin then Enable page caching.

WP-Optimize will automatically detect and configure itself optimally for your site.

Preload

Wp optimize preload
Wp optimize preload – FindMyTricks

This action will trigger WP-Optimize to cache the site by visiting pages to preload them (so that they are ready the first time a human visitor wants them).

If a sitemap is available, then it will be used to determine which content gets cached.

As I already told you, I don’t recommend this plugin to use as a cache plugin.

Just use it for database optimization.

Advance Settings

Wp optimize advanced settings
Wp optimize advanced settings – FindMyTricks

From here you can prevent your pages or cookies from caching. Just enter the URL you don’t want to cache.

For example – if your homepage is dynamic and you can do changes regularly then remove caching from your homepage.

So that you can see the changes immediately.

Gzip Compression

Wp optimize gzip compression
Wp optimize gzip compression – FindMyTricks

Gzip compression is recommended for every website. As you can see it’s enabled on my site by Cloudflare.

If you see the option to enable or disable then enable it.

Static file headers

Wp optimize static file headers
Wp optimize static file headers – FindMyTricks

It’s already enabled for every user. If you are using Cloudflare then also it will be enabled by default.

5. Minify

Wp optimize minify optons
Wp optimize minify optons – FindMyTricks

I am using and also recommend Autoptimize for the minification of Java, CSS and HTML.

You can enable it if you want this plugin to minify your codes.

6. Settings

Wp optimize settings section
Wp optimize settings section – FindMyTricks

You can enable or disable the admin bar menu.

In short, if enabled, this can add an option (named WP-Optimize) at the top of your wordpress dashboard.

Disable trackbacks & comments.

Conclusion

Follow these WP Optimize best settings configuration for WordPress and comment if you are facing any issues.

Note: You don’t need to have this plugin always. Just deactivate and uninstall it after cleaning your database.

In conclusion, all I can say is database optimization is a must for technical SEO.