Last Updated on 25th August 2021 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.
I prefer managed hosting because with managed hosting you can get the best results with your website. SiteGround managed hosting has also its own cache plugin SG Optimizer which is only for SiteGround users.
And yes if you are a SiteGround user SG optimizer works best rather than other cache plugins like WP Rocket, W3 Total Cache, etc.
WP Optimize + Autoptimize + SG Optimizer + CloudFlare that’s my combination and look at the results below.
(New results are much better than the below screenshots with cloudways hosting.)
The theme is also an important factor for website performance. And I am using Themify Ultra Theme for my website. You can check out the full review of the theme: Themify Ultra Review (For WordPress In 2021)
WP Optimize Best Settings Configuration For WordPress
1. Activate & Install WP-Optimize
After installation go to settings.
Optimize Database Tables – Enable
Clean All Post Revisions – Enable
Clean all auto-post drafts – Enable
Clean all trashed posts – Enable
Remove spam and binned comments – Enable
Remove unapproved comments – Enable
Remove expired transient options – Enable if you have a large number of transient options expired
Remove pingbacks – Disable
Remove trackbacks – Disable
Clean post metadata – Disable
Clean comment metadata – Disable
Clean orphaned relationship data – Disable
Before optimization make sure to back up with the Updraft plugin or within your hosting. And it’s very important to backup before you make any changes to your website. Now click on “run all selected optimizations”.
In tables remove all the overhead options you see and refresh to check again.
You can use these image compression settings but I leave this blank because I am using another image compression plugin(reSmush.it) which works better as compared to this.
Unused images and sizes & Lazy-load are premium options and to use this you need to pay which I don’t recommend because you can get these things for free with reSmush.it and Autoptimize.
For caching I am using SG Optimizer plugin but if you don’t have a cache plugin then Enable page caching. WP-Optimize will automatically detect and configure itself optimally for your site.
I don’t recommend preload unless you know what you are doing.
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 is recommended for every website. As you can see it’s enabled for my site by Cloudflare. If you see the option to enable or disable then enable it.
Static file headers
It’s already enabled for every user.
You can schedule optimization(daily or weekly) if you don’t want to do it manually every time.
Also, you can on/off the admin bar link.
Enable or disable trackbacks & comments. (for now, leave as it is)
That’s all for WP Optimize best settings configuration for WordPress and comment me if you are facing any issues. And share it to help others.
Note: You don’t need to have this plugin always. Just deactivate it and uninstall it after cleaning your database.
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