Our client demonstrated a need to speed up their page load times. They had some issues related to their CMS that we were able to mitigate with an elegant, easy to use solution. The plugin that we designed, architected, and developed cut their page loads dramatically.
WordPress is a great and powerful CMS. It is widely used and widely supported. There are a lot of themes, plugins, and other resources built by many, many capable developers. The problem for WordPress users comes when there are a lot of files supporting the site. WordPress loads nearly all resources when the first page is requested. Caching is an effective option, but caching does not reduce the number of files being loaded on the initial request. Browsers limit the number of files they will load per trip to the server. So with many files many trips are made to the server to request them. Our plugin eliminates that problem.
Easy to use admin interface
Integrated with popular tools
Another feature of our WordPress Compressor, as with most of our WordPress plugins, is that it is super easy to install and update. We use Composer which means we issue a single command and all our plugins are installed or updated to the latest version. With Composer we also add in a hook for after the plugins are installed so that the Compressor is executed and all the files that are set up to be compressed are compressed at that time. This saves a lot of work and clicks because we don’t have to open the WordPress Admin to re-compress the files that just got installed or updated. Clever, useful, and very usable.